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Sea Ray 280 SLX

Specifications

Name: 280 SLX
Length: 28'6"
Hull Type: Deep-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 90 gals.
Model Years: 2016—2019
Draft: --
Beam: 9'1"
Water Capacity: 20 gals.
Waste Capacity: 10 gals
Length w/ Pulpit: --
With seating for over a dozen passengers, the Sea Ray 280 SLX is a fun-on-the-water party platform with enough eye appeal to stop traffic on nearly any dock. Upscale styling and a sculpted hull make an instant impression, and Sea Ray’s signature craftsmanship is on display from bow to stern. Built on a solid fiberglass hull with a 9-foot beam, the exotic options of the 280 SLX—submersible hydraulic swim platform, folding power tower, air compressor, etc.—can take an already sporty price to nose bleed levels. Creature comforts abound beginning at the bow where form fitting lounge seats allow passengers to stretch out and relax and extending to the stern where the rear sun pad has adjustable cushions that lift to create backrests. An L-shaped cockpit lounge reaches across the stern and along the port side, and a facing bench seat extends from the transom walk-thru ahead to the double-wide helm seat. The port console head compartment includes a sink and pullout shower. At the helm, Sea Ray’s digital “Dynamic Display” offers touch-screen controls for of all the boat’s systems including engine and navigation information. A single 350hp 6.2L MerCruiser I/O delivers a top speed of nearly 40 knots.

Overview

Seductive (and expensive) sport cuddy introduced in 1996 is stylish, fast, loaded with features.

Features

Well-appointed cockpit boasts back-to-back companion seat, rear U-lounge with table, wet bar with cooler. Filler cushion turns aft seating into sun pad. Upscale cabin with sitting headroom, enclosed head with shower, convertible dinette sleeps two.

Comments

Aft cockpit seat rises electrically for engine access. Fit and finish is well above average.

Performance

Twin 260hp MerCruiser sterndrives deliver a top speed of around 45 knots.