"Ode to Joyce" is a beautiful family cruiser with features normally found in a much larger boat. She is powered by a 6.2MPI 320 hp Mercruiser with 450 hours, a Bravo III Outdrive and many mechanical upgrades. Professionally maintained and superclean, she features V-berth, galley, stand-up head, mid-cabin and a roomy enclosed cockpit that makes this boat perfect for entertaining family and guests. She will sleep 4 and day cruise double that comfortably.
"Ode" has benefitted from major NEW equipment in the last 2 years due to the owner's diligent care including: Bravo 111 outdrive, transom assembly, manifolds, elbows, risers, batteries and shift cables. No expense has been spared to make her one of the finest 260's available. Why buy new?
Buyers should ask about a one year 50% discount for slip and storage at an upscale Rhode Island marina. Keep in mind RI does not have a sales or use tax for vessels berthed in State. Please see Full Specifications for additional information and photos.
Builder: Sea Ray
LWL: 26" LOA: 28' Beam: 8'6" Displacement: 7900lbs. Draft: 40"d 23"u
Mercruiser Engine 6.2 MPI, 320 HP with 450 hours
Cruising Speed: 28-32mph Max Speed: 38-40mph
Fuel: 84 Water: 28 Holding: 28
She has a spacious cockpit with ample cockpit seating. The helm has full instrumentation with a wood grained instrument panel and padded steering wheel. There is a pedestal helm seat, companion seat lounger and an aft cockpit seating area with wood cockpit table. There is a wet bar with sink and cupholders in the cockpit.
The cabin is beautiful with a spacious forward dinette that converts to forward V-berth with color coordinated upholstery and wood dinette table. The galley is well designed with a sink with cover, single burner stove, microwave and refrigerator. There is an additional berth in the aft cabin. She has a private marine bathroom with Vac-U-flush toilet and bathroom sink.
ELECTRONICS & NAV. GEAR
DECK & HULL EQUIPMENT
CruiseAir Marine Air Conditioning unit: Bennett trim tabs; extended swim platform with swim ladder; Plow anchor with anchor line; dockside water; fresh water cockpit washdown; Guest Charge Pro 20 amp battery charger; Sea Fire automatic fire extinguishing system; dual batteries with switch; windshield wiper; Guest spot light; fire extinguisher at the helm; stainless steel anchor roller; throw cushion; life preservers; shore power cord; fenders; bimini canvas with front and side isenglass windows & camper cover; Xintex carbon monoxide detector; boat hook; mooring cover
Helm & Cockpit
Spacious cockpit with extended swim platform; full instrumentation at the helm; wood grained instrument panel; Rotocast bucket seat shell with flip up thigh high bolster; portside sun lounger with forward facing back seat; U shaped aft cockpit seating with cockpit table; cockpit carpet; cup holders; cockpit bolsters; entertainment center with wet bar; indirect cockpit lighting; storage compartments; fender storage
Comfortable main cabin with forward dinette that converts to V-berth; color coordinated upholstery; throw pillows; hanging locker; mirrored rope locker; shelf storage; storage compartments; overhead lights
Additional berth in the aft cabin with color coordinated upholstery; mirror; reading lights; storage compartments
Well designed galley with fiberglass countertop with sink; single butane stove with plexiglass cover; Sylvania microwave; Norcold DE0051 refrigerator; 6 gallon hot water heater with heat exchanger; overhead lights; storage compartments
Private enclosed marine toilet with locking door; Vacuflush marine toilet; macerator; holding tank; sink and shower with hot and cold water; shower curtain; mirror; stainless steel hand rail; storage compartments; overhead lights
Source: Power Boat Guide
A huge sales success, those looking for a versatile pocket cruiser will find much to like in the 280 Sundancer. Sea Ray hit all the right buttons with the 280 — terrific styling, top-shelf amenities, and a well-appointed interior with comfortable accommodations for six. Beginning with her spacious single-level cockpit with wet bar, portside lounger, and transom door, the stern bench seat folds out of the way when not needed and the rear-facing bench seat converts to a sun lounge. A centerline companionway leads to the 280’s cherry-trimmed interior with U-shaped dinette to port, full-service galley opposite, convertible V-berth forward (with removable table), and a compact head/shower to starboard. Privacy curtains separate both sleeping areas from the salon. An extended swim platform was standard, and a convenient storage locker is built into the transom. Molded steps in the sliding companionway door provide quick bow access via the walk-thru windshield. On the downside, the mid-cabin area is a tight fit for adults, and the engine compartment hatch is heavy. Built on a solid fiberglass deep-V hull, twin 220hp MerCruiser sterndrives, the 280 Sundancer will cruise at 24–26 knots (about 40 knots top)