Arvor 280as 2011 model in Exceptional condition.

AU $167,500 Huge price reduction Finance
31' 2" - 9.50m
Vessel Location
Queenscliff VIC Insurance
Hull Material

Massive price reduction for an excellend example of these great sea boats!
Rarely will you find a boat of this quality, condition and sea going ability. This is for the serious fisherman or adventurer with the ocean at your beconing, with comfort and space available through good design.
It is also a exceptionally comfortable boat with good amenities for the family to enjoy without feeling like they are on a fishing trawler!
It is finished well, has quality fittings, plenty room to entertain, runs very quietly, and goes fast!
Add this to the well respected Arvor quality and name and you may have found your new boat. Arvor boats are seen as an all-rounder boat - described as a good day boat but also with the ability to stay aboard comfortably.
This is well below replacement cost, and presents as new. Dont miss the opportunity to own this amazing boat.

The following is a review of the 280AS:
The Arvor 280's overall length of 9.5m makes it the largest of the Arvor Boats fleet and kitted out with a number of options to add a touch of glamour without taking away from its fishing appeal. The boat comes with a bowthruster, trim tabs, Quick anchor winch, hydraulic steering, windscreen wipers, shore power and battery charger.
From the front it is easy to get a good appreciation of the deep chines running back along the sides where they form a gullwing underwater profile to provide improved lift and stability at rest. A deep keel and a stainless steel cover protect the four-blade prop and shaft from damage, a big advantage for negotiating shallow water. Boarding is simplified by a full-width swimplatform and a central walkway protected by a stainless steel gate when underway, while a stainless steel rail across the transom increases security when travelling.

A tackle locker, self draining deck, monster kill tank, rodholders on the decks and on the cabin walls, walk-around ability as well as the option of a second outside helm station (not fitted to this boat, but able to be retrofitted), all add to the fish-chasing capability. Walkways to the bow are either side of the cabin with the port side a fraction narrower as a result of the asymmetric design of the cabin layout and giving meaning to the boat's 280 AS name. The offset is hardly noticeable and does not detract from the look of the boat - I doubt anyone would pick it from a distance when the boat is under way.

The bow is well protected by a rail that runs from amidships. The ground tackle includes 50m of chain and a plough anchor which is easily retrieved by the electric windlass. It is likely the slightly wider starboard walkway will find more use especially as the skipper has a sliding door that allows him to get better vision for easier docking on that side.

As of 5.11.16 boat had done 161 hrs.
All battery's replaced in last 12 months.
All anodes changed this year- boat has not yet been in water since.
Engine Management
· Smart Craft Engine System and Gauges.
· Digital throttle and shift with trolling mode
· Simrad NNS 12 Depth Sounder
· Simrad 3D Structure scan module
· BSM-1 Broadband Sounder Module
· Airmar P319 Thru Hull Deep Water Transducer
· Simrad Broadband 3G Radar, Heading sensor, rf 300 rudder feed
· Simrad RPU-80 auto pilot
· Simrad VHF radio
· Fusion Am/FM/CD Player
Muir DFF-10 Free fall drum winch to include 200 metres of chain and rope
Bow Thruster
Additional equipment:
· Hot Water Unit connected to motor- constant hot water or runs off battery's when birthed.
· Hot Water Unit-
· Galley Shower and Deck Shower plumbed in to freshwater.
· Hella Led flood lights and Courtesy deck lighting throughout.
· Underwater Duckboard LED lighting
· Power Inverter with power point to galley.
· 1 Custom made Alloy Storage Tray with side walls to engine compartment - to fit deck chairs and surplus equipment.
· 4 bank smart charger battery system
· Full rear storage cover.
· Rear shade Awning

