For Sale 1978/2018 sea ray pilot house/flybridge

ncor33

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Jun 26, 2011
243
48
SLO,CA
Name
NC
Boat
1978/2016 (restored) Sea Ray 240 Sedanbridge, Suzuki DF300
I have a 1978 Sea Ray that I have carefully and lovingly restored from the stringers up. I bought a sound hull, and proceeded to remove all furnishing, carpet, seats down to bare fiberglass and stringers. I removed the inboard/outboard and outdrive. After everything was out, the rebuild started. With the help of some experts in fiberglass, the transom was reinforced, patched and a $3500 aluminum bracket was installed. On this, a brand new Suzuki 300 HP outboard was mounted. It was painted, and cleaned up. $5000 in new canvas was custom made. The trailer was completely rebuilt, with really only the frame remaining (new wheels, acutator, master cylinder, tires, brake lines and brakes, lights, etc...) It was fun, and expensive!

As a result, I have basically a brand new boat, with the exception of the hull, which was built like a tank and is about 1" thick fiberglass.

The entire idea of this boat was to build a family vessel, safe enough for my youngest kids to overnight at the Islands and Catalina, as well as for extended surf trips to the ranch and tuna runs. It has been wonderful, but unfortunately, the entire family (with the exception of my eldest) either is scared of the water or gets seasick!

So, now I don't need all this boat, and will either downsize or partner up with a buddy on a smaller vessel. I don't mind keeping this rig at all, but it is a lot of cash and maintenance for a vessel that gets used a couple times a year.

She has a new Rocna anchor, and Lewmar Windlass on a custom bow pulpit. All new Lowrance electronics 12 in display, networked to the Standard horizon VHF as well as to the Suzuki motor
New Seastar hydraulic steering, both at the main helm and on the flybridge
Simrad flybridge GBS networked with the motor
Standard Horizon VHF at the flybridge
Brand new helm seat
new cushions throughout
1 cranking and 2 house batteries, with new ACR set up
lots of storage, including the entire bilge where the old motor used to be
plenty of rod holders
2 new bilge pumps (main is 2000gph American made johnson), with auto electronic high water sensor (no float switch to foul)
There are absolutely no penetrations through the hull below the waterline, to maximize safety and eliminate the possibility of water ingress short of striking something or taking it over the top
full camper canvas for the cockpit, for a nice covered area or an additional sleep area
marine cooler for a bench seat at the fly bridge

This boat is sick, fast (40+mph) and effecient (3+ mpg with an aprox 80 gallon tank). It is heavy for a smooth ride and for safety. While not as sexy as a Radon or a Wilson, it will likely handle far worse seas than you want to be out in. I've spent a comfortable night on the hook at Cojo with 45mph winds blowing off the beach.

I'll consider offers. I am looking at a cash deal, but could be tempted to do cash and trade for a smaller cc or dual console. I'd also give you a discount if you let me use the boat 3 or 4 times a summer! Reach out and start the conversation if interested. She has been well maintained, in warranty, and what I spent on parts is far far more than my asking price of $25000

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Oct 15, 2019
3
0
68
Burlingame Ca
Name
john abendroth
Boat
Looking
I have a 1978 Sea Ray that I have carefully and lovingly restored from the stringers up. I bought a sound hull, and proceeded to remove all furnishing, carpet, seats down to bare fiberglass and stringers. I removed the inboard/outboard and outdrive. After everything was out, the rebuild started. With the help of some experts in fiberglass, the transom was reinforced, patched and a $3500 aluminum bracket was installed. On this, a brand new Suzuki 300 HP outboard was mounted. It was painted, and cleaned up. $5000 in new canvas was custom made. The trailer was completely rebuilt, with really only the frame remaining (new wheels, acutator, master cylinder, tires, brake lines and brakes, lights, etc...) It was fun, and expensive!

As a result, I have basically a brand new boat, with the exception of the hull, which was built like a tank and is about 1" thick fiberglass.

