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Sea Ray 540 Sundancer (2011-)
(w/ 2 x 715-hp Cummins MerCruiser QSM11)

Brief Summary

Key Features

  • Cummins MerCruiser QSC 600 diesel engines with Zeus pod drives
  • Zeus Drive System includes Skyhook Station-Keeper technology
  • SmartCraft instrumentation and VesselView display
  • One-piece bilge access service hatch
  • Standard dual Raymarine E120 widescreen units with 4-kW high definition radar
  • Cockpit convertible seat lounge
  • Interior LED Lighting
  • Sirius satellite receiver with antenna (N/A outside N. America)
  • Salon 32" flatscreen TV
  • Fold-out salon sofa sleeper conversion
  • Fiberglass hardtop with enclosure
  • Isolation transformer
  • Water manifold system
  • Oil changer system for engines and generator
  • 68-gallon holding tank with dockside pump-out
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 54' 9''
    16.7 m
    Beam 15' 3''
    4.65 m
    Dry Weight 50,000 lbs.
    22,679 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 50''
    127 cm
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 21 deg.
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 600 gal.
    2,271 L
    Water Capacity 150 gal.
    568 L
    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.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 2 x 575-hp Cummins MerCruiser QSC 8.3 600 DTS
    Tested Power 2 x 715-hp Cummins MerCruiser QSM11
    Opt. Power 2 x 715-hp Cummins MerCruiser QSM11-715 with Skyhook

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 7.0 6.1 2.6 2.7 2.3 1454 1264
    1000 9.7 8.4 9.1 1.1 0.9 579 503
    1300 10.6 9.2 20.8 0.5 0.4 275 239
    1500 11.7 10.2 29.2 0.4 0.4 216 188
    1800 23.1 20.0 37.8 0.6 0.5 329 286
    2000 27.5 23.9 48.7 0.6 0.5 304 265
    2300 33.9 29.4 63.9 0.5 0.5 286 249
    2500 37.7 32.7 77.0 0.5 0.4 264 230
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    600 1264 2340 11.30 9.84 1.14
    1000 503 932 15.60 34.45 0.45
    1300 239 443 17.10 78.74 0.22
    1500 188 348 18.80 110.53 0.17
    1800 286 529 37.20 143.09 0.26
    2000 265 489 44.30 184.35 0.24
    2300 249 460 54.60 241.89 0.23
    2500 230 425 60.70 291.48 0.21

    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.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 11.3 sec
    0 to 30 20.3 sec.
    Ratio 1.34 : 1
    Props M4 and M4
    Load 3 persons, 3/4 fuel, 1/3 water, minimal gear
    Climate 82 deg.; 66% humidity; wind: 0-3 mph; seas; calm

    Sea Ray 540 Sundancer (2011-) Line Drawing

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    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Sea Ray 540 Sundancer (2011-) is 37.7 mph (60.7 kph), burning 77.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 291.44 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Sea Ray 540 Sundancer (2011-) is 23.1 mph (37.2 kph), and the boat gets 0.61 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.26 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 329 miles (529.47 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 715-hp Cummins MerCruiser QSM11.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Autopilot Standard
    Fishfinder Optional
    GPS/Chart Standard
    VHF Radio Standard

    Systems

    Air Cond./Heat Standard
    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    TV/DVD Standard
    Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
    Washdown: Raw Water Optional
    Water Heater Standard
    Windlass Standard

    Galley

    Coffeemaker Standard
    Icemaker Standard
    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Hardtop Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Door Standard
    Transom Shower Standard
    Wet bar Standard

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Generator Standard
    Glendinning Cablemaster Standard
    Oil Change System Standard
    Vacuum Optional
    Washer/Dryer Optional
    Washer/Dryer Optional

    Warranty

    Hull Warranty
    Transferable
    5-year


    Deck Warranty
    5-year
    Blistering Warranty
    5-year
    Certifications
    NMMA Certification Yes

    Price

    Pricing Range: Pricing is available upon request.

    Price as Tested: Price is available upon request

    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.