Owning a Sea Ray is more than buying a boat, it's embracing a lifestyle,

and experiencing everything that life on the water should be. 



Sea Ray Life Blog



Deck Boat vs. Cabin Cruiser Vs. Sport Boat/Bowrider

Published on July 7th, 2023

What Type of Sea Ray Boat Fits Your Lifestyle?

The Best Boat Features for Families

Published on July 7th, 2023

Sea Ray boats are designed with sporty families in mind and have a host of features that make a day on the water comfortable and fun.

5 Genius Cooler Packing Hacks from Sea Ray

Published on July 6th, 2023

Summertime calls for outdoor adventures, and what better way to enjoy the sunshine than a day on the water? 

Why an SLX Model Bowrider or Cabin Cruiser is Right for You

Published on June 29th, 2023

Sea Ray’s most luxurious and technologically advanced SLX models have lots of reasons to own one. Here are the top five.

SPX Series - Bowriders and Runabout Boats

Published on May 25th, 2023

5 Reasons the Sea Ray SPX Model Family is Right for You

  Sea Ray Summer Story Contest Winner

Published on May 23rd, 2023

Meet the winners of the 2022 contest.

Top 5 Places To Watch Fall Foliage 

Published on October 24th, 2022

A boat on a trailer and some flexibility is your ticket to fall foliage cruising at its best.

How to Load a Boat on a Trailer

Published on October 11th, 2022

Our pros share tips on loading a Sea Ray boat onto a trailer.

How to Wake Surf: A Beginner's Guide

Published on October 6th, 2022

It’s easy to see why wake surfing has become so popular.
It’s a water sport that can be done by riders of all ages. 

Wake Surfing 101

Published on October 4th, 2022

Wake surfing is America’s hottest water sport for many reasons. 

Head System Operation and Maintenance

Published on September 22nd, 2022

Using a head system on a boat is something every boat owner needs to know and share with guests.
Cleaning and maintenance are also important so check out our tips on how to care for your marine toiles. 

How to Clean a Boat Exterior

Published on August 19th, 2022

Boat ownership comes with chores, so here are some tips on fiberglass
boat maintenance to keep your Sea Ray looking sharp.

State Vs. Coast Gaurd Registrations

Published on August 10th, 2022

Is it best to register your boat with the state, or the U.S. Coast Guard?

A Conversation with Carrie Fodor - Sea Ray Senior Design Manager

Published on July 13, 2022

Sea Ray’s first-ever all-women design team collaborated

to create the new SLX 260 and SLX 260 Outboard. 

Choosing the Right Engine Package for Your Boat

Published on June 28, 2022

Learn how to choose the propulsion to match your lifestyle and usage.

Sea Ray Owners’ Favorite Resources

Published on June 20, 2022

Here’s how to find resources and enjoy
your Sea Ray to its fullest.

Peak-Season Tips for Safe Boating 

Published on May 20, 2022


Boating safety advice for summer fun on your Sea Ray.

Dock Lines 101

Published on May 15, 2022


Properly using dock lines on a boat is one of the
first things new owners need to learn.

VHF Radio: Rules, Regulations, Best Practices And Guidelines

Published on April 20, 2022


Read more about how to use a marine VHF radio
on your Sea Ray boat.

Pro Steps To A Cleaner Boat 

Published on April 16, 2022


The proper way to help keep your Sea Ray’s interior
components looking new. 

Utilize Your Dealers

Published on March 28, 2022


Purchasing a boat is just the beginning of your ownership experience.
You’ll need to keep up with regular service needs and repairs and the best
place to go for boat maintenance is your dealer.

Vinyl Maintenance Tips

Published on February 16, 2022

Caring for marine vinyl on your Sea Ray boat is important but it doesn’t have to be hard.
Follow these easy boat cleaning tips to keep your vinyl looking new.

Sea Ray Battery Maintenance 101

Published on February 9, 2022


Learning how to care for your boat’s battery bank will
not only save money but will also help to make sure you
can get home after a great day on the water. 

What's New: Modern Boating Technology

Published on January 13, 2022


Sea Ray is a brand that’s dedicated to continuous technological advances,
so let’s look at some of the features of their models to get an appreciation
for the kind of advances that make today’s boating so exceptional.

Sterndrive Maintenance Tips

Published on January 10, 2022


While car engines get harder for owners to work on, 
the opposite is true for MerCruiser sterndrives

7 Tips for Entertaining on Your Sea Ray

Published on December 13, 2021


Whether you’re thinking about a festive happy hour 
 or watching New Year’s fireworks from the deck, here are some
things to remember  if you’re planning to entertain guests on the water. 

Get to Know Keith Yunger, Sea Ray President

Published on November 26, 2021


In October, Sea Ray welcomed Keith Yunger as our
new business president.

8 Top Boating Destinations for Fall/Winter

Published on November 22nd, 2021


Cooler weather doesn’t have to mean the end of your boating
season. Check out the top fall and winter boating destinations
to enjoy from the deck of your Sea Ray.

