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A good-selling boat in the early 2000s, the Crownline 288 was considered a jumbo bowrider when she came out in 2001. With her wide beam and substantial 8,000-pound displacement, shes big enough to accommodate a small crowd in relative comfort. Like any good bowrider, the 288 is all about versatility and passenger comfort. A wet bar, pressure water, and an enclosed head compartment (with opening port) were standard, and a unique sidewall entry gate with a foldaway step is located to starboard in the cockpit, just forward of the aft bench seat. Also notable is the mini-cabin concealed within the driver-side console. Accessed from the bow seating area, this small compartment houses a cushioned berth with port light suitable for catching a quick nap. At the helm, a flip-up bolster seat allows for standup driving. Additional features include an extended swim platform, woodgrain dash, in-floor ski/wakeboard locker, windshield vents, tilt wheel, and drink holders. Among several sterndrive engine options, twin 280hp Volvos cruise the Crownline 288 in the low-to-mid 30s and reach a top speed in excess of 40 knots.
Overview Full-size bowrider combines modern sportboat styling with luxury-class amenities, versatile layout.
Features Wide 9'8"" beam provides plenty of deck space with built-in galley unit, generous dry storage, seating for eight. Mini-cabin concealed within driver-side console (accessed from bow seating area) houses cushioned berth. Flip-up helm seats swivel to face guests. Note extended swim platform, woodgrain dash, windshield vents, tilt wheel.
Comments Walk-thru transom reduces sun pad length.
Performance Twin 280hp I/Os reach 40+ knots top.