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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 can choose the right propulsion.



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Take a stroll through this model with our interactive virtual tour. Explore the layout and abundance of features and options from different angles and views. Imagine the cool air blowing on your face and the warm sun shining down from above, as you virtually walk around your favorite Whaler!

Disclaimer: Some options viewed in the tour may have changed since it was created. Please refer to the Spec Sheet for the most updated information.

280 DAUNTLESS FEATURES

 
  • Engine and piloting packages ranging from high-horsepower single engines to joystick-controlled options let you take on the entire bay.
  • Spacious forward seating combined with a center-console cockpit configuration keeps the whole crew happy.
  • Large swim platforms with an optional fold-out patio gives you the power to safely take on more pursuits—on the deck, behind the boat, and in the water—with fewer obstacles in between.
  • Optional windlass and beach boarding ladder lets you drop anchor wherever you find yourself on the journey.
  • 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.
  • Entertainment enhancements through an improved stereo system and colored RGB lighting take the day from fearless to fun in no time flat.
  • Digital Switching Technology lets you control lighting and electronics remotely for better battery life.
  • A full tempered-glass windshield offers enhanced protection with additional vents and wiper-wash for visibility in all conditions.

Dimensions

27' 9" (8.46m)

L.O.A

28' 8" (8.74m)

L.O.A. Includes swim platform

9' (2.74m)

Beam

18" (0.46m)

Draft

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

Transom Height

18 degrees

Deadrise at transom

8' 4" (2.54m)

Bridge Clearance (no top)

6' 7" (2.00m)

Bridge Clearance (with hardtop)

37' (11.28M)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / engine up)

35' (10.67m)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / engine down)

11' 5" (3.48m)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / w/hardtop)

Weight

5,495 lbs (2,492 kg)

Weight (dry, no engine)

7,410 lbs (3,361 kg)

Weight (with engines and fuel)

Capacity

3,736 lbs (1,694 kg)

Max. Weight Capacity

5,000 lbs (2,268 kg)

Swamped Capacity

12

Persons Capacity

160 gallons (606 L)

Fuel Capacity

18 gallons (68 L)

Water Capacity

30 gallons (113.56 L)

Livewell Capacity

Engines

600 HP (447 kW)

Maximum Horsepower

350 HP (298 kW)

Minimum Horsepower

1,400 lbs (635 kW)

Maximum Engine Weight

27' 9" (8.46m)

L.O.A

28' 8" (8.74m)

L.O.A. Includes swim platform

9' (2.74m)

Beam

18" (0.46m)

Draft

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

Transom Height

18 degrees

Deadrise at transom

8' 4" (2.54m)

Bridge Clearance (no top)

6' 7" (2.00m)

Bridge Clearance (with hardtop)

37' (11.28M)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / engine up)

35' (10.67m)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / engine down)

11' 5" (3.48m)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / w/hardtop)

5,495 lbs (2,492 kg)

Weight (dry, no engine)

7,410 lbs (3,361 kg)

Weight (with engines and fuel)

3,736 lbs (1,694 kg)

Max. Weight Capacity

5,000 lbs (2,268 kg)

Swamped Capacity

12

Persons Capacity

160 gallons (606 L)

Fuel Capacity

18 gallons (68 L)

Water Capacity

30 gallons (113.56 L)

Livewell Capacity

600 HP (447 kW)

Maximum Horsepower

350 HP (298 kW)

Minimum Horsepower

1,400 lbs (635 kW)

Maximum Engine Weight

Standard features & Options

All Rails Welded 316-L Stainless Steel

All Hardware 316-L Stainless Steel

22.5" cockpit depth

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

Low profile bow rail - welded stainless steel

Casting platform aft

Starboard transom walkthrough

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

Garboard drain plug

Lifting eyes - bow and stern

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

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

Heavy-duty rub rail

Self-bailing cockpit sole

Low profile aft side rails - welded stainless steel

Swim platform with telescoping ladder

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

Cast stainless steel steering wheel with knob

Compass

Wireless phone charger

Console face tan gelcoat

Drink holders (3) SS

Electrical switch panel

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

Acrylic access door in aluminum frame with stainless steel latch

Head porta potti (with pump-out)