10 Boating Activities for Cold Weather

Published on November 17th, 2021

There are lots of ways to enjoy fall and winter boating
activities that will have you thanking yourself for having
the initiative to be a boater.    

Member Spotlight: Sea Ray Owner, Ann L.

Published on November 8th, 2021


Sea Ray owner Ann L. was recently featured in Ripl’s newsletter,
Brunswick’s free community for boaters to interact. 

Safe Boating at Night

Published on November 1st, 2021


The days are getting shorter so it’s possible to get caught
out on the water after dark if you’re boating this fall.  
Here are five tips to enjoy safe boating on your Sea Ray at night.

outboard maintenance

3 Critical Tips for Outboard Maintenance

Published on October 21st, 2021


How to care for outboard boat engines is important to understand, even if you’re

 not the DIY type. 

Just the Basics: Winterizing Your Sea Ray Boat

Published on October 20th, 2021


Winterizing your Sea Ray is an important part of boat ownership if you live in a region
with a traditional winter climate.  Follow these 3 steps to store your boat for the off-season 
can keep it looking like new and help you avoid problems 

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Sea Ray+ Owner’s App – New Trip Tracking Features

Published on October 14th, 2021


We recently published the latest version of our new dedicated boating app, Sea

 Ray+, which includes exciting new enhancements to the trip tracking feature.

Sea Ray Owner & Foodie Influencer Shares Recipe: Chicken Cutlet Caprese Salad

Published on September 17th, 2021


Sea Ray partnered with Gina Homolka, SLX owner and foodie influencer who runs and operates the blog Skinny Taste, to share a boating friendly recipe for those looking to cook up something delicious for their next outing on the water. 

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Just The Basics: Anchoring Your Sea Ray Boat

Published on September 8th, 2021


If you love boating as much as we do, learning about anchoring is fun. 

Get the basics on anchors and tips for anchoring your Sea Ray boat.

Simrad Instagram Q&A

Published on August 31st, 2021


Simrad expert Captain Matt Holloway, Sr. Account Manager with Navico, answered some of the recent questions Sea Ray has received via Instagram regarding Simrad technology. 

Ripl Member Spotlight: Sea Ray Owner, Casey Keller

Published on August 25th, 2021


Brunswick’s free community for boaters to interact called Ripl, recently interviewed Sea Ray owner, Casey Keller, about his love of boating. 

Just the Basics: Towing Riders with Your Sea Ray

Published on August 19th, 2021


For watersports thrill seekers, there’s nothing quite like the exhilaration of hitting a wave, catching air and landing with a splash. Wakeboarding, tubing and waterskiing are fun for the entire family and can make a day on the water in your Sea Ray boat even more exciting. 


Before you hit the lake or river, learn the ins and outs of towing riders with your Sea Ray to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe experience.

How To Launch Your Sea Ray Boat in 9 Easy Steps

Published on July 9th, 2021


Learn how to launch your Sea Ray and navigate a boat ramp like a pro. 

Follow these steps to make launching your boat safe and easy so you can focus on making fun memories out on the water.

Independence Day Boating Etiquette

Published on June 30th 2021


During the Independence Day holiday (and throughout the summer), many boaters will be out soaking up the sun on America’s inland and coastal waterways. Since you’ll be sharing these waterways with other boaters, it’s essential that you’re familiar with boating etiquette. Not only do boating rules help keep you, your passengers and other boaters safe, they create an environment for everyone to have a fun-filled time out on the water.

Pro Tips from Captain Sandy Yawn

Published on June 22nd 2021


In honor of National Boating Safety Week, Sea Ray teamed up with Captain Sandy Yawn, world-renowned megayacht captain and star of Bravo’s hit series Below Deck Mediterranean, to discuss the boating basics captains need to keep in mind whether driving a 19 foot runabout or a 150 foot megayacht. 

5 Helpful Tips to Prep Your Sea Ray Boat for Summer

Published on May 7th 2021


Summer is almost here! Soon you’ll be able to enjoy warm sunny days with more time to explore the waves in your Sea Ray. But how do you know if your boat is ready to go? Whether you’re a first-time boater or an experienced captain, follow these helpful tips to ensure everything is shipshape and your boat is in excellent condition for the summer.

Happy Earth Day, Boaters!

Published on April 22nd 2021


As a boater, there are many ways you can help protect our planet and conserve our waterways. Click below to read a few quick tips.

Seas & Greetings

Published on November 30th 2020


The holidays are finally here! To help make your holidays jolly this year, Sea Ray is hosting an online photo contest leading up to 25 days of giveaways. In addition, we’re debuting our first-ever Sea Ray Virtual Holiday Gift Guide and presenting a series of watch parties on Facebook for live virtual holiday events. Get in the holiday spirit and join in the fun!


Tips for New Boaters

Published on November 18th 2020


Many exciting adventures await those new to the boating lifestyle!  Sea Ray has put together a series of articles to guide you through tips,

terminology and how-tos to help you make the most of your time on the water.


