50' 1997 Sea Ray 500 Sundancer


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50 ft 500 Sundancer $139,950.00 Boat History Report
The distinctive Sea Ray 500 Sundancer mid-cabin combines impeccable lines, luxurious comfort, and unconditional seaworthiness. The 500 Sundancer is designed for serious cruising in luxurious comfort. At the helm station, an adjustable captain's chair faces a wrap-around instrument console. Adjacent to the swivel helm seat is a large padded bench. The large, open cockpit provides a wet bar for refreshments, comfortable wraparound seating for eight, and a custom-engineered digital cassette stereo system with four speakers and cockpit remote control. Down four steps, the salon features a plush circular sofa with a convertible cocktail table - ottoman which can be raised to form a convenient dining table. An advanced stereo system, featuring cassette and compact disc, is acoustically matched to the interior to provide custom-equalized sound. A custom-built breakfast counter with padded bar stools separates the salon from a fully appointed walk-in galley with refrigerator - freezer, three-burner cooktop, and microwave. Portside, across from the galley, the guest stateroom includes a double bed with upper berth, cedar hanging locker, and full head with vanity and shower. Forward, a comfortable settee and a queen-size bed with custom designed sheets and bedspread grace the master stateroom. Cedar-lined hanging lockers with mirrored doors and a large mirrored dresser are included. The en-suite master head has a ceramic tile floor, VacuFlush head, vanity, and shower with a built-in seat.
This vessel has a freshly overhauled starboard engine with 55 hours, new electronics in 2008 and 2015. Knot again has the preferred Caterpillar 3196 TA engines 660hp. See all the Comments & Updates. This has been a well loved yacht for the last 11 years by the current owner. 


Manufacturer: Sea Ray
Model: 500 Sundancer
Year: 1997
Category: Motor Yachts
Condition: Used
Available in US Waters: --
Location: Tampa Florida United States
Vessel Name: Knot Again
Boat Type: Power
Speed (max): 27.00
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Designer: --
Flag of Registry: United States
Length: 50' - 15.24 m
Beam: 15' "
Draft (min): 1' "
Draft (max): 4' "
Engine Count: 2
Engine 1
Make: Caterpillar 3196TA
Model: Caterpillar 3196TA
Type: Inboard
Year: 1996
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 1675.00
Power: 660.00hp | 492.16kw
Drive Type: --
Engine 2
Make: Caterpillar 3196TA
Model: Caterpillar 3196TA
Type: Inboard
Year: 1996
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 55.00
Power: 660.00hp | 492.16kw
Drive Type: --
Fuel Tank: 183.00 gallons - Diesel
Fresh Water Tank: 150.00 gallons
Holding Tank: 68.00 gallons
Total Cabins: 2
Total Berths: --
Total Sleeps: --
Total Heads: 2
Crew Cabins: --
Crew Sleeps: --
Crew Mess: --

Comments & Updates

  • 2018Engine Room Detail
  • AC Serviced & Pressure Switch Replaced
  • Generator Serviced


  • Annual Service


  • New Raymarine Autopilot
  • New Glendenning Motor
  • Port Wiper Arm and Motor New
  • New Dash Panel
  • Detailed & Waxed
  • Starboard Engine Rebuilt by RingPower CAT
  • Swim platform removed, repaired and remounted
  • Full Service


  • U-Line Ice Maker New
  • New After Coolers Port & Starboard
  • New Head Pumps and Hoses
  • New Canvas


  • New Raw Water Pumps
  • New AC Raw Water Pump


  • New Sump Box


  • New Hydraulic Helm - SeaStar Pro Tilt
  • New Forward Bilge Pump
  • AC System Back-Flushed


