while you can squeeze up to 12 people on it if you include the deck, the bow and the cabin, depending on your desired activity, it is more comfortable with 5-7 people. It is a perfect blend of a harbor cruiser for up to 12 people, overnight sleeper for up to 4 or day fisher for 3-5. Has all the amenities of a full yacht yet small enough to be easily manageable when docking, etc.
This 280 Sea Ray is perfect for a day of fishing & tubing then an afternoon of cruising, showering & napping then finally and evening of sleep. This vessel has all the amenities you'd want in a larger yacht, with the ease of navigating and docking a smaller vessel. Hot & cold (fresh) water, shower in the head, sink on deck, kitchenette with microwave, range and refrigerator, a/c & heat in cabin, circulating water bait tank on swim deck, padded stern deck for sunning, sleeps up to 5, in cabin flushing head-it's got it!
My family and I had an amazing time on Willim's boat! The boat was fantastic, very comfortable and easy to drive! Although I did not have the chance to meet with Willim, I had the pleasure meeting his boating partner Tim to go over the details of the boat, he was very helpful and detailed! I would definitely recommend there service to my friends and look forward to booking again in the future!
Fantastic experience! Can't wait to do it again! The boat was in immaculate condition and ready on time. Will was extremely easy to work with and very accommodating. Will made the process simple from the start and my birthday could not have been better. Since we've already owned this exact model of boat, it was a breeze for us to operate and dock. I could not say enough good things about this experience and we are so grateful for the opportunity. Thank you again Will...we will be booking again very soon :)
Everything about this rental experience was better than we could have imagined. Bill is a great guy. His boat is beautiful. The pictures do not do it justice. We were 2 adults and 6 kids - very comfortable. We took Bill up on his offer of an inflatable raft which the kids had fun with. We enjoyed a beautiful day out on the water celebrating our daughter's birthday. First rate experience!
"An unforgettable day for any competent skipper"
My wife and eleven year old daughter had a wonderful time on Willim's boat.
It is moored on the charming Balboa Island and there was free parking all day nearby which was a real bonus. Willim looked after us well: we received a thorough instruction to the boat and then we were free to explore the ocean on our own which was an unforgettable experience. We saw a huge school of dolphins as well as a good number of sea lions. We followed the coast down to Dana Point Harbour, where we relaxed on the two hour guest moorings for lunch then drove back to Newport. Willim also offers the use of a tow-behind inflatable on which we had a lot of fun, although it was tricky to inflate.
I believe in buying experiences, not things, and so I would recommend this day out to anyone, provided you know you are competent to handle a boat and anything the sea can throw at you.