When you look at the Sea Ray Fly 520’s convivial salon, cockpit and flybridge arrangements, it’s evident that on-the-water entertaining and enjoyment are this yacht’s mission.
The galley is aft with a dining table forward to port and a settee across from it — a nice arrangement for pre-dinner drinks and conversation. Guests here can easily mingle with friends or family in the galley, as well as with those in the cockpit when the salon’s sliding-glass door is open.
Owners can personalize the 520’s interior space more than they could on past Sea Ray models. Some options include high-gloss ebony or walnut veneers in lieu of satin-finish walnut. Yachtsmen also can select from wooden blinds or Roman shades,
solid-surface countertops or engineered-stone surfaces, and woven fabrics or Brisa Ultrafabrics.
The flybridge keeps the party going with L-shaped seating and a teak table abaft the portside helm station. Plus, a bench adjacent to the helm seats two more. A refrigerator is standard in the space, and an ice-maker is optional.
Her flybridge can either be kept open, have a retractable roof or be completely enclosed (and heated or air-conditioned).
The 520 has a cruising-friendly three-stateroom, two-head layout. The amidships master has an athwartships berth, there is a forepeak VIP, and abaft to starboard is a twin-berth guest stateroom.
Power is twin 593 hp Cummins QSC8.3 600 HO diesels with Zeus Drives, and she hit about 30 knots in early sea trials.
But when you’re surrounded by so much comfort, what’s the rush?