Sea Ray Designs Wakesurfing Boat


Wakesurfers can look forward to a boat that has been designed specifically with their needs in mind: Sea Ray’s SLX-W 230 is being billed as a luxury wakesports boat powered by a Mercury Marine V-Drive propulsion system.

The SLX-W has many of the usual SLX features: A deep-V hull design, joystick piloting capability, a submersible swim step, Dynamic Display, a standard watersports tower. With Dynamic Display, boaters can punch in pre-sets for wakeboarding and surfing to fill the 2,000 pounds of ballast to the appropriate level. Sea Ray also focused on maneuverability with the SLX-W:

“During the research phase of this project, customers were very clear about how difficult it was to maneuver traditional tow boats in close quarters such as around docks or when picking up surfers,” says Brad Anderson, president of sport boats and cruisers at Sea Ray. “Working with Mercury Marine, we’re introducing a wake sports boat that makes it easy to dock in any condition and spin on a dime to pick-up a fallen surfer more quickly.”

The SLX-W 230 will officially debut at the Atlanta Boat Show this month. For more information, visit