KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Sea Ray is kicking off a new decade with the launch of one of the most innovative boats in the marine industry. During CES 2020, Jan. 7–10, in Las Vegas, Nev., Sea Ray will debut the brand-new SLX-R 400e Outboard featuring cutting-edge technology paired with high-performance propulsion, elevated design elements and the orchestrated excellence of the SLX 400. With more than 170,000 attendees and 4,500 exhibitors, CES is the world’s largest and most influential tech event.
“CES presents a unique opportunity to debut the new SLX-R 400e in front of an audience that will truly appreciate its beauty, capabilities and incredible suite of new technologies,” said Steve Langlais, Sea Ray president. “This pioneering new model, which will be available in 2020, showcases the kind of unique, advanced technologies that are worthy of the world’s largest consumer electronics show.”
The “e” in the SLX-R 400e Outboard model name designates a first-of-its-kind boat electrification feature – the Fathom e-Power system. Developed by Brunswick, the Fathom system includes a high-capacity lithium-ion battery pack with an intuitive power management system capable of powering all of the boat’s accessory systems and providing boaters with a convenient, smart way to enjoy all of the features of the boat, for a longer, quieter and more eco-friendly day on the water.
The SLX-R 400e Outboard is propelled by triple Mercury® Racing 450R outboard engines and features Mercury’s Joystick Piloting for Outboards, NextWave™ innovations such as Quiet Ride™ and Dynamic Running Surface™. Other highlights include an exclusive helm display with Dual Digital Dash™ NSO evo3 16-inch displays, state-of-the-art systems from Simrad®, and a premier FUSION® Apollo RA770 marine audio system with a touchscreen display for the ultimate in technologically advanced sound. The boat also comes standard with the Sea Ray Connect™ remote monitoring system, powered by NAUTIC-ON™.
Matt Holloway, Navico Boat Builder Key Account Manager, commented: “The new Sea Ray SLX-R 400e model is focused on state of the art power management. Not only does this new model house dual Simrad NSO evo3 displays allowing the ultimate integration of control and monitoring via the intuitive touchscreen, but their new Mastervolt User-Interface for their battery management system was also built by Navico. The teams from Navico, Naviop, Sea Ray and Mastervolt collaborated to bring this interface to life in time for the CES show.”