Sea Ray 550 Sundancer

Specifications

Name: 550 Sundancer
Length: 57'8"
Hull Type: Modified-V
Gross Weight: 39,000#
Fuel Capacity: 600 gals.
Model Years: 2002—2004
Draft: 4'0"
Beam: 15'11"
Water Capacity: 150 gals.
Waste Capacity: 68 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
The Sea Ray 550 Sundancer is basically an updated version of the company’s earlier 540 Sundancer (1998–2001) 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 550’s 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 32–33 knots.

Overview

Updated version of popular 540 Sundancer (1998–2001) 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 26–28 knots.