The Sea Ray 182 Bow Rider will be a nice addition to any fleet, no matter where you do your boating. Her crisp, uncluttered lines are timeless, not over the top like some of her more flashy competitors. This model should continue to grace any dock for years to come and is perfect for a Sunday sprint around the lake or a joy ride down the bay.
Draft ranges from 1 foot, 6 inches with the drive up to 3 feet with the drive down, making the 182 a nice platform to tuck back in a secluded cove while dropping the lunch hook.
The cockpit has two swivel bucket seats, beverage holders, marine-grade carpet, a lockable glove box and a Clarion stereo. A bimini is optional.
For water sport enthusiasts, the 182 has a stainless-steel tow eye and an integral swim platform with swim ladder. The cockpit sole houses a deep compartment with mildew-resistant vinyl matting for easy ski and kneeboard stowage. A sunpad is abaft the after bench seat. Engine access is under the sunpad.
Piloting the 182 should be fun and comfortable thanks to well-arranged instrumentation; weatherproof, illuminated rocker switches; and power tilt and trim steering. Guests can enjoy the ride from the molded bowrider seating with backrests. Additional stowage is below the seating.
Standard power is a 190 hp 4.3L alpha I MCM sterndrive, providing spirited performance.
Sea Ray Boats, (800) SR-Boats; www.searay.com.