Marex 280 Holiday

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Marex / 280 Holiday



  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2000
  • Length: 8.84m / 29ft
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The Marex 280 Holiday offers good sleeping accommodation for up to five people with spacious 'triple' aft cabin. The large cockpit gives an airy entertaining space with generous seating.  Perfect for both coastal or river cruising and easy to handle with the fitted bow thruster and single diesel engine to shaft drive.. 



Forward cabin: A spacious area, featuring a U shape seating area with a table centrally located. The table lowers to facilitate a double berth [2m x 1.8m]. Surrounding the seating area forward, a storage unit with two lockers, a position to site a TV and speakers for the domestic stereo unit are located. Storage lockers are situated below the seats. Good sized windows give an airy and light feeling to the cabin

Heads – shower: Situated to the starboard side of the boat and accessible from the cockpit, the heads and shower room features a moulded seat over the toilet, moulded sink with pull out shower unit, mirror, window with ventilator, storage cupboards, toilet roll holder and dashboard rear access panel.

Cockpit: Typically of a Scandinavian designed boat, the cockpit is the main living area aboard.  Aft of the galley and surrounding the rear section of the cockpit is a comfortable L shape seating area with infill’s to give seating for six in comfort.

Aft, above the rear cabin is a sun bed giving additional lounging space. A table can be lifted out from storage to starboard for dining Al Fresco! The helm, fitted with a double seat which has a reversible backrest so five can sit surrounding the foldaway extending table for socializing.

The cockpit floor which is surface finished in teak strip veneer is fitted with numerous large hatches offering excellent accessibility to the engine, tank space and batteries.

The helm consul features full engine instrumentation. The cockpit has two separate canopies either side of a central  ‘navigation’ arch. 

Aft cabin: For a 28′ cruiser the space inside is truly fantastic. The aft cabin offers 1.53m headroom and features a double berth [1.3m x 1.8m] to starboard and a single berth [0.7m x 1.8m] to port. Windows at eye level give excellent natural light and a vanity unit is situated aft, between the berths with storage and a mirror.

Exterior: Being of centre cockpit design an important feature is the deck space for easy boat handling. On Cantilena this is excellent with side decks [15 cm wide] surrounding the vessel, sturdy stainless steel rails of 45 cm height offer safety to the exterior edges with ample handrails being fitted to the cabin tops. The forward deck is a safe and flat working area. Meanwhile to the stern, a large stepped moulded bathing platform is located and features a foldaway stainless steel boarding ladder, moulded fender storage, 

Hull: The hull design of Cantilena would be described as semi displacement, with a central keel, from which the shaft extrudes. Aft of the keel is a separate rudder and from the base of this, protecting the propeller, a sturdy stainless steel skeg. The hull features hard chine design with two spray rails. This offers a very comfortable and dry ride at sea and excellent manoeuvrability in confined low speed locations.





Boat Safety Certificate valid to April 2022

Environment Agency License 2018


Cockpit and Exterior

Cockpit lights

‘Radar’ arch


Life ring




Anchor chain

Gas cylinders

Fire extinguishers

Fire blanket

Shore power connection


Canopies and covers

Aft cockpit canopy in navy canvas

Helm canopy in navy canvas



Navy curtains

Reading lights to berths

Fore cabin table

Infill cushion to forward berth

240 volt power points in cabins & cockpit

Opening windows or port lights to cabins

Oven and grill

Two burner hob

Isotherm fridge

Cockpit smoke detector

Cockpit speakers



Two 12v batteries

Two screen wipers


Bow thruster


Helm Equipment

Fuel gauge

Water tank gauge

Water temperature gauge

Oil pressure gauge

Lowrance HDS5M chart plotter

Autohelm Bidata speed/depth log



In this transaction we are acting as Brokers only. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is advised to check the particulars and specification and where appropriate to have the vessel fully surveyed/trialed and inspected.

  • Hull material: Fiberglass
  • Length: 8.84m / 29ft
  • Beam: 2.8m / 9.19ft
  • Draft: 0.84m / 2.76ft
  • Dry Weight: 3000 kgs
  • Number of Engines: 1
  • Engine Make: Volvo
  • Engine Model: Penta TMD22
  • Fuel: diesel
  • Engine Hours: -
  • Total Power: 78.0
  • Max Speed: -
  • Cruising Speed: -
  • Hot water - 20 litre calourifier with Immersion
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Shore power inlet
  • Bow thruster
  • Refrigerator
  • Radio
  • Heating
  • Swimming ladder
  • Cockpit cover
  • Teak cockpit
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Battery charger
  • Marine head - Manual flush
  • GPS - Lowrance HDS5M
  • Depthsounder
  • Cockpit speakers
  • Cockpit table
  • Compass
  • Cockpit cushions

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