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Sea Ray SLX 400 Outboard : “The Entertainer”

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Sea Ray has joined the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with three interesting novelties: the Sundacer 320 Outboard, the SLX sea-ray-slx-400-ob-2400 Outboard and the 520 Fly. The SLX 400 Outboard has particularly drawn the visitors’s attention. ” We are enthusiastic to start 2018 with a series of novelties that enjoy their world première here, in Florida”, Sea Ray President Scott Ward said.

The SLX 400 Outboard is the outboard-powered version of the already successful SLX 400 that enhances the sporty, dynamic character of her predecessor without giving up power and performance.

Dubbed ” The Entertainer”, this model features some particular elements that set it apart from the rest of boats. First of all, the starboard bulwark is characterized by a fold-down cockpit patio that enabled this 12-meter boat to win the prestigious 2017 NMMA Innovation Award nella NMMA. Other strengths are represented by the modular cockpit and the aft entertainment area.sea-ray-slx-400-ob-1

The convertible fore sun pad can function as a sofa facing the bow or a comfortable settee overlooking the sea thanks to retractable backrest that can be rotated by 90 degrees. There’s also a hidden compartment, accessible from the stern, big enough to stow full-length stand-up paddleboards. Open-air spaces are completed by a wet bar equipped with refrigerator, sink and two electric grills. An electrically-operated sunshade shelters the area and disappears in the roll bar when not in use.

Boasting a genuine American style, the SLX 400 is a bow rider. The fore cockpit is accessible from a passage located on the left of the steering console that leads to a living area furnished with three sofas and a round wood-topped table. This area can seat 8 adult comfortably. Of course, this space can be converted into a single large sun pad or sea-ray-slx-400-ob-6protected by a shading “sail”. The complex layout f the SLX 400 includes a multitude of settees embellished by upholstered elements which can be used by 22 passengers simultaneously.

Below deck, design efforts are noteworthy and volumes seem to be apparently incompatible with a bow rider. In the stern, there is a real cabin with a double bed and a bathroom while, in the bow, a dinette with a central table can be transformed into an additional double berth.

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Power comes from three Mercury Verado 350hp engines,  featuring Joystick Piloting for Outboards (JPO), the system developed by  Mercury Marine to improve manoeuvrability without having to use a bow thruster. The dashboard is equipped with two Raymarine Axiom Pro 12-inch displays that provide fingertip control of both boat and navigation.

Sea Ray SLX 400 OB – Technical Specifications

Overall Length: 12.04 m

Beam: 3.7 m

Hull Deadrise: 21°

Dry Weight: 8,165 kg

Fuel Tank Capacity: 946 l

Water Tank Capacity: 189 l

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