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
Dripless Shaft Seals
Washdown: Fresh water
Washdown: Raw water
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc
LOA: 31 ft.
Beam: 10 ft.
Dry weight: 8,500 lbs.
Fuel: 100 gal.
Water: 30 gal.
Draft (engines up): 20 in.
Bridge clearance: 9 ft. & 8 in.
Max headroom: 6 ft. & 3 in.
- Volvo Twin Gas 4.3 GX) SX. 225 HP (168KW)
- Volvo Twin Gas 4.3 GXi SX. 225 HP (168 KW), Fresh Water Cooled
- Volvo Twin Diesel D3 DPS, EVC/MC, 160 HP, Fresh Water Cooled