Sea Ray Launches New Deck Boat and Redesigns Two Bowriders


Sea Ray has announced the addition of the 200 Sundeck to its lineup. The 21-foot model is now the smallest deck boat in the company's lineup and is targeted at a more entry-level consumer.

“We see a huge consumer demand and opportunity with runabouts that are more utilitarian than luxurious,” says Rob Noyes, Sea Ray's Vice President of Marketing. “A deck boat is more like an SUV than a sports car. The performance of our deck boats are identical to our bowriders but the way they're laid out is a little more user friendly from a space standpoint.”

The 200 Sundeck has an eight-foot four-inch beam, a dry weight of 3,500 pounds and a maximum capacity of eight people. It comes standard with a 260-horsepower MerCruiser 5.0 litre Alpha 1 sterndrive engine.

Sea Ray has also redesigned its 250 SLX and 270 SLX bowriders from the waterline up.

“The entire interior and deck mould is all new and updated,” describes Noyes of the two SLXs. “They have a completely new dash, new head compartment configuration and door, and new upholstery. It's similar to how they update a model in the automotive industry, you put in the new technology that's available and update the styling.”

Dwight Cobble, Sea Ray's Vice President of Sport Boats and Sport Cruisers says the 250 SLX will appeal to high-end clientele looking for a feature-rich bowrider. “These guys are well established at the company where they work,” explains Cobble. “They drive a BMW or Mercedes. When they hit the water, they want that same level of precision and premium expression.”

The 250 SLX measures 26-feet six-inches in length, has an eight-foot, six-inch beam and a dry weight of 5,581 pounds. It comes equipped with a 300-horse power MerCruiser 350 MAG ECT Bravo 3 sterndrive.

The 270 SLX is 28-feet six-inches in length, has a nine-foot beam and a dry weight of 6,016 pounds. It comes standard with a 300-horsepower MerCruiser 350 MAG ECT Bravo 3 sterndrive.