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Sea Ray's Groundbreaking SLX-R 400E Outboard Garners 2020 Top Product by Boating Industry Magazine

Press Release

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 1, 2020) – Sea Ray’s SLX-R 400e Outboard has been named a prestigious 2020 Top Product by Boating Industry magazine. One of the most innovative boats in the marine industry, the SLX-R 400e Outboard features superior technology, high-performance propulsion, elevated design accents and the orchestrated excellence of the SLX 400. The award is the latest in a long line of accolades presented to Sea Ray throughout its six-decade history by the most prominent members of the global boating community.

To be selected for the seventh annual Boating Industry Top Products list, each product must have been introduced or significantly updated since January 1, 2019. Winners were selected for their impact on the industry, innovations and how the individual product or service advanced its category.

“The SLX-R 400e Outboard from Sea Ray is truly a culmination of years of technological advancement,” said Adam Quandt, Boating Industry managing editor. “From its powerful outboard engine options to its extremely efficient energy solutions and everything in between, this vessel is setting new standards for the recreational boating industry and truly deserving to be named one of this year’s Top Products.”

Debuting earlier this year at CES 2020 and an NMMA Innovation Award winner, the SLX-R 400e Outboard delivers an exceptional on-water experience. The “e” in the model name designates a first-of-its-kind boat electrification system – Fathom™ e-Power system. The system includes a high-capacity Mastervolt lithium-ion battery pack with intuitive power management capable of powering all of the boat’s accessory systems and providing boaters with a convenient, smart way to enjoy all of the features of the boat, for a longer, quieter and more eco-friendly day on the water.

“We are honored Boating Industry has once again recognized our boats,” said Steve Langlais, Sea Ray president. “The SLX-R 400e Outboard offers beauty, unmatched capabilities and an incredible suite of fresh technologies. Sea Ray has had a long and proud reputation of being a premier maker of sport boats and cruisers, and we are delighted to be named a 2020 Top Product for our most innovative model yet.”

The SLX-R 400e Outboard is propelled by triple Mercury® Racing 450R outboard engines with Joystick Piloting for Outboards, and offers NextWave™ innovations including Quiet Ride™ and Dynamic Running Surface™. The powerful engines provide unprecedented acceleration, enhanced handling and top speed potential with rugged reliability. The 4.6-liter V8 FourStroke powerhead is boosted by a Mercury Racing supercharger to produce 450 peak prop shaft horsepower. Other highlights include an optional Seakeeper 3 gyroscope for stabilization, Sea Ray Connect™ remote monitoring powered by NAUTIC-ON™, and a communicative helm with Dual Digital Dash™ NSO evo3 16-inch displays, state-of-the-art Simrad® systems, and a premier Fusion® Apollo RA770 12V audio system with a touchscreen display, Bluetooth®, Apple AirPlay® and Digital Signal Processing (DSP).

Enhancing the SLX 400 aesthetic, the SLX-R 400e Outboard showcases upscale design elements including exclusive SLX-R badging, premium carbon fiber accents, Shadow metallic hull paint with a red boot stripe, a black painted hardtop and legs, custom upholstery with red contrast stitching, red underwater lighting and red accent lighting. Its best-in-class layout offers seating for 22 passengers, an abundance of storage space and iconic amenities like the inviting sunpad and fold down swim terrace. Below deck, a generous cabin that sleeps four creates a comfortable space to escape the elements, relax or spend the night.

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