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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.