This 1989 Princess 286 Riviera is powered by 2 lovely fuel injected Volvo 4.3 GXi's. These engines give great performance of around 35 knots whilst giving a quiet and refined ride, whilst being good on fuel, these engines are hard to beat.
2 x 4.3l GXI 225hp Volvo's that were put in in 2005, they only have 190 hours. The current owner has done 50 of those hours fishing at 5 knots. These lovely engines are linked to SX Duo-Prop out drives giving great manoeuvrability and performance. The boat does 35 knots max and cruises at 21 knots.
These 286 Riviera's are a difficult cruiser to beat for around £30'000. They give fantastic space aboard due to her 11' beam, this enables the galley to be set back on the port side giving a larger space when entering the cabin and a lot more space in the cockpit.
Princess boats of this era are built so well too which translates into a very safe and secure feeling ride even in rougher waters. I have personally brought a 286 Riviera across the English Channel from Guernsey in fairly rough water, she handled this journey perfectly, being a lot more comfortable than a fellow 35' cruiser that came with us. (brokers words)
The interior of this boat is tidy, along with the woodwork. The exterior just needs a good polish and an anti foul before next seasons boating.
This boat benefits from having the following work done recently;
3 new batteries
2 new fuel pumps
6 new spark plugs
6 new dash control switches
new bluetooth stereo
4 new speakers
new front half of canopy, rear half is an open bimini
remote control search light installed on bow
new sea horn (loud!)
new princess decals
4 exhaust sensors
2 water temp sensors
2 exhaust rubbers
leg oil change
compression test OK
BIG PLUSES WITH THIS BOAT, NEW ENGINES AND DRIVES 2005 WITH LOW HOURS, BOW THRUSTER, REAR CENTRAL TRANSOM ENTRY, LARGE BATHING PLATFORM.
This boat is in our boat display and is ready now for viewings.
Please contact us for further information or to arrange a viewing.
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