If asked to pick just one word to describe the Sea Ray Fly 400, I’d choose “volume.” Step into the salon. You’ll be impressed by the sheer space and headroom. Sea Ray achieved this canyonesque feel by installing oversize windows, keeping sightlines open (no high dividers), and creating a single-level living area (no steps) from the transom all the way through to the windshield. Even better, it did this while maintaining pleasantly svelte exterior styling.
The Sea Ray Fly 400 boasts the staples that cruising boaters expect, and then some. In the salon there are settees and a flatscreen TV. In the cockpit there’s a table and settee. In the galley, opposite the helm, we found several chef-pleasing amenities.
The master stateroom forward is equally spacious, offering large windows and an island berth that measures darn close to queen-size.
Our test boat had the optional (no-brainer) en suite head for the master, allowing the standard head to serve the guest cabin tucked under the salon. Both heads have tube showers and surprising space.
The guest cabin is bright and civilized, with twin berths that slide together to become a queen. This makes it as suitable for another couple as it is for a couple of kids. The standard layout has a third fore-and-aft berth in the guest cabin, but a builtin bureau is a wise option for weekender stowage space.
The flybridge is a panoramic entertainment center, with an L-shaped settee with table, a pedestal helm seat opposite a doublewide companion seat, and a wet bar with sink and refrigerator so no one is thirsty.
Power is a pair of Cummins 480 hp QSB6.7 diesels, with V-drives so the engines are placed well-aft and accessible when the entire cockpit sole raises on lifts. The optional hydraulic transom platform is an easy choice because it can carry/launch a Sea-Doo Spark personal watercraft.
Underway, the Fly 400 is a nimble but solid delight. The Cummins joystick makes maneuvering easy, and we topped out at a pleasant 34 mph.
Once again, Sea Ray shows why it ranks high in the flybridge market by creating a delightful yacht with an immense amount of living space.