Ray 680 — By Capt. Bill Pike
|The 680 Sun Sport is a paradigm of maneuverability, computer-driven technology, and the biggest Sea Ray ever.|
eased the new Sea Ray 680 to a stop just above the Atlantic Boulevard
bridge, a couple of miles from the Marine Max dealership in Pompano Beach,
Florida, the palm-shady dealership where I’d boarded her that morning.
Our bow was pointed north, up the ICW, toward Hillsboro Inlet and the
open Atlantic. The situation was fortunate. The next scheduled opening
for the next bridge at 14th Street was in 20 minutes, so I had the perfect
opportunity to get a feel for the 680’s close-quarters handling characteristics.
Sands Harbor Marina, just to starboard, proffered a long stretch of empty
This article originally appeared in the December 2002 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.