New Sea Ray 230 SLX Wake named “Top Product 2017”
Sea Ray’s new SLX-W 230 wake sports boat has been named one of Boating Industry magazine’s Top Products for 2017. Editors of Boating Industry selected the 2017 Top Products based on factors including innovation, impact on the industry, and how each product advanced its category.
“We’re honored to be selected as a Top Product winner. It’s further affirmation of Sea Ray’s commitment to bringing a bold vision of boating to life,” said Brad Anderson, president and general manager of Sea Ray Sport Boats and Sport Cruisers. “The SLX-W 230 provides customers with an exciting new choice: A luxury wake sports boat that delivers incredible performance and enjoyment with nothing sacrificed. It’s truly the most versatile boat in the market.”
The SLX-W’s perfect surfing wakes come courtesy of the boat’s 2,000 pounds of integrated ballast, its patent-pending wake surf fins, and Sea Ray’s high-performance deep-V hull. Sea Ray engineers worked closely with Mercury Marine® to perfect the V-drive TowSport 6.2L engine. This delivers excellent performance for watersports activities since the propeller is forward beneath the hull, while maintaining cockpit space.
Every wake parameter—size, shape, left/right break—is controlled through the SLX-W’s intuitive Dynamic Display™ touchscreen, with presets for different watersports and the ability to create custom settings for numerous riders. Easy adjustments can also be made on the fly. Further, the SLX-W is the only tow sports model in the market available with a deep-V hull, which provides a comfortable ride regardless of conditions, and Mercury Joystick Piloting for Inboards (JPI). The JPI system provides for effortless docking, the ability to reverse in either direction, and turn-on-a-dime maneuvering—making it faster and easier to pick up a surfer from the water.
True to its SLX name, and unlike traditional tow boats, the SLX-W 230 features premium fit and finish, advanced comfort, and thoughtful amenities for all-day coving and cruising. Attention to detail is evident in luxury elements including modern contrast-stitch upholstery, a Bluetooth®-compatible stereo system, and a stylish and functional forward-folding tower option with board racks and optional speakers.
“The SLX-W is the ideal boat for active families seeking to maximize their time on the water,” said Anderson. “We started with the SLX family’s unique dedication to Orchestrated Excellence, then added thrilling new wake surfing technology and design to achieve the perfect boat for wake sports, coving and cruising.”