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Tuesday Aug 14, 2018

#10311: 1995 23.2' Sea Ray 230 Sundancer Cruiser (Hurricane Irma)
Inventory ID: 10311 Location: Largo, FL
Year:  1995 Length:  23.2'
Make:  Sea Ray Model:  230
Height: N/A Beam: 8.0
Draft: 2 Displacement: 4300
Hull Material: Fiberglass HIN: SERV1488G495
Engines: Single Mercruiser 5.0L Gas Inboard/Outboard Engine. Engine submerged. Engine not preserved. The engine was flooded with rainwater. Starter attempts to turn engine but it is locked. Oil level was good. No action was taken to unlock the engine. Noticeable corrosion was found in the intake manifold indicating the engine was filled with water. Conversely, the electrical components in the engine compartment do not appear to have been affected. When power was applied the starter it attempted to engage and crank the engine. However, the engine is either hydro-locked or seized. < The prop is missing. >
Transmission: Transmission submerged, visually appears serviceable but not tested, condition unknown. The after market outdrive appears serviceable but was not tested.
Generator/Battery: There is no generator. Batteries missing. Temporarily installed batteries for testing purposes. No charger found.
Electronics: Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF turns on but was not able to receive a test message. The chart plotter/depth sounder has been removed. The compass has lost its oil. Stereo is missing the faceplate and has notable wires hanging from it behind the dash. Lowrance depth gauge inoperable.
Ground Tackle: There is no windlass.
Rigging: There is no canvas.
Head: Porta-Pottie with internal holding tank and pump out connection, not tested.
Galley: Galley with sink, unknown brand ice box, Kenyon single burner alcohol stove, no appliances tested. Interior with galley and two staterooms. Upholstery in poor condition, cushions missing for both berths, curtains torn and eroded. Headliner in fair condition, no notable damage.
Trailer: Trailer not included.
Shipping: This item is for Pick-up Only
Shipping Information: Item sold "where is". Assistance with shipping is generally available; however, buyer is responsible for costs of preparing item for shipment and charges for loading vessel onto trailer or transport.
Description: This 1995 23.2' Sea Ray 230 Sundancer Cruiser (Hurricane Irma) partially submerged by rainwater during hurricane. Hull in fair condition with chalky gelcoat. There is no damage noted on the hull. However, all gelcoat surfaces are chalky and porous. According to reports, the vessel was filled with rainwater to deck level. No water line was found. Some cushions from the cabin V-berth are missing. The cabin deck hatch arms are broken. The shore power was not tested. No battery charger or inverter was found. The cockpit rod holders and Bimini top have been removed. The rear seat is missing its cushion. The mid cabin has no cushions. The forward cabin cushions were worn out and removed to clean the cabin. Blower operates without switch action and has a blown bushing causing excessive noise whenever there is power to the vessel. The windshield wiper turns on but doesn't move blade. The horn has been removed. The navigation lights don't operate via the dash switch. The courtesy lights don't operate via the dash switch. The rear seat is missing its cushion. The mid cabin has no cushions. The forward cabin cushions were worn out and removed to clean the cabin. Not all equipment could be tested as no power to vessel at time of inspection.


  • Gauges and controls in poor condition. Control operates cables but is disassembled, parts not inventoried. Trim doesn't work via switch and gauge is not readable. Volt and fuel gauge operate. Speedometer, oil pressure, temperature, and tachometer could not be tested due to engine condition.
  • Rubrail in good condition for age
  • Swim ladder in good condition, no damage noted
  • Swim platform in good condition, no damage noted
  • Transom shower in poor condition, broken, missing parts.
  • Trim tabs, Bennett, in good condition, Bennett system operates each tab via cash switch.
  • Upholstery, exterior, faded, cracked and covered in mildew. The backing on the cushion near the swim platform is destroyed.
  • Washdown: fresh water, in poor condition
  • Windshield in good condition for age.
  • Other windows: Port lights in cabin are cloudy.

    Florida 6% state sales tax will apply for Florida residents.

    Storage charges will accrue after the 10 day grace period. Loading fees will apply if no trailer included. Buyer is responsible for loading fees.

    Boat stands are not included.

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