“SeaQuel” is a 2006 Cruisers 280 CXi Express represented by Galati Yacht Sales, Tampa. This classic Cruisers express has all the space and features of a 34’+ cruisers with the dependable Volvo Penta 4.3 GXI with under 400 hours.
- Kohler 5kW Generator (UPGRADE)
- Full Isinglass Cockpit Enclosure (UPGRADE)
- Garmin GPSMap 520s
- Raymarine 215 VHF Radio
- Fusion Stereo
This boat is conveniently located in Apollo Beach, FL.
The 280’s cabin has an impressive amount of usable space. Starting with a wide companionway that uses a sliding hatch for the upper portion of the door, and a bi-fold acrylic panel for the lower portion. Stepping down in the salon affords 6 feet, 2 inches of headroom and enough width for the chef to work the galley without being bumped by guests moving about the salon’s crescent shaped settee. Complimented by a slender, solid wood dining table, the settee will seat four comfortably and provide the best spot to watch the television. You can also watch the screen from the 280’s aft cabin, which has almost as much width and headroom as that of the forward double berth. Both sleeping areas include privacy curtains and a pair of reading lights.
The galley includes a refrigerator, microwave oven, a single-burner electric cooktop and a sink with faucet. A solid surface countertop offers decent workspace as well as conceals the sink and cutlery drawer under removable panels. The galley also has several cabinets with ample space for stowing supplies during those long cruises. The head compartment is located to port and is well appointed with an electric pump-out toilet, vanity with sink and faucet.
Forward in the cockpit is the helm station and a large companion way. The helm is stocked with all the cruising necessities. A Garmin GPS supplies navigational help. Also, within easy reach is a Raymarine VHF radio and controls for the bow-mounted searchlight. Foredeck access is good, with molded steps at the helm, leading you through a narrow windshield door to the bow. The foredeck features an anchor locker and roller, plus has excellent non-skid surface, all of which greatly improve the mooring process.
The aft cockpit area offers a pair of facing settees, which provide room for up to five adults. A small table can be inserted for alfresco dining and/or sunset cocktails. Other notables in the aft cockpit are the dual storage lockers located to port and a wide transom walk-through for easy access to the swim platform.
At the stern, you’ll find an expansive and equipped swim platform. Starting with the molded transom area, which provides a pair of fender brackets, shore power hook-ups and filler ports for fuel and water. One step down from the molded platform is an additional bolt-on swim platform that grants two and a half feet of additional activity space. This stout platform includes a recessed, heavy-duty boarding ladder that telescopes neatly out of sight.