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Sea Ray unveils new SLX 260 vessels

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Sea Ray has unveiled two new models that it says will redefine the brand’s premium SLX line – the SLX 260 and SLX 260 Outboard.

The new vessels offer boaters next-level luxury through elevated design aesthetics, optimised cruising comfort and a seamless command centre.

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Available in both sterndrive and outboard propulsion from Mercury Marine, the SLX 260 meets the needs of the modern coastal or inland boater.

"Leveraging tailored, sophisticated style and easy-to-use amenities, the SLX 260 models deliver an escape from the day-to-day," said Carrie Fodor, senior manager of design engineering.

"Everything on the two boats has been carefully considered by Sea Ray in response to feedback from consumers," she said.

"The SLX 260, from bow to stern, was designed to give boaters an ideal day on the water, making it easy to relax and focus on what matters most – like cruising with friends and enjoying time with family.

"This model represents the future of our SLX line and creates the most premium experience on the water."

The SLX 260 and SLX 260 Outboard are the latest boats to embody Sea Ray’s next-generation design, first seen on the Sundancer 370 Outboard in 2021.

"The SLX 260 is the first sport boat crafted with the new Sea Ray design language. The goal is to create models that are instantly recognizable, with elements such as the S-sheer line, dynamic center crease, elongated bow and integrated Sea Ray badge," said Fodor.

Keith Yunger, Sea Ray president, added, "Last year the launch of our Sundancer 370 Outboard was met with waves of positive feedback from the boating industry and consumers.

"Now, we’re excited to announce the SLX 260 and SLX 260 Outboard, representing an evolution of Sea Ray’s SLX line and also our dedication to delivering best-in-class new boats to the market," he said.

The SLX 260 is equipped with sterndrive or outboard propulsion. The sterndrive model is powered by a Mercury MerCruiser 6.2L MPI ECT Bravo Three engine with SmartCraft Digital Throttle & Shift. The outboard model is propelled by a Mercury 300 Verado engine with SmartCraft DTS.

The SLX 260 models present a host of technologies that provide intelligent and seamless control. The helm is equipped with a Dual Digital Dash featuring 9″ Simrad touchscreen displays with Mercury Marine® VesselView Mobile, Active Trim control & monitoring and CZone digital switching. As part of the Entertainment bundle, the helm can be enhanced to add an inductive charging station. For optimal stability and performance, the SLX models can also be enhanced with optional Dynamic Running Surface.

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