The Sea Ray 270 SLX is crafted in sporty elegance with tons of standard and optional features. The helm is designed for the standard chart plotter and mercury Smartcraft gauge placement, and the smooth digital throttle and shift (DTS) makes handling the craft easy for anyone. Privacy and convenience are afforded by the fully enclosed pump-out head. “That was key for all day comfort on the water,” Erin says. A newcomer to boating, she found a lot of other things to like.
Take the wet bar with the Corian counter. It is equipped with a stainless-steel sink and optional 12-volt refrigerator. “I could picture being out with friends tubing or wakeboarding … and with refreshments,” she says. “Every place I sat was comfortable.”
The bimini is integrated into the radar arch, eliminating rattling frames, and provides a sporty look that hints at this boat’s performance. Another cool feature that makes boating easier is the 270 SLX’s anchor chute, which secures the anchor in place under the bow. Rather than grapple with an anchor in a locker, you can just unhitch the rode and lower it. Or opt for the windlass, push a button — and take it easy.
“I loved my orange Tommy Bahama pearl bandeau swimsuit,” says Florida girl Erin. “I normally wear darker colors, but I really liked how the orange looked against my skin, and I felt amazing in it!” “Miss Sea Ray” is also excited over Pink Shell’s accommodations. “The rooms were awesome, but my favorite part was the gigantic bathtub!”
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