Sea Ray

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Sea Ray
Founded Detroit, Michigan (1959)
Founder(s) C.N. Ray
Headquarters Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Products Recreational boats
Parent Brunswick Boat Group
Website www.searay.com

Sea Ray is a company who produces a same-named brand of pleasure boats. The company currently operates as part of the Brunswick Boat Group, a division of the Brunswick Corporation.

History[edit]

It was founded as an independent company, Ray Industries, in 1959 in the U.S. city of Detroit by C.N. Ray. That company was bought by Brunswick for $350 million in 1986. At the same time Brunswick purchased the Bayliner brand, making Brunswick Corporation the largest pleasure boat producer in the world.[1]

Overview[edit]

Sea Ray manufacturing plant in Merritt Island, Florida

Sea Ray manufactures boats ranging from 17 feet (5.2 m) power cruisers to over 60 feet (18 m) yachts, including the Sundancer brand. Sea Ray is based in Knoxville, Tennessee and operates two factories in Tennessee and two in Florida.[2] Sea Ray designs and markets more than 40 models ranging in boats from 18 to 61 feet (5.5 to 18.6 m).[clarification needed] Sea Ray was the first boat manufacturer to use fiberglass in its pleasure boat construction, and also pioneered the molded-in swim platform when it launched Ski Ray ski boats in 1991.[3] In 1995 Ray Industries' acquired a new subsidiary, Baja, the world's largest manufacturer of performance boats.[citation needed] Brunswick has since sold the Baja brand to another entity.

Sea Ray is the title sponsor for the annual AquaPalooza boating festival, a multi-location boating event which was expected to be attended by 12,000 boats and 56,000 people to over 100 locations worldwide in 2009.[4][clarification needed]

Boat Models[edit]

Yachts (52 Feet to 61 Feet)[edit]

  • 520 Sedan Bridge
  • 540 Sundancer
  • 580 Sedan Bridge
  • 580 Sundancer
  • 610 Sundancer

Sport Yachts[edit]

  • 410 Sundancer
  • 450 Sedan Bridge
  • 450 Sundancer
  • 470 Sundancer
  • 510 Sundancer

Sport Cruisers (24 Feet to 37 Feet)[edit]

  • 240 Sundancer
  • 255 Sundancer
  • 260 Sundancer
  • 265 Sundancer
  • 280 Sundancer
  • 305 Sundancer
  • 310 Sundancer
  • 330 Sundancer
  • 350 Sundancer
  • 355 Sundancer
  • 370 Sundancer
  • 370 Venture

Sport Boats[edit]

  • 190 Sport
  • 200 Cuddy Cabin
  • 21 Jet
  • 205 Sport
  • 210 Overnighter
  • 210 SLX
  • 220 Sundeck
  • 220 Sundeck Outboard
  • 230 SLX
  • 235 Weekender
  • 240 Sundeck
  • 240 Sundeck Outboard
  • 240 Sun Sport
  • 250 SLX
  • 260 Sundeck
  • 270 SLX
  • 280 Sundeck
  • 300 Sundeck
  • 300 SLX

Other Brunswick boats built at Sea Ray plants[edit]

Notes[edit]

External references[edit]

  • Rodengen, Jeffrey L., edited by Stanimira Stefanova (2008). Commanding the waterways : the story of Sea Ray. Fort Lauderdale, FL: Write Stuff Enterprise. ISBN 978-1-932022-33-9.