Two new models for Sea Ray
Sea Ray has added two new models to the brand’s SLX line – the SLX 260 and SLX 260 Outboard.
Knoxville-based Sea Ray, a brand of Brunswick Corporation, says the new vessels offer boaters “next-level luxury” through “elevated design aesthetics, optimised cruising comfort and a seamless command centre.”
Available in both sterndrive and outboard propulsion from Mercury Marine, the SLX 260 is designed for both coastal and inland boating.
“The SLX 260, from bow to stern, was designed to give boaters an ideal day on the water, making it easy to relax and focus on what matters most – like cruising with friends and enjoying time with family. This model represents the future of our SLX line and creates the most premium experience on the water,” said Carrie Fodor, senior manager of design engineering.
The new models both take cues from Sea Ray’s recent design refresh, first rolled out on the Sundancer 370 Outboard in 2021. “The SLX 260 is the first sport boat crafted with the new Sea Ray design language. The goal is to create models that are instantly recognizable, with elements such as the S-sheer line, dynamic centre crease, elongated bow and integrated Sea Ray badge,” says Fodor.
The SLX 260 is equipped with sterndrive or outboard propulsion. The sterndrive model is powered by a Mercury MerCruiser 6.2L MPI ECT Bravo Three engine with SmartCraft Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS). The outboard model is propelled by a Mercury 300 Verado engine with SmartCraft DTS.
Storage has been incorporated throughout both SLX 260 models for an increase of 24 more cubic feet than previous models, including an integrated cooler or dry storage spot under the transom sunpad and a transom locker for stowing gear, floating water mats and inflatables. In addition, the ski compartment in the cockpit floor has been enlarged.
The helm is equipped with a Dual Digital Dash featuring 9″ Simrad touchscreen displays with Mercury Marine VesselView Mobile, Active Trim control & monitoring and CZone digital switching. As part of the Entertainment bundle, the helm can be enhanced to add an inductive charging station. For optimal stability and performance, the SLX models can also be enhanced with optional Dynamic Running Surface.
In October, MIN reported that Brunswick Corporation named Keith Yunger as president Sea Ray, after Steve Langlais, who served as Sea Ray president since 2019, took an extended medical leave of absence.