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  • People Capacity
    Person
    Capacity
  • Overall Length
    28’ 6” / 8.69 m
    Overall Length
  • Beam
    9’ / 2.74 m
    Beam
  • Dry Weight
    7,018 lbs / 3,183 kg
    Dry Weight

The SLX 280 delivers a higher level of excellence that you'll see and feel. Upscale styling and a gorgeously sculpted hull make an instant impression while slicing through the water. Craftsmanship is apparent down to the last stitch. Cutting-edge technology makes a statement at every turn, thanks to innovations like Dynamic Display and Quiet Ride™, featuring Tuned Transom®. Captain and passengers alike are treated to smooth, responsive performance and ample amenities, like the optional wetbar, to extend day into evening. After all, luxury loves company.

SLX 280 Specs

Innovation

Quiet Ride

The science behind the silence

Quiet Ride

Quiet Ride™, featuring Tuned Transom®, is a system of technological advances exclusively available on Sea Ray boats. It reduces Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) by up to 50%, so conversations are easier, fatigue is reduced, concentration is enhanced. The natural world feels more natural, more intimate, and you experience the wonder that drew you to boating in the first place.

Reduction in NVH as much as 50% with Quiet Ride

Digital Throttle Control

Precise just became more precise

Mercury’s SmartCraft Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) system delivers effortless command of your engine and puts control at your fingertips. Performance is more predictable and responsive than ever before.

Digital Throttle

Dynamic Display

Go forth

Captains, start your engines. The SLX 280’s innovative helm offers Sea Ray’s Dynamic Display, a feature as gorgeous as it is intuitive. A 12.3 Medallion touchscreen, glass lenses, low-glare blue night lighting and chrome bezels paint a pretty picture, while the system’s tachometer with depth/water temperature gauges, engine alarm, trim level, digital speed control and more delivers ultimate confidence and control.

Digital Dash

Swim Step

One with the water

Take a dip or simply dip your toes. A huge integrated swim platform on SLX 280 and optional Submersible Hydraulic Swim Platform encourage interaction with the water.

Active Trim

Active Trim

Active Trim by Mercury Marine is now available on all SLX models. Designed to suit entry-level and expert boaters alike, Active Trim simplifies boat operation while improving engine performance and decreasing fuel costs. New boaters are immediately able to properly trim boat engines with no intimidating learning curve, and experienced boaters can get the benefit of perfect trimming without constantly monitoring and adjusting trim with changes to boat speed or when going into turns.

Active Trim

Awards

Recognizing excellence

Sea Ray is the most awarded boat brand. Ever. That’s awards for quality, innovation, customer satisfaction and for having the best dealer network. A few highlights.

Adaptable Cockpit

CSI—In the annual National Marine Manufacturers Association survey of new boaters, Sea Ray consistently earns higher Customer Satisfaction Index results in more boat categories than any other manufacturer.

Adaptable Cockpit

Innovation—From innovative technologies like Quiet Ride to revolutionary boats like the 370 Venture, Sea Ray is a perennial NMMA Innovation Award winner.

Adaptable Cockpit

Editor’s Choice—Sea Ray consistently earns accolades from the esteemed publications, earning Boat of the Year, Editor’s Choice and Notable Boats awards from the boating press.

Adaptable Cockpit

J.D. Power—Sea Ray has consistently topped the J.D. Power survey of most satisfied boat owners.

Adaptable Cockpit

Top 100—In the annual National Marine Manufacturers Association survey of new boaters, Sea Ray consistently earns higher.

Adaptable Cockpit

Certified Quality—Sea Ray boats and manufacturing processes earn Sea Ray certifications, including the famously rigorous ISO 9001 quality and production standards earned by the world’s best manufacturers.

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Design

Specifications

Interior Package

A touch of luxury

Choose from interior schemes featuring double-stitched upholsteries, hand-selected by Sea Ray craftsmen for impeccable durability and style. Color coordinated vinyls with diamond-pattern and accent vinyls (standard Espresso or optional Sand) add an extra touch of refinement.

