Yachting History – Sea Ray

At times it can seem as if there’s as many yacht brands as waves on the ocean. How is a prospective buyer supposed to choose between Bayliner, Ocean Alexander, Viking, Beneteau, or Catalina, just to name a few? This series of blogs is going to provide a little background on several prominent yacht makers, and perhaps shed some light on which company’s name you’d like to represent on the high seas. 

The first company we’re going to highlight is Sea Ray, maker of well-known recreational models such as Sunseeker and Sundancer. The company was orginally founded Cornelius “Connie” Ray in Detroit in 1959. It expanded rapidly, eventually opening three factories in Florida, before being bought by Brunswick Corporation (also the owner of both Bayliner and Meridian). Sea Ray has long emphasized customer satisfaction and the importance of enjoying your vessel with your family and friends. These ideals are reflected in the accessible luxury of their yachts. 

Sea Ray has manufactured a wide range of models over their long operating history, from boats as small as 17 feet to luxury yacht models in the 65 foot range. With such a variety of choices, it’s possible to find a Sea Ray – built craft fit for almost every prospective buyer’s needs. If you’re interested in a Sea Ray yacht, Infinity currently has two Sea Rays for sale: a 390 motor yacht from 2005 and a Sundancer from 2008. The two can be found in our online store. Next time we’ll discuss a couple yachts manufactured by Trojan Yachts.