320 Sea Ray with OB's

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge - NEW' started by Golffeak, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Golffeak

    Golffeak New Member

    Apr 17, 2016
    Clearwater Fl
    2004 Sea Ray 300 Sundancer
    Twin mercruiser 350's
    Love the looks and room on the new 320 with OB's but cant wrap my head around the cost. This is a new model, curious if anyone is having issues and if they think its worth the price. Also looking at the Four Winns 35 ft with OB's but hearing they are having issues with the engine and how they are mounted on the platform.
  2. Todd320

    Todd320 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 21, 2016
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2007 Sea Ray 320DA
    Twin V-drive 5.7L 350 Horizon
    My 320 in 2007 was 300+MSRP when new maybe even 380 (I’m not the original owner) so not sure the outboards are causing that much sticker shock. A dock neighbor has a Regal 33 XO, outboards, Yamaha, and swears by it. He loves it and will show it explain it to anyone within earshot. I think the 33XO is in the 299$ range fully equipped. Outboards are definitely worth it to me, owned a Yamaha 200 for 14 years, and never spent over 500 in a single season on repairs OR maintenance. If you want to own this boat for over 5 years, I would go that route in a second.
    There is also a regal 38XO now, and that looks really nice, but again, pricy.
  3. ADR

    ADR New Member

    Feb 26, 2019
    boat hunting
    on the market
    I was all set to buy a 310 to 350 Sundancer for over 2yrs when the time was right, financially, which was always going to be this spring. Then this year in Feb I found the SR 370 Venture! Twin 300 Merc Verado OB's. The more I read about this boat the more I fell further in love. (There is an "official 370 Venture" thread on here) There are a few former owners disgruntled about it being just under powered (only offered w/ the OB 300's) and they claimed difficult to get on plane. However, 4 out of 5 say that is BS and no issues with full boat of ppl and full fuel tanks and plane just fine. However there are some prop changes that can be made too if lower end power is desired... Anyway, I think OB's are a great solution since I don't want inboards (deep draft) and stern-drives are more prone to issues in salt water (and even fresh water), which I intend to do part time down the road w/ the Venture. On top of that, the OB's move the bulk head for the "engine room" back about 3' giving it bigger and better use of overall space inside and out, IMO, to comparable size Sundancer. Currently have an accepted offer for a 2014 Venture, survey is next week. Fingers crossed I get to own this boat soon! There is 1 for sale on here in Classifieds and about 12 more in Yacht Trader at much less than anything north of $300k. To each his own... Happy hunting!
  4. CNYBoater

    CNYBoater Member

    Aug 14, 2017
    1994 200 Overnighter, Single Axle Easy Load'r Galvanized Trailer, 2009 Chevy Trailblazer
    Single 1994 Mercury Black Max V135 O/B
    ADR, glad to see you are excited about your potential new boat. Best of luck on your survey, hope everything is satisfactory and you get to really enjoy your new Sea Ray.
  5. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
    Good luck with your decision!
  6. ADR

    ADR New Member

    Feb 26, 2019
    boat hunting
    on the market
    Thanks! Feels like I'm a kid again and its the night before Christmas. :) Took longer than I wanted to get here... lol.

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