Sea Ray SSS 1993 63 ft

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by rszarka, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. rszarka

    rszarka Member

    982
    Mar 19, 2011
    Sydney Australia
    1999 Sea Ray Sundancer 540
    Twin Detroit Diesel 8v92TA
    Hi There

    I just purchased a Sea Ray SSS 63ft yacht. Since she is a little older i have had a hard time finding such things as reviews etc on this yacht.

    So just thought i would drop in here and ask you guys about her, what i should expect from owning such a vesssel.

    I know she has 800 gallon fuel tanks does anyone know what kind fo range this yacht has?

    I have not actually seen her yet apart from pictures as i live in Australia and purchased her in Florida.

    Is this yacht as beautiful as she actually looks ? Not even sure what i want to know from you guys, just is there anyone here that has experience with this particular yacht and would like to tell me a littl bit about what its like to own her etc... She looks extremely spacious in terms of rear deck cockpit and main salon, is she as spacious as she looks?

    I know what you guys are thinking what is this guy crazy :smt021 buying such an expensive boat without even seeing her!! I really liked the photos lol and had her surveyed and engine surveyed to make sure she is sound. Kind of have a feeling no matter what i will love her so yeah went for it... could not make it to florida before the sale because of business matters.

    Thanks in advance to anyone that might have some info or stories about this amazing boat!

    Robert
     
  2. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    New Bern, NC
    CY 3375
    7.4 MPI twin
    Congrats ! I snapped a few pics of this 630 on Lake Erie Ohio last summer....quite a yacht.

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  3. rszarka

    rszarka Member

    982
    Mar 19, 2011
    Sydney Australia
    1999 Sea Ray Sundancer 540
    Twin Detroit Diesel 8v92TA
    Many thanks for the pictures :)
     
  4. Jaws

    Jaws Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    815
    Nov 13, 2007
    Sarnia, Ontario
    460 Sundancer 2002
    Cummins 8.3 6CTA
    My dock neighbour has a 1991? 63 Sea Ray. Gorgeous boat. He says it was hull #1 of the line and was a bit of a prototype. Twelve cylinder Detroits.
     
  5. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    Is this your baby?

    Here's the Spec Sheet

    SR doesn't seem to have the owners manual archived on their website.

    Ballsy purchase! Best of luck to you!
     
  6. Mr Salt

    Mr Salt New Member

    632
    Jun 14, 2008
    Cape May, NJ
    Raymarine/Raytheon electronics, Sat TV, Yacht Controller
    2003 Caterpillar C-12s Twin Disc Transmissions
    I am jealous. The best of luck with her.
     
  7. indecision

    indecision Member

    58
    Aug 19, 2009
    GREAT LAKES
    2008 44 SUNDANCER
    CUMMINS QSC 500
    i have a buddy who has the manns in his 2002 55 > he has a lot trouble with getting quakified maintence guys > it does smoke like crazy if cold > i have cummins and love em
     
  8. rszarka

    rszarka Member

    982
    Mar 19, 2011
    Sydney Australia
    1999 Sea Ray Sundancer 540
    Twin Detroit Diesel 8v92TA
    Thank you :)
     
  9. rszarka

    rszarka Member

    982
    Mar 19, 2011
    Sydney Australia
    1999 Sea Ray Sundancer 540
    Twin Detroit Diesel 8v92TA
    Thank you so much for the spec sheet!! yes this is the exact vessel i just purchased. The previous owner loaded her with all of the optionals listed on the spec sheet. She has twin diesel MTUs.

    Thanks so much again
    Robert
     
  10. rszarka

    rszarka Member

    982
    Mar 19, 2011
    Sydney Australia
    1999 Sea Ray Sundancer 540
    Twin Detroit Diesel 8v92TA
    Only difference from the spec sheet is she has a full hard top and climate control for the cockpit if you put the back bimini on she is fully enclosed.
     
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  11. 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
    Wow - great boat. Even if I had the guts to buy a 63 footer sight-unseen and halfway around the world (and I don't), I wouldn't sleep for at least a month!

    Yes, she's good-looking and yes she's spacious, with the exception of standing headroom at the helm with the hard-top. Those tops were VERY low, but if you don't expect standing room before you see her, then you'll stand a better chance of appreciating the other benefits of a HT.

    You probably also want to brace for the size of invoices coming from the guy who's going to keep those big "Em, Tee, You pockets" diesels happy.
     
  12. Skuza

    Skuza Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2006
    Lake St Clair, MI
    400 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizons
    Would it be Miss Jaqueline???
    I've heard that #1 was around our waters. That boat was really something when it came out and they still are a sight. The ones with Arneson surface drives are supposed to be 50mph boats!

    Good luck with the new boat. Cool big old sea ray!
     
