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2005 Cruisers Yachts 280 Express

Saint Joseph, Michigan

Sharp fresh-water twin-engine cruiser! See this 2005 Cruisers Yachts 280 Express on display in our showroom now. Extra-clean from bow to stern. Ten-foot beam, twin Volvo 4.3's with 250 engine hours. Well cared-for, inside and out. The Cruisers 280 is sturdily built, luxuriously appointed and sleekly styled, with quality finishing touches at every turn. Cabin accommodations include a large forward double berth, crescent-shaped dinette/lounge (convertible for sleeper) and convenient mid cabin with double berth. Topsides, curves and contours combine to form comfortable seating areas at the helm and aft lounge, with room for a removable serving table, aft.

EQUIPMENT AND FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • MAXWELL WINDLASS
  • AIR CONDITIONING WITH REVERSE CYCLE HEAT
  • FULL CANVAS ENCLOSURE, PLUS COCKPIT COVER
  • GARMIN GPS
  • FULL-FEATURED GALLEY; HEAD COMPARTMENT WITH SHOWER; OVERNIGHTING AREAS FOR UP TO SIX
  • UPDATED, PROFESSIONAL MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE

and much more!

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Life of Riley
Make: Cruisers Yachts
Model: 280 Express
Year: 2005
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: CRSADA11F405
Has Hull ID: Yes

Dimensions

Length: 28'6 ft
Length Overall: 31 ft
Beam: 10 ft
Max Draft: 2'11 ft
Min Draft: 1'8 ft
Bridge Clearance: 9'8 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'3 ft
Dry Weight: 8,500 lb
Double Berths: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: 4.3 GL with SX Drive
  • Drive Type: Stern
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 190hp
  • Type: Inboard/Outboard
  • Propeller Type: Stainless Steel
  • Engine Hours: 252
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: 4.3 GL with SX Drive
  • Drive Type: Stern
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 190hp
  • Type: Inboard/Outboard
  • Propeller Type: Stainless Steel
  • Engine Hours: 253
Total Engine Power: 380hp

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 30 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gal

Other

Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Stern
Boat Class: Cruisers

Contact

Tighe Curran
Pier 33

Office

Pier 33
250 Anchors Way
St. Joseph, Michigan, US, 49085
Tel:(269) 983-3333
Disclaimer

Pier 33 offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.



Our Agent's Notes

Exterior and Interior Accommodations

This beautifully-styled express cruiser will perform impressively and handle smoothly ... plus provide inviting comforts for you and your guests!

TOPSIDES

At the helm, a double-wide bench seat is perfectly positioned for easy view of the impressive gauge cluster, as well as with excellent visibility in all directions. An aft-facing seat, double, adjoins the rear of the helm bench and the transom bench seat faces forward to complete the cockpit lounging area

A cockpit table inserts aft for easy serving. Deluxe indoor-outdoor carpet provides comfort underfoot. The tall forward windscreen and aft curtain join with the radar arch to provide excellent shade and shelter, with the aft curtains completing a camper-enclosure. The canvas package includes a forward screen for the center section, solid Sunbrella that can be used in lieu of the forward isinglass, aft curtain with screen and a cockpit cover. All is in very good condition.

Forward, a well-designed walk-thru windshield, with steps molded into the console, allows easy access to the foredeck for handling lines, or enjoying some sun on the removable foredeck sun lounge cushions. This 280 Express also includes an extended swim platform with built-in transom fender racks, accessed via a portside transom door.

DOWN BELOW

Cabin entry is to port, with a solid white lexan door and overhead hatchway.

The head compartment, with toilet, vanity and convenience shower, is at the base of the steps, portside, with the galley further forward. Opposite the galley, find a gently curved dinette/lounge, easily convertible for overnighting and richly upholstered in ultraleather.

The forward stateroom features a large double berth, with a coordinated privacy drape. A large circular hatch overhead scatters light and portlights with screens allow cross-venting in the berth.

The 280 Express also includes a cozy mid cabin tucked beneath the helm.

Throughout the interior, you will note the high quality workmanship in cherry cabinetry and finishing touches.You will find all surfaces, carpet and upholstery to be in excellent condition, inside and out.

