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Carver 280 Express Express 28

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8.53m (28'0")



Underwater profile


1 x petrol 330hp, Mercruiser 7.4 454 (1996)

Lake Superior


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Extra details

Designer Carver
Builder Carver Boats
Lying Lake Superior
Fuel capacity 454.5 ltr (100.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 113.6 ltr (25.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 18.0 ltr (4.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x petrol 330hp
Engine make and model Mercruiser 7.4 454 (1996)
Engine hours engine1:   605
Engine cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Outdrive
Prop(s) Bravo III SS Duoprop
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


Loa 8.53m (28'0")
Beam 2.90m (9'6")
Draft max 0.99m (3'3")
Airdraft 2.67m (8'9")
Displacement 3,673kg (8,100.0lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage On marina

Electrical systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

2 burner spirit cooker

Nav equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Vhf tick
Gps tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Swim ladder tick
Cockpit enclosure tick
Bimini tick

Safety equipment

Lpg detector tick
Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Make this fresh water, very nicely laid out Carver 280 Express your next vacation destination not only this year but for years to come. Well powered with a single 330hp Mercruiser 7.4ltr 454 and Bravo III outdrive with S.S. duo-prop and will get on plane nicely. Equipped with trim tabs & power trim she is made for fun and includes a ski/tube tow loop! Full camper enclosure with screens, radar arch, engine compartment Halon Fire Suppression System, pfd’s, finders, docking lines & shore power cord make this boat a turn-key opportunity not to mention she has accommodations for 6 below deck. You will find a fully enclosed head with shower. Galley includes stove, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee maker and S.S. sink with hot/cold water. The hot water heater was replaced 2014. For electronics you will find VHF radio, full gauge set at the helm, stereo, master fuse panel and master power switch easily accessible when boarding or disembarking from you stay on board. This Carver has logged under 600 hours and has been well maintained and serviced by marina professionals. Owner will also consider ATVs , jet skis or snowmobiles as trade and $ for boat.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Carver 280 Express Express 28 has been personally photographed and viewed by a representative of Boatshed Chicago. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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