The Offshore 3000 measures 10.60m from the tip of the bowsprit to the trailing edge of the landing platform; hull length is 9.35m or 30´ 8´´. Dry weight is 5500kg
The engine option is twin KAMD 300 Volvos, which are supercharged and pump out 210kW/285hp and have electronic controls. The big-engine option brings a full engine management system and diagnostic panel, so if anything goes wrong it flashes a code to you and will adopt limp-home mode if necessary. I have not tried a 3000 with the smaller motors, but the performance with the big ones is, ah, shattering.
The Series II Offshore 3000's basic layout below decks is an almost-circular island double bed forward, which is only just big enough. It has a translucent hatch overhead and stowage shelves either side. Galley and head/bathroom are amidships on the starboard side; the bathroom includes a rail for a shower curtain, a big plus. The dinette (convertible) is to port. Headroom in this part of the cabin is well over 6ft.
The cabin door is a sliding curved panel in an acrylic material, which is translucent, so when closed it admits light. The Series I had 240V only from shore power; if you wanted to cook you used the barbecue. But the Series II has an inverter so a microwave is standard. The trim below is a mix of gelcoat, excellent vinyl and high-gloss beech timber.
Up three steps to the main cockpit. The driver's seat has less constricting sides than the older boat, so you can seat two at a pinch (or one in great comfort) behind the wheel, which is adjustable for rake. Behind the helm seat is a sink and the optional fridge. The opposite is the L-shaped lounge/dinette, which converts to a berth.
The engines are beneath this area, which presents an excuse to introduce the Riviera Offshore's party trick. Press a button and you discover that the entire center section molding, including the furniture, is hinged at its forward edge and the after end lifts to reveal the engine room. Mechanics have full access and the owner won't have to deal with grease tracked through the boat's living areas. There is a mechanical backup to the hydraulics if power is lost. The holding tank and standard hot water are in the engine room.
The aft cockpit has an improved transom door (it is now watertight) and a big storage area under the floor, an advantage of the midships engine location. The barbie stows in a locker in the aft bulkhead; unstrap it, lift out and set up in slots in the transom.
It has a Targa bar, which anchors the trailing edge of the bimini (bigger than before) and helps hold the whole bimini drum-tight.
There are clears for the front and sides and an cover, which drops down aft and encloses the whole living area.
On the foredeck, you will find the electric anchor winch, with footpad control. An anchor chain restraint line is standard. There are plenty of mooring cleats, fixed ones forward and amidships, retractable ones in the cockpit, and boomerang-shaped cleats on the stern quarters.
"The boat with the 285hp Volvos the 3000 literally leaps out of the water from a standing start and is on the plane before you have time to wonder about using the tabs. It is up and running faster than the time it took to type those words, plenty of torque is at work here. The boat rockets up to a top speed of around 34 knot. "
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