Whelton Marine
700 Mariner's Plaza Drive, Ste 707
Mandeville, Louisiana, US, 70448
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1981 Chris-Craft 280

location icon Slidell, Louisiana
Year 1981
Length 28 ft
Chris Crafts 280 Catalina formed the backbone of the family cruiser market for years because it was/is a stable & roomy boat that would sleep 6 comfortably. The single level cabin floorplan had the galley and head conveniently located just inside the companionway for quick access from the cockpit. Large windows throughout provide plenty of natural light and ventilation. Hull construction is solid fiberglass with a deep V forward and a 15 degree deadrise aft; complemented with a beam ratio that would make modern boats envious.  These basic design features combined, generated a sturdy craft with a smooth ride and handling characteristics on a roomy vessel.  Miss Kathleen has been pampered and given everything she needed or wanted for the last 7 years. Almost everything besides the hull and hardtop have been replaced. Just seeing a clean classic vessel that has been well cared for, is enough to make any true mariner smile. She is kept in fresh water with only 55 hours on the new 5.7 L EFI engine. Owner moved out of state and is asking less than half of what he spent on her. Hit print, this traditional classic is worth seeing.  It's really fun when you turn heads coming into the marina.


Year Built 1981
Category Power
Length Overall 28'11 ft
Beam 10'9 ft
Max Draft 2'5 ft
Cabins 1
Construction Fiberglass
Deadrise Angle 15 °
Min Draft 2'9 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 300 hp
Cruising Speed 20 kn
Maximum Speed 30 kn
Fuel Tanks 2
Fuel Tank Cap. 100 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 25 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 20 gal
Dry Weight 7,000 lb
Bridge Clearance 8'6 ft

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Marine Power
Model: 5.7 EFI
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Unleaded
Engine Power: 300hp
Type: Inboard
New Cockpit Drains and Hoses New Forward Hatch New Tank Vents New Window Framing and Gaskets and Windshields New Deck Plates (Water, Fuel & Waste)  New Piano Hinges (cockpit floor hatches) New ABYC Access Ports New Swim-Platform Support Brackets New Deck Hardware and Fittings New Windlass New Transom Shower (Hot or Cold) New Companionway Trim New 30 Amp Shore Power Inlet 3 New Fold Away Boarding Steps ( stern and both sides of cockpit) New Flagstaff Mount  Snap in Cockpit Carpet
New Marine Power 5.7L EFI Engine (55 hours) New Trim Tab Pump
New Marine Air Air Conditioning System (10K BTU)New Sea Water StrainerNew 1 1/4" Through Hull Valve4 New 1" Ball ValvesNew Battery BoxesNew Steering RamNew Steering HosesNew Stuffing BoxNew 3' MufflerNew Shower Sump PumpNew Blower Hoses
New Battery Cables New Shore Power Cable New 500 GPH Bilge Pump New 1100 GPH Bilge Pump
New Microwave New Goose Neck Faucet New Formica Countertops New Cabin Doors New Outlet (110V) New Pull Out Drawer (dedicated for 48 Quart Ice Chest) New D/C Light Fixtures (galley and salon) New Spanish Cedar Table Top w/ Compass Rose Inlay(5K) New Flooring New Seat Cushing and Berthing Covers Refinished Cabinet Faces Salon Couch Converts to Bunk Style Beds Galley Dinette Coverts to 3 Berthing Area Opening Side Windows Large V Berth Windows New Window Framing/ Gaskets New Bomar Style Hatch (vent/escape window) Large Storage Areas Under Seat Bases and V-Berth New Control Panels ( A/C & D/C Switch Panels) New Hot Water Heater
New Gauge Panel (RPM, Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Volt and Fuel) New Hour Meter New Windlass Breaker New Uniden VHF Marine Radio 7405 Garmin Radar Chart Plotter NMEA 2000 Cable New Compass New Trim Tab Switches Stainless Ships Wheel New Ignition Switch
Vented Side Windows Fold Away Helm Seat Fold Away Companion Seat Fold Away Foot Rests Hard Top w/ Enclosure 
New Head New Macerator New Faucet Opening Window New Shower Bracket New Air-conditioning Vent in Head
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.