To celebrate its 50th birthday, Sea Ray is re-launching a classic boat from its past

Sea Ray celebrates its 50th birthday this month, and to mark the achievement it is re-releasing a classic sportsboat from its past.

The Pachanga 22 was first launched in 1969, and helped to “redefine sportsboat styling”, according to the firm.

Many readers will know the name from the 1980s when Sea Ray’s exotic Pachanga line-up started coming into the UK.

This will actually be the third launch for the boat, after it was brought back and revamped in 1986.

The version to go on sale in 2009 “combines the dynamic looks and the performance of the 1986 edition with the latest quality construction and technology,” Sea Ray said.

The standard engine option will be the MerCruiser 300hp petrol, but upgrades to 320hp and 375hp engines will also be available, which should push this boat towards 50 knots.

Vital statistics:

LOA: 24ft (7.32m)
Beam: 8ft 4in (2.54m)
Dry weight: 5182lbs (2351kg)
Fuel capacity: 189lt
Price: TBA