Peace Out Sea Ray

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sea Gull, May 26, 2019.

  1. Sea Gull

    Sea Gull Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 19, 2006
    2019 Maritimo M64
    Volvo D13-1000
    This past Friday marked the end of an era for this mariner. After 20 straight years of Sea Ray ownership we have sold our last-ever Sea Ray, our beloved L650FLY. It’s been quite a ride - from a 1998 370DA to a 2003 410DA to a 2006 58DB and finally the 650.

    But now it’s time for me and my first mate to move on to a post Sea Ray life. You’ll still be able to find us in our favorite anchorages and marinas from Maine to the Bahamas and beyond, but now carried by another builder’s craft.

    The friends we’ve made through the online Sea Ray community, and especially those we’ve gotten to know in real life will continue to be our friends wherever the wind blows us.

    This is not a good-bye, but thanks for 20 great years. See you on the water.
    Ezsteps, dtfeld, MonacoMike and 6 others like this.
  2. JC3

    JC3 Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    You have been with CSR a long, long time. You are one of the good ones. Glad it is not good-bye! Thank you for being such a great member! GOD bless. JC
  3. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Don't be a stranger, and share pics of your new girl!!
  4. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    Congratulations Jeff. Fran and I wish you and Mindy all the best as you move forward. Phone, email and text are the same numbers so stay in touch.
  5. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    I too have always been a Sea Ray guy at heart, but the best option for us ended up not being from SR. I still have a SR bow rider but believe this site while SR oriented is still a great place for serious boaters of all makes.

  6. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge (Sold)
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    Best to you on your latest boating adventure.
  7. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    640 hp (Total)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    bets of luck in the future....

  8. Capt. Rusty Higgins

    Capt. Rusty Higgins Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 6, 2006
    Cape Canaveral, Florida
    Sea Ray 18CC Laguna
    if it burns, it turns
    headed for the trades on the outside..we've crossed the 0 line mates, keep your eyes out for the cross.

    end of an era in my time, for sure.


    Capt. R
  9. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Lake Texoma, TX
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-8.1S Horizons
    Seagull I hope you stay and keep us posted on your next adventures. It's been a pleasure following your journey.
  10. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Have always enjoyed your posting and advice along the way.

    Best of luck with boating after SR.

    Keep us posted on adventures.

  11. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    So many are leaving lately. Hopefully you’ll post a picture or two of your new boat. Good luck
  12. Thornton69

    Thornton69 Active Member

    Sep 15, 2014
    Northern BC
    1981 245 SDC
    1984 18' Valco sled
    5.7 260 Merc/ Bravo 2
    Evanrude 115/80 jet
    Peace out Sea Gull!
  13. Sea Gull

    Sea Gull Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 19, 2006
    2019 Maritimo M64
    Volvo D13-1000
    Mark, you asked in another thread, but I figured I’d answer here to keep things straight.

    When we decided to sell our beloved L650FLY we spent a good deal of time looking at just about every new and used boat on the market from 60-75 feet. We finally narrowed our focus to two brands - Neptunus and Maritimo. They are both top notch in terms of build quality, engineering, Sea worthiness, and customer support. In the end, Maritimo had a slight edge for us so...

    We picked up our new 2019 Maritimo M64 on Thursday 6/27 after extensive our search, sea trial, survey, equipment modification and a litany of last minute detail work. She’s got a different layout than the Sea Ray - definitely build for going to sea.

    We left Fort Lauderdale on 6/28 and arrived at our marina in CT 5 days later. She seems to burn about 20% less fuel at the same speed and range is more than doubled.

    We are doing a 2-week shakedown cruise beginning next week to really get to know her. More to follow.
    tdschafer and dtfeld like this.
  14. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Thank you for the update.

    We love the Maritimo layout style and appearance. Docked next to one a year or so ago, visited with the owners they were extremely pleased after owning their boat a year or more.

    Calm seas and good luck on the shakedown cruise.

  15. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    2019 Walker Bay Generation 340
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Honda 40hp
    That looks like a great boat. Really nice layout. Enjoy her.
  16. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    Beautiful boat. Enjoy yourselves!!
  17. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Congrats on finding a boat you can live with or live on. Don't be a stranger to CSR and we'd love to see pics of your new ride.

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