Sea Ray Introduces the SLX 260

It’s the company’s first boat designed by an all-women design team.

Sea Ray SLX 260
Design of the SLX 260 and SLX 260 Outboard was led by Carrie Fodor and Kristin McGinnis. Courtesy Sea Ray

Sea Ray just launched its SLX 260 and SLX 260 Outboard, the company’s first boat designed by an all-women design team.

“This launch not only sets a new benchmark for design but further celebrates the advantages that a diverse workforce brings to the marine industry,” Aine Denari, Brunswick Boat Group president, stated in a press release.

The design team was led by Sea Ray Senior Design Manager Carrie Fodor and Brunswick Boat Group Senior Industrial Designer Kristin McGinnis. Fodor grew up boating on the Great Lakes and has been with the company since 2008. McGinnis earned a design degree and did an internship with Brunswick Boat Group brands Sea Ray and Boston Whaler before being hired in 2016.

“This SLX 260 project has been a long time in the making, and I’m so excited to finally be able to share this new boat with the world,” Fodor stated in the release. “For any woman or minority that didn’t realize a career in the marine industry or the ability to design a boat was an option, this is proof that you can do something great.”

What kind of power does the SLX 260 have? The outboard version comes with a 300-horsepower Mercury Verado. The sterndrive version has a 300-horsepower MerCruiser 6.2L MPI ECT Bravo Three with DTS.

Where to learn more: Go to searay.com

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