Note the high windshield which makes it possible to stand at the helm. Cruising canvas can be added aft to completely button up the cockpit.
Marcel Rijnbeek, General Manager of Brunswick Netherlands, headquartered in Amsterdam, announced two days ago that Sea Ray International is introducing its very first 30-footer with a hardtop: the brand new 305 Sundancer. This boat will only be available in Europe, the Middle East and in Africa and at this time it is not available in the U.S., a Sea Ray spokesman told us. Chris Owen, General Manager of Marine Marbella UK, Sea Ray’s largest dealer in Europe with numerous locations in several countries, said that “Owners in Northern Europe have been crying out for a small Sea Ray that will be a joy to drive any time of the year. Until now, if you wanted an all-weather helm you had to step up to a 47-footer.” Marine Marbella UK announced that it would have the 305 on display at the Southampton Boat Show Sept. 11 to 20. For more information about this boat, to see pictures, and for some cautionary advice -- NO Americans, please!