2018 NauticStar 28 XS


28 XS




The NauticStar 28XS Offshore is a serious fishing boat that doubles as a great family friendly pleasure boat.

The 28XS is 28'4" long and 9'8" wide center console. The hull design is 21 degrees deadrise at the transom for stability at rest and 50 degrees at the bow providing a soft ride in rougher waters. The extreme bow flair allows for more comfort and displaces the water away from the passengers. The hull also has a reverse chine that helps the boat plane quickly, giving it more lift for a high and dry ride.

Yamaha Marine* has tested the 28XS and has published some very exciting performance numbers. Powered with Twin four stroke 250XCA's, the boat planed in an amazing 3.01 seconds and had a top speed of 56.5 mph, with a fuel burn of 13.1 gph at cruise. Zero to 30 mph was a quick 4.86 seconds.

For ease of boarding, there is a portside ladder, molded in swim platform and walk-thru transom door. Built into the aft deck are an 80 gallon insulated fish box and a 25-gallon baitwell outside of the aft cockpit. The aft fold down bench seat ensures plenty of fishing room in the cockpit.

Mid-ship, the captain's station, includes a leaning post with baitwell, bait station with fresh water sink, and a Yeti cooler with slide out. The helm seat is equipped with 4 “rocket launchers," flip up seat bolsters and fold-down armrest. There is also storage below in the captain's station for the house batteries.

The console is standard with Yamaha 6YC digital gauges, Infinity® PRV350 Bluetooth stereo, flush mount compass, lighted drink holders and plenty of room for flush mounting electronics.

A powder-coated fiberglass T-Top with LED lighting, waterproof stereo speakers and an electronic box is included. The interior cockpit has LED lighting for night cruising and fishing.

Inside the large lighted head console is a china toilet with holding tank and discharge, fresh water shower with sink and a make up mirror.

Moving to the bow of the 28 XS there is an access door to a large under floor storage area.

The bow area has very comfortable seating with flip out bow backrest and dual under-seat insulated fish boxes with overboard drains.

To complete this fully equipped 28 footer is a stainless steel thru-hull windless with rode and anchor.

