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Sea Ray 290 Bowrider


Name: 290 Bowrider
Length: 29'6"
Hull Type: Deep-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 130 gals.
Model Years: 2001—2004
Draft: --
Beam: 9'8"
Water Capacity: 24 gals.
Waste Capacity: 20 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
The market for super-size runabouts was undergoing explosive growth in the early 2000s when Sea Ray introduced the 290 Bowrider. She was then the company’s largest open-bow model ever, and her wide 9'8"" beam offered interior space for a small crowd. Built on a deep-V hull, the 290 has the size and bulk to handle offshore waters with ease. Two cockpit seating plans were available: The standard layout has U-shaped seating aft, a back-to-back companion seat, and a centerline transom walk-through, while an alternate plan features a large sun pad aft, a starboard walk-through, and bucket seats forward. A cockpit wet bar is standard in either arrangement as are an electric engine compartment hatch and an in-floor ski storage locker. In the bow, a table and filler cushions turn the forward seating area into a huge sun pad. A lockable head in the portside helm console comes with a VacuFlush head, sink, and pullout shower. Additional features include a flip-up helm seat, transom shower, and an extended swim platform. Twin 260hp MerCruiser sterndrives deliver a top speed of around 45 knots.


Smooth-riding 29-footer with big, party-time cockpit gets high marks for quality amenities, comfortable seating, super performance.


Standard deck plan has U-shaped seating aft, back-to-back companion seat, centerline transom gate; optional layout features large sun pad aft, starboard transom gate, bucket seats forward. Full wet bar, power engine compartment hatch, transom storage lockers were standard.


Largest bowrider available in 2001.


Twin MerCruiser 260hp I/Os cruise at 25–28 knots (around 45 knots top).

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