The Sea Ray 510 Fly offers plenty of living accommodations for cruising but also an “outdoor, 360-degree experience,” says Ron Berman, Brunswick Corp. vice president of product development and engineering. “The flybridge is so expansive and feature-rich on this boat. The cockpit becomes an extension of the saloon, and the flybridge is your rooftop patio.”
The three-stateroom arrangement includes a full-beam master and two full heads with separate showers. “The 510 is new from the keel up,” says Berman. “It’s not built on the  Sundancer’s hull. It’s a wonderful platform that has tons of living space, great performance and good seakeeping abilities.”
Standard power is twin 600-hp Cummins QSC diesels with V drives. Twin 684-hp QSM 11s with V drives or a pair of 600-hp Cummins QSC diesels with Zeus pods are optional. The skipper can pilot the boat from lower or upper helm stations. An optional joystick docking system from Cummins controls the inboards and a bow thruster. A stern thruster also is available.
The wide-open layout and plentiful seating promote a social atmosphere, says Berman. Flybridge seating consists of a U-shaped settee with dinette table aft, a starboard helm chair and a dinette with facing benches. A sun pad fills the entire forward area. “The flybridge has evolved from a raised station for driving the boat to another living space that’s also a great place to drive,” says Berman.
A dining area with an L-shaped settee anchors the cockpit, with steps to the flybridge to starboard. Entered through three-pane sliding glass doors, the saloon is flanked by two long settees, and a wide-screen TV in the starboard corner faces the seating. Large side windows bring in natural light. “We didn’t hang any cabinetry in the deckhouse that would interrupt the spacious flow or visibility,” says Berman. The galley, with its standard freezer, microwave and refrigerator, sits opposite the raised starboard-side helm. Sea Ray does a good job illuminating the staterooms below, especially the master stateroom with its trio of windows.
The builder will debut the 650 Fly at the Miami International Boat Show in February and a third motoryacht at the 2014 Fort Launderdale show, says Berman.
LOA: 50 feet, 10 inches
BEAM: 15 feet, 4 inches
DRAFT: 4 feet, 4 inches (V drives), 4 feet, 5 inches (Zeus)
DISPLACEMENT: 46,800 pounds (dry)
TRANSOM DEADRISE: 17 degrees
HULL TYPE: modified vee
TANKAGE: 500 gallons fuel,140 gallons water, 68 gallons waste
CONTACT: Sea Ray
PHONE: (865) 522-4181
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January 2014 issue