SLX 280

Make your ultimate getaway in the Sea Ray SLX 280. Exuding luxury in a single glance, the elegant vessel showcases peak performance, impeccable style and premium features that awaken your passion for the water. The SLX 280 offers improved seating, convenient storage and innovative technologies for a blissfully elevated on-water experience with family members and friends. The plush bow presents a relaxing place to recline, the optional next-generation Power Tower provides coverage from the elements, and the expanded cockpit is outfitted with upscale amenities that keep you coming back for more.

 SLX 280 aerial overhead running
SLX 280 running starboard stern three quarter

Thrilling Sterndrive Power

The SLX 280 is propelled by a 350-horsepower Mercury® MerCruiser® 6.2L MPI ECT engine with a Bravo Three® drive. For remarkable performance, the sport boat includes integrated SmartCraft® technology and Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) controls.

SLX 280 integrated transom cooler

The Ride of a Lifetime

The interior of the SLX 280 has been optimized for space, comfort and functionality. The cockpit includes deep ergonomic seating for a more luxurious ride and storage areas that seamlessly blend into the environment. The transom locker and floor compartment can be used to store inflatables and gear, and a compartment under the transom sunpad can be filled with ice for an integrated cooler. The plush sunpad offers a relaxing spot to soak up the sun, and the broad swim platform with an optional submersible step provides easy water access. For added convenience, the cockpit can be upgraded with a drawer-style refrigerator and an end table featuring an inductive charging station.

SLX 280 cockpit
SLX 280 port bow sunshade cockpit
SLX 280 power tower

Sun Coverage Options

Stay dry and cool aboard the SLX 280 with an optional Bimini top or next-generation Power Tower. The Power Tower can be electrically lowered or raised and offers a sporty canvas top and an extendable sunshade. A manual bow sunshade is also available.

SLX 280 cockpit logo projection

Illuminating Features

After dark, LED lights and courtesy lighting illuminate the SLX 280 from bow to stern for an extended day on the water. LED RGB-W color-changing lighting is available with the Lighting Bundle to add a playful pop of color or set the mood for nighttime cruises. For a feature that’s sure to impress guests, select both the Lighting Bundle and the Power Tower to enhance the cockpit with a projection light that shines the Sea Ray logo onto the floor.

SLX 280 starboard underwater accent lighting twilight
SLX 280 running stern
SLX 280 helm sunset

Effortless Control and Navigation

Captaining is simplified aboard the SLX 280 with intuitive controls and smart technologies. The helm is equipped with a standard dual Digital Dash with 9″ Simrad® NSX® touchscreen displays, CZone® digital switching, Active Trim control & monitoring, Mercury Marine® SmartCraft® Connect, and more. The helm is designed to keep the Fusion® audio system and other controls easily within reach. As part of the Entertainment Bundle, there’s also an inductive charging station conveniently located near the helm.

  • Standard Propulsion
  • MerCruiser® 6.2L MPI ECT Bravo® III w/DTS Sterndrive (350 hp - 261 kW)
  • Fuel Capacity
  • 117 gal / 443L
  • Length
  • 28'8" / 8.74 m
  • Beam
  • 9'0" / 2.74 m
  • Water Capacity
  • 20 gal / 76 L
  • Capacity
  • Yacht Certified
  • Overnight
  • No
  • Weight
  • 8,378 lb / 3,800 kg - Dry Weight
SLX 280 floor plan
  • Draft (sterndrive down)
  • 41" / 104 cm
  • Draft (sterndrive up)
  • 25" / 64 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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