Sea Ray prides itself on innovation and adaptive styling and its new Sundancer line shines with these qualities, found in models like their 470 Sundancer, which was introduced just a couple years ago—but Sea Ray also doesn’t stand on its laurels for long, and the 470 has already been updated and replaced by the new Sundancer 460. Match features like an aft cockpit settee that hydraulically slides 16” over the swim platform to form a sprawling seating area, a massive sunroof over the main cabin, a spacious foredeck with sunpads, and a single-level saloon interior with fine joinery and designer upholstery, with Sea Ray’s commitment to performance and styling. Then, note that the manufacturer stays in touch with the owner through updates, rendezvous, seminars, and more long after the first-time buyer motors off with his or her boat. That Sea Ray has established itself as an enduring leader in the boat-building world is no wonder.
That this model looks sleek is obvious; it’s a relatively low-profile sport boat with a low center of gravity that enhances stability, handles spritely, and has a high-performance feel. The Sundancer 460 comes with twin diesel Cummins 550 HP V-drive inboard, with an option for Zeus pod drive propulsion. Top end is around 32 knots, and with the 375 gallon fuel capacity, extended cruising is possible.
The interior of this model is flooded with daylight, thanks to the oversized sunroof. The sporty helm station features luxurious twin seats, the galley is aft and connects to the cockpit via huge opening glass doors, and down below there are two large staterooms: a full-beam master and a forward guest cabin. Both feature en-suite heads. The cabin in general has plush upholstery, and finely detailed woodwork in walnut or cherry.
Though the Sundancer 460 is one of their newest offerings, Sea Ray has redesigned and updated the entire Sundancer line in the recent past. Other models with the new styling and design which we’ve reviewed recently include:
- The Sundancer 320
- The Sundancer 350 Coupe
- The Sundancer 400
- The Sundancer 510
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Other Choices: The Tiara 44 Coupe, also offering pod drive propulsion and a single-level helm and cockpit deck, is a natural competitor. The Cruisers 45 Cantius is another model comparison shoppers will want to check out.
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|Displacement (V-drive/Pod)||32,994/36,208 lbs|
|Fuel capacity||375 gal.|
|Water capacity||42 gal.|