This 2005 Sea Ray 280 shows well but is due for service. Newer canvas, cockpit mats, underwater lights, and Garmin GPS. Sea Ray hit all the right buttons with the 280—terrific styling, top-shelf amenities, and a well-appointed interior with comfortable accommodations for six. Beginning with her spacious single-level cockpit with wet bar, portside lounger, and transom door, the stern bench seat folds out of the way when not needed and the rear-facing bench seat converts to a sun lounge. A centerline companionway leads to the 280’s cherry-trimmed interior with U-shaped dinette to port, full-service galley opposite, convertible V-berth forward (with removable table), and a compact head/shower to starboard. Privacy curtains separate both sleeping areas from the salon. An extended swim platform was standard and a convenient storage locker is built into the transom. Molded steps in the sliding companionway door provide quick bow access via the walk-thru windshield. On the downside, the mid-cabin berth is a tight fit for adults and the engine compartment hatch is heavy. Built on a solid fiberglass deep-V hull, twin 260hp MerCruiser sterndrives, the 280 Sundancer will cruise at 24–26 knots (about 40 knots top).