This is a fine example of one of Sea Ray’s best designs. The Sea Ray 22’ Pachanga is a well designed sport boat when Sea Ray was at the top of its game. Featuring a beautiful 2 + 3 cockpit layout, and cuddy cabin. A deep V hull, and a 7.4 MerCruiser 330 HP engine with a Bravo 1 drive. This particular boat was purchased from Pat’s Outboard and marine in Kenora Ontario, a large Sea Ray dealer at the time, and was owned by the original owner until two years ago. Used seasonally and sparingly over the years. This is a low hour, well taken care of original Pachanga run on Lake of the Woods, Ontario its entire life.
Comes with a tonneau cover. Owner reports the gelcoat is faded in the blue color and the gelcoat has never been sanded or buffed. The boat recently had the water pump replaced, gimbal bearing replaced, and regular service performed in August 2019. Owner reports the engine runs perfect. Interior is in good condition, with two minor tears, but overall in very presentable condition. Boat is a freshwater boat and never left in the water. No trailer.
Boat is located in Clearwater Bay, Ontario Canada.
Recent Service: Yes
Write up from Boating World (1987)
If you play polo, pilot your own Lear jet, fly to Italy to have your suits tailored and drive a Ferrari, you really ought to by a Sea Ray Pachanga 22 to complete the picture. This quality boat is equally sporty. The Pachanga has style; style that is simply breathtaking. All Sea Ray boats are handsome, but this new Pachanga is simply outstanding. The firm makes a line of 50 different models ranging from a 17 foot runabout to a 46 foot convertible cabin cruiser, but with this boat Sea Ray designers have outdone themselves. Besides its flashy looks, the European-looking Pachanga is performance oriented. This boat has a deep-V bottom with longitudinal lifting strakes which run from the stem to the transom. It’s a real rough water design. The topsides are high and have a good deal of flare in the bow sections. Standard power is a 350 MerCruiser Magnum, and 454 cu. in. MerCruiser V-8 is optional. With either engine, this boat will top out at 60 mph or better, Sea Ray says. According to Gary McCloud of Sea Ray’s marketing department in the Knoxville, TN plant, the boat’s construction is of hand-laid fiberglass using the company’s trademarked Ray-Tech process. McCloud said Ray-Tech is a composite of fiberglass and resin laminated over an ultra-light core material, that results in a 30 percent lighter layup than conventional hulls. The engine cooling system is another trademark Sea Ray exclusive, called Power-Pak. It’s a power lift system which dumps the manifold discharge into three inch tubing, which then empties into five inch pipes. These in turn run the water into big mufflers, which look like rubbish cans. This exhaust system permits the engine to purr gently as it runs at no-wake speed, but makes it snarl like 20 tigers when running on a plane. All of this is artfully concealed beneath the hatch on the engine compartment, the top of which is luxuriously padded and upholstered to make it into a sun lounge. It also has a hydraulic ram beneath it with a switch on the dash. This lifts the hatch up when you want to service the engine and saves you a lot of struggling. The interior layout is sophisticated. The foredeck is long and smooth, rounded and uncluttered by mooring cleats of handrails. It has two hatched in it, both glazed with tinted acrylic and leading to the cabin below. Neither is big enough to crawl through; they’re just there to ventilate and illuminate the cabin. The cabin sleeps two with a Porta-Potty between. It’s a lay-down berth, without sitting headroom. There is a big storage locker in the eye of the boar and more storage beneath the bunk pads. A folding acrylic door shuts off the cabin from the cockpit. The cockpit is as luxurious as any drawing room. Deeply padded seats are provided for pilot and navigator, both of which swivel 360 degrees. The rear seat runs the full width of the cockpit. Convenient to the pilot are the Pachanga’s fully instrumented dashboard and controls; easy to reach, but not close enough to bang his knuckles on. A swim step is molded into the stern, running the full width of the transom. Perhaps the most outstanding feature of this boat is its sheer quality. The gelcoat gleams, the deck is through-bolted to the hull and the joint is glassed and covered with a heavy aluminum rub rail. Electric wiring is run through PVC conduit and all circuits have breakers, not fuses. Tinted safety glass is used in the windshield, not acrylic or plexiglass. The striping which runs form bow to stern, just above the chine, is part of the gelcoat, not just strips of sticky tape which will scuff off the third time you use the boat. Sea Ray’s Pachanga 22 will, or course, be used for waterskiing, so a socket for a ski tow pylon is installed in the cockpit sole. But the boat will also delight the cruising family. It offers all the performance they could ask for, and style to attract even the most hard-to-please.