50' 1997 Sea Ray 500 Sundancer | Tampa Yacht Sales

50' 1997 Sea Ray 500 Sundancer


50 ft 500 Sundancer

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. 

Print Specifications


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 kn
Cruise Speed (max): 21 kn
Range: 204 NMI
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Designer: --
Flag of Registry: United States
Days On The Market:
Length: 50' 0" - 15.24 m
Beam: 15' "
Displacement: 34500 lbs
Dry Weight: --
Draft (min): 1' "
Draft (max): 4' "
Bridge Clearance: "
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
Serial Number:
Drive Type: V
Engine 2
Make: Caterpillar 3196TA
Model: Caterpillar 3196TA
Type: Inboard
Year: 1996
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 55.00
Power: 660.00hp | 492.16kw
Serial Number:
Drive Type: V
Fuel Tank: 550 gallons - Diesel
Fresh Water Tank: 150 gallons
Holding Tank: 68 gallons
Total Cabins: 2
Double Berths: --
Single Berths: 4
V Berths: --
Total Sleeps: --
Total Heads: 2
Crew Cabins: --
Crew Sleeps: --
Crew Mess: --

Comments & Updates


  • Buffed & Waxed Rubrail Up 09/18
  • Engine 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


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.