Sea Ray president Tim Schiek and his kids get their love of water honestly.
Sea Ray builds more than 35 models of fiberglass boats, including sportboats from 19 to 30 feet, sport cruisers from 24 to 37 feet, sport yachts from 41 to 51 feet and yachts from 52 to 61 feet. Founded in Detroit in 1959 by C.N. Ray, the company was bought by Brunswick Boat Group in 1986 and is based in Knoxville, Tenn. With nine manufacturing facilities around the world, the company has about 450 dealers on six of the world’s seven continents.
Sea Ray will unveil six new boats that span the manufacturer’s lineup at various shows this fall.
Sea Ray will have a larger display this year at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016 in September and will debut its latest L-Class model — the L590 — for the European market.
Sea Ray hosted a display for boats 40 feet and larger at the Feb. 11-15 Yachts Miami Beach show on Collins Avenue, where the 450 Sundancer made its world premiere.
Sea Ray Boats named Scott Ward as senior vice president and general manager of the sport yacht and yacht category.
The Sea Ray 400 Sundancer is making its official European debut at the Düsseldorf International Boat Show, which opened last weekend and will continue through Sunday.
Sea Ray congratulated its dealership network for a successful 2015, a year that included the introduction of several new boats, including the new L590, 400 Sundancer and 400 Fly, and the announcement of a new revitalized Sea Ray Owners Club.
Five new Sea Ray sportboat models made their global premiere last week at the New York Boat Show, including four new SLX models and an addition to the Sundeck line.
Sea Ray’s 400 Sundancer will make its European debut in January at the Dusseldorf International Boat Show.
Sea Ray will debut its new 400 Fly at the Nov. 5-9 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.