The People’s Choice: Sea Ray 240 Sundeck
You don’t have to be first, you just have to get it right. That’s what happened with this boat, a longtime favorite of many.
In the ’90s, fiberglass deck boats were the logical successors of aluminum pontoons. Offering similar features to ’toons, they looked more like boats. But the ride hadn’t improved. Designers were sticking with catamarans and trihulls. While good for floating a deck load of partiers, they had to boogie back to the marina when the lake got choppy.
The next generation came in ’94 with the Godfrey Hurricane Fundeck 246, the first to use a true V-hull. It still had a squared-off front deck, but also a well-rounded bow. Sea Ray followed, improving the breed in ’96 with the 240 Sundeck. It was a winner, but was soon reshaped into the boat we know today. It can still hold 10, but now with the comforts of a full-width windshield and a finer hull.
Its popularity made it an instant classic. It’s unlikely that any one model sold more units, and this is probably more than some companies put out for their full line. Numbers speak for themselves, and that says: Here’s a cult worth joining.