Sea Ray 290 Select EX

Specifications

Name: 290 Select EX
Length: 29'6"
Hull Type: Deep-V
Gross Weight: 7,700 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 130 gals.
Model Years: 2005—2008
Draft: --
Beam: 9'8"
Water Capacity: 24 gals.
Waste Capacity: 20 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
An upmarket version of original Sea Ray 290 Bowrider (2001–04), the stylish 290 Select EX combines an appealing mix of sports-car performance, luxury-class comfort, and head-turning sex appeal. Built on a modified deep-V hull with a wide 9'8"" beam and a solid fiberglass bottom, the interior of the Sea Ray 290 offers an enormous amount of entertaining and seating space. At least two seating plans were available: one with a fold-down companion seat, and another with swivel helm seats. A refreshment center includes a wet bar with bottle rack, trash bin, and optional refrigerator, and two dining tables can be stowed when underway. The sporty burlwood dash is a plus, and a lockable head/change compartment in the portside helm console comes with a freshwater sink and pullout shower. As with most bowriders, removable cushions convert the entire forward seating area into a vast sun pad. A power engine compartment hatch is standard. Note the swim platform storage lockers. An extended swim platform was a popular option. A single 375hp MerCruiser I/O tops out at 40 knots; twin 260hp Mercs reach 45+ wide open.

Overview

Premium version of earlier Sea Ray 290 Bowrider (2001–04) offers sports-car performance, unsurpassed passenger comfort.

Features

Highlights include wet bar with sink, cockpit table, burled helm with tilt wheel, enclosed head with sink. flip-up bolster seat. Concealed swim platform cooler is a nice touch.

Comments

Deep-V hull handles rough weather without complaint. Available with three seating plans.

Performance

Single 375hp MerCruiser I/O tops out at over 40 knots; twin 260hp Mercs reach 45+ knots wide open.