As part of its celebration of 60 years of remarkably crafted boats, US boatbuilder Sea Ray launched the sensational SLX 350 at this year’s Miami International boat show. “The Miami International Boat Show is one of the world’s largest boat shows,” said Brad Anderson, Sea Ray president and general manager. “We’re thrilled to continue our 60th-anniversary celebration and officially introduce the new SLX 350, along with a first-of-its-kind new model reveal, on a global scale at this high-profile event.” So what can you expect to see on this new SLX 350 model that has its sights on raising the bar again?
Introducing the all-new Sea Ray 450 Sedan Bridge, the latest addition to Sea Ray‘s best-selling lineup of sport yachts. Style surrounds the 450 Sedan from its seamless fiberglass spoiler and Sunbrella® soft top, to its graphic striping at the water line, this impressive sports cruiser is sure to command attention.
Sea Ray has introduced 14 new models in the past two years alone. This explains how the world’s most respected boat builder stays on top, by keeping its fleet constantly evolving and improving. It also explains why boat buyers repeatedly turn to Sea Ray for the latest technologies and freshest designs in the industry.
Naturally, the all-new 450 Sundancer® advances Sea Ray’s tradition of forward thinking with innovative and trend-setting features like its standard Axius® propulsion system with joystick control, a fiberglass hardtop with retractable sunroof, a cockpit entertainment center with optional grill and TV, and a designated “media room” in the cabin. Add all these things together, and you could have the most adaptable, user-friendly express cruiser on the water.
Starting topside, the 450 builds upon the versatility of its Sundancer siblings with a seamless hardtop and bonded-in windshield that provide unsurpassed climate control thanks to a forward vent, sunroof, and optional cockpit air conditioning/heating. The benefit is comfortable boating in all kinds of weather. Two, doublewide benches with flip-up bolsters and armrests serve the helm and port console. The helm itself comes with a full complement of driving and navigation aids to make operation easier than ever, from the SmartCraft® VesselView display, to the Axius or Zeus joystick control, to the amazing Skyhook® station-keeping feature. Twin diesel Zeus® pod drives are also available either with the QSB 380’s or the QSB 480’s, allowing customers to personalize their power depending on how and where they boat.
Leisure possibilities abound at the large, U-shaped cockpit lounge with removable table. The aft-most backrest of this seat is split, and the two sections pivot open to create an extension of the sun pad, which has abundant storage below for lines, fenders, and other necessary items. On the starboard side of the cockpit, a big, L-shaped wet bar with icemaker will keep everyone hydrated, and owners can choose to add an optional grill, refrigerator, and removable 19″ flatscreen TV to create an “outdoor galley” atmosphere. Under the sleek exterior of the 450 lies a classic-contemporary interior, with top-of-the-line cabinetry from Sea Ray’s Cape Canaveral Woodworking & Finishing Facility, Ultraleather seating, brushed chrome accents, and optional wood floors. Ambient light from the oversized hull windows and skylight gives a natural glow to the earthy materials used in the cabin.
The forward stateroom features a full-size island V-berth with memory foam mattress and electric extension and Posturepedic® backrest, plus a Shoji-style sliding door and separate head and shower compartments with tile floors. The main cabin houses a spacious galley with stainless-steel appliances and loads of storage along the port side; to starboard, a dining area with folding table easily coverts to a sleeper. The Sony® stereo located here comes fully outfitted with an iPod® docking station, CD player, Sirius® satellite receiver, amplifier, subwoofer, and more.
At the heart of its entertainment-ready interior, the new 450 features a unique media room abaft the salon that comes complete with theater seats, accent lights, and an entertainment system boasting a gaming system port, MP3 port, DVD player, and a 32-inch TV. If it’s true surround-sound feel you’re looking for and a large-screen experience, select the optional entertainment package that offers the Bose 3-2-1 System and 37-inch flatscreen. Those two options will surely keep any child or adult happy. A pair of ottomans serve double duty. These ottomans not only have storage inside, but the tops are reversible – one side has a wooden tabletop; the other is cushioned. You can either place your drinks and snacks on the table side, or flip it over and throw up your feet and relax! (There are also hanging lockers to port and starboard, as well as a storage cabinet). The theater seats convert to a double berth by way of their slide-out base, and a curtain provides nighttime privacy.
A long list of options allows the owner to rig the new 450 Sundancer with advanced electronics, generators, teak exterior decking, a foredeck sun pad, hydraulic-lift swim platform, rod holders, and several choices of upgraded stereos and TVs throughout. Now that’s entertainment!
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Sea Ray International is introducing its very first 10- meter model hard top; the brand new 305 Sundancer. “This boat is an immediate reflection of what Sea Ray stands for; it is modern, innovative and thoughtfully designed,” said Marcel Rijnbeek, General Manager of Brunswick Netherlands. “This boat shows the hard work and dedication that has been put into it by our team.”
Sea Ray offers the 305 in three versions; with a windscreen, and arch and a hard-top. She is fully equipped to a standard home from home perfect for that weekend getaway. As standard the 305 comes with a well equipped cockpit featuring a wet bar, refrigerator and drink holders installed throughout the entire cockpit. The faucet and the sink can be covered in the countertop too, creating more space on the countertop when cooking.
There is a single burner next to the wet bar if you want to whip up some kick meals in the cockpit a useful touch, and the final added touch is the L-shaped seats can be converted into a large sun lounge area .The 305 helm dashboard is user-friendly housing a compass, tachometer, speedometer, fuel level meter, oil pressure meter, water temperature & usage meter. This simple and clean design is something new and refreshing from Sea Ray. Down below you will find a spacious cabin, featuring a large workspace and countertop with the usual amenities, a microwave, refrigerator, sink and wine rack.
The 305 adopts a new “U” shaped seating layout in saloon that fits 5-6 adults comfortably and also converts into a king-size bed of 1.90 meters long with ample storage found in the cabinets and under the seating of the U-berth. The head is a fibreglass moulded unit comprising of a large mirror, toilet, shower (with curtain), sink, towel hanger and an opening port light, a nice touch for customers who would consider long weekend trips.
The mid-cabin has been designed with a sense of privacy and central focus with a door closing it off from the saloon, once you step inside the main room you will notice a feeling of spacious feeling created by the unique sliding windows and screens that allows a good deal of natural light to enter the area. The double bed is a decent size with ample storage from a hanging locker and upper and lower units.
The Sea Ray 305 Sundancer is an innovative piece of design, encompassing features found on yachts much larger in size. The new look and feel 305 will certainly attractive those in the market for a strong performing all round sports cruiser.
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