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ONE OF THE new generation Sea Ray models to employ Zeus pod drives, the 540 Sundancer combines distinctive styling and spacious accommodations in a yacht of singular beauty and comfort. This is a yacht designed for entertaining and cruising on a grand scale. The Sundancer's palatial two-stateroom interior (a three-stateroom configuration is optional) includes a full-beam amidships master suite, an impeccably appointed salon with sofa and hideaway bed, two full heads, and huge galley with Corian counters and under-counter refrigeration. The helm is on the centerline (almost), and both helm seats swivel 180 degrees to face the cockpit. The focal point of the 540 Sundancer is her party-time cockpit, down two steps from the bridge deck, with seating for eight and deluxe wet bar with grill and refrigerator. The back seat of the cockpit lounge folds down to create a sun pad, and the extended swim platform can carry a PWC. Additional features include a retractable sunroof, washer/dryer, and hardwood flooring in the galley and salon. The hull windows were restyled in 2013. Cruise at 20 knots with 715hp Cummins V-drive inboards. Cummins/Zeus 600hp pod drives cruise in the mid 20s (30 top).


* Sample prices are taken from the boating MLS during April, 2019

2014 model (FL) ............................................ $879,000

2015 model (FL) ......................................... $1,274,000

2016 model (FL) ......................................... $1,260,000

2016 model (MD) ....................................... $1,199,000

2017 model (FL) ......................................... $1,579,000

2017 model (NY) ........................................ $1,479,000

2018 model (WA) ....................................... $1,895,000

"The new Sea Ray 540 Sundancer is an excellent boat. It is well finished, fast and highly maneuverable and it sops up rough water better than most other vessels of its size and configuration."

–Sea Magazine


"There’s a reason Sea Ray’s Sundancers have been around for years. The company starts with a solid product and tweaks it with every rendition."

–Power & Motoryacht


"The Sea Ray 540 Sundancer elevates sportscruisers to a completely new class and standard. This boat has all the style and quality of the top-shelf flybridge cruisers, with perhaps even better cruising and entertaining facilities."

–YachtandBoat.com


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"Underway the Azimut proved lively and responsive to the helm, and remarkably quiet in the saloon with the roof and doors closed, which will make for stress-free passagemaking."

–Power & Motoryacht


"The ambiance of our test boat felt like a Miami apartment or condo, thanks to its Italian styling and elegant combination of white, cream, beige, taupe and brown upholstery, cabinets and flooring."

–Sea Magazine


"The 55S offers a new way of experiencing the sea: three engines for speeds up to 36 knots, carbon fibre structure, and surprising design details. The allure of its innovation is surpassed only by its beauty."

–TopSpeed.com

What the

Experts Say

Specifications

Length ......................................................... 54'9"

Beam .......................................................... 15'3"

Hull Draft ........................................................4'1"

Hull Weight ............................................ 46,901#

Fuel ...................................................... 600 gals.

Water .................................................... 150 gals.

Hull Type ................................................ Deep-V

Deadrise Aft ................................................... 21°

Sea Ray 540 Sundancer

2010–15

Azimut 55S

2014–Current

Current

Asking Prices*

POWERED by triple IPS pod drive engines, the Azimut 55S is one of the builder's “S” Collection of sport yachts that have drawn much industry attention for their sleek styling and innovative interiors. The main deck offers an uninterrupted view from bow to stern and features a huge power sunroof with a glass insert as well as a sectional sliding glass door that separates the salon from the cockpit. The galley—forward, opposite the helm—disappears under a fold-down countertop for entertaining. Aft of the helm is long cabinet housing the entertainment system, and a six-person sofa/dinette with fixed table is to port. There are three staterooms and two full heads below. The full-beam master stateroom is amidships and features an offset queen bed, two-seat dinette, and panoramic views from port and starboard hull windows. The VIP stateroom has an island bed, and the second guest stateroom has two single beds convertible to a queen. Crew quarters with a single berth and head are at the bow. There is no step between cockpit and salon. The dining table near the stern converts to a sun pad, and a transom garage is under the cockpit. Triple 435hp Volvo IPS diesels cruise at 28–30 knots (mid 30s top).


2010 model (FL) ............................................ $535,000

2010 model (FL) ............................................ $525,000

2011 model (FL) ............................................ $580,000

2012 model (MD) .......................................... $750,000

2012 model (MI) ............................................ $695,000

2013 model (FL) ............................................ $819,000

2015 model (TN) ........................................... $949,000

Length ......................................................... 56'9"

Beam .......................................................... 15'5"

Hull Draft ........................................................3'9"

Weight .................................................... 46,000#

Fuel ...................................................... 423 gals.

Water .................................................... 156 gals.

Hull Type ............................................ Modified-V

Deadrise Aft ................................................ 15.8°

Luxury and performance are on display in these super popular sportcruisers.

PowerBoat Guide Review

Used Boat Shootout

Used Boat Shootout: Azimut 55S vs. Sea Ray 540 Sundancer

Azimut 55S

vs.

Sea Ray 540 Sundancer