  • New Impellers
  • Annual Services


  • AC System Back-Flushed

Cockpit & Deck Features

  • Burl instrument panels.
  • Wood-accent steering wheel.
  • Custom slide/swivel helm seat with flip bolster.
  • Bolster and euro-styled companion bench seat.
  • Aft wrap around cockpit seat.
  • Hi-Lo fiberglass cockpit table.
  • Stainless steel tri-section tinted windshield with electric front vent.
  • Sunbrella® Bimini Top with boot and vertical top storage
  • Aft sun shade with Slant Canvs (New 2015)
  • Windshield wipers with stainless steel washer system
  • 12v Clarion® AM/FM digital cassette stereo with 6-disc CD changer, subwoofer, amplifier, (4) speakers and cockpit remote control
  • Portside wet bar w/sink, cooler and trash receptacle
  • 120v Ice maker
  • (2) Rod holders
  • Transom door
  • Molded-in cockpit boarding steps
  • Fiberglass radar arch with stainless steel grab rails and overhead lighting
  • Opening stainless steel cabin port lights
  • Navigation Lights (COLREGS)
  • Circular skylight
  • Indirect cockpit lighting
  • (10) Stainless steel hull and deck port lights
  • Accessory 12v outlet
  • Cable TV outlet
  • Integrated fender storage
  • Cockpit side panel storage
  • Self-bailing fiberglass cockpit with gas-assisted bilge
  • Service hatch and pivoting stainless steel bilge ladder
  • Gel-coated bilge area
  • Fiberglass diamond plate floor in bilge
  • Wash-down with hose
  • Lofrans windlass Progress II (Chain) with foot switches
  • Stainless steel anchor with forward anchor
  • Fortress anchor with chain and rode
  • Anchor chain storage with hatc
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel insert
  • Integral bow pulpit
  • (3) Translucent deck hatches with locks and sky screen covers
  • Insulated engine compartment
  • 316 Stainless steel handrails
  • 316 Stainless steel bow rail
  • 316 Welded stainless steel deck rails
  • (8) Stainless steel cleats
  • Stainless steel deck fill plates
  • Ship’s bell
  • Meets applicable USCG and ABYC standards
  • NMMA Certification.
  • Coast Guard Approved Safety Package
  • Arctic White Gel-Coat
  • High-Performance Vinylester Resin

Cabin Features

  • Granite-colored countertops.
  • Deep-pile stain-resistant beige floor carpeting with padding.
  • Interior Sunbrella® carpet runners.
  • Clear Maple Vitricor® Interior Wood Package.
  • Acrylic cabin door.
  • Handcrafted wood trim.
  • Custom curtains throughout.
  • Floor storage.
  • Acrylic handrail.
  • Central vacuum system.
  • Directional lighting 120V.
  • Lighting with dimmer switch 120V.
  • GFI Protected outlets throughout 120V
  • Salon:Pit group sofa with storage below and behind
  • Throw pillows
  • Convertible satellite ottoman - dining/cocktail table
  • Upper gunwale storage cabinets
  • Wall accent mirrors
  • (2) Bar stools
  • Custom overhead air conditioner vent system
  • Washer/Dryer Combo (120v/60 Cycle)
  • Bose® Lifestyle 20 stereo system with (2) Jewel Cube Speakers and LS Bass Module
  • 19” Panasonic color TV and VCR with remote
  • Television cord with inlet
  • Clarion C635 6-disc changer for cockpit stereo system
  • Antenna and TV Coax to dockside


  • GE 120v Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Kenyon® flush-mount (3) burner cooktop
  • Sharp Carousel 120v microwave
  • Spacemaker™ coffee maker
  • Molded fiberglass countertop with Corian® cutting board
  • Sink with single lever Grohe® faucet
  • Stainless steel stove rail
  • Mini bar
  • Storage drawers with cutlery inserts
  • Lazy Susan glass/beverage storage
  • Overhead glass storage with indirect lighting
  • Floor storage
  • Power vent

Master Stateroom

  • King-size bed with innerspring mattress.
  • Coordinated sheets and spread with storage below.
  • Carpeted floor storage compartment.
  • Side storage compartment with doors.
  • Upper gunwale storage cabinet.
  • Rope locker access.
  • Starboard cedar-lined hanging locker with lights and mirrored door.
  • Vanity with mirrors and stool.
  • Entertainment center color TV/VCR/Radio combo with antenna.
  • Acoustimass® 3 Speaker System with Bose® System.
  • Halogen lighting 12v/110v.
  • Reading lights 12v.
  • Outlet 110v.

