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Doral 295 Prestancia (2010-)
(w/ 2 x 270-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 OSi)

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Doral 295 Prestancia- Part II- Layout and Features

All seats in the Doral 295 Prestancia have raised lumbar supports that are remarkably comfortable.

Brief Summary

If you are looking for an express cruiser around 30' (9.2 m) and don't want the same plastic fantastic that everyone else in the marina has, then we suggest that you give the Doral 295 Prestancia a good look. This Canadian builder does not have a lot of dealers in the U.S. and around the world, but it does have some, so seek them out, because we think you will be pleasantly surprised by what you find. What sets the 295 Prestancia apart from other boats in her size range is her authentic Euro styling, design details throughout the boat that are different from most American models, and the high-quality of her construction, materials and fit-and-finish. It is often not easy to find the best, and we think this boat is a jewel.

Key Features

Specifications

Length Overall 32' 2''
9.80 m
Beam 10' 1''
3.5 m
Dry Weight 10,000 lbs.
4,536 kg
Tested Weight N/A
Draft N/A
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom 19 deg.
Max Headroom N/A
Bridge Clearance N/A
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 110 gal.
418 L
Water Capacity 30 gal.
114 L
Length on Trailer N/A
Height on Trailer N/A
Trailer Weight N/A
Total Weight
(Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
N/A

Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power 2 x 270-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 OSi
Opt. Power Not Available

Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
600 3.7 3.2 1.3 2.8 2.4 278 242 73
1000 5.5 4.7 2.3 2.4 2.1 235 204 78
1500 8.2 7.1 4.0 2.1 1.8 203 176 73
2000 9.7 8.4 7.9 1.2 1.1 122 106 77
2500 14.8 12.9 11.8 1.3 1.1 124 108 83
3000 25.1 21.8 14.0 1.8 1.6 177 154 88
3500 30.2 26.2 17.4 1.7 1.5 172 149 87
4000 36.3 31.6 23.3 1.6 1.4 154 134 88
4500 41.1 35.7 31.9 1.3 1.1 127 111 94
5000 46.2 40.2 35.9 1.3 1.1 127 111 94
5200 47.0 40.9 43.3 1.1 0.9 107 93 95
RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
600 242 447 6.00 4.92 1.19 73
1000 204 378 8.90 8.71 1.01 78
1500 176 327 13.20 15.14 0.87 73
2000 106 196 15.60 29.90 0.52 77
2500 108 200 23.80 44.67 0.53 83
3000 154 285 40.40 53.00 0.76 88
3500 149 277 48.60 65.87 0.74 87
4000 134 248 58.40 88.20 0.66 88
4500 111 204 66.10 120.75 0.55 94
5000 111 204 74.40 135.90 0.55 94
5200 93 172 75.60 163.91 0.46 95

All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

Time To Plane 6.1 sec.
0 to 30 10.0 sec.
Ratio N/A
Props N/A
Load 2 person, 1/5 fuel, no water, 25 lbs. of gear
Climate 86 deg.; 74% humid.; wind: 0-5 MPH; seas; moderate chop

Doral 295 Prestancia (2010-) Line Drawing

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Captain's Report

Capt. Steve Says...

You come to expect a high level of fit and finish on Doral Yachts and in the 295 Prestancia, I was not disappointed. Everywhere I looked Doral went a little further and made details that were as pleasing on the eyes as they were functional. I’ll get into these details shortly, but first, this is a boat, so let’s discuss how she performs on the water.

Doral 295 Prestancia
You can see the Euro design influence in the Doral Yachts. Notice the portlights and long side windows in the trunk. The extended swim platform gives the 295 a 32'2" (9.80 m) LOA.

Handling

We tested the Doral 295 Prestancia on the Virginia ICW so rough water was not to be found, but you can tell a lot about a boat by how it handles wakes. Bow rise on a hole-shot was about 15-degrees so don’t be shy about hitting the throttles and regaining your sightlines if you’re not standing or sitting up on the bolster.

Doral 295 Prestancia
The teak swim platform adds a lot to the classy feel of the 295 Prestancia. Note the convenient fender storage and center mounted reboarding ladder. Notice how Doral includes side decks in the design even though it has a center walk through windshield.

Trim is straightforward on the 295 Prestancia. You can use the spray coming from the sides of the helm as a judge of correct trim level. Add trim and that spray moves back to the quarters, the boat speeds up, and gets quieter. You’ll also notice a change in the handling as it gets more responsive to the steering. When you put the 295 into a turn, she first rolls into the turn and then comes around. Once the turn is established, you’ll need to turn back to stabilize/neutralize the turn because she is so responsive. The power steering is really effective and fingertips are all you need to crank and bank.

Doral 295 Prestancia
Capt. Steve liked the bolster seat and ergonomically well-designed helm.

Close Quarters

The 295 Prestancia has a pivot point right at the helm. This is a good thing. When you crank the wheel and put the outboard engine in gear, the boat will pivot around your seat. Getting into the dock was a non event, even with a cross current. With the dock over to starboard, I steered hard to port and put the port engine in forward. This naturally moved the stern to starboard. Centering the helm and reversing the starboard engine pulled the bow to starboard and, with the stern’s momentum continuing, the boat slid gently sideways right up to the dock. With a few minutes to get the timing right, you can lay her up nicely.

