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Sea Ray SPX 210 Sterndrive (2024-)

200-hp Mercury MerCruiser 4.5L MPI ECT Alpha One

Brief Summary

The sporty Sea Ray SPX 210, is powered for effortless performance and well-equipped with upscale amenities and innovative technologies for all-day thrills on the water. Stylish yet practical, the sport boat offers a reimagined cockpit with roomier spaces, an intuitive helm that provides control at your fingertips, and features like a ski tow attachment and ski locker compartment that make watersports setup simple. From entertaining with friends to wakeboarding the day away, the SPX 210 is ready to go wherever the fun leads.


Length Overall 21'8"
6.60 m
Beam 8' 6"
2.59 m
Dry Weight 3,715 lbs
1,685 kg
Draft Up 17"
43 cm
Draft Down 35"
89 cm
Deadrise/Transom 19 deg
Bridge Clearance 4'10"
1.47 m without tower
Person Capacity 12
Fuel Capacity 37 gallons
140 L

Captain's Report

Sea Ray SPX 210 Sterndrive

Captain's Report by Capt. Ken Kreisler

Sea Ray SPX 210 SD running

Whether cruising, or with the pedal to the metal, the Sea Ray SPX 210 Sport Boat is all about excitement.


The Sea Ray SPX 210 combines sporty styling and performance, along with supplying exciting on-water fun, and is part of a line-up of purpose built and designed, spirited, easy-to-drive, boats.

Key Features

  • Helm-equipped Digital Dash, including a 7′′ Simrad® NSX® touchscreen display and Mercury® SmartCraft® Connect for intuitive engine monitoring. 
  • A full-sized locker compartment in the cockpit floor stores skis, boards, life jackets and other items when not in use.
  • The transom sunpad offers a backrest for more support.
  • The water is easily accessible from the swim platform with an optional manual submersible step.
  • Self bailing cockpit.
  • Fusion® Audio System featuring AM/FM stereo (helm), Bluetooth™, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Wi-Fi audio streaming with Apple AirPlay®2, and a pair of 6.5′′ XS Series speakers.

Notable Options

  • 1 x 200-hp Mercury® MerCruiser® 4.5L MPI ECT Alpha One® sterndrive.
  • Swim platform with manual submersible step.
  • Engine space automatic fire suppression system with manual override.
  • 5,000 lb capacity tandem-axle galvanized trailer, brakes, tandem-axle free-backing hydraulic surge disc, swing-away with swivel tongue jack.
  • Bundle packages including Comfort with bow filler cushions and backrest; Entertainment with Fusion® Premier audio system upgrade; and Essentials with cockpit and tonneau covers, four quick connect fender clips, and SeaDek® swim platform flooring.
  • Exterior hull colors including onyx black, horizon grey, Sea Ray blue, and rally red.
  • Water sports tower and integrated Bimini.


LOA: 21′8′′
Beam: 8′6′′
Draft: (Sterndrive down) 35′′; (Sterndrive up) 17′′
Displacement: 3,715 lbs (dry)
Water ready displacement: (w/full options) 4,327 lbs
Fuel: 37 gal 
Bridge clearance: 4′10′′ / without tower; 7′10′′ / with tower (optional)
Standard Power: 1 x 200-hp MerCruiser® 4.5 MPI ECT Alpha I inboard 
Deadrise: 19º at the stern

Sea Ray 210 SPX SD layout

Don't let her 21-foot length belie the amount of seating and storage areas aboqrd as Sea Ray has made sure both these important features are well taken care of.

Boat Inspection

The reimagined and updated SPX 210, showing off her rakish and sporty exterior, is designed for family fun in the sun and has loads of standard features to easily achieve that goal. In addition, there is a long list of luxury options to choose from.


Starting aft, the integral swim platform, and given this boat’s sport profile, occupies an important location for use while engaged in numerous on-water activities.

Sea Ray 210 SPX SD swim platform

With plenty of room on which to move about, and SeaDek® underfoot, the swim platform is sure to be the center of all water sports activities. Note the four-step swim ladder hatch on the port side of the platform.

