Sea Ray has introduced its new SLX 400, designed for entertaining and cruising.
“The SLX 400 was conceived as the ideal entertaining vessel for socializing with large groups of family and friends, no matter the boaters’ preferred on-water fun,” said Brad Anderson, Sea Ray president of sport boats and sport cruisers. “It truly is ‘the Entertainer’ not only for Sea Ray’s luxury day boat offerings, but also for the market as a whole.”
For those into stand-up paddleboarding, the boat features enclosed storage for two full-sized boards. A storage compartment underneath the transom lounge holds deck chairs and additional items, while carry-on bags hold towels and belongings safely out of the fray.
For entertaining, the expansive cockpit includes a well-appointed wet bar with refrigerator, sink and available dual grills, while the transom entertainment zone — featuring a stereo, sprayer, and comfy aft-facing seating overlooking the integral extended swim platform — allows passengers and swimmers to interact more naturally, and clean up more easily after climbing out of the water. An extendable sunshade deploys electronically to add sun protection.
The cockpit features is the new fold-down patio, a wing of the hull that opens 90 degrees to expand the cockpit all the way to the water. A sunpad extends the width of the transom and features a converting backrest that opens to face the side patio.
The bow is another social zone, with a row of forward touring seats featuring arm rests and cupholders, with additional forward benches that surround a bow table, which also converts into a sunpad. A bow sunshade stretches over this zone too, providing additional shade.
The SLX 400 include Axius joystick control and proprietary Quiet Ride technology. Intuitive command comes courtesy of an advanced Digital Dash, featuring standard twin 12” Raymarine glass displays. Dynamic Running Surface boosts precision and stability, automatically optimizing running attitude and trim.
Premium comforts extend to the cabin as well. In the aft section, a queen-sized bed allows for overnighting. The forward bunk converts from a social gathering area to a wide bed to sleep additional passengers.
“Sea Ray continues to push the envelope for performance, design and capability,” said Kevin Reilly, product portfolio director for sport boats and sport cruisers. “We’re proud to introduce a new flagship in our SLX series that embodies Orchestrated Excellence on a whole new level.”
The new SLX 400 will be on display at the New York Boat Show from January 25-29, 2017, with additional appearances throughout the 2017 boat show season.