NOTABLE COMFORT FEATURES

  • AIR CONDITIONING W/ REVERSE CYCLE HEAT
  • CABIN DECK VENT HATCH WITH SCREEN AND PRIVACY COVER
  • SNAP-IN CABIN CARPET COVERS
  • CARBON MONOXIDE MONITOR
  • FLAT SCREEN TV
  • CLARION AUDIO SYSTEM WITH BLUETOOTH

GALLEY, HEAD and SYSTEMS

  • KENYON ELECTRIC STOVE
  • GE MICROWAVE OVEN
  • STAINLESS STEEL GALLEY SINK
  • TUNDRA DUAL VOLTAGE REFRIGERATOR
  • PRESSURE WATER SYSTEM
  • SHORE PRESSURE WATER INLET
  • HOT WATER TANK
  • ELECTRIC FLUSH HEAD WITH REMOTE HOLDING TANK AND HOLDING TANK MONITOR

ELECTRONICS and HELM ACCESSORIES

  • RAYMARINE VHF RADIO
  • GARMIN 182 COLOR GPS-PLOTTER
  • FARIA DIGITAL DEPTHSOUNDER
  • PLASTIMO COMPASS
  • ENGINE SYNCHRONIZER GAUGE
  • JABSCO REMOTE SPOTLIGHT
  • BENNETT TRIM TABS
  • WINDSHIELD WIPER
  • TILT WHEEL

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

  • DUAL 30 AMP SHORE POWER WITH CORDS
  • PROMARINER BATTERY CHARGER
  • BATTERY SWITCHES
  • BATTERY PARALLEL SWITCH

DECK, MOORING GEAR & ACCESSORIES

  • FOREDECK SUN LOUNGE CUSHIONS
  • FULL-WIDTH EXTENDED FIBERGLASS SWIM PLATFORM WITH SWIM LADDER
  • TRANSOM DOOR
  • COCKPIT CARPET
  • REMOVABLE COCKPIT TABLE
  • MAXWELL WINDLASS, ANCHOR ROLLER
  • POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL ANCHOR WITH CHAIN AND LINE
  • DOCK LINES, LIFE JACKETS, THROWABLE PFD'S
  • AUTO FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM
  • ARCH-INTEGRATED BIMINI TOP, WITH FORWARD AND SIDE ISINGLASS, AFT CAMPER CURTAIN WITH SCREEN, ADDITIONAL SCREEN FOR FORWARD CENTER ISINGLASS SECTION. ADDITIONAL SOLID SUNBRELLA FORWARD AND SIDE INSERTS, INCLUDED.
  • COCKPIT COVER
  • SWIMMER’S SHOWER, TRANSOM
  • ENGINE ROOM LIGHTING
  • ANTI-FOULING BOTTOM PAINT
Manufacturer Provided Description
Incorporating many of the same innovative design ideas that made the earlier 3075 Express so popular, the Cruisers 280 Express gives boaters luxury performance in an affordable package. Sleek hull lines and curves, a roomy cockpit, excellent handling and great performance successfully blend with extraordinary belowdeck comfort, quality construction and fine attention to detail. Like her sisterships, the 280 Express is no slouch on the water. She surges onto plane quickly and easily, maintaining her smooth ride for everyone aboard and living up to her designation as a true performance cruiser. She's also comfortable. In the cockpit, a double-wide helm seat and the fore- and aft-facing cockpit settees provide ample room for owners and guests. The ergonomic design includes plenty of space for extra electronics and, ensuring additional ease of movement, offers a center windshield walk-through and a companionway to the side rather than in the center. A cockpit sunlounge with cockpit table makes the 280 perfect for those summer-afternoon anchorages. Despite the room above the deck, the living space below seems to belong to a larger boat. The wide-open layout includes a crescent-shaped convertible dinette with cherry table to starboard and a full-service galley to port with an electric refrigerator and electric single burner stove. A microwave oven is standard, while a TV/VCR is available as an option. Plus, the 280 boasts a spacious forward double berth and a fixed double berth aft. In both cases, the sleeping areas can be curtained off for privacy or left open to provide an unsurpassed living space for a boat in this size range. The midships head, located to port, offers full standing headroom and a shower.
Disclaimer

Pier 33 offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Additional Contact Information

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Pier 33 is Michigan’s largest full-service marina and dealer for new boats from Chaparral and Robalo. Pier 33 also features a wide range pre-owned boats and Pier 33 Yacht Brokerage service. Pier 33 is a full service marina with dockage, winter & summer boat storage, plus comprehensive boat repair and maintenance services.


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