There is an optional fold-down swim step on the swim platform, making it safe and easy to get in and out of the water during water sports or when on the hook or at a sand bar. Simply unlock the latch, pull up on the ring, and the step deploys into the water. When done, the step once again becomes part of the swim platform.

Sea ray 210 SPX SD water step

Easily deployed for use, the water step is well-engineered with heavy duty hinges and is just as effortless to slide back in place.

Sea Ray 210 SPX SD large sun platform

A large sun platform is also found aft and, with its back rest, offers seating here while at anchor or underway at slow-bell speeds.


Taking full advantage of her 8′6′′ beam, the cockpit offers comfortable and roomy seating, including an L-shape bench aft with storage below, along with several other storage areas capable of holding a long list of necessities to accommodate a day out on the water.

Sea Ray 210 SPX SD seating area

It's easy to see how much room there is here to move about and as well, seating areas with storage below. Note the matching SeaDek® here.

Sea Ray 210 SPX SD hatch engine access

Underneath the aft sunpad, a large, ram-assisted hatch allows engine access to the optional 250-hp MerCruiser. There is a fire-suppression system here as well as sufficient room around the engine and throughout the compartment to reach all important maintenance areas.

Sea Ray 210 SPX SD storage

Convenient storage abounds aboard as shown by this handy Igloo cooler located under a port side seat.

Sea Ray 210 SPX SD storage locker

In the middle of the cockpit deck there is a large storage locker big enough for selected water toys such as water skis, wake boards, snorkeling gear, tow ropes, safety belts, and other items.

Sea Ray 210 SPX SD battery switch

The battery switch is located in this aft hatch and offers a convenient and easy way to turn them on and them shut off.


The starboard helm features alarms for the engine oil and water, a 7′′ digital dash featuring a Simrad Chartplotter with preloaded charts, a Mercury Marine® SmartCraft® Connect, Simrad® NSX® 7′′ touchscreen display, a transducer with depth, water temperature and fishfinder, Mercury Marine® throttle and shift, power-assisted steering with tilt wheel, switch panel with illuminated weatherproof chrome switches, and tilt & trim power.

Sea Ray 210 SPX SD helm

With excellent sightlines into the seaway, and all controls and switches within easy reach, the helm is as well thought out and designed as is the rest of the SPX 210. Systems can be controlled with the touch of a button, taking the stress out of operations.

There is a swivel barrel chair for the captain and a co-pilot’s seat opposite which has a convertible rear or forward facing backrest and storage beneath. The console to port offers yet another large storage area for the pillow cushions on the bow. A walk-thru windshield, with a hinged window opening, allows access forward.

Sea Ray 210 SPX SD sports tower and Bimini

The water sports tower and integrated Bimini is a stylish and practical option.


Always a favorite spot on any boat, and given her size, Sea Ray made sure the space here could be well-utilized. To that end, access to the back of the helm, and the electrical components located there, is courtesy of a removable back cushion on the starboard side. Padding all around is provided along with Fusion stereo speakers, hidden USB, and more integrated storage. Filler cushions easily transform the bow area into a lounge. Fully forward is the anchor locker equipped with a Danforth-style anchor.

Sea Ray 210 SPX SD lounge area

With the filler cushions in place, the bow easily transforms into a lounge area.

Test Results

The test power for our day out on the water aboard the Sea Ray SPX 210 sterndrive was the 200-hp Mercury MerCruiser 4.5L engine. The air temperature was a cool 58º, a north wind of 5-15 mph, humidity at 90%, and cloudy skies with a threat of rain. Our boat’s test weight came in at 4,357 lbs., with two people on board, and full fuel of 37 gallons. We achieved a top speed of 46.6 mph, and with a 17-pitch prop, got up on plane, at 3500 rpm in 5.3 seconds. We hit 20 mph in 7.8 seconds, and 30 mph in 10.2 seconds.


The Sea Ray SPX 210 sterndrive provides comfort and convenience along with excitement and performance. With a long list of standard equipment and a selection of outstanding options, customization to fit a particular boating lifestyle is provided to enable maximum enjoyment while out on the water. Whether coastal cruising, a day at the beach, waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, or swimming, the SPX 210 will deliver exciting family fun.

Remember, life is better on a boat!