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Sea Ray 280 Sundancer

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Boat REF# 176362
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.53m (28'0")
Year 1991
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Berths 6
Engine 2 x petrol 175hp, Mercruiser 4.3L EFI (1991)
Lying Olympic Peninsula, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Sea Ray
Builder Sea Ray
Lying Olympic Peninsula, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 545.5 ltr (120.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 159.1 ltr (35.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x petrol 175hp
Engine make and model Mercruiser 4.3L EFI (1991)
Engine Hours engine1:   650    engine2:   850
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Outdrive
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 68.2 ltr (15.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 20 knots
Max speed (approx) 35 knots
Generator output 4KVA

Owner has receipts and documentation for all work and maintenance done on the boat since she purchased it. Less than 50 hours on the Genset.

Kohler 4Kw Genset

4.3L EFI engines are coupled with Mercruiser Alpha One Stern drives.


LOA 8.53m (28'0")
Beam 3.20m (10'6")
Draft Min 0.38m (1'3")
Draft Max 0.81m (2'8")
Displacement 3,628kg (8,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.91m (6'3")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Gelcoat finish

The 1991 Sundancer 280 has an extra wide (10'6") FRP construction with a bow pulpit and molded swim platform. Although it is classed as a 28' boat, the overall length is actually close to 34' with 31'11" total deck length. Many newer year models are not as wide and roomy.


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

Fully forward is a V berth cabin with privacy curtains and storage lockers. The 280 Sundancer has a starboard mid-cabin large galley with a stove, refrigerator, sink, cabinet space, microwave, and electrical outlets. Forward of the galley is a full stand-up head with shower and basin with mirrors and storage. Mid-cabin port side there is a convertible dinette capable of sleeping two, a wrap-around settee, carpet, overhead cabinets, a table, overhead hatches for natural lighting, a sound system, lighting, and space to move around. An aft cabin with windows and curtains sleeps two privately. A space-efficient cockpit features a double helm seat with an aft-facing seat, foldaway rear seat, and transom door. The helm seats two facing forward. There is actually quite a bit of room in this boat.

2 burner Electric cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Garmin GPSMap 4210 Chart Plotter and Multifunction Display

KVH Azimuth 1000 Digital Compass

Uniden UM525 DSC VHF Radio with Hailer

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Trailer tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

1 anchors
9.14m (30'0") of chain
45.72m (150'0") of warp
Walk-through transom with door.
Integral bow-pulpit
Swim platform with stainless steel ladder

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The wider 10'6" beam of this 1991 model Sea-Ray 280 Sundancer makes it an attractive model for buyers. The owner used this boat as a dedicated and active member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and kept it up as an exemplary illustration of high standards. I am impressed with how clean it is and how much useable space is available in a boat this size. The extra beam really makes a difference. Also remarkable is the solid record-keeping by the owner. Much money was put in to this boat to ensure it was kept up. Documentation supports that statement, and this boat looks to be a very good value. Equipped for Northwest coastal cruising so it includes items not found on similar models in other parts of the country. Included is a newer Garmin multi-function chart plotter display and digital compass.

The exterior canvas and window plastic show signs of wear, sun deterioration, and organic growth, but they are functional. The hull has a noticeable shine to it.

The first 11 years of its life was spent in fresh water. The boat is now taken out of the water and kept winterized for 6 mo. each year.

This machine is well suited to exploring the beauty of the Puget Sound for a whole family.

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

This Sea Ray 280 Sundancer has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Helvey of Boatshed Seattle. 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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