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Carver 280 Express

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Boat REF# 63351
This boat has been sold
Length 8.53m (28'0")
Year 1993
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Sleeping berths 3
Engine 2 x gasoline 205hp, Volvo 4.3L (1993)
Lying Snohomish County


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Extra Details

Builder Carver
Lying Snohomish County
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Fuel capacity 454.5 ltr (100.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 113.6 ltr (25.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 81.8 ltr (18.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x gasoline 205hp
Engine make and model Volvo 4.3L (1993)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive out
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

50' 30 Amp Shorepower Cord


Length 8.53m (28'0")
Beam 2.90m (9'6")
Draft Max 0.99m (3'3")
Airdraft 3.66m (12'0")
Displacement 2,676kg (5,900.0lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Gelcoat finish

LOA: 29'10" (including hinged bow pulpit)


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

Alcohol/Electric Stove
Cabin Heat from engines
Double Berth in Mid-Cabin

2 burner electric Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Depth sounder tick

CB System
Raytheon RL-9 LCD Radar
New Furuno Depth Finder

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick
Bimini tick

1 anchors
5.00m (16'5") of chain
100.00m (328'1") of rode
Avon dinghy (1998)

Safety Equipment

Gasolene Detector tick
Life jackets tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

Fireboy Automatic Fire Suppression System

Broker's Comments

This well maintained boat has been kept under cover for the past eleven years. The pride of ownership shows throughout the boat with the great condition of the interior and exterior in addition to many recent upgrades. The owner purchased new camper canvas in 2008. The cockpit vinyl has no visible rips, but is faded from some UV exposure which is typical for boats of this age. The electrical system and wiring was entirely replaced and and inverter added. The bottom was repainted in 2006. It is a well-equipped boat with freshly inspected safety gear to be a true turn-key cruiser. This boat shows well and represents a great value for a family cruiser ready to tackle the San Juan's!

The design of this boat packs a lot of living space and features into a compact size.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Carver 280 Express has been personally photographed and viewed by Mark Nordquist and Scott Helker of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.