* Lighted Stainless Steel Pushbutton Switch Panel

* Standard Infinity® PRV350 Stereo with Satellite Radio Capability

* New style LED Courtesy Lights

* 316 grade stainless steel latch replaces all rubber latches

* Efficient roller catches on lids

* Polished over-sized bow and stern eyes

* Compression latches on all floor hatches

  • Beam: 9 ft. 8 in.
  • Length: 28 ft. 4 in.
  • Maximum HP - Twin: 600 HP [twin 300 HP]
  • Transom Height: 30 in. (at center line)
  • Approximate Draft: 20 in.
  • Deadrise @ Transom: 21 deg.
  • Deadrise @ Entry: 50 deg.
  • Bridge Clearance(w/ Fiberglass T-Top): 8 ft. 2 in.
  • Approximate Boat Weight: 5850 lb. .
  • *Fuel Capacity: 200 gal.
  • Bow Fish Boxes (2): 30 Gal./Ea.
  • Aft Fish Box: 80 Gal.
  • Aft Port Baitwell: 25 Gal.
  • Leaning Post Baitwell: 22 Gal.
  • Fresh Water Capacity: 13 Gal.
  • Persons/Total Weight: Yacht Certified
  • Max. Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified
  • Wood Free Construction
  • Limited Lifetime Hull Warranty
  • Vinyl Ester Barrier Coat
  • One-Piece Fiberglass Stringer System
  • Self-Bailing Cockpit with Molded Non Skid
  • Aft Insulated Fish Box - 80 Gal.
  • Dual Insulated Fish Boxes Fwd with Overboard Drain - 30 Gal/Ea.
  • RTM Fiberglass Lids
  • In-Floor Storage
  • Raw Water High Pressure Washdown
  • Chrome 3D NauticStar Logo
  • Transhield® Shipping Wrap
Bait-Prep Station
  • Baitwell with Recirculation & Light
  • Easy Access 3-Battery Storage
  • 2 Tackle Storage Systems
  • Sink with Cutting Board
  • Knife & Pliers Storage
  • 65 Qt. YETI® Cooler with Slide-Out System
Aft Baitwell
  • Aerator Pump - 800 GPH with Timer
  • Brass Thru-Hull High Speed Aerator Pickups
  • Aft Recirculation Pump - 500 GPH
  • Powder Coated Recessed SS Bow Rails
  • Stainless Steel Latches
  • Stainless Steel 4-Step Ladder
  • Stainless Steel Rub Rail
  • Stainless Steel Drink Holders - 10
  • Powder Coated Rocket Launcher Rod Holders - 8
  • Stainless Steel Rod Holders - 6
  • Recessed Gunnel Rod Storage with SS Toe Rail
  • Brass Shut Off Ball Valves
  • Integrated Windlass with SS Anchor (15 ft. Chain, 200 ft. Rope)
  • 8" Stainless Steel Pull-Up Cleats - 6
Head Console
  • Fully Fiberglass Lined Interior with SeaDek® Flooring
  • Integrated Powder Coated Fiberglass T-Top (Black or White)
  • Vented Window In-Console
  • Pressurized Freshwater Sink & Shower - 13 Gal.
  • Stainless Steel Schmitt Steering Wheel
  • Helm Station with Area for 2 Large Chart Plotters
  • SeaDek® on Console Top
  • Infinity® PRV350 Stereo w/ Bluetooth, Preset Capability & 4 Speakers
  • Helm Anti-Fatigue Mat
  • Flush Mount Compass
  • Power Assist Steering
  • China Toilet with Holding Tank & Discharge
  • Premium Captain's Seating with Flip-up Bolsters & Folding Armrests and Footrest
  • Powder Coated Backrest with Rod Holders
  • Dual Forward Console Seating with Arm Rests
  • Bow Seating with Cushions & Bolsters
  • Flip-Out Bow Back Rests
  • Cockpit Bolsters
  • Recessed Folding Aft Seating
  • Syntec Vinyl with Nano-Block Stain Protection
Offshore-Grade Electrical System
  • Circuit Breaker Protection
  • Dual Battery Switch & Panel
  • Stainless Steel Lighted Pushbutton Switch Panel
  • Yamaha 6YC Digital Gauge
  • Deutsch® Electrical Connectors
  • Auto Bilge Pump - 1100 GPH
  • Manual Bilge Pump - 1200 GPH
  • LED Navigation and Courtesy Lights
  • Lenco® Trim Tabs with LED Indicator Switch
  • LED Underwater Lights
  • LED Livewell Light
  • Yamaha Pre-Rigged Dual Engine Mechanical Controls
  • Fuel Water Separator (1 per motor)
  • SIMRAD® NSS12 EVO3 12" Touchscreen Fishfinder/Chartplotter w/B60 20° transducer
  • SIMRAD® Go9 9" Touchscreen Fishfinder/ Chartplotter w/B60 20° transducer
  • Dual Engine Stainless Steel Prop
  • SIMRAD® StructureScan (Avail. w/NSS Units Only)
  • Dual SIMRAD® NSS12 EVO3 12" Touchscreen Fishfinder/Chartplotter w/B60 20° transducer
  • Teleflex OPTIMUS fly-by-wire Steering System
  • SIMRAD® Autopilot (Must also upgrade to OPTIMUS Steering System #1103)
  • Blackout Dash Package (Single)*
  • Blackout Dash Package (Dual)* *Blackout Dash Packages include flush-mount, black acrylic electronics panel, single or dual SIMRAD® NSS12 EVO3 12" touchscreen fishfinder/chartplotters.
  • Mid-Ship Filler Bolster Coaming Panels
  • Bow Filler and Table
  • Fiberglass T-Top Two-Tone Color Option (Underside)(Specify Color)
  • Hull Color - Upcharge
  • Hull Bottom Color - Upcharge
Draft and bridge clearance may change depending on motor selection, amount of fuel, and gear added. *The usable fuel capacity will be affected by factors such as EPA-required fuel system components, temperature, and boat loading which may reduce the usable fuel capacity by 10%.



Max HP
600 HP [twin 300 HP]


Length Overall
28 ft. 4 in.
9 ft. 8 in.
20 in.
Dry Weight
5850 lb.
Max Person Capacity
Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity
200 gal.
Max Carry Load
Yacht Certified

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