1998 Sea Ray 330 Sundancer
The lines are flowing and smooth
By Mike Gridley
If you search online for an ‘express cruiser” it’s more than likely a picture or a boat-for-sale listing of a Sea Ray Sundancer is going to pop up due to their popularity, longevity and high build numbers. Add to that selection the 340, a near identical model that was built before and after the 330, and there are numerous choices on the used market at a range of prices.
Like all Sundancers, the look of the Sea Ray 330 is based on a design theme established for the company’s express cruisers in the early ’90s. The lines are flowing and smooth, avoiding the overly round or bulbous look of some express cruisers of the era. Sea Ray had a hit and stuck to it faithfully.
The owners of this boat said one of the features that drew them to the 330 was the layout of the cockpit and it’s easy to see why when stepping aboard. Not only are the fore and aft facing seats great for entertaining, but the aft facing seat also has storage in the back and base. The battery switches are tucked away in here as well, making them more accessible than in the engine compartment. Additional small item storage and the washdown hose are located in a starboard gunwale locker.
Up one small step, the helm features a comfortable adjustable double helm seat. The helm layout is clean and simple, with the controls readily at hand and a tilt wheel for sitting or standing comfort.
PowerBoat Television: This boat was featured on Episode 2 of the 2011 season. To view the episode online or for a list of broadcasters and airtimes, please visit powerboattv.com.