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1996 Sea Ray 500 Sundancer

  • 50 ft
  • Express Cruiser
  • Hilton Head Island, SC, US

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Twin DDEC Detroit Diesels * Extremely Low Hours * Fully Loaded with Factory and Owner Added Options * Fully Updated Electronics * New Black Canvas * Absolutely Stunning Condition....This Example Looks and Smells New.  By far the cleanest example on the market regardless of year or location.  Please see "Full Specs" and call for additional information.


Seabreeze Yacht is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Harbourside Yacht Sales.



Basic Information

Sea Ray
500 Sundancer
Hilton Head Island, SC, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Briar Patch
Boat Type:
Express Cruiser
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Dimensions & Weight

50 ft - 15.24 meter
55 ft 8 in - 16.97 meter
15 ft - 4.57 meter
Draft - max:
4 ft - 1.22 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:
34500 lbs


Detroit Diesel
Cruise Speed:
28 MPH
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Fuel Type:
606 (Individual), 1212 (combined)
Max Speed:
32 MPH

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
500 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
150 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
68 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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Vessel Walkthrough:

Entering the vessel from the swim platform and into the cockpit through a transom door on the starboard side one finds large aft facing circular seating and a removable table to starboard as well as a smaller L-shaped seat to port. The engine room is accessed under the cockpit sole via a gas-shock assisted hatch and there is a wet bar and storage along the port side companionway. The raised helm station is situated to the starboard side and has a four person companion bench seat and a captain's bucket seat. The cabin is entered down from the port side of the cockpit and into the salon area. Here one finds a very large U-shaped seating area aft and to the starboard side with countertop space and the electric control panel on the port side next to the entry stairs. A dining counter and two stools separate the salon seating from the galley located forward and to starboard. The guest head and stateroom are situated across from the galley on the port side and both can be accessed from the salon companionway. The master stateroom is located completely forward in the cabin and features its own head compartment with a separate shower stall. The vessel is white with fresh black canvas, black and gold accent striping, and black bottom paint. The interior is decorated with beige carpeting, cream colored UltraLeather upholestery, light wood trim, and matching custom spreads and decorative pillows.


The foredeck is accessed by way of side walks forward from the cockpit. The foredeck offers non-skid decking, stainless steel railing, a foredeck sunpad w/ hand rails, (3) Bomar deck hatches, bow pulpit with anchor roller, Danforth anchor w/ all chain rode, Lofrans electric windlass with foredeck and helm controls, anchor locker access, stainless steel hardware, fenders and lines.


The cockpit is entered from the swim platform. The platform features a fold-out swim ladder, Glendinning Cablemaster, shore water connection, shore TV/Telephone connection, transom fender storage trunk compartments, hot/cold hand-held shower, and a transom door to the cockpit. The cockpit offers full new black canvas enclosure, new SEADEK floor matting, engine room access, a wet bar w/ Raritan ice maker, storage cabinets, drink holders, outdoor stereo speakers w/ remote control, and features very generous guest seating areas.


The raised helm station is situated forward in the cockpit and to the starboard side. This area offers a four person companion bench seat along the centerline with a captain's bucket seat to starboard. There is also Sea Star hydraulic steering w/ a wooden tilt wheel, wrap-around polished stainless steel windshield, (3) electric wipers, electric windshield vent, windshield washer, drink holders, a 12-volt receptacle, Sea Ray systems monitor panel and alarm, navigation lighting, URC-100 remote control spotlight, Detroit DDEC electric engine controls and monitors with manual override and automatic engine synchronizer, windlass remote control, electric/air horns, Bennette trim tab controls, Sea Fire auto/manual fire extinguishing system w/ engine shut-down and override, console lighting dimmer control, Clarion helm-mounted am/fm stereo with 6-disc CD changer mounted in cabin, storage cabinets and compartments. A Coast Guard safety package is also included and SEADEK flooring was recently fitted.

Electronics & Navigation Equipment:

Raymarine VHF/Hailer * Raymarine Autopilot * Dual Raymarine HybridTouch Multifunction Displays for GPS Chartplotter, Radar & Sonar/Bottom Machine *  Ritchie compass  All navigation electronics are recently updated and professionally flush-mounted at the helm.

