If you are not familiar with this brand, you could be forgiven for thinking that with a name like Mustang it hails from across the pond.
Actually, it is home grown in Australia, but like all its siblings is distinctly American in appearance.
It is easy to mistake a Mustang 2800 SC for a Sea Ray 270 Sundancer, and like the Sundancer the Mustang is a solid boat, and priced to entice many to make that first step into boating.
The Mustang 2800 SC is the most popular Mustang, it a realistic competitor in a sector of the market where American boats have a big stake.
The 2800 SC, by all accounts, is a good family cruiser whose deep-vee hull provides a softer ride than many of the 2.7-tonne sports cruisers on the market.
The construction is solid. These boats do have a strong following, and boast favorable credentials in rough weather handling, build quality and ride.
This boat has the highly desirable 5.7L 280hp Volvo sterndrive – a reliable and fuel-efficient engine – which provides very exciting performance.
Cockpit space is the focal point of the boat’s accommodation.
Ideal for water sports, especially as the bathing platform is bigger than what you usually find on a 28ft sport cruiser.
The wet-bar arrangement on the boat has a sink for comfort in the cockpit, and a fridge, cooktop and sink in the main galley.
The accommodation below is the usual U-shaped convertible dinette, compact galley, heads and mid cabin. There is a recess in the deck next to the galley providing full standing headroom. The head is most impressive and for many this will be a key point.