The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Mariah Mariah Z260

Fast summer fun sports cruiser
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  274106
  • Length  ·  8.23m
  • Year  ·  1998
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Planing
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x gasoline 385hp, Mercruiser 7.4 mpi V8 (1998)
  • Lying  ·  South Norfolk
Boatshed Norfolk
Boatshed Norfolk
Steve Biggs

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Mariah USA
Lying South Norfolk
Fuel capacity 330.0 ltr (72.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x gasoline 385hp
Engine make and model Mercruiser 7.4 mpi V8 (1998)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive out
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 40 knots

This stunning engine is a powerhouse of fun and has had no expense spared on it. Recent bill for new outdrive and transom shield as well as other considerable engine works with bills available to the tune of just under £20k !
This boat will pootle along at river speeds and sip fuel but is capable of very exhilarating speeds too!
The engine also has switchable transom outlets to really hear the engine note if wanted.
The boat has not been used much since this work and has been on the hard for three years or more.


Length 8.23m
LWL 7.92m
Beam 2.44m
Draft Min 0.91m

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

1 burner electric Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Cockpit shower
Bar Sink

1 burner electric Stove

Deck Gear

Swim Platform
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Cockpit Enclosure

Electric windlass
1 anchors

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Fish Finder

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

Here we have a very fast and capable Mariah Z260 Sports Cruiser. She appears to be in good condition and has a very powerful fuel injected V8 Mercruiser 7.4 MP1 motor and almost new Bravo three duo prop outdrive with stainless props.
The boat offers good accommodation for weekends away for up to 4 people or a small family and is well equipped with a large heads and shower wet compartment with sea toilet to holding tank, compact but well equipped galley and a spacious cockpit to enjoy the ride and relax on those sunny summer days.

The step-through screen construction ensures safe and easy access to the foredeck and bow.
She is in original GRP which all appears to be very good and she has a stylish and sporty stance that will definitely turn heads!

Make no mistake this is a fast cruiser, however this boat is just as happy running at riverspeeds and using very little fuel to do so, but can also light up and deliver a very exhilarating driving performance in the right place and offers huge flexibility and capability in a respected and compact package.

Her mechanics have been constantly maintained and no expense has been spared in doing so. There are bills available that detail all of this work which including a brand new outdrive and transom shield in winter 2014-5 and other engine maintenance and work which total close to £20k! She has new batteries that have just been fitted, and has very few hours since the engine and leg work was completed.

This smart boat offer a fun stay-cation option and is just a happy as a river cruiser or coastal cruising boat and represents a great value "get away from it all" investment.

If I was to be critical of her, she could do with a few small things replacing such as sink/ basin plugs and and maybe a deep refresh /clean as she has been sat ashore and unused for over three years now. The refrigerator is also not fixed in place but this is the work of moments with a couple of fixing screws. This said, her general condition looks to be very good as she has been kept undercover in a barn on a trailer which is included int the sale. The trailer has only been stood for some time so I would recommend inspection of this before towing the vessel anywhere.
She does not have a current BSC however she has had one in recent years and the vendor will arrange for a fresh test and cert to be completed after the sale is agreed so the new owner will have a fresh Boat Safety cert for 4 years!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Mariah Mariah Z260 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Biggs of Boatshed Norfolk. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

8 years

Why are you selling her?

not using her

Where have you sailed her?

Norfolk Broads

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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