2018 Sea Ray SLX 280

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Sea Ray of Louisville
Stock #
Sea Ray
SLX 280
Length Overall
28' 0"


Dealer Insights

Beautiful new 2018 Sea Ray SLX 280 powered by Mercruiser 8.2L Mag DTS with Bravo 3x and loaded with options! Includes black sports tower with bimini and stereo speakers, Smarttow Speed Control, Dynamic Display, blue LED lighting package, Premier stereo upgrade with speakers, sub and amp, hydraulic submersible swim platform, cockpit flooring upgrade, onboard battery charger, vacuflush head with holding tank, fire suppression system, windlass with galvanized anchor, Seadek matting, cockpit cover, Heritage custom trailer and much more. All trades considered.


The SLX 280 delivers a higher level of excellence that you'll see and feel. Upscale styling and a gorgeously sculpted hull make an instant impression while slicing through the water. Craftsmanship is apparent down to the last stitch. Cutting-edge technology makes a statement at every turn, thanks to innovations like Dynamic Display and Quiet Ride™, featuring Tuned Transom®. Captain and passengers alike are treated to smooth, responsive performance and ample amenities, like the optional wetbar, to extend day into evening. After all, luxury loves company.

  • Overall Length: 28 ft. 6 in. (8.69 m)
  • Overall Length w/Integral Platform: 28 ft. 6 in. (8.69 m)
  • Beam: 9 ft. 1 in. (2.77 m)
  • Draft - Stern Drive Down: 41 5(8 in. (104.1 cm)
  • Draft - Stern Drive Up: 29 5(8 in. (74.9 cm)
  • Dry Weight: 7,018 lb. (3,183 kg)
  • Fuel Capacity: 90 gal. (340 L)
  • Water Capacity: 20 gal. (76 L)
  • Holding Tank - Optional: 10 gal. (37 L)
  • Deadrise: 21°
  • Max Persons/Weight: Yacht Certified
  • Meets Applicable USCG & ABYC Standards
  • Mercury® Installation Quality Certification
  • NMMA Certification
Cockpit Features
  • Beverage Holders - Stainless Steel (18)
  • Carpet Liner, Snap-In
  • Cooler, Carry-On w/Designated Storage
  • Dash w/Visor, Soft-Touch w/Custom Stitching
  • Door, Bow Walk-Thru - Acrylic
  • Floor, Finished Fiberglass w/Drainage Overboard
  • Glove Box, Portside Helm
  • Grab Handles, Stainless Steel
  • Head Compartment, Enclosed w/Fiberglass Lockable Door, Portlight, Molded Fiberglass Liner & Pump-Out Portable Head
  • Hatch, Engine Compartment - Electrically Actuated
  • Outlets, Accessory, 12V (4) and USB (2)
  • Lighting, LED Courtesy
  • Stereo, 12V AM/FM, Wireless Bluetooth™, Dual Zone Volume Control, Amplifier & Weatherproof Rockford Fosgate® Speakers (6)
  • Storage, Side Panels - Cockpit
  • Storage, Ski/Wakeboard w/Vinyl Matting & Gas-Assisted Fiberglass Lid
  • Storage, Under Helm w/Lighting
  • Table, Cockpit w/Aft & Forward Bases & Designated Storage
Electrical Systems
  • Battery On/Off Switch - Remote Battery Switch at Helm
  • Battery Trays w/Mounts
  • Wiring, Color-Coded w/Chafe Protection
Engine Compartment
  • Bilge Pump, 12V Automatic
  • Bilge Pump, 12V Automatic High-Water
  • Blower, 12V Bilge (2)
  • Gel-Coated Engine Compartment
  • Lighting, 12V
  • Oil Filter - Remote
Fuel System
  • Evaporative Emissions Fuel System
  • Fuel Lines, USCG - Type A-1
  • Fuel Tank w/Electric Anti-Siphon Valve & Electric Sending Unit
  • Horn
  • SmartCraft Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) w/Trim Switch & Ignition Cutout Switch
  • SmartCraft® Diagnostics:; - Instrumentation, Custom Sea Ray SmartCraft w/Glass Lenses, Low-Glare Blue Night Lighting & Chrome Bezels; - Speedometer; - Systems Tachometer (Includes: Depth/Water Temp, Engine Alarm/Hour Meter, Fuel Consumption/Usage, Trim Level, Troll Control, Voltage & Digital Speed)
  • Switch Panel w/Backlit, Weatherproof Lighted Chrome Push-Button Switches
  • Steering, Power-Assisted Tilt Wheel
  • Tilt & Trim, Power
Hull & Deck Features
  • Bow & Stern Eyes, Stainless Steel
  • Cleats, Custom Sea Ray Thru-Bolted, Stainless Steel (6)
  • Deck Fuel Fill Plate - Chrome
  • Graphics, Gel Coated
  • Gel Coat, Arctic White
  • Handrail, Stainless Steel - Transom (2)
  • Light, Stern - Removable
  • Lights, Navigation - Stainless Steel
  • Resin, High-Performance Vinylester
  • Rub Rail, PVC w/Stainless Steel Insert
  • Storage, Anchor Hatch w/Gas-Assisted Lift
  • Ski Tow, Stainless Steel
  • Swim Platform, Integral w/Concealed Stainless Steel Four-Step Swim Ladder w/Integral Grab Handles (2)
  • Thru-Hull Fittings, Stainless Steel
  • Vents, Hull w/ Water Mgmt. System
  • Windshield, Matte Finish Black, Tempered/Tinted Crosscurved Glass w/ Walk Thru & Stainless Steel Top Frame
