Performance Diesel Adds DuraMax Engine to First Sea Ray Sport Boat

Performance Diesel Places the First DuraMax Engine in a Sea Ray











WEBSTER, TEXAS (August 1, 2012) – Performance Diesel, Inc. is pleased to announce the installation of the first Performance Diesel DuraMax engine into a Sea Ray 270 SLX sport boat. This new custom pleasure boat equiped with the VGT-350E couple to a Mercury Bravo 3X Drive will be featured as Performance Diesel’s new company demo. The boat is scheduled to appear at Surf Expo, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and the Miami International Boat show in 2012 and 2013.

Sea Ray is the world’s largest manufacturer of superior quality pleasure boats, producing more than 40 models ranging from 17 to 60 feet. The four families of Sea Ray products include sport boats, sport cruisers, sport yachts, and yachts. Founded in 1959, Sea Ray was one of the first boat builders to use fiberglass and other high-tech composite materials in the construction of pleasure boats. The company continues to lead the way in innovation through unique styling, performance, interior design, and technical systems in all its product lines.

Performance Diesel has enhanced the performance of the Sea Ray 270 SLX sport boat with the addition of the Marine Diesel DuraMax engine. The Marine Diesel DuraMax is a General Motors diesel engine developed for light- and medium-duty trucks, initially installed in 2001 model year Chevy and GMC trucks. Performance Diesel now brings the power and reliability of the DuraMax to one of the world’s best-selling watercraft. The Marine Diesel Duramax is offered in 350, 400, 450, and 500 horsepower.

Performance Diesel, Inc. offers a wide range of new engines and services including new engine installation, engine re-power, engine overhauls, engine repair and maintenance. New engines include MAN, Marine Diesel-Duramax, and Hyundai Seasall. The scope of service includes marine pleasurecraft and commercial propulsion engines, and they sell and service transmissions, as well as stand-by and continuous-rated generator sets. Manufacturers serviced include MAN®, ZF® Transmissions,  Northern Lights®, and Onan®. Performance Diesel is the distributor for MAN high-speed diesel engines for the South-Central and Eastern regions of the United States,  North American Distributor for Hyundai SeasAll, and is also OEM sales/service dealer for ZF® Transmissions, Onan, and Northern Lights® generators.


For more information, contact Malcolm Phillips, Performance Diesel, at:

Performance Diesel, Inc.
12130 Galveston Rd., Bldg #2
Webster, Texas 77598
Phone: (281) 464-2345
Toll-Free: (877) 702-1234
Fax: (281) 464-8765

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