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Sea Ray 510 Fly

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 67°F; humidity 93%; seas: 1-2'; wind: 10-15 knots

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

250 gal. fuel, 70 gal. water, 4 persons, 100 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/601-hp Cummins QSC8.3 diesel inboards

Transmission/Ratio: ZF2861; 2.01:1 ratio

Props: 27 x 25 4-blade bronze Michigan Wheel

Price as Tested: $1.7 million

The Numbers

Sea Ray 510 Fly - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
600 4.7 1.2 1,763 62
1000 7.2 3.2 1,013 59
1500 9.0 10.8 375 63
2000 11.2 28.6 176 71
2500 20.2 41.1 221 73
3000 26.6 61.5 195 75
3050 27.3 65.6 187 75
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Raymarine GPS display. GPH estimates taken via Cummins monitoring system. Range based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Sound levels measured at the lower helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Noteworthy Options: Vetus bow and stern thrusters ($22,500)
Cummins Inboard Joystick ($12,083)
Cummins Zeus pod-drive package ($99,167)
ProMariner inverter/charger ($6,500)
Reverso oil-change system ($2,792)
Splendide washer/dryer combo ($4,042)
General Hydraulic Solutions hydraulic swim platform ($46,667).

On Location

Better Boat: Forget The Lazy Susan

cabinetry in the Sea Ray 510

There’s an age-old problem with L-shaped cabinetry in a galley, or in a home for that matter. The juncture where the two legs of the ‘L’ meet is typically difficult to access, even if it’s inhabited by a whirling Lazy Susan—a contraption that still usually wastes space, inevitably develops rotational issues, and sometimes allows items to drop off into the seafaring version of Neverland. Enter the Sea Ray 510 Fly with the three-part bin-type arrangement shown above. Via a clever system of sliders, hinges, and other components, you simply pull gently and it unfolds from efficaciously filling the entirety of the juncture. Push gently and it goes smoothly back. Great solution to an age-old problem? Oh, yeah!

This article originally appeared in the March 2014 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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