Sea Ray Launches the SLX 280 Outboard

April 19, 2023

Yachting Journal

(Photo: Sea Ray)

Sea Ray is continuing the evolution of its SLX Series with the official launch of the SLX 280 Outboard.

Keith Yunger, Sea Ray president, said, “Last year we introduced the SLX 260, which received accolades for design and innovation. Our latest model maintains the sleek styling and premium features found on the 260, but with more space and additional amenities that help boaters enjoy a day on the water.”

With athletic hull-side sculpting and head-turning elegance, the SLX 280 Outboard features an overall length of 31 feet 5 inches, and is crafted from bow to stern to provide maximum space and comfort, Sea Ray said. Its luxurious cockpit includes an enhanced layout for improved functionality and more room. Deeper seating promotes ergonomics while seamless storage spaces, like the cockpit floor compartment, keep gear secure when not in use. For convenience and flexibility, the cockpit can be upgraded with a drawer-style refrigerator and an end table equipped with an inductive charging station, dry-storage compartment, and cup holders.

A U-shaped bow showcases lounge-style seating and foldable armrests. A teak table and a filler cushion that converts the bow into a sunpad can be added with the Comfort Bundle. Delivering coverage from the sun with a touch of style, the sporty optional Power Tower can be electrically lowered or raised and features an extendable sunshade. The Power Tower can also be enhanced with Fusion Signature Series speakers, part of the Entertainment Bundle’s Premier Audio package, and LED RGB-W color-changing lighting with a Sea Ray logo projection is available with the Lighting Bundle. At the transom, the expanded sunpad offers waterside relaxation along with an integrated cooler and a large compartment to stow inflatables and water toys.

The SLX 280 Outboard is powered by twin Mercury 250 Verado engines with Joystick Piloting, integrated SmartCraft technology, Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) controls and optional Dynamic Running Surface. Outfitted with the latest technologies for effortless captaining, the helm includes a Dual Digital Dash with standard 9″ Simrad touchscreen displays, Mercury Marine® engine data, Active Trim control & monitoring, CZone digital switching and a Fusion stereo system.

The SLX 280 Outboard is available now for order in North America. Timing for international availability to follow.