Sea Ray's 310 Sundancer is so spanking new that we pulled major strings, and some major wool over competing magazine's eyes, to get you the scoop. This is the third iteration of the 310 Sundancer I've evaluated since 1997-and it's hot. Inventive seating gives the 310 Sundancer flexible amenities, allowing you to entertain or cruise with convenience. Stoutly constructed and rigged for easy service and good reliability, it should prove to be a hassle-free boat to run and own. I found lots of other plusses aboard the 310 Sundancer. It boasts grabhandles everywhere, there's a galvanic isolator to inhibit corrosion of the throughhull fittings, and the remarkably vapor-tight design of the bulkhead that separates the engines from the cabin has even impressed ABYC officials. Sea Ray also hardwired the carbon monoxide detector to the generator so that if the CO detector fails, or is shut off inadvertently, the genset won't start. Plus, the generator is a costlier low-CO model.
Sure, the drainage in the stowage lockers in the transom platform needs to be improved-about a quarter inch of water stands in them after a run. Even so, you'll be hardpressed to find a better midsized express cruiser.