By: Scott Way
Sea Ray is primed to debut the all-new Sundancer 370 Outboard at the upcoming Miami International Boat Show Feb 16th-20th. Not surprisingly, the new platform will be equipped with Mercury's standout 600 hp V12 Verado engines. which will make for an impressive mix of luxury and power. The Miami International Boat Show takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, where Sea Ray will launch the new 370. They will also have a host of other models at the event, including the Sundancer 320 Outboard, as well as the SDX 270, SDX, 290, SLX 310, and SLX 400, all with outboard power.
“The Sundancer 370 Outboard is our next-generation Sea Ray, and as Mercury’s next-generation engine, the 600hp Verado is a natural fit to complement the model as a premier power upgrade,” said Keith Yunger, Sea Ray president. “For MIBS, we are excited to be returning to the Miami Beach Convention Center and exhibiting the Sundancer 370 Outboard for the first time outfitted with the most technologically advanced outboard engines on the market.”
The ultra-impressive V12's will be an optional upgrade for the Sundancer 370, although it will be a popular choice as a twin configuration of the 7.6L 2-speed transmission powerplants currently provide unmatched power and torque in the outboard market. The V12 Verado offers 25% more power than any other outboard (the closest also being a Mercury product, the 450R). Testing on similarly-sized platforms has yielded impressive results.
Other standout features of the V12 include an independently rotating lower unit, allowing the engines to use less platform space, and 200 hours between service. When coupled with the Mercury Next Gen Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) system, as well as Joystick Piloting, the Sundancer 370 can be outfitted with supreme performance, maneuverability, and functionality.
As for the 370 platform, it will have several new features for 2022. The 370 Outboard employs Sea Ray's new "design language," which they began rolling out in 2021. The new style is focused on maximizing space and function, and marks a clear departure from previous iterations. The 370 OB will have both open and enclosed coupe configurations, with the hardtop having an optional opening panoramic skylight. Standout features up top also include a new three-position transom seat and a redesigned C-shaped bow lounge.
In terms of tech at the helm, owners will appreciate Active Trim control & monitoring and optional Dynamic Running Surface™. The helm is also equipped with Digital Dash™ that includes dual 16″ Simrad® NSO evo3 touchscreen displays. Other highlights include Mercury VesselView® Mobile that you can link to your smartphone, CZone® digital switching and a Fusion® audio system with an Apollo RA770 touchscreen display. The boat can also be upgraded with Simrad HALO24 radar, Seakeeper® 3 gyroscope stabilizer, 1st Mate™ Marine Safety & Security System, and an LED RGB-W color-changing lighting package.
Below deck is well appointed with typical Sea Ray luxury that includes accommodations for four with full kitchen amenities and an enclosed shower and head.
You can get a great inside look at the Sundancer 370 OB in the video below: