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280 Dauntless

The all-new 280 Dauntless completes the full evolution of our iconic, multifunctional center-console bay boat series. True to its family name, our newest model empowers you to take on adventures fearlessly and explore uncharted territory with confidence. With a wide range of packages available, boaters tailor the 280 Dauntless to fit their needs perfectly.



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280 DAUNTLESS FEATURES

 
  • Seamlessly integrated Simrad technology for precise navigation and enhanced onboard control
  • Innovative helm seat transforms from a captain’s chair into a leaning post or a vantage point for trolling with the push of a button.
  • Spacious forward lounge conceals a large storage garage, designed to provide easier access to dive tanks, buckets, and fishing rods.
  • Ample rod storage, a standard transom livewell, and pump-out forward fishbox provide outstanding fishability.
  • Digital Switching Technology lets you control lighting and electronics remotely for better battery life.
  • Offering a comprehensive pre-rig trolling motor panel option as well as  a fully installed 36V MotorGuide XI-5 trolling motor option providing anglers with a customizable configuration
  • Power Pole options, allowing boaters to enhance stability and control during fishing maneuvers; while ensuring seamless integration with the vessel's design for effortless deployment and retrieval
  • Available with Seakeeper gyro-stabilizing system
  • Engine and piloting packages ranging from 400 horsepower single engines to multiple dual-controlled options including Joystick Piloting
  • Entertainment enhancements through an improved stereo system and colored RGB lighting take your journey from fearless to fun in no time flat
  • Large swim platforms with an optional fold-out patio give you the power to safely take on more pursuits—on the deck, behind the boat, and in the water—with fewer obstacles in between
  • Digital Switching Technology lets you intuitively control lighting and electronics
  • Optional windlass and beach boarding ladder lets you drop anchor wherever you find yourself on the journey.
  • An optional full tempered-glass windshield offers enhanced protection with additional vents and wiper wash for visibility in all conditions

Capacity

12

Persons Capacity

160 gallons (606 L)

Fuel Capacity

3,736 lb (1,694 kg)

Maximum Weight Capacity

5,000 lbs (2,268 kg)

Swamped Capacity

18 gallons (68 L)

Water Capacity

Dimensions

27'9"

L.O.A. (on centerline, from bow to engine mounting location)

9' (2.74m)

Beam

6' 7" (2.00m)

Bridge Clearance (no top)

8' 4" (2.54m)

Bridge Clearance (with hardtop)

18" (0.46m)

Draft

9' (2.74m)

Livewell Volume (19.5 gallons optional 73.81 L)

19.5 Gal (73.81L)

Livewell Volume

37'

Package Boat Specs (on trailer/engine up)

30" for single engine 25" for dual engines (0.76m for single engine 0.64m for dual engines)

Transom Height

35'

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / engine down)

(10.67m)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer/engine down)

(11.28M)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / engine up)

11' 5"

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / w/hardtop)

(3.48m)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / w/hardtop)

Engines

600 HP (447 kW)

Maximum Horsepower

1,400 lbs

Maximum Engine Weight

400 HP (400 HP)

Minimum HP

Weight

5,495 lbs (2,492 kg)

Weight (dry, no engine)

7,410 lbs (3,361 kg)

Weight (with engine, fuel and water)

12

Persons Capacity

160 gallons (606 L)

Fuel Capacity

3,736 lb (1,694 kg)

Maximum Weight Capacity

5,000 lbs (2,268 kg)

Swamped Capacity

18 gallons (68 L)

Water Capacity

27'9"

L.O.A. (on centerline, from bow to engine mounting location)

9' (2.74m)

Beam

6' 7" (2.00m)

Bridge Clearance (no top)

8' 4" (2.54m)

Bridge Clearance (with hardtop)

18" (0.46m)

Draft

9' (2.74m)

Livewell Volume (19.5 gallons optional 73.81 L)

19.5 Gal (73.81L)

Livewell Volume

37'

Package Boat Specs (on trailer/engine up)

30" for single engine 25" for dual engines (0.76m for single engine 0.64m for dual engines)

Transom Height

35'

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / engine down)

(10.67m)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer/engine down)

(11.28M)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / engine up)

11' 5"

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / w/hardtop)

(3.48m)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / w/hardtop)

600 HP (447 kW)

Maximum Horsepower

1,400 lbs

Maximum Engine Weight

400 HP (400 HP)

Minimum HP

5,495 lbs (2,492 kg)

Weight (dry, no engine)

7,410 lbs (3,361 kg)

Weight (with engine, fuel and water)

Standard features & Options

Acrylic access door in aluminum frame with stainless steel latch

Cast stainless steel steering wheel with knob

Compass

Console face tan gelcoat

Drink holders (3) stainless steel

Electrical switch panel

Electronics mounting surface (for 16" display or dual 12" displays)

Head - porta potti (with pump-out)

Hooks - stainless steel (2)

Interior LED light

Wireless phone charger

22.5" cockpit depth

8" cleats; bow (2), stern (2), spring line (2)

Casting platform aft

Drink holders stainless steel, forward (4), lounge (2), console (3), aft seats (2)

Garboard drain plug

Heavy-duty rub rail

Lifting eyes - bow and stern

Lighting - LED courtesy lighting in cockpit, (multi color RGBW) (2 in bow, 2 at helm, 2 at stern deck)

Livewell (19 gallons) Insulated with blue interior, light and flush mounted lid in stern deck

Low profile aft side rails - welded stainless steel

Low profile bow rail - welded stainless steel

Rod holders stainless steel, stern deck (3), gunnel mounted (2), Bow (2)

Self-bailing cockpit sole

Starboard transom walkthrough

Swim platform with telescoping ladder

Floodlights (1 aft, 1 forward)

Dome light (red and white)

LED courtesy lighting, (Multi color RGBW) (2)

Lifejacket storage

Watersports tow point

Rod holders (4)

400 V10 DTS Black Mercury Verado with hydraulic power steering and fuel/water separator

Active engine trim

Automatic bilge pump

Battery trays (3) with switch and wiring

Electric horn

Electric trim tabs with indicators

Freshwater shower (18-gallon tank) with stern sprayer

Fuel tank 160-gallon

Integrated Mercury SmartCraft® Connect

Navigation lights

Propeller - stainless steel

Tilt steering

12” SIMRAD NSX ELECTRONICS/NAVIGATION PACKAGE

Simrad NSX 12” MFD (GPS, Chart plotter, Fishfinder)

Active Imaging 3 in 1 Transom Mount Transducer (CHIRP, SideScan, DownScan)

C-Map® DiscoverTM X Chart Card: North America/Canada

Fiberglass leaning post with convertible deluxe helm seating: Port and starboard armrests, flip up bolsters, integrated storage drawers, grab rail, electric actuation converts helm seating into aft facing couch with leaning post for captain

Forward console lounge with armrests

Forward port and starboard seats with folding backrests

Stern bench seat with folding backrest

All Hardware 316-L Stainless Steel

All Rails Welded 316-L Stainless Steel

Bow, anchor locker with overboard drain and stainless-steel gas shock

Forward in floor fish box with overboard drain and pump out

Insulated bow storage lockers, P&S, with overboard drains and stainless-steel gas shocks

Lockable console front storage - holds multiple rods, buckets, gear, and optional dive tank racks (includes: garage storage organizer for easy access to smaller gear)

Storage under aft seat

Storage drawers in leaning post

Bluetooth® connection via VesselView® mobile app (compatible while connected to stereo)

Display key engine data on your smartphone (Android® or Apple® iPhone®)

Troubleshooting assistance with dealer notification

Gelcoat Hull Side Colors

Glacier Green

Classic Desert Tan

Light Blue

Platinum

Gelcoat Full Hull Colors

White

Graphic Colors

Red Graphics

Black Graphics

White Graphics

Silver Graphics

Blue Graphics

Chrome Graphics

Frame Color

Frame White

Frame Black

Tops & Towers

Hardtop Storage Box

Hardtop Underside Color

White

Platinum

Glacier Green

Classic Desert Tan

Light Blue

Single Engine

400 V10 DTS Black Mercury Verado Engine

400 V10 DTS White Mercury Verado Engine

Dual Engines

200 V6 DTS Black Dual Mercury FourStrokes

200 V6 DTS White Dual Mercury FourStrokes

225 V6 DTS Black Dual Mercury FourStrokes

225 V6 DTS White Dual Mercury FourStrokes

250 V8 DTS Black Dual Mercury Verados

250 V8 DTS White Dual Mercury Verados

300 V8 DTS Black Dual Mercury Verados

300 V8 DTS White Dual Mercury Verados

250 CXL V8 Black Dual Mercury Verado Four Stroke with Joystick Piloting

250 CXL V8 White Dual Mercury Verado Four Stroke with Joystick Piloting

300 CXL V8 Black Dual Mercury Verado Four Stroke with Joystick Piloting

300 CXL V8 White Dual Mercury Verado Four Stroke with Joystick Piloting

Helm Seating

Deluxe Leaning Post with Livewell

Deluxe Leaning Post with Storage

Deluxe Leaning Post with Gyro

Fiberglass leaning post with convertible deluxe helm seating

Packages

Anchor package

Bow package

Railings and Rub Rails

Black rub-rail with stainless steel insert

Split Bow Rail

White rub-rail with stainless steel insert

Entertaining Features

Cockpit table

Fishing Features

Trolling Motor 36V with Charger

Power Pole 10' White

Power Pole 10' Black

Trolling motor panel

Radial Outriggers

Raw Water Washdown

Notable Options & Accessories

Cockpit refrigerator

Glovebox

Full height side glass and windshield with vent

Battery Package - Single Engine

Battery Package - Dual Engine

Vacu-Flush toilet

Bow Tow eye

Aluminum trailer

Seakeeper 1 Gyroscopic Stabilizer

Underwater Lighting

Battery Charging System

Beach Boarding Ladder

Swim Patio

Transduce 1kw thru hull

Navigation

Nav Package, Simrad 12" NSX Additional Display

NAV PKG, SIMRAD 16" NSO

NAV PKG, DELUXE ELECTRONICS SIMRAD SINGLE

Electronics

CMAP Chart Card - Asia

CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - Asia

RADAR, SIMRAD DOME HALO24

SATELLITE WEATHER AND RADIO

VHF RADIO (SIMRAD)

JL Audio Stereo with Integration into Simrad Navigation Package

First Mate Safety & Security System Single Engine

First Mate Safety & Security System Dual Engine

First Mate Safety & Security FOB Kit

Satellite Radio

Premium Audio Package

CMAP Discovery Chart Card - South America/Caribbean

CMAP Discovery Chart Card - Central/West Europe

CMAP Discovery Chart Card - North/Central Europe

CMAP Discovery Chart Card - Southern Europe

CMAP Discovery Chart Card - Arica/Arabic Sea

CMAP Discovery Chart Card - Australia/New Zealand

CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - South America/Caribbean

CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - Central/West Europe