I just bought a New 06 leftover 290CR in august fully loaded. My family (wife+3 kids) put about 40 hours on it since in the Hudson River.
We have the volvo ocean series drives. Overall we love the boat. Fast, great handling, and good in some 3 foot river slosh. A bit noisy when pushing it, but on our model the sound proofing is pretty thin. May upgrade it to 2 inch foam when we take it out in the spring.
Comfortable boat, and the cockpit fridge + the cabin fridge really help.
We are getting about 13-14 mgp at cruising speed. You will like the boat. Plenty of Room in the cabin for day trips and weekends.