Sea Ray 510 FlyBy Capt. Bill Pike
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir temperature: 67°F; humidity 93%; seas: 1-2'; wind: 10-15 knots
LOAD DURING BOAT TEST250 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
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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).
Better Boat: Forget The Lazy Susan
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.