Tuck away your driver’s license and you’re free to define yourself on any terms you wish. The swift 280 CXi Express says you’re nimble and cool. Its stylish exterior and performance are matched only by the refreshingly roomy overnight accommodations inside. The 280 introduces you to the magic of yachting and the incomparable Cruisers Yachts’ brand experience.
Starting with the cockpit, the layout is roomy and functional. The aft cockpit area offers a pair of facing settees, which provide room for up to five adults. A small table can be inserted for alfresco dining and/or sunset cocktails. The seat cushions are comfortable, but the seating arrangement does not convert into a sun lounge which would be helpful considering that there is no place provided on the boat for sun tanning. Other notables in the aft cockpit are the dual storage lockers located to port and a wide transom walk-through for easy access to the swim platform.
Forward in the cockpit is the helm station and a large companion way. The helm is stocked with all the cruising necessities.
At the stern, you’ll find an expansive and equipped swim platform.
The 280’s cabin has an impressive amount of usable space. Starting with a wide companionway that uses a sliding hatch for the upper portion of the door, and a bi-fold acrylic panel for the lower portion. Stepping down in the salon affords 6 feet, 2 inches of headroom and enough width for the chef to work the galley without being bumped by guests moving about the salon’s crescent shaped settee.
The galley includes a refrigerator, microwave oven, a single-burner electric cooktop and a sink with faucet. A solid surface countertop offers decent workspace as well as conceals the sink and cutlery drawer under removable panels. The galley also has several cabinets with ample space for stowing supplies during those long cruises. The head compartment is located to port and is well appointed with an electric pump-out toilet, vanity with sink and faucet.
Full-Width Extended Swim Platform Easy Access Shore Power, Dockside Water and TV Hookups on Transom Easy Access to Engine Compartment Double Wide Helm Seat with Storage Two Port Side Storage Compartments Side-Vented Windshield for Natural Ventilation Walk-Thru Windshield with Heavy-Duty Handrail Standard Electronics Package-VHF Radio, Depth Sounder, and Color GPS/Chartplotter Zippered Smiles in Front Curtains for Natural Air Flow Full Fiberglass Cabin Liner Drawers are Made with 1/2" Wood with Metal Rollers Standard 13" TV/DVD Combo Unit All portholes are Opening with Screens Two Extra Large, User-Friendly Berths Standard Windlass and Hardware Under Forward Hatch Choice of Standard Hull Color Bands-Blue or Taupe Balsa Cored Hull with Balsa Core Relieved Around Thru-Hulls Balsa Cored Hull Sides and Deck
Systems: Air Cont./Heat Battery Charger/Converter CD Stereo Dripless Shaft Seals Head: Portable Head: Fixed Power Steering Shore Power Trailer Trim Tabs TV/VCR Washdown: Fresh water Washdown: Raw water Water Heater Windlass
Marine Electronics: Autopilot Fishfinder GPS/Chart Radar VHF Radio