These days, the market for large sport yachts is specialized, yet active. The exterior play space and interior volume such designs afford, and their ability to cruise at high speeds, make them attractive to yachtsmen for whom time is precious. Sea Ray is not new to these waters. I tested the company's 630 Super Sun Sport in the early 1990s. When plans for the 680 hatched, the company organized customer focus groups. Many skipper their own boats and expressed a strong interest in reducing the hassles and headaches of command. Many also confessed that while they liked the sexy, low-slung, sport yacht look, the designs were at times impractical. Fussing with large areas of canvas when seeking shelter was viewed as a compromise on a million-dollar-plus ride.