Behind the WheelAt the helm is a simple and straightforward layout of switches and instrumentation. Dual bucket seats make up the seating accommodations for the captain and companion. The seats swivel and adjust for and aft, but people with long legs will find the seated position rather low. On the port side, the companion seat has access to a glove box and a handy, self-draining cooler that is built into the dash. Centrally located in the sole of the cockpit is a self-draining ski locker that is large enough for a wakeboard or two. At the stern of the 180 is a roomy swim platform with folding boarding ladder, and tow eye for pulling skiers and other water toys.So if you are in the market for an entry level, open bow runabout, we understand how many choices you have to choose from. And even though the task can be mind boggling at times, don’t forget to have fun with it.
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Sea Ray 180 Sport is 43.3 mph (69.7 kph), burning 10.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 38.61 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Sea Ray 180 Sport is 23 mph (37 kph), and the boat gets 5.54 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.36 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 105 miles (168.98 kilometers).
- Tested power is 1 x 135-hp MerCruiser 3.0L.
|Outlet: 12-Volt Acc||Standard|
|Hull:||Fiberglass / Composite|
|Engine Configuration:||Single I/O|
|Engine Description:||MerCruiser 135|
|Total or Max HP:||135|