Doral 295 Prestancia
The instrument panel is low for improved visibility and it is well organized. We particularly like the engine controls mounted nearly horizontal.

Helm Layout

You have to give Doral high marks for the helm layout on the 295 Prestancia. Tachs and speedo take up the center stage, with the ancillary engine gauges mounted off to the sides. Rocker switches underline the engine gauges and the whole panel is a combination of faux wood and brushed silver aluminum that brighten the panel without causing glare. A Raymarine A65 was right in the center of the panel. The compass is lined up in the center of the dash and the wood accented steering wheel was a nice compliment to the wood gauge panels.

Cockpit Layout

A roomy swim platform has teak decking and a center mounted boarding ladder. Grab rails are everywhere and there’s ample storage. I didn’t care for the entry door to the cockpit as a simple rod is all that holds it closed, and prevents accidental opening should you stumble into it. I’d rather see it open inward.

Doral 295 Prestancia
A unique cockpit layout and a comfortable cabin arrangement make the 295 Prestancia a standout.

Even with side decks there is ample room in both the cockpit and cabin areas. This is a feature that others seem to avoid, but Doral manages to pull it off. Doral went with a bit of an interesting layout to the cockpit and it works quite well. Instead of the usual “C” or “U” shaped seating, Doral went to the middle of the alphabet, to an “L” that starts at the portside lounger and continues all the way aft and across the transom. Opposite is a smaller seat that makes a small conversation spot. The addition of a cozy cockpit table makes for a nice entertainment platform on the hook. A starboard side wetbar has a sink and icemaker. All seats have a raised lumbar supports that are remarkably comfortable and all upholstery is double stitched. The snap-in carpet has a faux teak look that adds to the boat’s class.

Heading Forward

The windshield walkthrough to the bow was one of the smallest I’ve seen, but somehow Doral managed to make it work. It’s not much wider than your foot, and for that matter it doesn’t really need to be. The foredeck is enhanced by two chaise lounges that will block visibility from the helm so this may be a feature to enjoy only while at anchor. Grab rails run the length of the lounges. The bow rails are 24" (61 cm) high and tension adjustments are running the length of the middle half of the rails.

Below Decks

I think there’ll be a love/hate relationship with the cabin entry door. It’s a tinted plexi door that allows gobs of light to enter the cabin, but does not give much in the way of privacy. This will probably work if you don’t spend nights onboard backed into a slip. If you really need to run around the salon naked, (ans who doesn't) then perhaps docking with the bow in might be the trick for you.

Doral 295 Prestancia
There’s probably no additional lighting used to get this shot. Seats are butter-soft and the fit and finish is impeccable. Look at those long side windows above.

The amount of light that the entry door allows in pales in comparison to the 6 portlights, one overhead hatch, and twin 6’ (1.83m) long side windows. You’re just shy of needing sunglasses in this salon. The portlights all have a roll-up shade that seems to be unique to Doral as I’ve never seen this before. The portlights all open and accommodate bug screens to keep the no-see-um’s at bay.

Forward Berth

Fully forward is a berth measuring 5’6” (1.68 m) x 7’ (2.13 m), so sleeping athwartships would be the norm here. Storage shelves run the full length of both sides of this berth. Sitting on the edge of the bed will be no problem with 2’7” (.79 m) of headroom. The natural light of the salon continues to this berth with two portlights, the overhead hatch, and part of the long side windows. Privacy is achieved by sliding the curtains closed.

Salon and Mid Berth

The salon itself has headroom of 6’2” (1.88 m). To starboard is the galley featuring a sink, single burner electric stove, microwave, and a flat screen TV mounted on a swivel so it’s viewable from the salon or forward berth. Abaft of the galley is a wet head with sink and the shower curtain pulls across the door. To port on the salon is a settee with a triangular table that I couldn’t help but notice is finished to perfection. The mid cabin is likely the master as it gives more privacy and is roomier. The berth measures 6’4” (1.93 m) x 4'5” (1.35 m) across. Storage cabinets open from the top and are quite deep.

Doral 295 Prestancia
Wake jumping showed that the 295 can slice through a chop with authority.

It was easy to be impressed with the Doral 295 Prestancia. Not only was this a good handling boat, but comfortable. I hate to overuse that word “comfortable” but Doral really nailed it. Just sitting in the seats tells you that they weren’t just thrown together and, as with the rest of the boat, were designed around the human element. For you, all that’s left is a test ride and Doral will be happy to accommodate.

Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Doral 295 Prestancia (2010-) is 47.0 mph (75.6 kph), burning 43.3 gallons per hour (gph) or 163.89 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Doral 295 Prestancia (2010-) is 30.2 mph (48.6 kph), and the boat gets 1.73 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.74 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 172 miles (276.81 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 2 x 270-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 OSi.

Standard and Optional Features

Marine Electronics

GPS/Chart Optional
VHF Radio Optional

Systems

Air Cond./Heat Optional
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
TV/DVD Standard
Washdown: Raw Water Optional
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Standard

Galley

Icemaker Optional
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard

Exterior Features

Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Shower Standard
Wet bar Standard

Canvas

Camper Back Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional

Boats More Than 30 Feet

Generator Optional

Warranty

Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

Price