Trailering Guide
Boating Terminology
Cleaning, Maintenance & Seasonal Preparations
Safety & Licensing
Boating Checklist



Meet the Designers Behind Sea Ray

Published on August 28th 2020


Have you ever wondered how a new Sea Ray is designed? Inspired Design is an essential part of what makes a Sea Ray a Sea Ray. When you see a Sea Ray, you know it. And it’s love at first sight. That’s because every Sea Ray is designed with classic, yet current, Sea Ray styling. But a Sea Ray is more than just style. It’s also designed with a deep understanding of consumer needs and an anticipation of their desires. Our staff of naval architects, engineers and designers strive to make every interaction on a Sea Ray feel natural and seamless.


Tips from a Boating Pro

Published on August 25th 2020


After taking delivery of a half dozen Sea Rays from 18 feet to 40 feet over the years, and mentoring new boaters along the way, seasoned industry veteran Alan Wendt provides tips and recommendations to those getting into boating.

Owner Profile: Steve and Aubrey Hitchcock

Published on August 12th 2020


When attorneys Steve and Aubrey Hitchcock moved to Clearwater Beach on the west coast of Florida in 2012, one of the first orders of business was to purchase a 2005 Sea Ray Sundancer 290 with twin sterndrives to experience the boating lifestyle in one of the best cruising areas of the country. Recently, when they were working at home during the COVID-19 shutdown, they saw people out on the water having fun and had an idea.  


Wakeboarding 101

Published on August 3rd 2020


Wakeboarding is an amazing sport for the entire family and each sport boat in the SeaRay line offers a great pull. On a warm summer day, gliding across the water is a sensational experience and here are some tips from Hyperlite's Greg Nelson to make your ride a success.


Published on July 17th 2020


The Brunswick Virtual Boat Show is just a
few days away! For the first time ever, you’ll be able to virtually explore Sea
Ray boats and other top Brunswick marine brands LIVE from the comfort of
your home – or anywhere you want. In anticipation of the show, and to help you
make the most of the two-day live event experience, check out these three


Pro Tips: Capturing Your Sea Ray Life

Published on July 1st 2020


If there is anything boaters love as much as their on-water lifestyles, it’s capturing those lifestyles through still images and video.

From watersports and angling action to relaxing on the hook and entertaining dockside, we’re always armed and ready to preserve these precious memories with family and friends.

Meet Captain Sandy

Published on June 26th 2020


Get to know Captain Sandy Yawn, star of Bravo’s Below Deck Mediterranean and one of the world’s most famous female superyacht captains.  Captain Sandy joined Sea Ray for a Q&A offering a behind-the-scenes look at her extensive career on the high seas. She shared some of her fascinating experiences including becoming a superyacht captain, how she has faced challenges and obstacles along the way, and which Sea Ray boat she drove that impressed her. She also shared a sneak peek of what we can expect on season five of Below Deck Mediterranean, airing Mondays at 9 p.m. EDT. 


Morning Stretch Session with Amy

Published on June 19th 2020


Did you know it’s important to stretch before enjoying watersports out on the water in your Sea Ray? It can help prevent soreness and injury, and maximize fun.

Amy, personal trainer and owner of Amy’s Beach Fitness in Long Beach, Indiana, joins us on Facebook for a virtual morning stretch session.

Learn how to warm up and stretch properly before enjoying waterskiing, wakeboarding, paddleboarding, tubing and other outdoor activities.

Which Sea Ray is Right For You

Published on June 12th 2020


A Sea Ray always performs with grace. Every ride is engineered to be agile, responsive, intuitive and as powerful as you want it to be. You won't sacrifice experience for maximum horsepower. On a Sea Ray, your ride is smooth and quiet, with everything controlled but the adrenaline rush. It's built to handle with confidence, whether you're towing a wakeboarder or effortlessly maneuvering up to the dock. Escape and adventure. Both are seamlessly delivered.


What Does the NMMA Certified Badge Mean?

Published on May 26th 2020


On Sea Ray boats, you’ll see one of two certification badges that bear the acronyms NMMA and ABYC.

Aside from MSRP, they might be the most important letters you should know about when you buy a boat.

Sea Ray Launches 100 Days of #SeaRaySummer

Published on May 25th 2020


Show us how you celebrate the summer!

The #SeaRaySummer photo contest kicked off Memorial Day and runs through the summer to celebrate the moments that matter.


Saturday Morning Stretch Session with Amy

Published on June 19th 2020


Did you know it’s important to stretch before enjoying watersports out on the water in your Sea Ray? It can help prevent soreness and injury, and maximize fun. Amy, personal trainer and owner of Amy’s Beach Fitness in Long Beach, Indiana, joins us on Facebook for a virtual morning stretch session. Learn how to warm up and stretch properly before enjoying waterskiing, wakeboarding, paddleboarding, tubing and other outdoor activities.

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