Here comes the 296, a go-anywhere and do-anything type of flagship.

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.

2016 Suggested Base Price w/ MerCruiser Single 8.2 Mag ECT B3X: $152,022

  • Specifications
  • Power Selections
  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment

296 Specifications

  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

296 MerCruiser Power Selections

  • 8.2 Mag ECT B3X - 380 hp (283 PkW)
  • 8.2 Mag HO ECT B3X - 430 hp (321 PkW)
  • Twin 6.2 L MPI ECT-300 B3 - 300 hp (221 PkW)
  • Twin 6.2 L MPI ECT-350 B3 - 350 hp (261 PkW)
  • Twin 8.2 Mag ECT B3X - 380 hp (283 PkW)
  • Twin 8.2 Mag HO ECT B3X - 430 hp (321 PkW)

296 Volvo Penta Power Selections

  • Twin V8-300C-G DP - 300 hp (221 PkW)
  • Twin V8-350C-G DP - 350 hp (261 Pkw)
  • Twin V8-380C DP - 380 hp (283 PkW)
  • Twin V8-430CE DP (includes EVC) - 430 hp (321 PkW)
  • V8-380C DP - 380 hp (283 PkW)
  • V8-430CE DP (includes EVC) - 430 hp (321 PkW)

 296 Engine Enhancements - Standard

  • DTS (Merc)-Single Engine
  • DTS (Merc)-Twin Engines
  • EVC (Volvo)-Single Engine
  • EVC (Volvo)-Twin Engines
  • Trip Computer (Volvo EVC)

296 Engine Enhancements - Optional

  • Anti-Corrosion System (T-Vol 200-300hp, Mer-Alpha)
  • Axius Basic (DTS)-Merc twin
  • Joystick Sterndrive (EVC)-Volvo Twin
  • Ocean-X (Volvo)-Single Engine
  • Ocean-X (Volvo)-Twin Engines
  • Seacore (Merc)-Single Engine
  • Seacore (Merc)-Twin Engines
  • Tow Mode (Volvo-Single EVC)

296 Dash and Instrumentation - Standard

  • Accessory Power Plug - 12 Volt Detail
  • Aluminum Dash Panels
  • Binnacle Mount Control-Single Engine
  • Compass (digital)
  • Composite Helm Eyebrow, Custom Stitching
  • Depth & Water/Air Temp Gauge Pkg.
  • Hour Meter
  • Premium Black Leather/SS Steering Wheel
  • Stainless Steel Switches

296 Entertainment System - Standard

  • Sound System, Bluetooth, w/6 Spkrs.
  • Stereo Remote, Dash Detail
  • iPod/USB/MP3 Port

296 Interior - Standard

  • Aft Sunpad w/Walk-Thru Transom
  • Aft Walk-Thru Carpet
  • Air Compressor w/Holder
  • Bow Walk-Thru Doors
  • Carpet, 40 oz., Snap-In w/Neoprene Back
  • Double-Wide Helm Seat w/Adj. Backrest
  • Double-Wide Passenger Seat w/Adj. Backrest
  • Head w/Pump Out Porta Potti Detail
  • Removable Bow & Cockpit Carpet
  • Seating Varadense Comfort
  • Sink Console (head compartment) Detail
  • Trash Receptacle

296 Exterior - Standard

  • Anchor Locker
  • Bow Scuff Plate, Stainless Steel Detail
  • Extended Running Surface
  • Graphics, Molded-In Gelcoat
  • Midship Cleats
  • Motorbox Actuator
  • SS Tubular Platform Perimeter Rail
  • Ski Pylon - Stainless Steel
  • Stainless Steel Engine Vents
  • Stainless Top Trim Windshield
  • Swim Platform, Extended w/Ladder

296 Structure and Safety - Standard

  • 10/5/3 Year Warranty Protection
  • Battery Switch, Dual w/ACR Detail
  • Circuit Breaker Protected Elec System Detail
  • Composite Floor
  • Composite Seat Bases
  • Composite Transom
  • Fiberglass Cockpit Liner
  • Fiberglass Stringer System
  • Fire Extinguisher, Manual
  • Ignition Safety Switch Detail
  • Kevlar Reinforced Hull
  • Stainless Steel Windshield Braces Detail
  • Through Prop Exhaust

296 Canvas - Options

  • Bimini, Premium
  • Bow Tonneau Cover Detail
  • Cockpit Tonneau Cover Detail
  • Mooring Cover Detail

296 Cockpit Configuration

  • Seating, Club
  • Seating, Standard w/Pillowback Cushions

296 Dash and Instrumentation - Options

  • Dash/Trim Pkg., Oil Rubbed Makassar
  • GPS, Raymarine A65 Touch-Screen w/Maps
  • Rudder Indicator, Merc
  • Rudder Indicator, Volvo
  • Windshield Wiper-Starboard

296 Entertainment System - Options

  • Premium Sound System w/Transom Remote
  • Premium Sound System w/Transom Remote & Spkrs.
  • Satellite Radio System
  • Stereo Remote, Transom Detail

296 Interior - Options

  • Aft Walk-Thru Filler Cushions
  • Bow Center Cushion Insert
  • Carpet, Cesara (Terra only)
  • Cockpit Heater
  • Dinette Table w/Bow & Cockpit Receptacle
  • Floor Covering, Sea Grass Detail
  • Galley, Cockpit w/Sink (na w/Club int)
  • Grey Water System
  • Head w/Pump Out Porta Potti, Macerator Detail
  • Head w/VacuFlush
  • Head w/VacuFlush, Macerator
  • LED Interior Accent Lighting (blue)
  • Refrigerator
  • Remote Courtesy Lights w/key fob Detail
  • Stainless Steel Foot Tread (helm only) Detail
  • Throw Pillows, Weighted (10) Detail
  • Throw Pillows, Weighted (4) Detail

296 Exterior - Options

  • Arch, Bi-Color Lighting
  • Arch, Stainless Steel w/Bimini
  • Arch, Stainless Steel w/Hard Top
  • COBALT Oval Logo, Recessed Detail
  • Color Accented Headliner for Hard Top
  • Docking Lights-Stainless Steel Detail
  • Fender Clips w/Line (4) Detail
  • Flagpole w/Flag Detail
  • Flip-Down Swim Step w/Ladder
  • Flip-Down Swim Step w/o Ladder
  • Portal Light (1 in Head Compartment) Detail
  • SeaDek Mat (std. swim platform)
  • SeaDek Mat (swim platform w/flip down step)
  • Swim Platform Transom Lighting Detail
  • Teak Accent Package
  • Transhield Shipping Cover
  • Transom Shower Detail
  • Transom Tilt Switch, single engine Detail
  • Transom Tilt Switches, twin engines Detail
  • Underwater Lighting Detail

296 Structure and Safety - Options

  • Battery Maintainer/Charger, 110v Detail
  • Battery Maintainer/Charger, 220v Detail
  • CE Requirements w/Auto Fire Extinguisher
  • Captain's Call Exhaust-Single Engine
  • Captain's Call Exhaust-Twin Engines
  • Captain's Call Plus (w/Mufflers)-Single Engine
  • Captain's Call Plus (w/Mufflers)-Twin Engines
  • Cruise Control-Smart Tow (Merc DTS sgl)
  • Cruise Control-Zero Off (Vol sgl eng)
  • Fire Extinguisher, Automatic System Detail
  • Tool Kit Detail
  • Trim Tabs w/Indicators, w/Autoglide
  • Trim Tabs w/Indicators, w/o Autoglide
  • Windlass, All Chain w/Anchor Detail