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searay venture

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Yacht' started by btyson, May 10, 2017.

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  1. btyson

    btyson Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    port of kimberling, mo.
    anyone know why Searay nixed the 370 Venture? I assume it was a lack of demand but I thought it was a novel concept and seemed to garner rave reviews in the boating press.
  2. PacBlue

    PacBlue Senior Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Dana Point, Ca
    Boating press is a mixed bag and each has their own motivations. Rarely do I buy in the hype.

    Sales probably killed it off. It was a Marine Max driven product model decision and used an outside design/engineering firm that really did nothing special. I think they committed to 12 boats upfront. SR product development was left to make it work but had little input in the upfront design.

    Marine Max wields a big sales stick and have done other boat design and build ventures on their own as well:
  3. Fletcher500

    Fletcher500 Member

    Feb 1, 2017
    San Diego
    Check out club sea ray and there is a string on the venture from a few years ago.

    If I remember correctly it was a bit underpowered and for various reasons it did not catch on. There are still a few people on the site who have them.

    I still think that it is a viable concept for boats in that size, especially if a diesel outboard could be used.