The entire idea of this boat was to build a family vessel, safe enough for my youngest kids to overnight at the Islands and Catalina, as well as for extended surf trips to the ranch and tuna runs. It has been wonderful, but unfortunately, the entire family (with the exception of my eldest) either is scared of the water or gets seasick!

So, now I don't need all this boat, and will either downsize or partner up with a buddy on a smaller vessel. I don't mind keeping this rig at all, but it is a lot of cash and maintenance for a vessel that gets used a couple times a year.

She has a new Rocna anchor, and Lewmar Windlass on a custom bow pulpit. All new Lowrance electronics 12 in display, networked to the Standard horizon VHF as well as to the Suzuki motor
New Seastar hydraulic steering, both at the main helm and on the flybridge
Simrad flybridge GBS networked with the motor
Standard Horizon VHF at the flybridge
Brand new helm seat
new cushions throughout
1 cranking and 2 house batteries, with new ACR set up
lots of storage, including the entire bilge where the old motor used to be
plenty of rod holders
2 new bilge pumps (main is 2000gph American made johnson), with auto electronic high water sensor (no float switch to foul)
There are absolutely no penetrations through the hull below the waterline, to maximize safety and eliminate the possibility of water ingress short of striking something or taking it over the top
full camper canvas for the cockpit, for a nice covered area or an additional sleep area
marine cooler for a bench seat at the fly bridge

This boat is sick, fast (40+mph) and effecient (3+ mpg with an aprox 80 gallon tank). It is heavy for a smooth ride and for safety. While not as sexy as a Radon or a Wilson, it will likely handle far worse seas than you want to be out in. I've spent a comfortable night on the hook at Cojo with 45mph winds blowing off the beach.

I'll consider offers. I am looking at a cash deal, but could be tempted to do cash and trade for a smaller cc or dual console. I'd also give you a discount if you let me use the boat 3 or 4 times a summer! Reach out and start the conversation if interested. She has been well maintained, in warranty, and what I spent on parts is far far more than my asking price of $25000

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Where is boat located? Have a trailer?
 

ncor33

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Jun 26, 2011
243
48
SLO,CA
Name
NC
Boat
1978/2016 (restored) Sea Ray 240 Sedanbridge, Suzuki DF300
It’s in Arroyo Grande. Trailer is original roller trailer but everything but the trailer frame has been replaced and is like new.
 
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deepcolor123

Well-Known "Member"
Sep 25, 2006
48
0
Dana Point, Ca.
Name
Kenny Fogarty
Boat
none
Can I get your number I have a neighbor interested in the boat. He wanted me to contact you and get your number. Please call me at 949-426-2387
 

Arvin

Well-Known "Member"
Jun 24, 2017
89
32
40
Glendale
Name
Arvin
Boat
Bass
Is there a way to get to the front? I couldnt really tell from the pics
 

Fisha

skipper
Aug 3, 2006
691
128
Orange
Name
Dave
Boat
24' sea ray flybridge, 12' w/outboard
What's the length?
 

FULLY LOADED

Long time member
Aug 10, 2005
184
210
VISTA CA
www.LongerShelfLife.com
Name
MARK aka "Mako"
Boat
Skipjack 262 Diesel "One Eyed Jack"
I had that same 1978 240 SDBG for 15 years.. (length without pulpit 24' 4")
good boat, great hull, did good in heavy seas...I replaced engines, drives , rebuilt rotted transom, all new upholstery added pulpit with winch.....GLWS, but I am not sure you will get that kind of money.. I have seen quite a few versions of this boat out there..never with the outboard,Nice motor... but yours is unique..Not sure I would have done the same remods.. but whatever works for you.. I sold it here on BD for 2 years ago for $6500.00 with a 3000.00 trailer..

