Here we have the ever-popular Princess 286 Riviera, this one was commissioned in 1989, built in 1988. This is a boat worth seeing - and owning it will be a fun and rewarding experience.
Twin Volvo Penta AQ211 V8 petrol 5.0L engines with DP290 stern drives.
The vendor of this boat is meticulous when it comes to looking after it. She is extremely well maintained and if you are looking for an honest, well cared for boat then this could be the one for you.
She is a 1988 hull, first commissioned in 1989. The current owner has owned this boat since 1997.
She currently has 548 hours on the clock and may occasionally still be being used by the vendor and mechanically she is a very well serviced boat, see below.
In April 2017 'Futurity' had the outdrives professionally serviced, including new bellows. In the same month the vendor spent 100 hours carefully removing all old antifouling and then he re-primed the hull and put on two fresh coats of antifoul.
We are holding a very comprehensive service and maintenance history file for this boat showing over 18 years of professional care.
This boat sleeps 4 comfortably - two in the under-helm cabin with a dressing area and another two in the convertible dinette in the bow. The cockpit seating is versatile and can provide an extra berth for those brave enough to sleep underneath the canopy in warm evenings: the pull-out sunbed which goes the whole way across the rear makes for a very large spare bed!
Separate heads contain a manual toilet, a shower, sink and hot & cold water.
The galley has hot & cold water, a gas hob and a gas oven with a grill, as well as a refrigerator. The under-helm cabin has a generous sized bed with good daylight provided by two windows. It also has good head room in the dressing area.
Other recent work includes:
Risers, Exhaust Horns and Manifolds were replaced at 450 hrs.
New coils were fitted in 2015
She had a new canopy in 2013 which was then cleaned and reproofed in 2016
A new electronic ignition was fitted in 1998
As well as the above service history, 'Futurity' also comes with full ownership paperwork as well as the VAT Invoice and Build Certificate.
'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 a property abroad and is very reluctantly selling 'Futurity' due to not having the time to use her as much as she deserves.
Some features of this boat include:
2 electric bilge pumps
Hydraulic trim tabs
Automatic fire extinguisher in engine room
Convertible sunbed in cockpit
Twin helm seat
Hot & cold water in galley & heads
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 V8 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 1997, the current owners have tried to retain all the boat's original features while maintaining it mechanically and cosmetically to very high standards.
This boat is back on her berth here at Northney Marina and viewings can be arranged through us 7 days a week. This boat is attracting a lot of interest so don't delay in calling us to book your viewing. She really is a lovely boat.
Hampshire, Hampshire PO11 0NH