Color Options

Interior Package

Fit & Finish

Beauty in the details

Find unmatched luxury in the hallmark design of the SLX 280. Multi-density foam seating dressed in multi-tone vinyl with a sophisticated palette, as well as leather-wrapped handles and double-stitched upholstery make the SLX 280 a truly sophisticated entertainer.

Warranty

Count on Sea Ray’s 5-Year Factory Warranty

One of the primary benefits of a new boat purchase is the freedom to relax, to put aside worry and focus on savoring the well-lived life on the water. Accordingly, Sea Ray is proud to offer a stellar 5-year factory warranty. This program, Sea Ray SURPA5S, provides 5 years of enhanced coverage on every new sport boat in the Sea Ray lineup. The end result? Exceptional peace of mind.

All 2017 gas-powered Sea Ray sport boats (both sterndrive and outboard) feature Sea Ray’s 5-year, bow-to-stern factory warranty on the boat and its components from defects in materials and workmanship. The engine is covered for the same 5-year period, using a warranty backed by Mercury and Brunswick Product Protection. In addition to the 5-year bow-to-stern coverage, all sport boats also have a Limited Lifetime Structural Hull Warranty.

Applies only to new 2015, 2016 and 2017 Sea Ray sport boats built in the USA or Mexico. See your Sea Ray dealer and the Sea Ray Express Limited Warranty for complete details. Alternate engine terms apply to diesel-powered sport boats.

SURPASS Warranty
  • Overall Length
    28'6" / 8.69 m
  • Overall Length w/Integral Platform
    28'6" / 8.69 m
  • Beam
    9' / 2.74 m
  • Draft - Stern Drive Down
    41 5/8" / 104.1 cm
  • Draft - Stern Drive Up
    29 5/8" / 74.9 cm
  • Dry Weight
    7,018 lb / 3,183 kg
  • Fuel Capacity
    90 gal / 340 L
  • Water Capacity
    20 gal / 76 L
  • Holding Tank - Optional
    10 gal / 37 L
  • Deadrise
    21°

Features

Sound System

Sound System

Turn it up

Seamless entertainment seals the ultimate hosting or relaxation experience. Good thing the SLX 280 comes standard with the all-new Rockford Fosgate® stereo system, featuring wireless Bluetooth™ connectivity and multiple media inputs so you can set your own playlist for the day. The stereo boasts an LCD display, muting feature and waterproof remote so you can control custom entertainment without leaving the water.

Enclosed Head

Enclosed Head

Head out, stay out

All-day cruising requires all-day comfort and the SLX 280 delivers the goods with a spacious enclosed head featuring premium faux-teak, stainless steel finishes and an interior storage compartment. When you're enjoying all the on-water thrills offered by the SLX 280, you don’t want to interrupt for inconvenient runs back to the dock.

Entertainment

Something to talk about

Great socializing happens when the right space meets the right amenities. The SLX 280’s capacious cockpit social area features opposing seating for easy conversation flow. An optional wet bar with a solid-surface countertop and stainless steel trim caters to a thirsty or hungry crowd. An optional 12v refrigerator complements the stainless sink to keep your most demanding friends satisfied.

Entertainment

Seating

Seating

Take a seat

Comfort is king onboard the SLX 280 with plush bow loungers, flip-down armrests, an expansive cockpit social area and a halm companion seat with rotating slider. When you want to be closer to nature, unwind on the sumptuous transom seating with backrests. One cruise and you’ll know how it feels to relax like royalty.

