With head-turning elegance, the stylish Sea Ray SLX 280 Outboard offers a modern and athletic design along with powerful propulsion and innovative amenities that elevate the boating experience. Showcasing more room, improved seating and seamless storage, the SLX 280 Outboard is luxuriously outfitted for any adventure with friends and family. The U-shaped bow creates a spot for socializing, the next-generation Power Tower provides sun coverage, and the expanded cockpit features plush, inviting comforts. Everything aboard the SLX 280 Outboard is optimized for space and function, so you can focus on fun.

SLX 280 OB Running Port Engines


For unrivaled performance, the SLX 280 Outboard is equipped with legendary propulsion from Mercury Marine®. The sport boat is powered by standard twin Mercury® 250 Verado® outboard engines with Joystick Piloting, SmartCraft® Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS), and optional Dynamic Running Surface™.

SLX 280 OB Women Cockpit


The SLX 280 Outboard showcases an expanded cockpit redesigned for added luxury, improved function and more room. Deeper seats promote ergonomics and comfort while seamless storage areas, like the transom locker and cockpit floor compartment, keep gear secure when not in use. For beverages and snacks, the transom sunpad features an integrated cooler located conveniently underneath the seat. The cockpit can also be upgraded with a drawer-style refrigerator and a useful end table equipped with a wireless charging station.

SLX 280 Outboard Cockpit
SLX 280 OB Aerial Starboard
SLX 280 Outboard Power Tower


The optional next-generation Power Tower delivers sun coverage with a touch of style. It provides a sleek design, a sporty canvas top and an extendable sunshade. For simplified use, the tower can be electrically lowered and raised. Perfect for watersports lovers, swiveling wakeboard racks are also available.

SLX 280 Outboard Cockpit Logo Projection


LED lights and courtesy lighting illuminate the SLX 280 Outboard for even more fun out on the water after dark. Available with the Lighting Bundle, LED RGB-W color-changing lighting can entertain guests with a rainbow of colors or help set the mood for a romantic getaway for two. For a sporty Sea Ray logo projection light on the cockpit floor, choose both the Lighting Bundle and Power Tower upgrade.

SLX 280 Outboard Underwater Accent Lighting
SLX 280 OB Lifestyle Helm
SLX 280 Outboard Helm


The SLX 280 Outboard is outfitted with the latest technologies for effortless navigation and control. The helm is equipped with a standard Dual Digital Dash™ with 9″ Simrad® touchscreen displays (can be upgraded to 12”), Mercury Marine® engine data, Active Trim control & monitoring, CZone® digital switching and more. The helm also includes a Fusion® stereo system for the best in marine audio entertainment.


Stay alert through an on-board management system connected to your mobile device that displays VesselView® data on your device. VesselView® Mobile uses Bluetooth to display gauge information on your iPhone or Android, and allows you to monitor all engines and customize data points across three screens. Receive alerts if something isn't right with your engine to assist in troubleshooting and keep you on the water.

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  • Standard Propulsion
  • Twin Mercury® 250 Verado® Outboards (250 hp / 186 kW) – black
  • Fuel Capacity
  • 135 gal / 511 L
  • Length
  • 31' 5" / 9.58 m
  • Beam
  • 9' / 2.74 m
  • Water Capacity
  • 20 gal / 76 L
  • Capacity
  • Yacht Certified
  • Overnight
  • No
  • Weight
  • 8,053 lb / 3,653 kg - dry weight
SLX 280 Outboard floor plan
  • Draft (outboard down)
  • 35" / 89 cm
  • Draft (outboard up)
  • 22" / 56 cm
  • Deadrise
  • 21°
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Count on Sea Ray's 5-Year Factory Warranty

One of the primary benefits of a new boat purchase is the freedom to relax, to put aside worry and focus on savoring the well-lived life on the water. Accordingly, Sea Ray is proud to offer a stellar 5-year factory warranty+. This program, Sea Ray SURPA5S, provides 5 years of enhanced coverage on every new sport boat in the Sea Ray lineup. The end result? Exceptional peace of mind.


Sea Ray SURPA5S* provides five years of bow-to-stern factory warranty on the boat and its components++ from defects in materials and workmanship on every Sea Ray Sport Boat*.  In addition to the five-year bow-to-stern coverage, all Sport Boats+ also have a Limited Lifetime Structural Hull / Deck Warranty to the Original Owner.


 +Applies only to Sea Ray SPX, SDX, and SLX Sport Boats (excluding SLX 400 and SLX 400 Outboard) built in the USA or Mexico.  See your Sea Ray dealer and the Sea Ray Express Limited Warranty for complete details. 
++Applies to Sea Ray Sport Boats (excluding SLX 400 and SLX 400 Outboard) built in the USA or Mexico and sold in the USA or Canada.  Limitations do apply.  Contact engine manufacturer and Brunswick Product Protection Corporation for coverage details.


Sea Ray quality means every outing is more than a simple jaunt; it's an experience to be relished. And Sea Ray care means our award-winning dealer network and industry-leading warranty programs have your back.

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The moments spent daydreaming about getting out on the water have never been closer to reality. Sea Ray craftsmanship ensures your boat will perform for years and years to come. Sea Ray quality means every outing is more than a simple jaunt; it's an experience to be relished. And Sea Ray care means our award-winning dealer network and industry-leading warranty programs have your back. Find out how to make the Sea Ray life a part of yours.


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