Master Head

  • VacuFlush® head system
  • Molded vanity with sink, mirror and storage below
  • Grohe® designer faucet
  • Shower with seat, adjustable shower wand and bi-fold door
  • Privacy door
  • Acrylic accessories
  • Cultured marble floor
  • Tank monitor system
  • Halogen lighting 120v
  • GFI outlet 120v
  • Power vent

VIP Stateroom

  • Full-size bed and upper bunk with pillows
  • Coordinated sheets and spread
  • Drawers below bed
  • Cedar-lined hanging locker with light and mirrored door
  • Upper cabinet storage
  • Private access to head
  • Lighting 12v/110v
  • Reading Lights 12v
  • Outlet 110v
  • Magnavox Flat Panel TV w/ Insignia DVD
  • New A/C Unit 2011

Guest/Day Head

  • VacuFlush® Head
  • Molded vanity with sink and storage
  • Grohe® designer faucet
  • Mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Shower with adjustable shower wand and bi-fold door
  • Privacy door
  • Towel rings
  • Cultured marble floor
  • Tank monitor system
  • Overhead halogen lights 120v
  • GFI outlet 120v

Electronics & Navigation

  • Integrated Raymarine C120 & 65 GPS / chart plotter (New 2008)
  • Raytheon R41XX Raster Scan 48 mile Radar
  • Raymarine ST60 Digital Depth
  • Raypilot Auto Pilot (New 2015)
  • Raytheon VHF radio (New 2008)
  • Caterpillar Engine Monitoring System (EMS)
  • Compass

Electrical Systems

  • Westerbeke 11.0 kW Diesel Generator with sound box, remote start, FWC, fuel filter, seacock and seawater strainer, 240v/60 Cycle
  • (7) Group 31 Batteries (New 2015)
  • Battery parallel switch
  • Pro Mariner 24/30 Pro Mariner 60/12 Automatic battery charger
  • 24v Engine alternator - also charges inverter system
  • 50 Amp / 240v - Dockside power with 75' cord and 30 amp splitter
  • Transient voltage surge protection
  • Glendenning Cablemaster with remote
  • 120v/60 Amp/12v Converter
  • 240v/30 Amp/24v Converter
  • Main distribution panel with digital meters and rocker breakers
  • Main DC breaker panel
  • 50 Amp electronics circuit with ground plate
  • Ground fault-protected outlets
  • Color-coded wiring with PVC protection
  • 12v Electric system
  • 24v Electric system
  • (2) Galvanic isolators

Mechanical Features

  • Twin 660hp Caterpillar 3196 engines
  • Freshwater cooling system
  • Raw water sea strainers
  • Dripless shaft logs
  • Glendenning synchronizer
  • CruiseAir 31,000 BTU 3-zone Air conditioning system with heat/dehumidify and SMK digital controls
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Hydraulic power steering with tilt wheel
  • Dual hydraulic gear shift and throttle control
  • Sea Ray® backlit instrumentation with low-glare blue night lighting
  • Backlit switch panel with weatherproof rocker switches
  • Circuit breakers, indicator lights and dimmer control
  • (3) 24v Power vents - Heads and Galley
  • 24v Air horn with accumulator tank
  • Dockside water inlet
  • Transom hot and cold shower
  • Dual 24v water pump system
  • Water heater 20-gallon (240v)
  • Sea Ray Digital LCD Systems Monitor for Engine Diagnostics and Pump Monitoring
  • (2) Automatic bilge pumps
  • High water bilge alarm and pump
  • Forward high water pump
  • (2) 24v Electric bilge blowers
  • Dual Halon systems with diesel shutdown and override
  • Crossover charging system
  • Crossover fuel system
  • Emergency start system
  • Dual Racor® Filters
  • Bilge lights (24v)
  • Bilge freshwater hose and spigot
  • Power Pac Exhaust System and Lift System Mufflers