Standard Features

Options

  • Bimini Top w/Boot
  • Black, Toast Tweed or Midnight Blue Canvas
  • Bow Shade System (Black Only)
  • Canvas Package for Aluminum Arch
  • Cockpit & Tonneau Covers w/Canvas Storage Bag
  • Mooring Cover (Black Only)
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 1 - Arctic White
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 1 - Horizon
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 1 - Mahogany
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 1 - Mojave Tan
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 1 - Onyx
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 1 - Rally Red
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 1 - Sea Ray Blue
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 2 - Arctic White
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 2 - Horizon
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 2 - Mahogany
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 2 - Mojave Tan
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 2 - Onyx
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 2 - Rally Red
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 2 - Sea Ray Blue
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 3 - Arctic White
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 3 - Horizon
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 3 - Mahogany
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 3 - Mojave Tan
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 3 - Onyx
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 3 - Rally Red
  • Optional Graphics - Zone 3 - Sea Ray Blue
  • Waterline Gel - Arctic White
  • Waterline Gel - Horizon
  • Waterline Gel - Mahogany
  • Waterline Gel - Mojave Tan
  • Waterline Gel - Onyx
  • Waterline Gel - Rally Red
  • Waterline Gel - Sea Ray Blue
  • Air Compressor for Water Toys
  • Arch, Black Aluminum w/ Integrated Bimini, Boot & Anchor Light
  • Battery Charger
  • Bow Washdown System
  • CE Option Group
  • Docking Lights
  • Dynamic Display™ w/12.3" Touch Screen Display providing Connectivity and Control of Multiple Systems (Navigation, Audio, Engine, Lighting, etc)
  • Dynamic Running Surface™
  • Exhaust, Selectable, Thru-Hull - For 6.2L Engine (N/A w/CE Option)
  • Exhaust, Selectable, Thru-Hull - For 8.2L Engine (N/A w/CE Option)
  • Fender Clip System - Quick Disconnect
  • Filler Cushion - Bow
  • Fire Suppression System (FM200) Automatic
  • Flagpole w/Base & US Flag
  • Flooring, Infinity Seagrass™ - Cockpit (Light/Mid/Dark Tone)
  • Flooring, SeaDek® Swim Platform Pad (Matches Cockpit Color)
  • Flooring, Teak - Cockpit
  • Flooring, Teak - Swim Platform
  • Flooring, Teak - Swim Platform; Walkthru & Head
  • Flooring, Teak on Swim Platform
  • Gel Coat, Full Solid Color Hull (Onyx, Sea Ray Blue, Rally Red, Mahogany Brown, Horizon Grey or Mojave Tan)
  • Gel Coat, Hull Bottom Color (Onyx)
  • Gel Coat, Three-Tone w/ Optional Gel Stripe (Onyx, Sea Ray Blue, Rally Red, Mahogany Brown, Horizon Grey or Mojave Tan)
  • Gel Coat, Two-Tone Hullside Color w/White Bottom (Onyx, Sea Ray Blue, Rally Red, Mahogany Brown, Horizon Grey or Mojave Tan)
  • Gray Water System
  • Head System w/10 Gal/37 L Holding Tank (VacuFlush®)
  • Hot Water System w/6 Gal. Tank (Head & Transom Washdown)
  • Ladder, Bow, w/Hatch
  • Lighting, LED Blue or White
  • Lighting, Thru Hull Underwater
  • Macerator, w/Seacock Interlock System
  • Refrigerator, 12V - Stainless Steel (Must Order Battery Charger)
  • Ski Mirror, Premium PTM
  • Smart Tow® - Digital Speed Control - Tachometer
  • Step, Stbd Entry - Recessed Aluminum Fold-Down
  • Stereo Remote Control - Additional Unit on Transom