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ncor33

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jun 26, 2011
243
48
SLO,CA
Name
NC
Boat
1978/2016 (restored) Sea Ray 240 Sedanbridge, Suzuki DF300
Prob gonna keep her did some more work on her the past 2 weeks

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Mr Lingcod

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Mar 20, 2017
111
45
Santa Barbara
Name
Jesse
Boat
The Last Soviet
GLWS! Bump.

I have pretty close to the same hull with a bracket and 300HP outboard. Diffrent cabin, though. Neil and I were chatting through the re-build. He did a great job and did it right. These hulls are pretty great, which is surprising to most on BD. One inch thick fiberglass and they do well in the Santa Barbara Channel. They're fast and a good mix of up-swell/down-swell capable. Someone is going to get a turn-key family boat for the next 10 years for a great price.

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ncor33

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jun 26, 2011
243
48
SLO,CA
Name
NC
Boat
1978/2016 (restored) Sea Ray 240 Sedanbridge, Suzuki DF300
GLWS! Bump.

I have pretty close to the same hull with a bracket and 300HP outboard. Diffrent cabin, though. Neil and I were chatting through the re-build. He did a great job and did it right. These hulls are pretty great, which is surprising to most on BD. One inch thick fiberglass and they do well in the Santa Barbara Channel. They're fast and a good mix of up-swell/down-swell capable. Someone is going to get a turn-key family boat for the next 10 years for a great price.

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thanks for the kind words Lingcod!

she is officially off the market. I can’t get rid of her now!!

let’s meet up at the islands or the ranch this summer
 
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Mr Lingcod

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Mar 20, 2017
111
45
Santa Barbara
Name
Jesse
Boat
The Last Soviet
Yeah, lets do it. She's a great boat and the reliability I think would be hard to match for 25k. It's a good sweetspot and pretty sea worthy too. Hey, I started putting salmon trollers off the side cleat for overnights. Huge difference. Really nice. Even a flopper stopper would be an improvement. Way less roll.
 
Mar 21, 2018
1
0
33
San Diego
Name
Captainscooter
Boat
The dutch rudder
GLWS! Bump.

I have pretty close to the same hull with a bracket and 300HP outboard. Diffrent cabin, though. Neil and I were chatting through the re-build. He did a great job and did it right. These hulls are pretty great, which is surprising to most on BD. One inch thick fiberglass and they do well in the Santa Barbara Channel. They're fast and a good mix of up-swell/down-swell capable. Someone is going to get a turn-key family boat for the next 10 years for a great price.

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I have a 1979 that I'm rebuilding at the moment, going to put a outbord and Armstrong bracket on as well. I was curious what shaft length you went with on your boat. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!
 

ncor33

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Jun 26, 2011
243
48
SLO,CA
Name
NC
Boat
1978/2016 (restored) Sea Ray 240 Sedanbridge, Suzuki DF300
30” shaft on mine. Let me know what questions you have, happy to share info!
 

Mr Lingcod

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Mar 20, 2017
111
45
Santa Barbara
Name
Jesse
Boat
The Last Soviet
I have a 1979 that I'm rebuilding at the moment, going to put a outbord and Armstrong bracket on as well. I was curious what shaft length you went with on your boat. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!
It's a 30" shaft on mine as well. Scott, can you post some photos? It sounds very similar to some of the other boats here. From my experience, the 70's SeaRey hull is fast, sea worthy, heavy. Good platform. Not great at downswell, but good. But how often are you coming back from Miguel when it's blowing 30kts in 2-4 windwaves? I find it to be a great hull for the price.
 

ncor33

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jun 26, 2011
243
48
SLO,CA
Name
NC
Boat
1978/2016 (restored) Sea Ray 240 Sedanbridge, Suzuki DF300
BTT for sale again! I have to pay for some property, so she is selling this time. I could list the motor for around 18k with rigging, so make me an offer better than that, and I’ll listen.
Also, I’d consider some construction work (a shed on the property) as a partial trade for a couple grand too
Thanks
Neil
805-540-1306