1998 Searay Sundancer 500 project boat with new engines only 60k

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  1. Justin French

    Justin French New Member SILVER Sponsor

    2
    Oct 28, 2019
    330 Sundancer 2008. 8.1 Horizon V-drives, bow thruster
    8.1 Horizon V-drives
    Fire selling a 1998 Searay Sundancer 500. The boat was maintained with an OPEN CHECKBOOK, and WAS in immaculate condition until we pulled it to get the engines rebuilt. (Only one engine needed work because a dock hand put GAS in the tank. We rebuilt both - remember open checkbook). The engines are the desired Detroit 6V-92s - tons of power. This 50ft boat runs like a ski boat.

    Now the bad part - The first mechanic left the doors open and neglected the boat. The inside got rain, moister, was uncovered so sun damage. The interior needs to be totally redone (not everything but a lot), needs new upholstery and the gel coat needs to be brought back to life. It needs some TLC. We spent well over 100k (all receipts provided) on the rebuilds. They are for all practical purposes brand new engines (with warranty). All parts are genuine Detroit and these are a block down (complete) rebuilds. Boat is located in Houston, TX and can be show to serious buyers. I have a TON of as-is pics for those interested.
     
  2. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Heck of a first post :)

    Sounds like she has been on the hard for quite a while? Have the rebuilt engines been run/broken in?
     
  3. Justin French

    Justin French New Member SILVER Sponsor

    2
    Oct 28, 2019
    330 Sundancer 2008. 8.1 Horizon V-drives, bow thruster
    8.1 Horizon V-drives
    Been out of water for about 3 years total. Engines have not been broken in. Just ran after rebuild. No hours.
     
  4. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Dickson, TN / Chattanooga, TN
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alphas
    Kohler 4kW
    A for sale post without any pictures?

    You can upload a few pretty easy and then link the rest.
     
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  5. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    +1. Share some pictures if you're serious about selling, OP...let's see this thing.
     
  6. mnm99

    mnm99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2015
    Long Island
    2004 340 SeaRay Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Merc
    Yea pictures would be good, especially for this one.
     
  7. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    I'm not in the market for (another) project, but I'd like to hear the the backstory on how a boat goes from open checkbook to 3 years of neglect. Does this involve a lawsuit or insurance claim etc?
     
  8. Almightys

    Almightys Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    338
    Jun 15, 2015
    Warren, MI
    1995 500 DA with diesel loving Detroit’s
    (SOLD)1992 Sundancer 330
    6v92 Detroit Diesel
    Justin can you send me pics? Almightys at yahoo dot com
     

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