Sea Ray wins 2012 Innovation Award for Quiet Ride Technology
March 26, 2012: Sea Ray, a leading manufacturer of pleasure boats, was honoured for innovative achievement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) at the 71st annual Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail.
Sea Ray received the award in the Cruisers (25' to 60' including fishing craft) category for its 250 SLX with Quiet Ride, a new and innovative technology proven to significantly reduce sound and vibration while under way.
The Sea Ray 250 SLX with Quiet Ride is notable for its "comprehensive effort to lessen the total noise and vibration level by 20 to 50% depending on a person's location on the boat," said the NMMA and BWI in a joint press release. "This [technology] makes a huge difference," commented Jan Mundy, Innovation Awards judge.
Quiet Ride is now available as standard equipment on board the Sea Ray 250 SLX and 270 SLX, and plans are to expand the technology to other boat models in the near future.