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.
The company also had a second display that featured boats from 19 to 35 feet at the Miami International Boat Show, which was held on the same dates at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin on Virginia Key.
“We were thrilled to debut our newest Sundancer for a global audience in Miami. Initial reactions to the 450 have been highly positive,” Sea Ray Boat Group president Tim Schiek said in a statement. “Meanwhile, the new Virginia Key site gave us a chance to expand our Miami presence and show off some exciting advances, including our sophisticated 290 Sundeck Outboard and three of our all-new SLX models.”
The builder said this includes a spacious enclosed sunroom that seamlessly connects to the cockpit and features an electronically opening skylight and gourmet-ready galley. Below, living quarters include a full-beam master stateroom and an additional forward stateroom, each with its own head.
Visitors to the brand’s Virginia Key display were invited to take an immersive virtual reality tour through “The SLX Experience.” Sea Ray said a high-end, virtual reality headset put viewers aboard the vessel in high definition and took them on a spirited ride behind the vessel on a wakeboard.
“Virtual reality technology has played an integral role in the introduction of our groundbreaking SLX models. We sought a way to give boaters a taste of The SLX Experience, one that would be more immersive than simply climbing onto the boats, and we found it in virtual reality,” Schiek said.
“These are truly impressive boats — the result of carefully orchestrated excellence — with a host of cutting-edge features that work in harmony to go above and beyond expectations. And the addition of our new 290 Sundeck Outboard, a marriage of Sea Ray craftsmanship, signature style and premium outboard power provided further evidence of our commitment to next-level boating.”