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We recently tested the 270 SLX on Lake Tellico in Tennessee on a cool spring day. By the looks of things the team at Sea Ray has been busy ratcheting up the eye-appeal and substance of the new 270 SLX. This boat clearly has the style and looks, but does she have the bones?

Video footage provided by Sea Ray.

Key Features

  • MerCruiser 350 MAG ECT with Bravo III and Digital Throttle & Shift standard
  • Mercury Installation Quality Certification - standard 2-year limited engine warranty
  • Finished fiberglass floor with snap-in carpet
  • 12V Sony AM/FM/CD stereo with digital display remote and iPod connector
  • Standard fresh-water system with faucet
  • Gull wing sun pads with integrated sun pad filler cushion
  • Cockpit entertainment center with Corian countertop
  • Integrated starboard boarding steps
  • Fully enclosed portside head
  • Bow seats with integrated armrests
  • Limited Lifetime Structural Warranty on hull and deck
  • Meets applicable USCG, NMMA, and ABYC the highest "building code" standards
Length Overall 28' 6''
8.69 m
Beam 9' 0''
2.74 m
Dry Weight 6,016 lbs.
2,729 kg
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 36''
91.44 cm
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom 21 deg.
Max Headroom open
Bridge Clearance N/A
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 94 gal.
355 L
Water Capacity 21 gal.
79.5 L
Length on Trailer N/A
Height on Trailer N/A
Trailer Weight N/A
Total Weight
(Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
N/A

Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Std. Power 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI DTS
Tested Power 1 x 380-hp MerCruiser 8.2 MAG MPI DTS
Opt. Power 1 x 380-hp MerCruiser 8.2L MAG MPI DTS
1 x 380-hp MerCruiser 8.2 MAG HO ECT

Sea Ray 270 SLX (2011-) Line Drawing

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Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Sea Ray 270 SLX (2011-) is 48.6 mph (78.2 kph), burning 32.5 gallons per hour (gph) or 123.01 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Sea Ray 270 SLX (2011-) is 27.9 mph (44.9 kph), and the boat gets 2.54 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.08 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 215 miles (346.01 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 380-hp MerCruiser 8.2 MAG MPI DTS.

Marine Electronics

GPS/Chart Optional
VHF Radio Optional

Systems

Battery Charger/Converter Optional
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Portable Standard
Head: Fixed Optional
Shore Power Optional
Shore Power Optional
Trim Tabs Standard
Washdown: Raw Water Optional
Windlass Optional

Galley

Refrigerator Optional

Exterior Features

Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Tower: Watersports Optional
Transom Shower Standard
Wet bar Standard

Canvas

Bimini Top Standard
Cockpit Cover Optional

Warranty

Hull Warranty
Transferable
Limited Lifetime Structural


Deck Warranty
Limited Lifetime Structural
Engine Warranty
2-year limited

Price

Pricing Range: $104,584.00

Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
670 3.7 3.2 1.3 2.8 2.4 238 207 77
1000 5.9 5.1 2.1 2.8 2.4 236 205 78
1500 8.1 7.0 3.8 2.1 1.9 180 157 85
2000 11.1 9.7 6.5 1.7 1.5 146 127 87
2500 19.9 17.3 8.4 2.4 2.1 202 175 87
3000 27.9 24.2 11.0 2.5 2.2 215 187 90
3500 35.0 30.4 14.3 2.5 2.1 208 181 90
4000 41.3 35.9 21.4 1.9 1.7 163 142 91
4500 46.5 40.4 29.1 1.6 1.4 135 117 92
4800 48.6 42.2 32.5 1.5 1.3 127 110 94
RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
670 207 383 6.00 4.92 1.19 77
1000 205 380 9.50 7.95 1.19 78
1500 157 290 13.00 14.38 0.91 85
2000 127 235 17.90 24.61 0.73 87
2500 175 325 32.00 31.80 1.01 87
3000 187 346 44.90 41.64 1.08 90
3500 181 335 56.30 54.13 1.05 90
4000 142 262 66.50 81.01 0.82 91
4500 117 217 74.80 110.16 0.68 92
4800 110 204 78.20 123.03 0.64 94

All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.