The SLX-W 230, by Sea Ray’s account, is a runabout that delivers wakesurfing excitement and safety by virtue of inboard power, not a purebred tow boat. The optional metal-flake, tri-tone styling says yacht club, not nightclub. Its interior boasts a subtle mix of color and texture, providing elegant, conservative-style luxury. Even the sports tower’s lower supports are shrouded in gelcoated fiberglass instead of exposed pipe work. The freeboard is higher than that of watersports boats, and the cockpit is deep; crew have an excellent view yet can sink in and out of the wind and weather. The JL Audio system kicks. This is a unique boat.