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

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Sea Ray 540 Sundancer (2011-)
Sea Ray 540 Sundancer (2011-)

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

Sea Ray 540 Sundancer (2011-) Specifications
Length Overall 54' 9''
16.7 m
Dry Weight 50,000 lbs.
22,679 kg
Beam 15' 3''
4.65 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 50''
127 cm
Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 600 gal.
2,271 L
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity 150 gal.
568 L
Deadrise/Transom 21 deg. Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom N/A Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance N/A Trailer Weight N/A
Total Package 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

Sea Ray 540 Sundancer (2011-) 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

Sea Ray 540 Sundancer (2011-) Line Drawing

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Sea Ray 540 Sundancer (2011-) Photo Gallery

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Sea Ray 540 Sundancer (2011-) 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.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Sea Ray 540 Sundancer (2011-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
Autopilot Standard
Fishfinder Optional
GPS/Chart Standard
VHF Radio Standard
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Standard
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
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

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Sea Ray 540 Sundancer (2011-) Warranty

Sea Ray 540 Sundancer (2011-) 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.
Hull Warranty
Years 5-year
Deck Warranty
Years 5-year
Blistering Warranty
Years 5-year
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

Sea Ray 540 Sundancer (2011-) Price

Sea Ray 540 Sundancer (2011-) Price
Pricing Range Price 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.

Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 2 x 715-hp Cummins MerCruiser QSM11
  Range  
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
600 7.0 6.1 2.6 2.7 2.3 1454 1264 2340 11.30 9.84 1.14
1000 9.7 8.4 9.1 1.1 0.9 579 503 932 15.60 34.45 0.45
1300 10.6 9.2 20.8 0.5 0.4 275 239 443 17.10 78.74 0.22
1500 11.7 10.2 29.2 0.4 0.4 216 188 348 18.80 110.53 0.17
1800 23.1 20.0 37.8 0.6 0.5 329 286 529 37.20 143.09 0.26
2000 27.5 23.9 48.7 0.6 0.5 304 265 489 44.30 184.35 0.24
2300 33.9 29.4 63.9 0.5 0.5 286 249 460 54.60 241.89 0.23
2500 37.7 32.7 77.0 0.5 0.4 264 230 425 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

Test Conditions

Test Power: 2 x 715-hp Cummins MerCruiser QSM11
Time To Plane 11.3 sec
0 to 30 20.3 sec.
Test Power 2 x 715-hp Cummins MerCruiser QSM11
Transmission Zeus
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

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