1997 Sea Ray 280 Bowrider

Used Boat For Sale | ID# 2784837

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Scott MacDonald


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28' Sea Ray 1997

Sea Ray 280 Bowrider 1997 For Sale in Clarksville, Maryland


Clarksville, Maryland


  • Length Overall: 28'
  • Beam: 9' 6"
  • Maximum Draft: 3' 5"
  • Dry Weight: 6,400 lbs

Tank Capacities

  • Fuel: 127 gal
  • Water: 24 gal
  • Holding:

Engine Information

  • Engine 1 : 2020 Mercruiser 8.1L (496CID) - 385hp

General Description

Well kept 1997 Sea Ray 280 Bow Rider with 141 hours on her new engine and a tandem axle trailer. Engine replaced with a totally new engine (not rebuilt) in 2020 by Severn River Marine with warranty through July of 2023. 8.1L (496 CID) at 385hp. She also has a new fridge, new Garmin MFD, new Kenwood stereo (Sirius capable) new speakers, a new ProNautic 12.20P battery charger and new LED lights throughout. Bravo three outdrive completely serviced in August of 2021 and the 100 hour engine service on the new engine was done in March of 2021. Trailer serviced in spring of 2021 with new brakes, bearings, lights and tires. Also includes full canvas and clear vinyl curtains along with the bimini top, a mooring cover for when she's in the slip and a full boat cover for offseason storage. A nicely maintained and updated 280 bow rider that's ready to go.

Courtesy of the Power Boat Guide

A very popular model, the Sea Ray 280 Bowrider was the largest bowrider available from any manufacturer when she was introduced in 1996. Built on a deep-V hull and weighing in at a hefty 6,400 pounds, the 280 has the size and bulk to handle offshore waters in relative comfort. The interior is arranged in the conventional manner with U-shaped lounge/sun pad forward and wraparound lounge seating aft in the cockpit. A wet bar with cooler, glass rack, and trash receptacle is positioned behind the helm, and a lockable head compartment with sink and shower is below the portside helm console. A tilt wheel and flip-up bolster seat are standard at the helm. An electrically operated engine hatch under the U-shaped aft seat lifts to reveal a well-finished engine compartment. Additional features include a fresh water washdown system, large in-floor ski stowage locker, dockside power, and a transom shower. An extended, add-on swim platform was optional.