  13. margarita jane

    margarita jane New Member

    94
    Feb 4, 2008
    PORT ELGIN ON
    400 DA 1997 "ISLAND GIRLS"
    3116TA CATS/ZF HURTH 800 SERIES VDRIVES
    Used to see Miss Jaquelin in our parts on way up to North Channel and used to travel with another Big 55 Ray Lots o' Letttuce.
    Recall seeing the Arneson drives on Miss J.
    Beautiful ship!!
     
  14. Jaws

    Jaws Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    815
    Nov 13, 2007
    Sarnia, Ontario
    460 Sundancer 2002
    Cummins 8.3 6CTA
    You are correct. I am referring to the boat you mentioned but I would have to check on the surface drive configuration. I thought they were straight shots but I will ask. We were on that particular boat at Boat Show USA in Sept '92 at Metro Beach and we marvelled at her then.
    "Lots of Lettuce" was a gorgeous 560DB in our marina that sold last season (one of two at AHC). Not too many of the bigger Sea Rays around any longer in Algonac.
     
  15. rszarka

    rszarka Member

    982
    Mar 19, 2011
    Sydney Australia
    1999 Sea Ray Sundancer 540
    Twin Detroit Diesel 8v92TA
    . The shipping of the yacht from Florida to Australia is what really hit me hard, not a cheap endeavor. She is being loaded onto a container ship in June and shipped to Australia through the Panama canal. I will be over in Florida to play with her in a few weeks, does anyone have any sugestions of good anchorages in the Bahamas or the Florida keys? Or even is there anyone here that lives in the Ft.Lauderdale area and would like to come out and play? She will need to be berthed for about a month and i figured rather than have her sit there and spend a few thousand dollars on the berthing I would rather spend that money on fuel and go have some fun in all the nearby fun zones!
     
  16. Turtlesboat

    Turtlesboat Minister of Media TECHNICAL Contributor

    Feb 4, 2007
    New York City
    1996 450DA, TNT, Caribe dink w/15hp OB.
    3126 427HP TD transmissions
    personally, I would spend the time in Ft. L having any and all work that you think she will need, done there. It's probably one of the best/cheapest places i've seen to get boat work done. Trips are fun and all, but if you need work done on her, you'll kick yourself for not having it done there.
     
  17. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    All I can think of is how much wax that much plastic will need. She's a great looking boat. Congrats.
     
  18. rszarka

    rszarka Member

    982
    Mar 19, 2011
    Sydney Australia
    1999 Sea Ray Sundancer 540
    Twin Detroit Diesel 8v92TA
    I am a first time yacht owner! I grew up on boats, small boats speed boats. Not sure what you mean by how much wax that much plastic will need lol What do you actually wax on the boat? Since I am just learning and she does not arrive in Australia until July anyone got any hints tips on what i should expect in the upkeep of such a boat . Way to start aye hope i didnt get in over my head here.dunno if its gutsy or stupid! I am taking captaining and navigation classes now, learning how to use all the equipment, radar, sonar radios etc What else do i need to learn and research so i am ready to handle something like this when she gets here? Luckily my cousin is a professional captain so will be able to help a bit.. Dunno if im nuts or not starting off with a 63 ft yacht maybe i should of gotten a 25 ft cruiser first! Honestly i have been just a little freaked out as I know there is a lot more to owning something like this than just fun! She is in immaculate condition barely used and everything came up green on the survey.
    Any advice from all of you sea ray lovers and owners would be great!! I will be living on her in Sydney Harbor not sure yet if i will be going with a marina or a swing mooring. If i do go with the swing mooring is running the generator or engines the only way you have power overnight or do the batteries onboard operate basic things such as lights flushing vacuflush toilets etc? Is there some sort of wind system you can buy that would generate enough electricity to run the ship over night or is that just not feasible? What i am getting at here is there some way to have power if you are not hooked up to a shore source without running the engine or generator? Maybe solar panels that charge banks of batteries..something? Thanks to all fro the info and the well wishes so far in this thread!

    Thanks all
     
  19. mwph

    mwph Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2008
    Lake Guntersville, Tennessee River, Alabama
    1998 250 DA
    7.4L, B3
    I'll sell you my 25' Sundancer. You can use it as a DINGHY!

    Seriously though, good luck with your purchase & Welcome to CSR!
     
  20. Carver370

    Carver370 Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    New Buffalo Michigan
    2000 Sea Ray 400 Sundancer - Diesel
    T-3116 CAT - 350 HP
    Wow, you wax the whole thing basically from the waterline to the top of the radar arch. If you don't the nice glossy surface you see will likely turn to something more reminiscent of a chalk board.

    Also, a boat that size with that many systems I would not keep on a mooring. She should be hooked to shore power when at the dock and generator running when moving.
     

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