Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-)
(w/ 2 x 640-hp Caterpillar 3196 TA inboard diesels)


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The 540 Cockpit Motoryacht is Sea Ray's first entry into the full-size flyingbridge motoryacht arena. This is an extended-range cruiser with realistic liveaboard capabilities.

Key Features

    New for 2002 is a huge C-shaped "sky lounge" with seating for 7-8 that's located fully forward and up in the main saloon. This lounge replaces the lower helm station (which is still an option), while at the same time maintaining a luxurious three-stateroom, two-head accommodations package.

Specifications

Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-) Specifications
Length Overall 54' 0'' Dry Weight 49,000 lbs.
Beam 15' 6'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 4' 9'' Fuel Cap 800 gal.
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap 200 gal.
Max Headroom 7'2'' Bridge Clearance N/A
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-) Engine options
Std. Power 2x616-hp Cummins QSM-11 inboard diesels
Tested Power 2 x 640-hp Caterpillar 3196 TA inboard diesels
Opt. Power 2x640-hp Caterpillar 3196 TA inboard diesels

Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-) Line Drawing

Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-) Photo Gallery

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Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-)

Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-)

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Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-)

Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-)

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Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-)

Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-)

Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-) Captain's Report

With three big staterooms, an overall length of 55 feet, and a cruising range approaching 400 miles, the 540 CPMY is as well-suited for long-range cruises as she is for luxed-out daytripping. The amenities start way aft where a 4'6"-long swim platform can have chocks for a personal watercraft. The platform itself has an 800-pound carrying capacity along with its own hideaway stainless steel ladder. That, combined with the roomy cockpit and benchseating for 4 make the CPMY a great choice for divers and watersports fans seeking out-of-the-way destinations.

The cockpit also provides easy access to the well-laidout engine room. The big 640-hp Cat 3196's are separated by a 27"-wide walkway so there's plenty of elbow room in which to work. Meanwhile, a sound-shielded 20-kW genset cranks out enough juice to power the whole yacht, including all of her air conditioning systems.



The big attraction on the 540 (after the fully equipped L-shaped galley) is the skylounge. This huge C-shaped lounge can seat 7-8 adults and it will be your dining table, card table, library and work table, and its raised perch gives you a good view of the marina or anchorage around you.



From this main deck its 7 gently sloping teak-treaded steps up to the flying bridge via a translucent hatch that locks securely. While we couldn't understand why it opened inboard, the designers must have their reasons. Once up top, the skipper gets the best seat in a single pedestal helm chair surrounded by a curved lounge. A second dining/lounging area with wetbar is abaft that, and way aft our favorite part was the oversized fore/aft-facing benchseat that folds down with the push of a button to create a massive sunpad for three.



Underway the 540 bested the elusive 30-mph mark and best cruise will get you nearly 400 miles down the road--important if the Bahamas or Mexico are in your travel plans. But while the good news is you get tons of playroom topside, that extra weight aloft raises the 540's center of gravity, so our advice--which is equally true for all flying bridge motoryachts--is to seatrial her in conditions appropriate to your intended cruising area.



So with three full staterooms and enough floor space to have a full-blown party AND a band on the bridge, the 540 Cockpit Motoryacht is welcome, versatile addition to the Sea Ray fleet that leaves nothing to be desired in the luxury motoryacht class.

Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-) is 30.7 mph (49.4 kph), burning 68.4 gallons per hour (gph) or 258.89 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-) is 19.6 mph (31.5 kph), and the boat gets 0.51 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.22 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 369 miles (593.85 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 2 x 640-hp Caterpillar 3196 TA inboard diesels.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
Autopilot Optional
VHF Radio Standard
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Standard
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard
Dripless Shaft Seals Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Power Steering Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
TV/DVD Standard
Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Standard
Galley
Coffeemaker Standard
Icemaker Standard
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Arch: Electronics Standard
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Hardtop Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Door Standard
Transom Shower Standard
Wet bar Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Bow Thruster Standard
Engine Synchronizer Standard
Fuel Transfer Standard
Freezer Standard
Generator Standard
Glendinning Cablemaster Standard
Helm: Second Station Optional
Oil Change System Standard
Vacuum Standard
Washer/Dryer Standard

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-) Warranty

Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motoryacht (2002-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.

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