Interior LED light

Hooks - stainless steel (2)

Forward port and starboard seats with folding backrests

Forward console lounge with armrests

Stern bench seat with folding backrest

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

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

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

Forward in floor fish box with overboard drain and pump out

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

Lockable console storage

Storage drawers in leaning post

Storage under aft seat

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)

350 L6 (DTS) Black Mercury Verado with hydraulic power steering (91 octane fuel recommended)

Active engine trim

Tilt steering

Propeller - stainless steel

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

Navigation lights

Integrated Mercury SmartCraft® Connect

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

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

Troubleshooting assistance with dealer notification

Gelcoat Hull Side Colors

Glacier Green

Glacier Green

Classic Desert Tan

Classic Desert Tan

Light Blue

Light Blue

Platinum

Platinum

Gelcoat Full Hull Colors

White

White

Graphic Colors

Red Graphics

Red graphics

Black Graphics

Black Graphics

White Graphics

White Graphics

Silver Graphics

Silver Graphics

Blue Graphics

Blue Graphics

Chrome Graphics

Chrome Graphics

Frame Color

Frame White

Frame Black

Tops & Towers

Hardtop Storage Box

Hardtop Underside Color

Platinum

Platinum

Glacier Green

Glacier Green

Classic Desert Tan

Classic Desert Tan

Light Blue

Light Blue

White

White

Single Engine

350 XXL L6 DTS Black Mercury Verado

400 L6 DTS White Mercury Verado

400 L6 DTS Black Mercury Verado

350 L6 DTS White Mercury Verado

350 XXL L6 DTS White Mercury Verado

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 CXL V8 White Dual Verados w/JPO

250 V8 DTS Black Mercury Verados

250 CXL V8 Dual Verados w/JPO

250 V8 DTS White Mercury Verados

300 CXL V8 White Dual Verados w/JPO

300 V8 DTS Black Dual Mercury Verados

300 CXL V8 Dual Verados w/JPO

300 V8 DTS White Dual Mercury Verados

Helm Seating

Deluxe Leaning Post with Livewell

Deluxe Leaning Post with Storage

Deluxe Leaning Post with Gyro

Helm Seat

Additional Seating

Bow cushion

Railings and Rub Rails

Rails - White Rub rail

White rub-rail with stainless steel insert

Split Bow Rail

Black rub-rail with stainless steel insert

Entertaining Features

Cockpit table

Bow Table

Fishing Features

Power Pole 8' White

Trolling Motor 36V with Charger

Jack plate, single engine

Power Pole 8' Black

Power Pole 10' White

Power Pole 10' Black

Trolling motor panel

Radial Outriggers

Notable Options & Accessories

FULL HEIGHT SIDEGLASS AND WINDSHIELD W/VENT

Battery Package - Single Engine

Battery Package - Dual Engine

GYROSCOPIC STABILIZER

Battery Charging System

Beach Boarding Ladder

Forward casting platform

Swim Patio

Cockpit refrigerator

Glovebox

Anchor windlass

Stainless Steel anchor

Vacu-Flush toilet

Bow Tow eye

Aluminum trailer

Underwater Lighting

Dive Tank Rack

Navigation

NAV PKG, SIMRAD 12" NSX ADDT'L DISP

NAV PKG, SIMRAD 16" NSO

NAV PKG, DELUXE ELECTRONICS SIMRAD SINGLE

Electronics

First Mate Safety & Security System Single Engine

First Mate Safety & Security System Dual Engine

First Mate Safety & Security FOB Kit

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

CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - North/Central Europe

CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - Southern Europe

CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - Arica/Arabic Sea

CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - Australia/New Zealand

CMAP DISC CHART CARD - ASIA