Sea Ray plans 2017 model debuts for fall shows

Sea Ray will unveil six new boats that span the manufacturer’s lineup at various shows this fall.
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Sea Ray will unveil six new boats that span the manufacturer’s lineup at various shows this fall.

The company will bring new features to its lineup, including new sport boat propulsion options, new flybridge and coupe cruiser models and a new L-Class yacht.

“We have set the stage for a phenomenal model year 2017,” Sea Ray president Tim Schiek said in a statement. “There are some truly innovative boats about to make their public debut, boats that address customer needs and preferences in exciting new ways. We eagerly anticipate the fall season and the year ahead.”

The 460 Fly will make its world debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Nov. 3-7. The Fly 460’s expanded flybridge features a social layout with seating, storage, a teak dining table, and options including a grill, sink and refrigerator. A full-canvas hardtop is optional, and is available with and without a skylight.

The 460 Fly will make its debut in Fort Lauderdale

The 460 Fly will make its debut in Fort Lauderdale

“The Fly 460 is a worthy addition to our award-winning lineup,” said Scott Ward, senior vice president and general manager of Sea Ray Sport Yachts and Yachts. “It’s everything our customers love about Sea Ray sport yachts, in an outstanding flybridge package.”

The Sundancer 460 will make her debut Oct. 13-16 at the Annapolis Powerboat Show, followed by the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Nov. 3-7 and the Atlantic City Boat Show March 1-5.

“The Sundancer 460 promises to serve the needs of a diverse range of boaters, blending acclaimed Sea Ray craftsmanship with a tasteful, modern aesthetic,” Schiek said. “From the full-beam master stateroom, to the expansive and sunlit salon, to the highly social cockpit, the Sundancer 460 delivers on Sea Ray’s promise of better boating.”

The new L-Class yacht, the L550 Fly, will also make its debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “We’re thrilled to introduce the L550 Fly in Fort Lauderdale,” Ward said. “With its luxurious modern styling, exquisite lines, superior performance and effortless livability, the new L550 Fly is a fitting addition to the L-Class line-up and an enticing new option for yacht customers.”

The Sundancer 350 Coupe will make its world debut at the Fort Lauderdale show, featuring a large sunroof and opening side windows, two staterooms belowdeck and a new enclosed shower.

The Sundance 350 Coupe

The Sundance 350 Coupe

The final two models, both to be introduced at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, are the SLX 350 Outboard and the SLX 310 Outboard.

The SLX 350 OB, Sea Ray’s first model with triple outboard propulsion, features “Next Wave innovations” such as quiet ride technology, Axius joystick and tuned transom.

“Sea Ray is proud to offer boaters more freedom — freedom to select the layout, the power configuration and the features that best suit their boating environment and lifestyle,” said Brad Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of Sea Ray Sport Boats and Sport Cruisers. “The SLX 350 Outboard delivers all the premium benefits of the beloved SLX 350, along with cutting-edge Mercury Verado outboard power.”

Sea Ray’s first boat with triple outboards, the SLX 350 Outboard, will be introduced in Fort Lauderdale.

Sea Ray’s first boat with triple outboards, the SLX 350 Outboard, will be introduced in Fort Lauderdale.

Sea Ray features another outboard option this year with the world premiere of the SLX 310 OB.

“Sea Ray continues to push the envelope for performance, design and capability,” said Schiek. “The coming model year line-up will demonstrate our commitment to innovations that our customers will thoroughly enjoy.”

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