The Deep V 280 Express Cruiser with its new open, single-level layout, has joined it. Express cruisers are now extremely popular in this country, so it's little wonder that Deep Vee have also gone down this road. There are plenty of Deep Vee boats out there set-up for serious fishing, because they are renowned as sea boats. But serious fishing isn't the destiny of the Deep V280.
The Queensland-built Deep V 280 is also quite different to the craft featured in the all the brochures. The owner's decided to hold back on the teak deck and aft lounge options, but added a hardtop to created a crossover between a traditional cabin cruiser and the originally conceived Deep V 280 Express Cruiser.
Powered by the latest direct injection Volvo Penta 285hpdiesel with a turbocharger and aftercooler. One impressive aspect of the combination of a turbo charger and supercharger is that they deliver an even torque curve right across the entire rev range. Powered by anew Volvo KAMD300 diesel, the Deep V 280 definitely has the grunt to take on the sea, while dealing with a wide range of varying conditions with safety and ease.
Fortunately, the owner opted for various extras including a 12V fridge, 1800 watt invertor and microwave oven, larger batteries, 240V shore power, hot-water shower in the head and an electric toilet. The starboard side head is quite large for a craft of this size with plenty of legroom in the loo. The V-berth converts to a table and settee. Two portholes provide adequate natural light, one for the head and another above the galley. There's also a deck hatch above the vee-berth. Back on deck, forward access is easy, because of her wide combings and plenty of grab handles. Anchor work is also made easy by the optional windlass.
The high bow and 19- degree deep-vee hull delivers a soft ride in mild offshore chop and swells and has the flexibility to deal with quick shifts in the wave patterns. The Volvo's power is adequate, but has a tendency to stay near the top end of the rev range at a cruise speed of around 24 knots quite the norm for mid-sized diesels. In turns she feels balanced and the hull shows no tendencies to drift off course, but she needs a good amount of power to keep the boat from dropping off in the tightest turns.
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