Sea Ray Announces New Jet Boat Jan 10

Sea Ray Jet Boat

In June of 2012, Sea Ray announced that it would launch a new sport boat series featuring the very latest in water-jet propulsion technology.

AT the Atlanta boat show on January 10th, 2013, Sea Ray will officially introduce their new 21-foot sport boat with plans to follow up shortly with a 24-foot model.

An earlier announcement stated that Sea Ray has an exclusive partnership with renowned German engine manufacturer Weber Motor to build the four-stroke engines and jet propulsion that will power the all-new Sea Ray models.

Weber Motor, an award-winning, independent company based in Markdorf, Germany, has earned accolades for its marine, off-road and on-road engines. CEO Christian Weber described the benefits of joining forces with Sea Ray, “This exclusive partnership will showcase the finest in German engineering and American ingenuity.”

Of particular note, these Weber jet-powered sport boats will be the first and only models available to meet California 4-Star super-ultra-low emission levels, setting a new industry benchmark.

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