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The Luhrs 290 Open is a heavily built inboard express whose aggressive styling, spacious cockpit, and comfortable interior made her a top seller during much of the 1990s. Built on a modified-V hull with cored hullsides and a flared bow, the wide 11'6"" beam of the 290 creates one of the more expansive deck and cabin layouts available in a boat this size. A centerline helm provides excellent sightlines in all directions, and an affordable price put the 290 Open within reach of many offshore boaters. Standard features include a molded bow pulpit, in-deck fish boxes, livewell, transom door, raw-water washdown, trim tabs, transom fish/storage box, built-in tackle drawers, gunnel rod holders, cockpit rod storage, bait prep station, cockpit bolsters, and cockpit lights. A tower was standard, and the bridge deck lifts electrically for engine access. Below, the 290s unique interior (with the head forward) sleeps four and includes facing salon settees with flip-up backrests, removable dining table, and a compact galley with fridge and microwave. Cruise at 20 knots with 270hp gas engines; low-to-mid 20s with optional Yanmar 300hp diesels. Luhrs sold a ton of these boats.
Overview Best-selling inboard express introduced in 1992 offered great styling, proven fishability, versatile cabin accommodations.
Overview Roomy cockpit with centerline helm has two in-deck fishboxes, livewell, transom door, raw-water washdown, transom fish/storage box. Bridgedeck lifts electrically for engine access. Unique cabin layout with forward head, facing settees sleeps four. Marlin tower was standard.
Comments A great-looking boat with wide appeal.
Performance Cruise at 16-18 knots with 270hp gas engines; 20 knots with Yanmar 230hp diesels.