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The Sea Ray 550 Sundancer is basically an updated version of the companys earlier 540 Sundancer (19982001) with a revised interior, a restyled hardtop, and an overhead skylight to add some natural lighting to the salon. Built on a modified-V hull with a solid fiberglass bottom, the 550s luxurious two-stateroom layout is highlighted by its beautiful high-gloss cherry woodwork, a long, curved Ultraleather sofa to port (which converts electrically into a slide-out bed), and a curved galley to starboard with a built-in 42-inch plasma TV and a Lexan wine rack. Both staterooms include double berths, and the small refrigerator at the base of the companionway steps can be replaced by a washer/dryer combo. In the spacious cockpit, the two L-shaped settees convert at the push of a button into a massive sun pad. Additional features (among many) include a foredeck sun pad, a superb helm console, and a standard bow thruster. Note that the engine room is a tight fit. Twin 640hp Cat inboard diesels cruise the Sea Ray 550 Sundancer in the mid 20s (about 30 knots top), and a pair of 765hp MANs cruise at 28 knots and reach a top speed in the neighborhood of 3233 knots.
Overview Updated version of popular 540 Sundancer (19982001) boasts revised interior, redesigned hardtop.
Features Posh two-stateroom layout with cherry woodwork includes curved salon sofa (which converts electrically into slide-out bed), gourmet galley, space for washer/dryer. Bow thruster was standard. Power cockpit settees convert into huge sun pad.
Comments Hydraulic high-low swim platform makes launching a tender easy. Engineroom is small.
Performance Twin 640hp Cat diesels cruise in the mid 20s; 765hp MANs cruise at 2628 knots.