Boats & Yachts for sale at Yacht Hub sell your boat with
space space space
spaceBoat Search
spaceBoats For Sale New Boats & Yachts for Sale
Used Boats & Yachts for Sale
Super Yachts
Boat Shares
Just Listed
Price Reduced
Recent Sales
My Compare List
My Email Alerts
Yacht Brokers & Boat Dealers
Boat Research
spaceBoats Wanted
spaceSell Your Boat Place Your Ad
Account Login
Yacht Brokers & Boat Dealers
spaceMarina Berths View Marina Berths
Place Your Ad
Account Login
spaceYacht Charter Sail Monohulls
Sail Multihulls
Power Boats
House Boats
spaceBoat Accessories Search Boat Accessories
View Outboards
View Trailers
View All Boat Accessories
Place Your Ad
Account Login
spaceBoat Finance
spaceBoat Insurance
spaceBoat Reviews
spaceDealer Info Yacht Brokers & Boat Dealers
Dealer Login
Tower and Banner Advertising
About Us
spaceMy Compare List
spaceBoat Shows
spaceMore Info Boat Research
Boat Accessories
Marine Properties
Marine Businesses for Sale
Boat Transport
Boat Buying Guide
Boating Terminology
Tower and Banner Advertising
space space space
spaceContact Us
Dealer Subscription
Boat Finance
Boat Insurance

Fury 282CC Charter Boat Boat Review

Boat Review Date: Nov 2011
Author: Mike Brown

 Due to complex survey rules it is difficult to make a centre console legally acceptable for commercial work. When On Strike Charters of Exmouth wanted such a boat for their big-game tag and release operation, they found that the Fury 282 was the only boat that fitted their bill.

More Information

Not that they found it a painful buying decision: the Fury has long been an admired offshore fishing boat among leisure fishermen, and custom work during the building fitted it exactly for the Exmouth task.

Key modifications were to make it easy and spacious for half a dozen anglers to line a rail. The bow rail has disappeared, and the hardtop supports that in other Furys are carried on the coamings are now mounted on the console: not a single obstacle between angler and fish. But the most visible custom feature is the tuna tower, a first for Fury.

The aim of a tower of course is to push the horizon further away and to provide a downward slant to closer range vision. The sensation from the Fury’s tower is of being even higher than you actually are, brought on by the sparseness of the structure up there. Added top weight is never a bonus, so there are just a basic backrest and a console the size of a medium-weight keyboard. This carries steering and throttle controls, and a share of the boat’s $30,000-worth of Simrad electronics.

The broadband sounder would set any angler to salivating. As well as the other enhancements broadband provides it offers 3D imaging, has a built-in auto pilot in the head unit, and the head unit also drives the stereo and accommodates iPods. It searches for fish as well.

The lack of a seat upstairs is no handicap because travelling is done at the very comfortable lower station; technically a centre console, but practically as sheltered as a wheelhouse even without the enveloping curtains and clears in place. The hardtop extends out to the sides and the curtains lower from there to the rails, providing a large enclosed space – that is seldom called for at Exmouth.

The console’s size allows it to house an uncramped toilet; ahead of the toilet, and below the foredeck, is a double bed. Standard fitting on leisure Furys, the owners could see its occasional usefulness and retained it.

The difficulty of fitting enough seats into a centre console deters their use as charter boats, but this one is well set up. One or two passengers can sit alongside the driver in addition to those on the built-in seats ahead of the console and aft of the collision bulkhead, and on the folding lounge aft of the driving position. These passengers are exceptionally well provided with stowage space, something often lacking on charter boats. The bulwarks alone house enough lockers for them to have two each.

Stowage for the all-important cold drinks is in a 100L icebox below the driving seat, although they could also use ice slurry in the two big under deck lockers. In the more strictly fishing department, stowage is provided for no fewer than17 rods in the coamings and on the hardtop. The bait station aft has a sink as well as bait tank and board, and it has the same drink holders that are strewn all over the boat.

Furys have been delivered powered by outboards of most makes, singles and twins, with Mercury Verados probably the most common. The review boat has a pair of these in 200hp form; they give a cruising speed of 30+ knots with a full passenger load. In Exmouth’s sea conditions that speed would of course be comfortable most of the time, but much the same applies further south: this is a soft-riding boat. Quiet too. The foam sandwich construction has sound insulating properties as well as great stiffness, which also suppresses noise.


A charter boat that would be on most wish lists for a personal fishing boat. Get one and you will be surprised at how many friends you have.


Price as reviewed    $265,000

Length                    8.58m

Beam                     2.7m

Fuel capacity           500L

Fresh water             100L

Motors fitted             2 x 200hp Mercury Verado four-strokes

backtop of page
© 2017 Yacht Hub - Yachts and Boats for Sale Australia
Sell Your Yacht and Sailing Accessories
New Boats/Yachts For Sale
Used Boats/Yachts For Sale
Super Yachts
Just Listed

Boat Searches

Boat Accessories
My Compare List
My Email Alerts
Boat Buying: Encumbrance Check

Boats for Sale at Boats Online

Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook
Charter Sailing Boats
Charter Sailing Catamarans
Charter Power Boats
Charter House Boats

Boat Finance
Boat Insurance
Boat Terminology
Marine Businesses for Sale
Boat Shares
Marine Properties
Used Riviera Boats for Sale

Dealer Login
Join Yacht Hub

Boat Reviews
Private Boat Sellers
Login Private Seller
Boats Wanted

SCAM Information
Terms and Conditions