TURN UP THE VOL­UME

Sea Ray’s Fly 400 has a sur­pris­ing amount of in­te­rior space and a knack for ver­sa­til­ity.

Yachting - - SEA RAY FLY 400 CURRENTS - By Chris Caswell

’m go­ing to give away some sen­si­tive in­for­ma­tion here, but only be­cause it’s vi­tal to my point: I tested my first Sea Ray in 1973. That en­tire boat would have fit in the sa­lon of the Sea Ray Fly 400, with space left over. Space is the right word too, be­cause that’s what this 40-footer is all about. The sa­lon is high, wide and bright, with plenty of room to sa­vor life afloat. The in­te­rior is airy, with over­size win­dows and triple-pane slid­ing doors that turn the

Icock­pit into an ex­ten­sion of the in­te­rior. The Fly 400 is all about flow, be­cause (un­like that itsy 1973 model) the boat is easy to move around. Hav­ing one level from the for­ward helm to the tran­som means there’s nowhere to stum­ble.

The en­ter­tain­ing area in the sa­lon has an L-shaped couch with has­sock so guests can en­joy ball games on the TV in the cor­ner, while the cock­pit has a lounge with ta­ble. The gal­ley is to port and has a two-burner stove, Isotherm The op­tional ex­tended hy­draulic swim plat­form serves as a “teak beach” for swim­ming and a wide plat­form for board­ing, plus it can stow, launch and re­trieve a three-per­son Sea-Doo Spark per­sonal watercraft.

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