Sea Ray rolls out its new models and Trade Only executive editor Chris Landry takes a look at the new offerings.
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.
Consumers find them fun to drive — that’s the obvious appeal of jetboats. They are quick, responsive and maneuverable. But Brad Anderson, vice president of marketing and planning for the Brunswick Recreational Boat Group, told me at this week’s Sea Ray press event in Vonore, Tenn., that the jetboat offers much more than a high…more
Sea Ray this morning introduced six sportboats — including two jetboats — at a press event at its facility in Vonore, Tenn. “The opportunity for Sea Ray is to marry a true sportboat experience with jetboat propulsion — something we think has been missing from the market,” Brunswick Boat Group vice president of marketing Matt…more
Brunswick confident a technology-driven ‘new normal’ can transform the boating experience Brunswick Boat Group president Andy Graves is calling Sea Ray’s Next Wave initiative a “commitment to redefine the boating experience through every platform.” Sea Ray introduced seven new boats for model-year 2013 in Miami. The lineup includes the 370 Venture, which won the National…more
Former Sea Ray president Rob Parmentier joined CGI North America as senior vice president of marketing and business development. “I am very excited to still be a part of the marine industry, especially joining one of the largest banks in the world. I plan to utilize my skills and knowledge to advance CGI North America’s…more
MIAMI BEACH — Sea Ray introduced seven new boats for model-year 2013, including the 370 Venture, which won the NMMA Innovation Award in the power category Thursday at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail, as well as Boating magazine’s Boat of the Year Award. The brand is bringing what it calls…more
Sea Ray unveiled its new 21 Jet, the first in a new jetboat series, the company announced Friday. The boat is 21 feet, 6 inches, has an 8-foot, 6-inch beam and is available in five choices of two-tone gelcoat in addition to a black hull bottom option and graphics upgrades, Sea Ray said. The helm…more
Sea Ray’s 370 Venture was named “Boat of the Year 2012″ by the editors of Boating magazine. “I’m happy to accept this award on behalf of our designers, engineers and craftsmen, who are truly the best at what they do,” Sea Ray president Rob Parmentier said in a statement. “We have been overwhelmed by the…more
Sea Ray announced that 26 of its dealers were recognized by Boating Industry magazine when it released its 2012 list of Top 100 Dealers in North America. Among the notable achievements by Sea Ray dealers, Boating Industry noted that Port Harbor Marine of South Portland, Maine, was chosen as the Best Place to Work and…more
All of the workers at the plant that Sea Ray Boats recently announced will close have been offered jobs at other plants. That’s according to Sea Ray president Rob Parmentier, who told Soundings Trade Only that the company hoped to hire staff elsewhere after the Knoxville, Tenn., plant closed at the end of the year.…more