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 and Boston Whaler both saw sales increases over last year.
The milestone comes as Brunswick Corp. repositions the brand.
Flagler County officials launch a website for workers seeking employment after the company shuts down its yacht-building facilities.
Brunswick Corp. will better address changing market preferences and evolving demographics with its Sea Ray brand as it moves to shut down its yacht and sport yacht division and continue to emphasize outboard-powered models under 40 feet.
Sea Ray’s new Fly 520 and Sundancer 510 Signature will make their world debuts at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, set for Nov. 1-5, and the company will host a “first look” preview of the SLX 400 Outboard and the Sundancer 320 Outboard.
Sea Ray hosted a display for boats 40 feet and larger at the Feb. 11-15 Yachts Miami Beach show on Collins Avenue.