I'm a Sea Ray fanatic, and a purely rank amateur on design and quality.
I just know what I like.
Sea Rays tend to have 800 to 1000 lbs more glass in their hulls than equivalent builders.
Excellent fit and finish and rigging
They get on plane faster with less engine effort and higher economy cruising speeds have been my observations from ownership
compared to friends 4 Winns or other brands of the same size.
Not knocking other brands, I'd love to own any of them, just my reason I drop cash on the Sea Rays.
New one due from the factory in Knoxville in May.
is everything IMHO, and like another forum poster mentioned, the outdrives may be the Achilles heel.
Liquid cooled generators tend to not have heat exchangers, so if it's equipped & has been a salt water
boat at any time, the generators engine will eventually be due for a change-out.
Easy change out. The motors, separate from the generator
are like a Buggs and Strap on lawnmower engine. Ya pull away the accessories, controls and hoses and four bolts, reverse the procedure with the new motor
and it's a done deal. Usually done with the unit in place and in an hour or two.
I'd pay the $$ to have a marine surveyor
give it a bill of health
Just my unqualified opinion , and free advise is worth what ya paid for it.