CAPTIVA, Fla. — Sea Ray brought its best customers, top dealers and select media to an end-of-the-year yacht expo in Florida during the weekend to promote and sell its new product lines, especially the new L Class line of 590s and 650s.
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.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Sea Ray brought its A-game to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show again this year, displaying 11 boats new to the show in four categories, including the new L Class 650 Fly and the first model in the builder’s new SPX series, the SPX 19.
Chapman Marine Group will carry Sea Ray boats at its new location in Sydney Harbor, Australia.
Sea Ray will debut six new models at two venues at the Oct. 30-Nov. 3 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Sea Ray executives presented the C.N. Ray Award to MarineMax CEO Bill McGill — only the third time in 15 years the award has been bestowed —and recognized other top performers in the dealer group at a gala that took place during the annual meeting in Knoxville, Tenn.
Well-known marine trainer JD Schmid joined Sea Ray as director of product training.
Sea Ray has made Seakeeper gyro stabilizers standard equipment on its flagship L650 Fly.
Sea Ray introduced the new L-Class 650 Fly at the 2014 Miami International Boat Show in February and recently the video team from Trade Only Today attended an exclusive showing of the yacht during its multistate tour up the East Coast.
Following the recent introduction of a new yacht series — the L-Class — Sea Ray announced several infrastructure improvements at its Palm Coast manufacturing facility during a waterfront ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday.
MIAMI — Sea Ray launched a fleet of luxury motoryachts Friday at the Yacht & Brokerage Show with the introduction of the L650 Fly, a two-bridge vessel powered with twin Caterpillar diesels mated to a joystick system by Glendinning.