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SLX in the City

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Sea Ray and MarineMax Glam it Up in Manhattan!

MarineMax Vice President of Marketing Josie Tucci caught up with Kevin Koenig, Power and Motor yacht Magazine’s Editor, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this fall. Surveying the new Sea Ray 510 Fly and 350 SLX, showcased in-water inside an impressive glass enclosed structure, Tucci invited Hoboken-based Koenig to the Sea Ray SLX Event to be held at MarineMax Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.

Two weeks later and a short ferry ride across the Hudson River, Koenig arrived at Chelsea Piers complex. After a miss-direct through the marina, sports and entertainment complex and a casting session for Law and Order: SUV, Koening found himself running into Regis Philbin on a walk along the piers. He eventually found his way to the MarineMax store where the all-new Sea Ray 350 SLX was being unveiled to Manhattan’s elite boating public.

“When I finally got to the cocktail party, I noted that MarineMax pretty much nailed the whole ‘glitz’ thing. The sporty SLX line of Sea Rays were on display on the hard, while Aston Martins were parked nearby. There were scotch tastings and free Montecristo cigars. The crowd was speckled with the kinds of girls that look like they might have been hired out from a modeling agency,” Koenig wryly observed. “But the highlight of the party, for me, was the new Sea Ray 350 SLX.”

During the event, attendees were invited to board the 350 SLX to see the open deck arrangement with luxurious seating for 18 or more. The boat also features an electric smokeless grill and sink in the cockpit area, a cabin and head, configurable dining tables and a fold out aft-settee in the transom ideal for when chilling on anchor or at the dock. Underway the standard twin MerCrusier 350 MAG with Bravo III drives gives the boat plenty of power to please most any boating enthusiast. With the optional twin MerCruiser 8.2 MAG with Bravo III drives the 350 SLX has the power to awe those onboard and observers alike.

“I think the big thing with this boat is that it’s truly a great, big day boat,” Matthew Barbara, Regional President for MarineMax Northeast told Koenig at the event. “It’s pure fun. That’s one thing people really seem to like about it. We are truly selling onboard space. There’s so much room ondeck and people love that. It obviously sold well tonight, and we think it’s going to continue to be a big seller.” The MarineMax team sold two boats at the event with more to come.

Hosted in Manhattan, the Sea Ray and MarineMax event attracted many of the Wall Street-types. Having worked in Investment Banking in an earlier career, Koening opined, “… not many people in high finance are hardcore boaters. But they like to have fun, and many of them have houses ‘out east’ in the Hamptons or down the Jersey Shore. And this boat is a great fit for that [person]—the perfect vessel on which to blow off a little steam after an 80-hour work week.”

To read more about Kevin Koenig’s experience at the MarineMax Sea Ray 350 SLX launch party go to Power & Motoryacht’s December 12th article.

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Sea Ray 350 slx

SLX in The City

Sea Ray and MarineMax Glam it Up in Manhattan!
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