For a boat of its length and beam, the single-engine 296 jumps on plane with noteworthy suddenness. With two engines, this boat launches full steam ahead. Yet the ride here is hushed, soothing, and soft, much like the 296's interior, with layout options galore. From throw pillows to club configuration, this model has space more limousine than marine. The comfort accumulates astern in all-weather, personalized luxury straight out of your living room. Wraparound conversation is waiting in the bow. Not to mention roomy enough for fifteen fun-havers and storage for days.
The options list is meaningful – refrigerators and joysticks, a touch-screen GPS, and arches with hardtops featuring LED indirect lighting. A beach of a sunpad is glorious for those basking in the warm summer light. The power options are stout and authoritative. The hull yearns for open water, ready to show off handling at once robust and responsive.
The 296 is a loving marriage of refinement and raw power. A diamond on an aquamarine sea.
|Length Overall w/ Swim Platform||30' 2''||9.19 m|
|Hull Length||28' 5''||8.69 m|
|Beam||9' 5''||2.90 m|
|Interior Cockpit Width||8' 8''||2.64 m|
|Deadrise at Transom||21||21|
|Fuel Capacity||123 gal||457 L|
|Freshwater Capacity||18 gal||68 L|
|Holding Tank Capacity||18 gal||68 L|
|Bridge Clearance w/o Bimini||4' 11''||1.49 m|
|Bridge Clearance w/Arch||7' 11''||2.41 m|
|Draft Drive Up, Single Eng.||25''||63.5 cm|
|Draft Drive Down, Single Eng.||37''||93.9 cm|
|Draft Drive Up, Twin Eng.||27''||68.6 cm|
|Draft Drive Down, Twin Eng.||39''||99 cm|
|Dry Weight, w/Single Engine||7350 lbs||3334 kg|
|Dry Weight, w/Twin Engines||8740 lbs||3964 kg|
|Boat Certified Capacity||Yacht Certified|
|Boat Certified Capacity w/gear||Yacht Certified|