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Chaparral 280 Signature

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Boat REF# 124621
removed from sale
Length 8.53m (28'0")
Year 2006
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 2 x gasoline 260hp, Volvo 4.3 OSI XDP (2006)
Lying Redmond


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Extra Details

Builder Chaparral
Lying Redmond
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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 113.6 ltr (25.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Deadrise 16-20


Engine 2 x gasoline 260hp
Engine make and model Volvo 4.3 OSI XDP (2006)
Engine Hours engine1:   325    engine2:   325
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive out
Fuel consumption (approx) 136.4 ltr (30.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 30 knots
Max speed (approx) 36 knots

Equipped with Volvo OSI Sea version XDP outdrives designed for salt water use. This vessel includes an optional engine compartment heater, upgraded house 8D battery, 1200 watt Xantrax inverter and a Espar D2 cabin heat system. ( Nice!!!)


Length 8.53m (28'0")
LWL 7.92m (26'0")
Beam 3.05m (10'0")
Draft Min 0.91m (3'0")
Displacement 3,855kg (8,500.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Gelcoat finish

LOA 29'

If you're searching for the most space-efficient family cruiser available under 30 feet this Chaparral Signature 280 is right on target. Twin Volvo 4.3 OSI Sea version XDP engines provide excellent performance over comparably-sized rivals. This vessel is well optioned with radar,auto pilot, windlass, remote spotlight and a fire protection system. Extensive navigation equipment list is on this vessel. Kevlar® reinforcement makes a strong statement about the quality Chaparral puts into every cruiser. This is a must-see vessel for Northwest cruising.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Cockpit shower tick
Bar Sink tick
Microwave tick

Below decks a side dinette table offers far more options and space than a v-berth dinette.
She sleeps six in comfort and with the Espar D2 heating system all will be comfortable for extended cruising.

1 burner electric Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Weather fax tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick
Fish Finder tick

Very well-equipped vessel including Raymarine E80 Radar/chart plotter/depth/fish-finder/GPS and weather fax.
Simrad auto pilot. (outstanding addition for slow speed driving) Raymarine VHF radio with lower repeater in saloon. Additional depth display in cabin below.

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

Electric windlass
1 anchors
9.14m (30'0") of chain
60.96m (200'0") of rode

Safety Equipment

Gasolene Detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Current USCG safety package on vessel.

Broker's Comments

This Chaparral Signature 280 is the perfect boat for extended weekend express cruising. Equipped with everything you need including an excellent Raymarine electronics package, auto pilot, forced air heat, up-sized house battery and inverter. This boat condition is a 9.9!
On trailer.

Recent annual haul out and servicing at Coastal Marine. She is ready to cruise!!
Recent major price reduction makes this the best buy on the market.

Owner says bring offers.

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

This Chaparral 280 Signature has been personally photographed and viewed by Randy Hacker 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.