11th Nov 2015

Sea Ray 240 Sundeck Review

Sea Ray 240 Sundeck Review

The Sea Ray 240 Sundeck is a deck boat that offers premium fit, finish and design throughout, with generous space for entertaining or relaxing in style and comfort. A cockpit entertainment centre and extended swim platform make the Sea Ray 240 Sundeck a versatile boat for a great day on the water for a family or a large party of up to 13 people. There is abundant storage space with two floor lockers and bins underneath seats, plus an enclosed head compartment with lockable door. As one of the most popular and affordable models in the Sea Ray sports deck range, a 240 Sundeck makes a great second-hand buy.

Who and what was this boat designed for?

The Sea Ray 240 Sundeck is designed for cruising, water sports or entertaining in coastal waters, rivers and estuaries. This 21-degree deep-V boat offers great handling and a smooth ride, even in rough seas. A sun pad and swim platform make the 240 Sundeck an ideal boat for wakeboarding, tubing or swimming while the boat is at anchor. It has the performance to pull water-skiers, even with a large party on board. In tests, the outboard version has recorded top speeds of around 60 miles per hour and accelerates from zero to 30 in 6.8 seconds. The boat has an optional tower that incorporates racks for wakeboards, water-skis and other water sports equipment.

What commentators say about this boat

This deck boat is set up for maximum comfort and convenience for up to 13 people with praiseworthy fit and finish.

The rest of the 240 Sundeck is more or less what you’d expect in a Sea Ray boat. Smart design. Desirable features. Fine details.

The concept of a small-sized premium bowrider is almost a contradiction in terms.

Sea Ray decided that customers deserved a better set of choices beyond color schemes for an entry-level size range and created what may be the only choice for those looking for upscale features

My pick for “flat-out most fun to drive” was the 240 Sundeck Outboard.

Eleven years of tubing, waterskiing, joyrides.... and still runs great. The perfect lakeboat.

Model variations

The Sea Ray Sundeck is available with sterndrive or outboard options. The two versions are almost identical apart from a seat pad and swim steps on the outboard and a full-width sun pad and swim platform on the sterndrive model.

Specifications

  • Length overall: 24ft 1in (7.34m)
  • Beam: 8ft 6in (2.59m)
  • Draft: 3ft 1in (0.94m)
  • Weight 2.15 tons (2,150 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 46 gallons (55 US gallons) (208 litres)
  • Water capacity 5.4 gallons (6.5 US gallons) (24.6 litres)
  • Engine: MerCruiser 5.0L MPI ECT

What’s great about the Sea Ray 240 Sundeck

  • Spacious deck boat with power and performance
  • Stylish, spacious boat for parties of up to 13 people
  • Great acceleration and power for water sports
  • Excellent handling and manoeuvrability

What to look out for on a pre-owned Sea Ray 240 Sundeck

If you’re buying a used Sea Ray 240 Sundeck, our engineers, owners have reported some things to watch out for, and potential faults that might occur on this boat from time to time.

Some owners have reported engine overheating at idle or low speeds. The problem was caused by corrosion in a hose feeding cooling water to the engine. Hose replacement solved the problem.

Keeping your Sea Ray 240 Sundeck in shape

When buying a used Sea Ray 240 Sundeck , regular scheduled servicing and attention to some minor points will keep your craft in top condition.

Regular servicing

Carry out regular engine and drive servicing in line with the manufacturer’s recommended intervals.

  • Check engine oil, steering fluid, outdrive fluid, trim tabs fluid, trim fluid, battery water level

Maintenance

We don't currently have any specific maintenance information for the Sea Ray 240 Sundeck

If you have ever owned or worked on a Sea Ray 240 Sundeck and would like to share your thoughts, then get in touch and we'll add your information to the page.

Laying up

Follow manufacturer’s recommendations when laying up for winter.

Model-specific repairs

The Sea Ray 240 Sundeck is not known for needing specific repairs more frequently than other boats.

Why buy a pre-owned Sea Ray 240 Sundeck?

Sea Ray styling, space, versatility and excellent performance make a second-hand Sea Ray 240 Sundeck a good choice for water sports enthusiasts, families or owners who want to entertain larger parties on the water.


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