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Perfect boat - 2020 290 Sundancer

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by Steve in Minneapolis, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. Steve in Minneapolis

    Steve in Minneapolis Active Member

    172
    Jul 20, 2020
    Minnetonka
    Monterey 278SS - 290 SDX to be delivered October 2020
    350 Mercruiser with Bravo III
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  2. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
    Funny, in Europe they are getting our standard design boats and we are getting the euro look. Seems a little backwards.
     
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  3. Stray Current

    Stray Current Member

    125
    Oct 27, 2019
    New Jersczystan
    2007 260DA
    6.2 Horizon MPI/BravoIII
    Kohler 5ECD
    everyone is looking for something different nowadays it seems, people are moving away from whatever styles are “traditional”
     
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  4. Steve in Minneapolis

    Steve in Minneapolis Active Member

    172
    Jul 20, 2020
    Minnetonka
    Monterey 278SS - 290 SDX to be delivered October 2020
    350 Mercruiser with Bravo III
    My dealer got in touch with me about this. Turns out the SeaRay factory in Europe offers different products than the US factory. This particular boat, even though based on the Sundance's 320 design, is built in Europe only for the EU market.

    For us, the 320 is a great boat, perfect design actually, but out of our budget for the near future. The 290 would be a great compromise, but sadly not available.
    Bummer.
     
  5. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    281
    V8
    IDK. I don't understand the "bow lounge" on anything but calm inland lakes. Couldn't imagine it out on Lake Michigan in a chop or going thru an inlet.
     
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  6. 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
    For it being a 290 it looks like it has a small 260 interior.
     
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  7. Steve in Minneapolis

    Steve in Minneapolis Active Member

    172
    Jul 20, 2020
    Minnetonka
    Monterey 278SS - 290 SDX to be delivered October 2020
    350 Mercruiser with Bravo III
    Maybe so... but we are on a much calmer lake, so the bow is a good place to ride. It's also a good place to have a quieter conversation while on the hook at the sandbar, or separate the kids from the adults...

    It would work well for us. In addition to having all of the space of a bowrider, we could spend the weekend camping at the sandbar.
     
  8. Steve in Minneapolis

    Steve in Minneapolis Active Member

    172
    Jul 20, 2020
    Minnetonka
    Monterey 278SS - 290 SDX to be delivered October 2020
    350 Mercruiser with Bravo III
    For us, the smaller interior works. It's a day boat you can spend the weekend on occasionally. Our focus is mostly day boat... but with our bowrider, there's no real option for sleeping.
     
  9. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '07 V358
    T- VP 5.7GXi
    I agree. It's being found on more and more new boats, look at the new Regal 36.
     
  10. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Active Member

    174
    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    1991 250 Sundancer & Goplus 7.5' / 2.6hp outboard.
    Previous: 180BR, 220DA, 268DA, 250DA, 268DA
    7.4 Bravo 1
  11. Maggieiscrazy

    Maggieiscrazy Active Member

    434
    Oct 14, 2016
    Northern Wisconsin
    240 Sundancer
    5.0. Bravo III
    I love the layout but I agree. I’ve taken a wave over the bow. How would this boat handle it?
     
  12. DWABoat

    DWABoat Well-Known Member

    704
    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    Sea Ray has a boat almost identical to that here in the US. I forget the model number, but it was about a 340 sized boat. I toured the boat at the Nunmaker Yachts Boat Show in Slidell, Louisiana late last year. It was an amazing boat but only slightly above my budget (by about $150,000!)
     
  13. Steve in Minneapolis

    Steve in Minneapolis Active Member

    172
    Jul 20, 2020
    Minnetonka
    Monterey 278SS - 290 SDX to be delivered October 2020
    350 Mercruiser with Bravo III
    Yeah. That’s the 320 sundancer.
     
  14. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    2006 Crownline 250CR. 5.7 Merc BIII
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer. 260 Merc Alpha 1 Gen 1
    5.7 Merc BIII
    Saw a Formula at the Cleveland boat show a few years ago that had the front lounge area with the cabin below. Loved that boat. I think it was a 35' er.
     
  15. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

    812
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2008 Meridian 341
    2004 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    6.2's
    That's a good looking boat. Love the diesel on it...
     

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