Published on May 3rd, 2023


The Models are Sea Ray’s First Boats Designed by an All-Women Design Team

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (3 May 2023) — Sea Ray’s cutting-edge SLX 260 Series has been honored as a 2023 Top Product by Boating Industry magazine. The SLX 260, available in sterndrive, outboard and surf variations, is the first Sea Ray model created by an all-women design team. Led by Sea Ray Senior Design Manager Carrie Fodor and Brunswick Boat Group Senior Industrial Designer Kristin McGinnis, the design of the SLX 260 was carefully considered from bow to stern to optimize comfort, space and function. In addition, the SLX 260 leverages tailored, sophisticated style and easy-to-use amenities to deliver an escape from the day-to-day.

To be selected for the 10th annual Boating Industry Top Products list, each product or service must have been introduced or significantly updated since January 1, 2022. Winners were selected for their impact on the industry, innovations and how the individual product or service advanced its category – or launched a new segment. Models from the Sea Ray line-up have been named as a Top Product a total of eight times over the course of the ten years since Boating Industry launched its list in 2014.

“We are honored the SLX 260 series was selected as a Top Product by the team at Boating Industry,” said Keith Yunger, Sea Ray president. “Being named to the Top Product list eight out of the last 10 years recognizes Sea Ray’s commitment to innovation and craftsmanship.”

The Top Product distinction marks the fourth award the SLX 260 has received. The series was recently recognized at the Miami International Boat Show with an Innovation Award and a Marine Marketers of America Neptune Award. Also, designers Carrie Fodor and Kristin McGinnis were named 2022 Designer of the Year at the IBI METSTRADE Show for their groundbreaking efforts behind its design.

The SLX 260 Series combines ingenuity with intuition to reveal a host of next-level features that make boating effortless. 

Links for the SLX 260 Series

Spec Sheets

SLX 260

SLX 260 Outboard 

SLX 260 Surf

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SLX 260 

SLX 260 Outboard

SLX 260 Surf

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Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Sea Ray is the world’s leading creator of superior quality pleasure boats. For more than 60 years, Sea Ray has pushed the limits of performance and craftsmanship to elevate the boating experience. Each Sea Ray is designed to make every moment exceptional, supporting boaters’ unique lifestyles with a customized balance of unparalleled comfort and performance and world-class technology throughout. Learn more about the Sea Ray Experience at

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) is the global leader in marine recreation, delivering innovation that transforms experiences on the water and beyond.  Our unique, technology-driven solutions are informed and inspired by deep consumer insights and powered by our belief that “Next Never Rests™”. Brunswick is dedicated to industry leadership, to being the best and most trusted partner to our many customers, and to building synergies and ecosystems that enable us to challenge convention and define the future. Brunswick is home to more than 60 industry-leading brands. In the category of Marine Propulsion, these brands include, Mercury Marine, Mercury Racing and MerCruiser. Brunswick’s comprehensive collection of parts, accessories, distribution, and technology brands includes Mercury Parts & Accessories, Land ‘N’ Sea, Lowrance, Simrad, B&G, Mastervolt, RELiON, Attwood and Whale. Our boat brands are some of the best known in the world, including Boston Whaler, Lund, Sea Ray, Bayliner, Harris Pontoons, Princecraft and Quicksilver. Our service, digital and shared-access businesses include Freedom Boat Club, Boateka and a range of financing, insurance, and extended warranty businesses. While focused primarily on the marine industry, Brunswick also successfully leverages its portfolio of advanced technologies to deliver an exceptional suite of solutions in mobile and industrial applications.  Headquartered in Mettawa, IL, Brunswick has more than 18,500 employees operating in 29 countries. In 2022, Brunswick was named by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek, both for the third consecutive year. For more information, visit

SLX 260 dual running outboard sterndrive sunset
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