2005 Sea Ray 500 Sundancer The Good Life

Used Boat For Sale | ID# 2790331

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Mark Connors


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The Good Life

50' Sea Ray 2005

Sea Ray 500 Sundancer 2005 For Sale in Burgess, Virginia


Burgess, Virginia


  • Length Overall: 50'
  • Beam: 15' 3"
  • Maximum Draft: 4' 2"
  • Dry Weight: 38,500 lbs

Tank Capacities

  • Fuel: 560 gal
  • Water: 150 gal
  • Holding: 68 gal

Engine Information

  • Engine 1 : MAN D 2876 LE 405 - 730hp
  • Engine 2 : MAN D 2876 LE 405 - 730hp

General Description

"The Good Life" is an exceptionally CLEAN and WELL-MAINTAINED example of the popular Sea Ray 500 Sundancer!! Powered by the upgraded 730hp MAN diesel engines (@1100 hours), she is also FAST!! Loaded with extras, the boat has spent the majority of her life in fresh and brackish water, and she has been hauled and shrink-wrapped each winter. The care she has received over the years is obvious both from dockside and once aboard.

With her shiny blue hull, the boat is a real "head-turner" in every port. She has a long list of recent upgrades, and was ordered with just about every factory option available at the time of her build. Some of the more recent upgrades include:

-New canvas which covers and encloses the entire cockpit area (2015)

-Props and SPARE PROPS balanced and tuned by Wildcat Propellers (2015)

-New Raymarine 270 VHF with AIS receiver (2015)

-Replacement of both original galley refrigerators with Isotherm pullout drawer units (2016)

-Replacement of forward original eisenglass with rigid Clear2Sea above windshield (2016)

-Replacement of original engine room halon system (2016)

-Replacement of factory fiberglass cockpit table with custom varnished wood table (2016)

-New electronics package: Raymarine ES128 plotter, 4kw open array 48" radar, Raymarine Autopilot (2017)

-Nuteak flooring in cockpit (2017)

-Addition of rear-facing and engine room cameras (2018)

-Replacement of Salon and Master Stateroom TVs with "smart TVs" (2019)

-Replacement of all fire extinguishers (2019)

-Replacement of main 8D batteries and bow thruster battery charger (2020)

-Repair of steering ram (2021)

-1,000 hour service performed by Advanced Marine Diesel (Fall 2021)

-Replacement of thrust reverser batteries (2021)

-New cockpit refrigerator (2021)

-New main salon air conditioning unit (2021)

-New Glendenning Electronic Controls (2021)

-New bottom paint (2022)

-Hull and house buffed and waxed (2022 and every year prior)

Other notable features include:

-Hydraulic swim platform

-Bow Thruster

-Cockpit air conditioning system with reverse cycle heat

-Onan generator with only 550 hours

-Boarding ramp that attaches to either port or starboard side of cockpit

-Helm area covers

-Central Vaccuum system

-Washer/Dryer unit


-Engine Block Heaters

Since 2015, the boat has been maintained by the well-respected boatyard of Tiffany Yachts in Burgess, VA. Each year the engines have received a full service (oil change, filters, impellers), and the 1,000 hour service was recently performed. The boat has been hauled, winterized, and shrink-wrapped each winter, with new bottom paint and waxing each Spring. This is a very well-loved boat, and the current owner is the type of owner that you want to buy a boat from. VERY WELL DONE!!


Board this exceptional yacht from the oversized hydraulic swim platform through the wide transom door into the very large cockpit. The cockpit has a recently added Nuteak sole which adds a flare of elegance to the space, and the area is fully enclosed when desired. Air conditioned and heated, the addition of the enclosure allows for year-round boating, and greatly adds to the already abundant amount of living and entertaining space. There are comfortable bench-style settees aft and to starboard, with storage beneath. To port is the cockpit wet bar with new refrigerator, sink, and storage. Up two steps to the expansive helm deck area, the availability of 360 degree viewing is apparent. There is a pedestal mounted helm seat (recently recovered), a forward-facing companion bench seat, as well as an aft-facing companion seat. The entire cockpit and helm deck area is very expansive, with room and seating to entertain a small crowd or to simply enjoy as a family.

Down five steps into the companionway, the salon/galley area is equally expansive. To port there are built-in lockers, an ornate bar, Television console and entertainment center, with all cabinetry made from beautiful high gloss Cherry Wood. To starboard are 2 large sofas, one of which converts into a full double berth. The other opens up to provide for additional storage. Between the sofas is a built-in cherry end table, and there is also a beautiful hi-lo table with stools. The area has beautiful lighting, with an overhead recessed hatch to provide for additional natural lighting as well. Neutral carpeting, carpet covers, wood blinds, and Bose surround sound system add to the value of this space.

Forward to starboard is the elegant galley with Solid-Surface Countertops and additional Cherry Wood Cabinetry that offer abundant storage. The galley offers a 2-burner electric stovetop, convection microwave oven, stainless sink, 2 recently replaced drawer-style refrigerator/freezer units concealed by beautiful cabinetry, overhead hatch, and cherry wood flooring. There is also a hidden washer/dryer unit beneath the companionway steps.

Across to port is the guest stateroom which offers a bunk-bed arrangement, with the lower bunk being extra-wide and furnished with a Television. There is a roomy hanging locker, drawer storage, overhead hatch for natural lighting, and private access to the guest head forward. The guest head, which also serves as the day head as there are two entryways, offers a large stall shower, Vacu-flush head system, vanity with sink mounted into solid surface countertop, abundant storage, natural lighting, and tile flooring.

Moving forward into the Master Stateroom, the large space consists of a centerline queen berth with cherry headboard and rattan inset, large cedar-lined hanging locker, vanity with mirror and storage, overhead hatch, separate air conditioning, and private entrance to the large ensuite Master Head to starboard. The Master Head provides a large stall shower, Vacu-flush head system, solid-surface countertop with sink and Grohe faucet, natural lighting, plenty of storage, and tile flooring.

The cabin has plenty of headroom throughout, and is a very livable space whether for just the weekend or a season in the Bahamas. That coupled with the tremendous cockpit area will deliver to her next owner The Good Life.


Kenyon 2-burner electric stove with custom ornate cover

Panasonic Dimension 4 Microwave/Convection oven

Grohe Stainless Steel faucet

Two (2) new Isotherm drawer-style refrigerator/freezers

Power vent

Solid Surface Countertops with stainless sink

Cherry Wood sole


The majority of the electronics were replaced in 2017. The current inventory includes:

-Raymarine ES128 Plotter/radar display

-4kw open array 48" radar

-Raymarine 270 VHF with AIS receiver

-Raymarine Autopilot

-Sea Ray MAPTEC Navigator 13 (used as a back-up to newer electronics)

-MAN monitoring and diagnostic displays

-Sea Ray system monitor

-ACR spotlight

-Clarion Stereo


"The Good Life" is fully equipped and lacks for nothing. Some of her other notable features include:

-ONAN 13.5kw generator with only 550 hours

-Max Power 24V Bow Thruster

-Glendenning Cablemaster

-Anchor windlass with STAINLESS STEEL ANCHOR

-Foredeck sunpad (not shown in photos)

-Bennett Trim Tabs

-Hydraulic swim platform

-Chocks for dingy on hydraulic swim platform (there is no dingy)

-Spare props

-Windshield vent

-Cruisair 28,000 BTU AC system at helm deck

-Dual Racor system

-Oil Change System

-Groco sea strainers

-MAN 730hp diesel engine package. 1,000 hour service performed.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.