The Sea Ray 330 Sundancer has had legs for years and continues to be one of the builder’s bread and butter. But, why do people like it?
In the mid 1970s Sea Ray did more than any other brand in the U.S. to pioneer the
concept of the express cruiser. That design, called by Sea Ray the “Sundancer”,
popularized the express cruiser concept and that along with the best dealer network
in the country took the Sea Ray brand to market dominance in the 1980s. Sea Ray’s
330 Sundancer is a descendent of those early 1970s “dancer” models. The current
330 was a development of the 320 which was six years old when replaced in 2007.
So even though this basic design is over a decade old she has the staying power
to stay in the Sea Ray line-up. For that reason we think she makes an ideal benchmark
for people in the market for an express cruiser in the 33’ size range.
Let’s take a detailed look at this classic design, consider alternatives, and compare
her to other, newer boats in class --