SEA RAY® TO FEATURE THE NEW SLX™ 260 FAMILY AT THE FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
Published on October 24th, 2022
The SLX 260 Outboard Will Make its Show Premiere Alongside 10 Additional SPX, SDX, SLX and Sundancer Models from Sea Ray’s 2023 Lineup
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2022) — Sea Ray will feature the innovative SLX 260 series at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), Oct. 26–30. The display will highlight the SLX 260 Outboard and showcase the Mercury MerCruiser® Bravo Four S™ drive that powers the SLX 260 Surf. In addition, Sea Ray’s in-water collection will feature every model family from its 2023 lineup. Returning for its 63rd year, FLIBS is the world’s largest in-water boat show. The five-day show attracts more than 100,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors representing 52 countries with more than 1,300 boats on display.
“We are returning to FLIBS this year with a large collection of models ranging from 21 – 40 feet,” said Keith Yunger, Sea Ray president. “We recently launched our SLX™ 260 family of boats: the SLX 260, SLX 260 Outboard and SLX 260 Surf, and we are pleased to spotlight the SLX 260 Outboard for the show’s international community of visitors.”
Leveraging next-level features and intuitive technology, the SLX 260 series delivers an effortless escape from the ordinary, with everything carefully considered by Sea Ray design and engineering teams in response to feedback from boaters. The vessels feature improved seating to promote ergonomics and comfort. The deeper seats allow for a smoother, more luxurious ride. The cockpit’s L-shaped bench seating encourages socializing with cooler storage for up to two soft-sided coolers. The bow offers U-shaped lounge-style seating with foldable armrests.
The SLX 260 series also offers bundled packages for boaters to customize their vessel to fit their needs. Options include: Comfort Bundle, Entertainment Bundle, Essentials Bundle, Anchor Bundle, Water System Bundle, and Lighting Bundle.
The SLX 260 Outboard is powered by a Mercury® 300 Verado® engine with SmartCraft® technology and Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) controls. Show visitors can also learn more about the Surf capabilities of the SLX 260 and the Mercury MerCruiser® Bravo Four S™ forward-facing drive at Sea Ray’s display.
Sea Ray will feature the award-winning Sundancer 370 Outboard, which will be shown with the unrivaled V12 power of the optional twin 7.6L 600hp Verado outboard engines. The engines feature an independently steerable gearcase and contra-rotating propellers to enhance handling and deliver seamless control. With the ability to operate for up to 200 hours between regular service, maintenance is minimized. Combined with Mercury’s sophisticated Next Gen Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) system, Joystick Piloting and unmatched sound-dampening technology, the CES Innovation Award-winning engines impress at every speed.
In addition to its cutting-edge propulsion, the Sundancer 370 Outboard was the first model to embody Sea Ray’s new design language. Every inch of the vessel has been thoughtfully considered to maximize space and function, from the three-position transom seat to the expansive C-shaped bow seating. Available in an open or enclosed coupe configuration, the Sundancer 370 Outboard has a broad fiberglass hardtop with optional opening panoramic skylight. Below deck is a luxuriously appointed cabin with inviting amenities for an oasis-like retreat on the water, offering accommodations for four and an enclosed shower and head.
Sea Ray’s robust lineup at FLIBS includes boats from each model series:
SLX 260 Outboard – FLIBS debut
Sea Ray Owners will also receive access to an exclusive lounge with opportunities to relax, enjoy refreshments and connect with the Sea Ray team.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show runs Oct. 26–30. Sea Ray will host an in-water display at Bahia Mar North – Red Zone, Docks G/H, Slips 1–3. For more information about Sea Ray, and to view the complete lineup, visit SeaRay.com.
FOR MEDIA: In lieu of a formal group gathering, members of the media are invited to schedule a personalized tour of the Sea Ray lineup. Please contact Sara Moore at [email protected] to reserve a time.
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