Specifications

Name: 310 Sundancer
Length: 31'0"
Hull Type: Deep-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 125 gals.
Model Years: 2010—2017
Draft: --
Beam: 10'0"
Water Capacity: 28 gals.
Waste Capacity: 28 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
Few segments of the American boating industry are as competitive as the market for midsize, 30-something express cruisers. This is the sweet spot for many boaters, the intersection of size and value where several manufacturers slug it out for valuable market share. The Sea Ray 310 Sundancer—latest in a series of 310 Sundancer models reaching back to 1990—combines leading-edge styling with the luxury one expects in a modern Sea Ray yacht. Like most of her Sundancer siblings, the 310 rides on a deep-V hull with moderate beam, cored hullsides, and a solid fiberglass bottom. Below decks, the midcabin accommodations are a rich blend of satin-finished cherry cabinets, hardwood flooring, leather upholstery, and designer galley appliances. Privacy curtains separate the sleeping areas from the main salon, and a 19"" flat-screen TV can be viewed from anywhere in the cabin. Note that the 310 Sundancer’s modest 10-foot beam—slender compared with many express cruisers her size—dramatically improves handling, performance, and fuel-efficiency. Cruise at 25 knots (high 30s top) with 260hp Mercury Bravo III drives. Axius drives with joystick controls are optional.

Specifications

Name: 310 Sundancer
Length: 31
Hull Type: Deep-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 200 gals.
Model Years: 1998—2002
Draft: --
Beam: 11'2"
Water Capacity: 35 gals.
Waste Capacity: 28 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
With her striking profile and upscale accommodations, the Sea Ray 310 Sundancer ranks among the top selling midsize express boats ever produced. The 310 is a well-crafted boat — better finished than previous Sea Ray models with first-rate appliances and quality hardware and furnishings. When the 310 was introduced in 1998, she came with an unusual floorplan that required those using the forward kidney-shaped berth to climb over the circular dinette seat. Sea Ray dumped that plan in 1999, replacing it with a more conventional layout with an angled double berth forward and a conventional dinette with facing seats. In both configurations, a roomy midcabin offers true seclusion thanks to a real door instead of a curtain. The 310’s large cockpit includes a double-wide companion seat next to the helm seat (an unusual configuration), U-shaped rear seating, and a wet bar with removable cooler. For engine access, the entire bridge deck rises electrically at the push of a button. Offered with inboard or stern drive power, MerCruiser 300hp V-drive inboards cruise the 310 Sundancer at 20–22 knots (high 20s top). Twin 260hp MerCruiser I/Os cruise in the mid 20s (34–36 knots top).

Overview

Smooth-riding express appealed to upscale cruisers willing to pay more for a quality boat.

Features

Spacious cockpit with U-shaped rear seating, double companion seat (very unusual). Upscale interior has top-of-the-line decor and amenities.

Comments

Original midcabin floorplan with horseshoe seating was replaced in 1999 with more conventional dinette layout.

Performance

Twin 260hp V-drive inboards cruise at 18 knots (26-27 knots top); 260hp MerCruiser sterndrives top out in the mid 30s.