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Brunswick Corporation : The All-New Sea Ray® 21 Jet

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Knoxville,  Tenn. - Jan. 11, 2013 -  Perhaps the phrase "what  a jet boat always
wanted  to be" sums it up best. Crafted with the exceptional design, engineering
and  quality for which Sea Ray has become so well known, the all-new 21 Jet is a
true "boat" and not just a "jet boat."

It  starts with  a substantial  21-foot, 6-inch  length and 8-foot, 6-inch beam,
boasting  exterior lines,  sculpting and  styling that  embrace the  sporty, yet
sophisticated,  Sea Ray  DNA. Six  (not four)  stainless-steel cleats  are thru-
bolted  at precisely the  right places for  easy use when  tying off. And unlike
many jet boats, which 
come in only one or two colors, the 21 Jet is available in five choices of two-tone gel coat, in addition to a black hull bottom option and graphics upgrades. The new Sea Ray's generous dimensions translate into a spacious cockpit with seating for up to 10 people. The bow area has full wraparound benches and padded bolsters, allowing for nearly 360-degree utilization (an optional filler cushion creates a full-width sun pad). Stainless-steel grab handles replace the plastic ones found on many competitive models. At the nose is an anchor locker; it and the gel-coated storage compartments under the seats are molded into the finished fiberglass floor and liner system. This quality construction feature provides added moisture protection, helps in cleanup and maintenance, and creates a stronger and more solid overall design. On the other side of the tempered/tinted glass windshield, a convertible lounger faces forward for comfort while under way, or can lie flat for stretching out. The rest of the cockpit seating consists of a big, U-shaped bench topped by marine-grade vinyl with mildew and UV protection. The portside console houses a standard Sony(®) stereo with CD-player and MP3 port; 12-volt accessory outlet; beverage holder and wakeboard storage inside. A cockpit floor locker, with gas assists, opens wide, so owners can easily access the interior with its full rubberized liner. A 25-quart, carry-on cooler comes with the boat and has its own dedicated storage. Clean and compact, the helm of the new 21 Jet is reminiscent of a modern, luxury sports car. Stainless-steel hardware and bezels, along with lighted chrome toggle switches, impart a premium feel consistent with the Sea Ray aesthetic. Custom backlit gauges come with low-glare blue night-lighting and glass lenses that are more resilient than plastic ones. The tilt wheel has leathery custom padding, and the helm bucket seat swivels and slides for optimum adjustability. Different from competitive models, a single binnacle controls both of the twin engines evenly for easier operation than with dual binnacles. Beyond the center transom walk-thru, an aft entertainment zone redefines the boating experience for owners of the 21 Jet. This multi-tiered, multi-purpose area includes a pair of aft-facing seats with padded backrests and an integral swim platform with three-step, stainless-steel ladder. It's the perfect place to conveniently gear up for water sports, or to hang out and enjoy an afternoon of sunning and swimming. A ski tow eye is standard; add a stereo remote and speaker package here for even more fun at the water's edge. The 21 Jet is powered by twin, 120-hp MPE-850 four-stroke engines with jet drives from Weber Motor, a global manufacturer since 1969 that has provided engines and engine components for world renowned automotive brands such as Mercedes Benz, BMW, Volkswagen, Ferrari and Ford. In addition, Weber has been providing engines and jet propulsion for the marine industry for over a decade, having built engines for numerous personal watercraft (PWC) and jet-powered yacht tender companies. The 21 Jet's intercooled and turbocharged engines offer rapid acceleration and smooth operation through the power band. Along with the other advantages of water-jet propulsion - shallow draft, faster planing, no exposed lower drive unit - Weber engines are also known to have lower-than-average fuel consumption for extended cruising range. Of particular note, "optimized thrust" from Weber's exclusive reverse gate design creates efficiently balanced thrust that reduces drifting while in neutral. The 21 Jet will also be the first and only model available to meet California 4-Star super-ultra-low emission levels, setting a new industry benchmark. Like all Sea Ray boats, the 21 Jet comes with a long list of standard and optional equipment to provide the best possible ownership experience. This includes a painted trailer with disc brakes and swing-away tongue (standard) and forward-facing, folding water-sports tower with integrated bimini top (optional). And, of course, every Sea Ray benefits from the superior strength, service support and marine focus of the world's largest dealer network. Specifications* for the 21 Jet are as follows: +-----------------------------------------------+--------------+----------+ | Overall Length (w/std integral swim platform) | 21 ', 6" | 6.55 m | +-----------------------------------------------+--------------+----------+ | Beam | 8', 6" | 2.59 m | +-----------------------------------------------+--------------+----------+ | Draft | 21" | 53 cm | +-----------------------------------------------+--------------+----------+ | Dry Weight | 2,883 lbs | 1,308 kg | +-----------------------------------------------+--------------+----------+ | Fuel Capacity | 45 gal | 170 L | +-----------------------------------------------+--------------+----------+ | Max Persons/Weight | 10/1,650 lbs | 748 kg | +-----------------------------------------------+--------------+----------+ | (MWC) Max Weight Persons/Gear | 1,800 lbs | 816 kg | +-----------------------------------------------+--------------+----------+ | Dead Rise | 21° | 21° | +-----------------------------------------------+--------------+----------+ *The specification measurements are approximations and are subject to variance. ABOUT SEA RAY Founded in 1959, Sea Ray is the world's largest manufacturer of superior quality pleasure boats. Sea Ray is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., and operates as part of the Boat Group division of Brunswick Corporation. With more than 36 models ranging from 18 to 61 feet, Sea Ray makes a boat for every lifestyle - each built with a unique commitment to quality, craftsmanship and excellence throughout. Additional information about Sea Ray is available at Sea Ray is a brand of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC). ABOUT BRUNSWICK Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine Ingenuity"(TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, and Diversified Marine parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Cabo Yachts, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris FloteBote, Hatteras, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Trophy, Uttern and Valiant boats; Life Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables and foosball tables.  For more information, visit # # # # +----------+--------------------------+ | Contact: | Joe Cacopardo | | | Director of Marketing | +----------+--------------------------+ | Phone: | 865-971-6677 | +----------+--------------------------+ | Email: | | +----------+--------------------------+ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Brunswick Corporation via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1669927]

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