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THE NEW SEA RAY® 540 SUNDANCER® - A BOAT FOR THE TIMES


Knoxville, Tenn. - February 12, 2009 -
Sea Ray's newest Sundancer, the big, bold, and beautiful 540, is sure to earn jealous stares from the competition because it once again redefines what a modern express cruiser should be: sleek and distinctive exterior; inviting and thoughtful interior; flexible and intuitive entertaining spaces; and friendly and comfortable living areas.

The 540's sheer line flows sinuously from the bow back to the integral hardtop, which is enclosed on the front and sides to create a protected bridge. A retractable sunroof opens at the push of a button, and 32,000-BTU reverse-cycle air-conditioning keeps the cockpit comfortable year-round. This area boasts an amazing list of user-definable features, from a cockpit table and optional teak deck chairs, to a large starboard-side wet bar with icemaker and optional grill and 19" flatscreen TV with DVD player, to an aft bench with backrest cushions that swing open to extend the already huge sunpad.

At the helm, two pedestal seats with armrests, footrests, and reclining backrests sit on centerline, enhancing individual comfort and visibility. These seats also pivot on a fiberglass base to face the starboard lounger and create a forward conversation area when the boat is at rest. The helm console is dominated by two 12" color displays for the Raymarine® radar/GPS/chartplotter. Controls for the spotlight, Sony® stereo, and VHF radio rest below, along with the electronic shifter, throttle, and joystick that operate the standard twin Cummins MerCruiser® QSC 600 diesel inboards (T-574 hp - 428 kW) with innovative, individually-articulating Zeus drives. Twin SmartCraft® VesselView displays mounted overhead provide detailed engine and vessel data.

Sea Ray's designers used natural light and earthy elements to create an elegant, dramatic atmosphere in the cabin. A skylight and six oversized hull windows brighten the salon and galley, where amenities include a Bose® home theater system with 32" flatscreen HDTV, Ultraleather HPTM sofa that converts to a bed, coffee table, and wood flooring. Slightly removed from the salon, the galley has a spacious countertop for food preparation, as well as loads of storage. It comes equipped with a coffeemaker, under-counter freezer, under-counter refrigerator, two-burner stove, microwave/convection oven, and power vent.

A sliding door in the style of a Japanese shoji screen leads aft to the full-beam master stateroom with en suite head. In this private sanctuary, which has a large picture window for light and ambience, the owner enjoys a queen-sized innerspring mattress facing a Bose entertainment center with 26" flatscreen LCD and storage below. Another shoji-style door leads to the master head; this is a big space with a full-length mirror, hanging locker, additional drawer and vanity storage, and tile flooring. An enclosed shower stall with seat allows the head to be easily used by more than one person at a time.

All the way forward, a VIP stateroom with access to a second head is almost as enticing as the master. A queen-sized island berth with innerspring mattress is flanked by cedar-lined hanging lockers and faces a Bose entertainment center with 19" flatscreen LCD. The forward head includes a shower stall, opening portlight, vanity, mirrored medicine chest, and tile flooring. The 540's layout can also be configured to accommodate three staterooms, in which case the mid-stateroom is split and the forward stateroom becomes the master.

But wait, there's more! The 540 has a long list of desirable options that include specialized electronics, luxury upgrades, and even a tender package and swim platform with hydraulic marine lift, which is why we invite you to find out more about our newest model. If you want the next step forward in high-end yachting - a boat for the times - the Sea Ray 540 Sundancer is worth a closer look.

Overall Length
(w/Std. Integral/Extended Swim Platform)
54'9" 16.70 m
Beam 15'3" 4.65 m
Draft 50" 127 cm
Dry Weight 50,000 lbs 21,274 kg
Fuel Capacity 600 gal 2271 L
Water Capacity 150 gal 568 L
Holding Tank Capacity 68 gal 257 L
Dead Rise 21° 21°

*The specification measurements are approximate and are subject to variance.


ABOUT SEA RAY
Founded in 1959, Sea Ray is the world's largest manufacturer of superior quality pleasure boats. Sea Ray is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., and operates as part of the Boat Group division of Brunswick Corporation. With more than 40 models ranging from 17 to 60 feet, Sea Ray makes a boat for every lifestyle - each built with a unique commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and excellence throughout. Additional information about Sea Ray is available at www.searay.com.