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Sea Ray 500 Sundancer (2012-)

2 x 525-hp Cummins QSC8.3

Brief Summary

The 2011 model Sea Ray 500 has been upgraded to Zeus pods with joystick control and so we tested it recently to take her measure. What we discovered -- once again -- was that pod-drive propulsion is far more responsive and sure-footed than is the conventional inboard drive system with rudder steering. We're told that most new 500s are equipped with the Zeus pod drives and only a few are sold with the optional V-drive option.

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