  • Stereo, Premier Audio Upgrade w/Rockford Fosgate® Components: Amplifier & Subwoofer
  • Swim Platform, Submersible, Hydraulic
  • Table, Bow w/Designated Storage
  • Tower, Water Sports, Manual with Bimini
  • Tower, Water Sports, Power Tower w/ Integrated Bimini, Boot & Anchor Light
  • VHF Radio w/3.5' Stainless-Steel Antenna & Stainless-Steel Ratchet Mount
  • Wakeboard Racks
  • Wet Bar w/Sink, Faucet, Solid-Surface Countertop & Stainless Steel Handrail
  • Windlass, Rope/Chain w/Remote Control & Stainless Steel Anchor
  • Windlass, Rope/Chain, w/Remote Control & Galvanized Anchor
  • Windshield Upgrade w/Stainless Steel Top Frame
  • Windshield Upgrade w/Stainless Steel Top Frame and LED Light Accent
  • Windshield Wiper - Starboard
  • Espresso (Beige) w/Country Beige Carpet
  • Shore Power:
    120V/60 Cycle - 30 Amp Service w/Inlet, 50' Cord & Adapter, 20A/12V Battery Charger/Converter, Galvanic Isolator & Main Distribution Panel
    (Also Available in 220V/50 Cycle)
  • MerCruiser 8.2 MAG ECT Bravo IIIx w/DTS Sterndrive (380 hp - 283 kW)
  • MerCruiser 8.2 MAG HO ECT Bravo IIIx w/DTS Sterndrive (430 hp - 321 kW)
  • Galvanized Tandem Axle w/Bunks & Dual-Axle Disc Brakes
  • Galvanized Tandem Axle w/Rollers & Dual-Axle Disc Brakes
  • Painted Tandem Axle w/Bunks & Dual-Axle Disc Brakes
  • Painted Tandem Axle w/Rollers & Dual-Axle Disc Brakes
  • Full Color Hull
  • Hull Bottom (Black Icon Only)
  • Hull Side
  • Hull Side and Black Hull Bottom
  • Optional Three Zone Gel Color
  • Standard Graphics
A Brief Statement:
  • * Not all accessories shown or described herein are standard equipment or even available as options. Some features and options may not be available when a boat is built for outside North America and/or has CE Certification. Options and features are subject to change without notice. Not all model-year boats may contain all the features or meet the specifications described herein. Confirm availability of all accessories and equipment with an authorized Sea Ray dealer prior to purchase.
  • Meets Applicable USCG & ABYC Standards
  • Mercury® Installation Quality Certification
  • NMMA Certification
  • Beverage Holders - Stainless Steel (10)
  • Cooler, Carry-On w/ Designated Storage
  • Dash w/Visor, Soft-Touch w/Custom Stitching
  • Door, Bow Walk-Thru - Acrylic
  • Floor, Finished Fiberglass w/Direct Overboard Discharge
  • Flooring, Carpet Liner, Snap-In
  • Glove Box, Portside Helm
  • Grab Handles, Stainless Steel
  • Hatch, Engine Compartment - Electrically Actuated
  • Head Compartment, Enclosed w/Fiberglass Lockable Door, Portlight, Molded Fiberglass Liner & Pump Out Portable Head
  • Lighting, LED Courtesy
  • Outlets, Accessory, 12V (3) and USB (2)
  • Stereo, 12V AM/FM, Wireless Bluetooth™, Dual Zone Volume Control, Amplifier & Weatherproof Rockford Fosgate® Speakers (6)
  • Storage, Side Panels - Cockpit
  • Storage, Ski/Wakeboard w/Vinyl Matting & Gas-Assisted Fiberglass Lid
  • Storage, Under Helm w/Lighting
  • Table, Cockpit w/Aft & Forward Bases & Designated Storage
  • Battery On/Off Switch
  • Battery Trays w/Mounts
  • Wiring, Color-Coded w/Chafe Protection
  • Bilge Pump, 12V Automatic
  • Bilge Pump, 12V Automatic High-Water
  • Blower, 12V Bilge (2)
  • Gel-Coated Engine Compartment
  • Lighting, 12V
  • Oil Filter - Remote
  • Evaporative Emissions Fuel System
  • Fuel Lines, USCG - Type A-1
  • Fuel Tank w/Electric Anti-Siphon Valve & Electric Sending Unit
  • Horn
  • SmartCraft Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) w/Trim Switch & Ignition Cutout Switch
  • SmartCraft® Diagnostics:
    - Instrumentation, Custom Sea Ray SmartCraft w/Glass Lenses, Low-Glare Blue Night Lighting & Chrome Bezels
