Built to replace the Sea Ray 190, the 19 SPX bowrider joins Sea Ray's line-up of about 40 powerboats from 19ft up to 65ft, as the first of a new range of open, edgier small sportsboats. Join boats.com reviewer Alex Smith at the Cannes Boat Show for a video tour of his first look aboard.

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If you're after something a bit bigger from the same builder, take a look at our full review of the Sea Ray 265 Sundancer Sports Cruiser.

 

Sea Ray 19 SPX video: first look

Sea Ray 19 SPX video: first look



As Alex reports, there's plenty to like about the 19 SPX: the two sun loungers in the bow are certainly inviting enough, and the permanent access way aft to the swim platform is a good bit of design. He points out a few minor snags: the port seat could do with a little extra reinforcement and the driver's seat should ideally turn to face the rest of the passengers. However, the verdict overall is that the Sea Ray 19 SPX is a major step up from the outgoing 190 and we look forward to seeing the rest of the new range soon. www.searay.com

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is an ex-Naval officer, with extensive experience as a marine journalist, boat tester and magazine editor. Having raced as a Pilot in the National Thundercat Series and as a Navigator in the inaugural Red Sea RIB Rally, he has now settled in the West Country, where he lives and works as a specialist marine writer and photographer from his narrowboat in Bath.
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