Princess 286 Riviera - FUTURITY
"A beautiful offshore sports cruiser that combines high performance and superb seakeeping with extremely comfortable twin cabin accommodation and a very large cockpit" - Marine Projects original sales brochure for the Princess 286 Riviera.
The 286 Riviera is fast becoming a classic. Its full 30ft length overall, combined with a wide 11ft beam, give it a feeling of space and volume. This, together with the heavy GRP layup and superb Olesinski deep-V hull design, gives the boat a planted feeling in the water with exceptional seakeeping.
The Volvo 5 litre V-8 petrols with DP 290 outdrives, producing 210hp each, deliver smooth, quiet power for a terrific experience at both harbour and open sea speeds - up to 30+ knots.
It's difficult to find a 30 footer built today with both these design features for the seaway and the quality of fit out found on the 286 - from the light oak hardwood and matching veneer finishes below decks to the stainless steel portholes.
'Futurity' is an excellent example of the 286 Riviera. She was built in 1988 and commissioned in 1989. Since buying her in 1998, the current owners have tried to retain all the boat's original features while maintaining it mechanically and cosmetically to very high standards.
This is a boat worth seeing - and owning will be a fun and rewarding experience.
Risers, Exhaust Horns and Manifolds were replaced at 450 hrs, the Electronic ignition fitted 1998, new coils fitted 2015, new canopy in 2013 - cleaned and reproofed in 2016. Service history for 18 years.
'Futurity' comes with full paperwork (including VAT Invoice and Build Certificate), from new and an incredible amount of service and maintenance history.
'Futurity' also benefits from a full set of covers - in addition to a full canopy and spray-hood, she also has a full cockpit tonneau cover, useful for winter storage and transport.
The vendor has property abroad and is very reluctantly selling 'Futurity' due to not having the time to use her as much as she deserves.
Interior photos and full spec to follow.
Hampshire, Hampshire PO11 0NH