Man and Woman in a Sea Ray SLX 400 Outboard, Boy and Girl Diving Into Water

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

Published on July 7, 2023


What Type of Sea Ray Boat Fits Your Lifestyle? 

Deck Boats are Designed for Maximum Room – the SDX Models

It’s hard to feel relaxed when you’re feeling crowded on a boat, but you also want to bring your friends and their kids along for a great day on the water. The answer is simple: Sea Ray’s SDX deck boat series carries the width all the way forward to give owners and their guests the maximum amount of room to have fun on the water.

All SDX models come standard with ski pylons or ski tow eyes with the option of adding watersports towers so tubing, kneeboarding, water skiing, and wakeboarding are literally in play. With models from 25, 27, and 29 feet in length, these XL deck boats feature the most seating and lounging space possible and are perfect for a sporty day in the sun or a sunset cruise party. So how many friends can you bring along? The SDX 250 is rated to carry 14 guests while the SDX 270 and SDX 290 are yacht-certified, which means there is no set limit.

Our Most Versatile Bowrider Sport Boats – the SPX and SLX Models

Sea Ray’s sport boat models are divided into two distinct lines: SPX bowrider models range from 19 to 23 feet long and are designed to be sporty, affordable and easy to trailer. SLX models are Sea Ray’s most luxurious sport boats and range from 25 feet long to the flagship model SLX 400, which is nearly 42 feet in length.

SPX bowriders are designed bring the exceptional boating experience Sea Ray is known for to a broader audience with the entry-level line. All come standard with either ski tow eyes or ski pylons so watersports can be part of the fun. Standard SPX sound systems have quality four-speaker Fusion stereo systems. Imagine the fun of taking an SPX bowrider on your next vacation. Sea Ray did, that’s why a custom trailer comes standard on SPX 190 and SPX 210 models.

SLX sport boats are Sea Ray’s ultimate expression of luxury, high-tech innovation, and style. Select SLX models have access to all the technological advances Sea Ray has made over the past few years like the Fathom E-Power electrification system that replaces generators with banks of LiFePO4 batteries. The learning curve for driving larger, multi-engine boats has been drastically shortened with innovations like joystick docking offered by Sea Ray’s engine partner, Mercury Marine.

The sport of wakesurfing is currently the hottest in the world of watersports and thanks to the forward-facing Bravo 4 S outdrive on the SLX 260 Surf, it’s on the agenda. Although SLX models are primarily designed as luxury day boats, the SLX 350 comes with an optional port hideaway for getting out of the heat, and the SLX 400 and its outboard counterpart even offer enclosed cabins with sleeping accommodations.


Woman and Man Relaxing in Sea Ray SDX 290 Outboard Boat


Sea Ray SundancersFor when boating all day just isn’t enough.

While most boaters start heading for home when the sun goes down, for those who own Sundancer cabin cruisers, the magical experience of spending the night afloat is just beginning. What makes the Sundancer 320 and Sundancer 370 and their outboard companion boats special is the amazing amount of al fresco space they have. Instead of a flimsy pad on the bow section that passes for a sunning area found on most cruisers, Sundancers have a dedicated bow lounging area complete with a dining table and available sunshade. The cockpit is huge and airy thanks to features like a sunroof and open sides with lots of space for entertainment. Down below is a luxurious cabin with comfortable sleeping accommodations and a stand-up shower and head. So, whether you are out for the day or are heading off on a weeklong vacation, Sundancers are your home away from home.        

Ready to take a closer look at your favorite model? Customize a Sea Ray and build your perfect boat today, or visit a Sea Ray dealer near you.


This is for general information purposes only. Your use or reliance on any of the information in this Blog is solely at your own risk. Under no circumstance will we have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any of the information provided.

Options and features mentioned subject to change. Please confirm availability of all accessories and equipment with an authorized Sea Ray dealer.

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