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The 270 is the largest sundeck model produced by Sea Ray. She offers a spacious platform for a day of cruising and with seating for up to ten you’ll never have to leave anyone behind.

Key Features

    For one thing you won’t feel overcrowded on this boat. There’s plenty of seating space to go around. The helm has a comfortable well-padded swivel seat with full instrumentation, and the controls and switches are positioned for quick an easy reach. A feature your guests will appreciate is the enclosed head with sink that’s neatly tucked under the helm. It even has it’s own portlight. The cockpit sole offers good storage space for skis, a wakeboard, or life vests and a wet bar to port is complete with sink, built-in cooler, and storage area underneath. Contact: Sea Ray Boats, Inc., 2600 Sea Ray Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37914, Phone (866) 244-0862, www.searay.com.

Length Overall 26'6''
Beam 8'10''
Dry Weight 5,800 lbs.
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 36'' drive down
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom 21 degrees
Max Headroom open
Bridge Clearance 5' 0''
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 85 gal.
Water Capacity 24 gal.
Length on Trailer N/A
Height on Trailer N/A
Trailer Weight N/A
Total Weight
(Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
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.

Std. Power 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser MX6.2L MPI Bravo III MCM
Tested Power 1 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG
Opt. Power 1 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG Bravo III MCM

Sea Ray 270 Sundeck (2005-) Line Drawing

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Captain's Report

The new Sea Ray 270 Sundeck is a very surprising vessel combining unique and practical features with performance and style.Sea Ray’s 270 Sundeck is the largest in the Sea Ray Sundeck product line. At 27 feet, it’s the ideal deck boat for the family with lots of friends. Whether cruising, towing wake boarders, or just sitting in a cove, the 270 Sundeck entertains like a gracious host. Great looks and styling are only the beginning with the 270 Sundeck. She’s got a solid deep-V design, a 21-degree deadrise, and plenty of power to push her through even the worst days keeping you comfortable and dry. The helm features high gloss burl panels, large easy to read gauges, sport tilt steering wheel, and a flip up thigh bolster. Power assisted steering power trim and tilt, and depth finder are all standard. There’s even room to mount a GPS or color fish finder. Unique to Sea Ray is a compact electronic keypad with lighted ISO symbols for easy operation of other 12 volt circuits. It is an ergonomic cluster of accessory switches that is very nicely crafted with soft touch appeal and a nice enhancement to the dash. There’s also a Clarion AM/FM/CD with amplifier, digital cockpit remote control, and six speakersNeatly hidden in the bow is a telescoping boarding ladder. You rarely see this at the bow! What a great idea for disembarking at the beach! Beneath the hatch in the bow is an insulated cooler and there’s a fresh water wash down as well. The walk through windshield provides great protection from the elements and there are big dry storage areas for your all your gear under the comfortable lounge seats. Optional filler cushions in the bow convert the bow seating into a huge sun pad. Just aft of the port bow lounge is a lighted enclosed head with locking privacy door, storage, and freshwater sink. Now the biggest surprise is on the starboard side just forward of the helm and just aft of the starboard side bow lounge. A privacy door opens to reveal a lighted, wide single berth! What a great use of space and a great spot to get out of the sun or take a nap! This compartment is also equipped with a carbon monoxide monitor for additional safety.Engine access is easy by lifting the gas assisted engine hatch. There’s plenty of room here to perform routine maintenance and servicing. Our test vessel was powered with a Mercruiser 496 MAG gasoline engine coupled to a Bravo III outdrive. Two output sizes are available, 375-hp and 425-hp in addition to the standard 320 HP 6.2L Merc. All that power with the performance exhaust option really adds some attitude to this boat. Additionally, the trim tabs and stainless steel prop are standard and appreciated items.The cockpit has a lot of room to move about or just to sit and relax. There’s dedicated storage under the port sun lounge and there’s this huge storage compartment in the cockpit sole. To starboard you’ll find this wet bar with pullout sprayer, covered freshwater sink, storage, and built in carry on cooler. The walk through transom door gives you great access to the dive platform with integral boarding ladder.The 270 Sundeck has a solid and stable ride due in part to her overall length of 26’6” , beam of 8’10”, and her dry weight of 5800 pounds.. The hull tracked well through the turns and accelerated very quickly. The steering is responsive and smooth due in part to the power assisted steering and the deep-V design of the hull. In fact the hull features a vented chine design for even greater performance.Out on our test track we recorded a top speed of 50.7 mph turning 4750 RPM and recording a sound level of 96 decibels. Our best cruising speed was calculated at 30.0 mph turning 3000 rpm burning 10.7 gallons per hour. That means you can run 214 miles between fill ups in this boat! The 270 also clocked an impressive time to plane test of 4.2 seconds and a 0-30 run of 6.7 seconds.The Sea Ray 270 Sundeck is by far the most complete deck boat we’ve seen to date with performance, styling, accommodations, and a high level of production quality. This is sure to become one of the most popular day boats in the Sea Ray line if not the entire day boat market.

Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Sea Ray 270 Sundeck (2005-) is 50.7 mph (81.6 kph), burning 28.6 gallons per hour (gph) or 108.25 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Sea Ray 270 Sundeck (2005-) is 30.0 mph (48.3 kph), and the boat gets 2.80 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.19 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 214 miles (344.4 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG.

Marine Electronics

VHF Radio Optional

Systems

Battery Charger/Converter Optional
CD Stereo Standard Clarion
Head: Portable Standard
Head: Fixed Optional
Power Steering Standard
Trim Tabs Standard

Exterior Features

Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Ice Chest Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Tower: Watersports Optional
Transom Door Standard

Canvas

Bimini Top Standard
Cockpit Cover Optional

Boats More Than 30 Feet

Bow Thruster Optional

Warranty

Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

Price

Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
1000 4.6 4.0 1.6 2.9 2.5 220 191 74
1500 6.5 5.7 3.8 1.7 1.5 131 114 78
2000 8.9 7.7 6.6 1.4 1.2 103 90 85
2500 21.7 18.9 9.1 2.4 2.1 182 159 83
3000 30.0 26.0 10.7 2.8 2.4 214 186 86
3500 36.0 31.3 13.3 2.7 2.4 207 180 90
4000 42.9 37.3 18.3 2.3 2.0 179 156 91
4500 47.9 41.7 25.7 1.9 1.6 143 124 94
4750 50.7 44.0 28.6 1.8 1.5 135 118 96
RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
1000 191 354 7.40 6.06 1.22 74
1500 114 211 10.50 14.38 0.73 78
2000 90 166 14.30 24.98 0.57 85
2500 159 293 34.90 34.45 1.01 83
3000 186 344 48.30 40.50 1.19 86
3500 180 333 57.90 50.35 1.15 90
4000 156 288 69.00 69.27 0.99 91
4500 124 230 77.10 97.28 0.79 94
4750 118 217 81.60 108.26 0.75 96

All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.