By Matt Claiborne
Sea Ray boats are known for their brand recognition and have a mix of fans and critics. Quality and price are key differentiators among boat manufacturers, but they generally use similar components like engines and hatches. The choice often comes down to layout and design to suit individual needs.
Sea Ray has faced criticism for using balsa-cored sections in the past, which can be problematic if the outer skin is damaged..
Another issue for Sea Ray is wiring organization, which is often lacking in mid-level production boats.
Sea Ray is like many other manufacturers out there today. There are pros and cons. Every boater has different needs, which is one of the great things about boating. The trick is finding the boat with the right mix of practicality, affordability, and appeal.