    - Speedometer
    - Systems Tachometer (Includes: Depth/Water Temp, Engine Alarm/Hour Meter, Fuel Consumption/Usage, Trim Level, Troll Control, Voltage & Digital Speed)
  • Steering, Power-Assisted Tilt Wheel
  • Switch Panel w/Backlit, Weatherproof Lighted Chrome Push-Button Switches
  • Tilt & Trim, Power
  • Bow & Stern Eyes, Stainless Steel
  • Cleats, Custom Sea Ray Thru-Bolted, Stainless Steel (6)
  • Deck Fuel Fill Plate - Chrome
  • Gel Coat, Arctic White
  • Graphics, Gel Coated
  • Handrail, Stainless Steel - Transom (2)
  • Light, Stern - Removable
  • Lights, Navigation - Stainless Steel
  • Resin, High-Performance Vinylester
  • Rub Rail, PVC w/Stainless Steel Insert
  • Ski Tow, Stainless Steel
  • Storage, Anchor Hatch w/Gas-Assisted Lift
  • Swim Platform, Integral w/Concealed Stainless Steel Four-Step Swim Ladder w/Integral Grab Handles (2)
  • Thru-Hull Fittings, Stainless Steel
  • Vents, Hull w/ Water Mgmt. System
  • Windshield, Matte Finish Black, Tempered/Tinted Crosscurved Glass w/Walk Thru & Center Holder
  • Color Coordinated Vinyls w/Diamond Pattern and Accent Vinyls, Switch Panel & Soft Touch Dash Instrument Panel:
    - Sand (Pearl) with Sterling Carpet
  • MerCruiser® 6.2L ECT Bravo® III w/DTS Sterndrive (350 hp - 261 kW)
  • Acoustical Insulation Strategically Applied for Optimal Sound Absorption
  • Engineered Fit & Finish of Components Helps Reduce Unwanted Noise & Vibration
  • Proprietary Tuned Transom® by Omni Products, Inc. Reduces Structural Vibration from Engine & Drive
  • Strategically Placed Bulkheads Engineered to Block and Absorb Noise
  • Vibration Dampening Material Laminated Throughout Hull, Deck & Liner for Enhanced Sound Deadening
  • Bow Loungers w/Flip-Down Armrests & Storage Below
  • Helm Bench w/Slider, Flip-Up Thigh-Rise Bolster & Fiberglass Base
  • Helm Companion w/Rotating Slider, Flip-Up Thigh-Rise Bolster & Aluminum Pedestal
  • L-Shaped w/ Storage Below - Aft Cockpit
  • Sun Pad, Aft Gas-Assisted w/Fiberglass Storage Area
  • Transom w/Ratcheting Backrest, Drink Holders & USB Connectivity
  • Propellers, Stainless Steel
  • Trim Tabs, Hydraulic
  • Pressure Water System w/12V Pump
  • Shower, Transom Pullout Sprayer
  • Water Tank (20 Gallons)
A Brief Statement:
  • * Not all accessories shown or described herein are standard equipment or even available as options. Some features and options may not be available when a boat is built for outside North America and/or has CE Certification. Options and features are subject to change without notice. Not all model-year boats may contain all the features or meet the specifications described herein. Confirm availability of all accessories and equipment with an authorized Sea Ray dealer prior to purchase.

Choose your colors, select your options, see the price and define your own Sea Ray experience.

Performance

Propulsion

Well-matched power

Propulsion

Built for Fun

Make waves

The SLX 280 was bred for watersports. An optional forward-folding watersports tower combines with aggressive power options to take your game to new heights. Add a tow for pulling thrill-seeking guests, and select the integrated bimini top for instant shade whenever you need it.

Built For Fun

Ride Quality

Born to perform

Sea Ray’s reputation for great riding boats starts at the bottom, where the Grip 6 hull combines fantastic athleticism with ultra-precise control. Sea Ray’s naval architects have perfected the SLX 280’s hydrodynamics, while robotic manufacturing ensures engine placement within 4/1,000ths of an inch for consistently awesome performance. It must be experienced to be believed.

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