Handling review:
To put the Arvor through its paces we headed down Sydney Harbour and out through the heads where a lumpy one-metre sea on a one-metre swell would give us a good feel for the offshore capability of the 280AS. Perched high on the substantial helm seat I had clear vision and easy access to the electronic throttle and hydraulic steering. With the diesel chugging away at low revs in the go-slow zone we were sipping down 2.2lt/h at just under 6kts. That's a pretty economic trolling speed.
Out in the channel we were on the plane at 14kts and 2500rpm and acceleration was reasonable as the 320hp in-line six-cylinder got up a head of steam.
Between 3500 and the 4000rpm top end there is a noticeable surge of acceleration, although the engine is best run for extended periods no higher than 3800rpm which gave about 23.5kts and 50lt/h.
Handling on flat water is interesting because the boat maintains a flat position even with a fair amount of lock at speed. I'd put it down to the prominent gull wing design maintaining lots of buoyancy at the sides, much like a twin hull.
Out of the heads and pushing into a one-metre sea we had a soft ride at an easy 20kts while in a following sea we tracked true with no sign of broaching.
Arvor 280AS hardtop
The Arvor 280 AS may not be what we consider as a traditional shelf-runner chasing big tuna, but in that role it would make a lot of sense and would be in keeping with its rough-water heritage. With its frugal economy, 390lt fuel tank and comfortable ride at a safe 20kts it won't be far behind most boats to the fishing grounds with the benefit of a cosy enclosed cabin for a trip home in poor weather.
But if fishing is not your bag then the 280 AS also ticks a lot of boxes as a family cruiser. Handling is simplified with the bowthrusters to get you into the dock looking like an expert. There is plenty of safe cockpit room and freeboard for young children, along with overnight accommodation, to spend quality time in a quiet anchorage for the weekend.

AU $167,500 Huge price reduction    Finance    Insurance
31' 2" - 9.50m
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Vessel Location
Queenscliff Vic
Hull Material
Mercury Diesel QSD4.2 engine Six-cylinder turbo-diesel engine
Engine Make
Number Engines
Engine Hours
Hot water shower inside and out
Electric toilet and holding tank
Hot Water
Hot water shower inside and out
BoatPoint Review:
A frugal diesel engine, a cabin that sleeps four, and a big cockpit for fishing and fun in the sun. The Arvor 280 AS Deluxe is all you need, reckons David Lockwood
Simple Pleasures

Sometimes less is more. Take a boat without all the trimmings, options and accoutrements, a base boat or carte blanche craft that stirs the imagination. You look at the foundations and immediately think about what you can create. It's a bit like buying a house where, instead of paying for someone else's renovations, you save a packet and revel in the potential before finally getting around to doing the makeover yourself.

So it was with the Arvor 280 AS Deluxe pictured hereabouts. Although this is the new flagship for the popular Euro fishing-boat family, the boat driven was a bare bones model. That meant price was kept down. That meant options were left untapped. And that meant the imagination of yours truly, who spends a lot of time on the water, was soon running wild.

What would I do with the Arvor 280 AS? Depending in your needs, you can tweak the boat any which way you want. With a big cockpit it will cater for everything from serious bluewater fishing to not-so-serious family frolicking. Add some smart 12V upgrades and a gas barbie (there's a cockpit locker for the bottle) and you have a weekender that sleeps a family. And with a decent chartplotter, a Northstar was fitted, you can range along the coast safe in the knowledge that with the single 320hp QSD4 Cummins MerCruiser diesel donk with common rail fuel injection isn't drinking you dry.

Now, a little background about Arvor. Surely you have heard of the boats? After all, one sees more Arvors tied to waterfronts than just about any other cabin cruiser of similar length. With a shaft drive, dripless shaft seal, self-draining decks and lock-up cabin, you can leave these jaunty boats in the water, over winter, and not worry about the infrequent use. That's not the case with sterndrives, no matter what their manufacturers say.

Above the water, there's non-skid moulded fibreglass, good access around the sidedecks, and you can reach up to the cabin top. Thus, with hose in hand, maintenance is a breeze. If you haven't a waterfront or a marina berth, fear not, put your Arvor on a swing mooring. A couple of metres of bird netting, an occasional scrub of the decks, check the bilge and you're done.

Broker / Dealer
J. R. Nautical
Shop 1 Queenscliff Wharf
City / Suburb

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