Review: EdgeWater 280 Center Console
By Tom Richardson on November 7, 2013
EdgeWater’s new 280 Center Console, designed exclusively for twin-outboard power, can be equipped with Yamaha F250 or F300 four-strokes.
The 280 features a custom-made, fully integrated hardtop with a “Clear Vision” tempered-glass windshield, providing an unobstructed sightline and aft skylight. The custom, walk-in console features an interior double-berth cabin area complete with a head that includes an electric toilet and a freshwater sink with pull-out shower. The fiberglass leaning post comes optional with a stainless steel freshwater sink, pull-out shower, cutting board, storage drawers, rod holders, adjustable flip-bolster helm seats, electric grill, refrigerator, Corian countertop, cutting board and bait well.
The 280 is built using EdgeWater’s proprietary SPI (Single Piece Infusion) construction process, in which vinylester resin is vacuum-infused into the Penske Xtreme grid structures and the hull laminate in one step. The resin molecules in the grid harden at the same time as the resin in the fiberglass laminate, making it bond as a single piece. SPI achieves a strength-to-weight ratio greater than open-molded, polyester boats, according to laboratory test results provided by Owens Corning.
- Length: 28’
- Beam: 9’ 6”
- Draft: 20”
- Dry Weight: 6,500 lbs. (approximate)
- Capacity: 12 adults
- Fuel: 200 gals.
- Maximum power: 600 hp
- Cockpit depth: 27.5”
- Cockpit size: 65.5 sq. ft.
- Base price w/ twin Yamaha F250s: $204,370