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Technical Specifications

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.


The science behind the silence

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

Decibel Comparison at full cruising speed:
Baseline Boat Average 86.2: As loud as a freight train from 15 meters away. Quiet Ride Average: 79.4*: A normal passenger car at 65 mph.
*A 10 decibel increase means sound is twice as loud.


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

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

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 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

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

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.


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.

Enclosed Head

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.


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.


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

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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Technical Specifications

LOA: 8.69m
Beam: 2.74m
Weight: 3.183kg
Fuel Capacity: 350L

Mercruiser ECT 6.2L MPI DTS BR3 350HP

Optional Engines:
Mercruiser ECT 8.2 MAG DTS BR3 380HP
Mercruiser ECT 8.2 MAG HO DTS BR3X 430HP

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