The main cabin area enters down a set of stairs from the cockpit on the port side. There one finds countertop space and the power distribution panel immediately to port and very large U-shaped seating aft and to starboard with a back-lighted etched glass ocean scene. The salon area also features an entertainment center with Panasonic color TV, Panasonic PV-4601 4-head VCR, Bose am/fm stereo system with 6-disc CD changer, C-Phone satellite telecommunications system, central vacuum, (2) "football" shaped opening portlights W/ screens and Levelor blinds, 12 volt and 110 volt lighting throughout, a Bendix WPS 1043M built-in front loading clothes washer/dryer combo unit, and a dining bar with two stools forward in the salon.


The galley is positioned forward of the salon and along the starboard side of the vessel. This area offers a two basin sink w/ Croche water faucet and spray nozzle, a built-in trash receptacle, Sharp Carousel microwave/convection oven, Marine Appliances International trash compactor, Kenyon three-burner cooktop, Nutone food center, Blank & Decker Spacemaker coffee maker, Asko 775 dishwasher, and a GE over/under refrigerator/freezer. The galley also has storage cabinets, a lighted circulaar liquor cabinet over the dining bar, an overhead deck hatch and portlight for brightness, and all the appliances are white in color and built-in.

Guest Stateroom:

The guest stateroom is located across from the galley on the port side of the vessel and has a double bed positioned along the port hull-sidel with a single bunk over. There is also a full length mirror, heat/air conditioning thermostat controller, a hanging locker, reading lights, vessel intercom, storage compartments, and private access to the guest head.

Guest Head:

The guest head is situated aft of the guest stateroom along the port side of the vessel and can be accessed from the salon or from a private entry within the guest stateroom. This area features a large sink, tile flooring, storage compartments, a portlight, and a shower stall separated with a glass door. This head compartment is configured with a VacuFlush head contained within the shower compartment.

Master Stateroom:

The master stateroom is positioned completely forward in the vessel and offers a large bed along the centerline, an overhead deck hatch and portholes for natural lighting, abundant storage compartments, two lighted and cedar lined hanging lockers, a seated vanity, Bose stereo speakers, and a Panasonic color TV/VCR combination unit. The master stateroom also features its own heat/air conditioning thermostat and private head compartment.

Master Head:

The master head is private to the master stateroom and features a sink, storage compartments, mirror, tile flooring, a VacuFlush head, and a separate shower stall with molded-in seat.

Mechanical Equipment:

(3) Cruisair reverse cycle heat/air conditioning units with SMX II digital thermostat controllers, 10.5 gallon 110 volt water heater with engine heat exchanger, Reverso oil changer pump, engine room lighting, bilge blowers, automatic/manual bilge pumps, high water emergency pump and alarm, fuel selector valves, fuel shut-off valves, omnidirectional television antenna, side exhaust, water tank level indicator, waste holding tank with overboard discharge, waste tank level indicator, Sealand waste tank vent filter, fresh water spigot in engine room, engine mounted mechanical instruments, dripless shaft logs, mechanical engine room throttle and gear controls, engine heater, (2) 12 volt fresh water pressure pumps.

Engine Details:

(2) 1996 Detroit V692 DDEC 606/hp diesel V-drive inboards, Twin Disc V-drive transmission units, dual Racor water separating fuel filters, raw water sea strainers, DDEC electronic engine controls, emergency engine alarms.

Electrical System:

12 volt (DC); 110 volt (AC); Kohler diesel genset in sound box with low original hours; automatic battery charging system; battery isolators; emergency start battery parallel switch; power distribution panel with 12 volt and 110 volt circuit breakers; 3-bank battery monitor volt gauge; full galvanic bonding system; single 50 amp shore service power cable with Glendinning Cablemaster retractor.


Briar Patch is a stunningly beautiful and well-maintained original example.  She has stayed in the same slip on Hilton Head Island nearly her entire life.  No expense has ever been spared in her meticulous maintenance and tasteful upgrades to include new black full canvas, fully updated electronics and SEADEK outdoor decking.  The owner is now ready to move up to a larger yacht, affording a unique opportunity for a lucky buyer to own the cleanest 500 available.  Competitively priced for a quick sale.  Don't miss this unique opportunity.

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.


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