  • quietRide™ Technology w/ Proprietary Tuned Transom® by Omni Products, Inc.
Interior Color
  • Color Coordinated Vinyls w/Diamond Pattern and Accent Vinyls, Switch Panel & Soft Touch Dash Instrument Panel: - Sand (Pearl / Chocolate) with Sterling Carpet
  • MerCruiser® 6.2L ECT Bravo® III w/DTS Sterndrive (350 hp - 261 kW): Non-catalyzed engines available for select international markets. Consult your local dealer for availability.
  • Helm Bench w/Slider, Flip-Up Thigh-Rise Bolster & Fiberglass Base
  • Bow Loungers w/Flip-Down Armrests & Storage Below
  • L-Shaped w/ Storage Below - Aft Cockpit
  • Helm Companion w/Rotating Slider, Flip-Up Thigh-Rise Bolster & Aluminum Pedestal
  • Sun Pad, Aft Gas-Assisted w/Fiberglass Storage Area
  • Transom w/Ratcheting Backrest, Drink Holders & USB Connectivity
Underwater Gear
  • Propellers, Stainless Steel
  • Trim Tabs, Hydraulic
Water System
  • Shower, Transom Pullout Sprayer
  • Pressure Water System w/12V Pump
  • Water Tank (20 Gallons)
Propulsion Options
  • MerCruiser 8.2 MAG ECT® Bravo IIIx w/DTS Sterndrive (380 hp - 283 kW): Non-catalyzed engines available for select international markets. Consult your local dealer for availability.
  • MerCruiser 8.2 MAG HO ECT Bravo IIIx w/DTS Sterndrive (430 hp - 321 kW): Non-catalyzed engines available for select international markets. Consult your local dealer for availability.
Electronics Options
  • Dynamic Display
  • International Chart Card For Dynamic Display
  • Premier Audio Upgrade (Includes: Amp & Subwoofer, Upgraded Speakers & Transom Stereo Remote)
  • Smart Tow Digital Speed Control
  • U.S.A. Chart Card For Dynamic Display
  • VHF Radio w/ Antenna
Additional Options
  • Active Trim by Mercury Marine
  • Air Compressor For Water Toys
  • Battery Charger 120v/60 to 12v
  • Battery Charger 220v/50 to 12v
  • Bow Ladder w/Hatch
  • Blue LED Lighting Package
  • Bow Washdown
  • Cockpit Side Entry Step
  • Fender Clip System - Quick Connect
  • Docking Lights
  • Fire Suppression System (FM200) Automatic
  • Flagpole w/ Base & US Flag
  • Gray Water System
  • Hot Water Option
  • Hydraulic Submersible Swim Platform
  • Macerator w/ Seacock Interlock System
  • Premium PTM Ski Mirror
  • Refrigerator, 12v
  • Shore Power Package w/Converter & Cord - 120v/60
  • Shore Power Package w/Converter & Cord - 220v/50
  • Stainless Steel Anchor -(Only Available W/ Windlass Option)
  • Starboard Windshield Wiper
  • Swivel Wakeboard Racks
  • Thru Hull Exhaust for MerCruiser 6.2L
  • Thru Hull Exhaust for MerCruiser 8.2L
  • Thru Hull Under Water Lights
  • Tower Speakers (2)
  • VacuFlush Head System w/ Holding Tank
  • VacuFlush Head System w/ Direct Overboard Discharge (Int'l)
  • Wakeboard Racks
  • Wet Bar w/ Sink, Faucet and Countertop
  • White LED Lighting Package
  • Windlass - Rope/Chain w/ Galvanized Anchor
Towers & Canvas Options
  • Bimini Top & Boot w/ Stainless Steel Ball & Socket Hardware
  • Bow Shade System
  • Cockpit Cover w/ Tonneau Cover
  • Electric Power Tower w/ Bimini Top
  • Manual Watersports Tower w/Bimini
  • Mooring Cover - Available in Black Only
Upholstery, Interior, Seating & Flooring Options
  • Bow Filler Cushion
  • Bow Table w/Dedicated Storage
  • Espresso (Beige) Interior
  • Infinity Woven Vinyl Cockpit Flooring
  • Mocha SeaDek Swim Platform Matting
  • Sand (Pearl) Interior
  • Storm Gray SeaDek Swim Platform Matting
  • Teak Flooring for Cockpit
  • Teak Flooring for Swim Platform
Trailer Options
  • Aluminum Tandem Axle w/ Bunks & Dual-Axle Disc Brakes
  • Painted Tandem Axle w/ Bunks & Dual-Axle Disc Brakes
  • Galvanized Tandem Axle w/ Bunks & Dual-Axle Disc Brakes
Exterior Color Options
  • Gel Coat, Colored Hull Side (All Gel Colors Available)
  • Gel Coat, Full Hull Color (Non-Metallic Gels Only)
  • Gel Stripe
  • Metallic Gel Stripe
  • Three Zone Gel Coat (Metallic Gel Available for Zone 2 or 3 Only)
Not all accessories shown or described herein are standard equipment or even available as options. Some features and options may not be available when a boat is built for outside North America and/or has CE Certification. Options and features are subject to change without notice. Not all model-year boats may contain all the features or meet the specifications described herein. Confirm availability of all accessories and equipment with an authorized Sea Ray dealer prior to purchase.



Length Overall
28 ft. 6 in. (8.69 m)
9 ft. 1 in. (2.77 m)
41 5(8 in. (104.1 cm)
Dry Weight
7,018 lb. (3,183 kg)
Max Person Capacity
Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity
90 gal. (340 L)