NauticStar Introduces New 28XS Center Console Offshore Model

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AMORY, Miss (Feb. 25, 2015) — Expanding its XS series of offshore boats, NauticStar, LLC introduced the new 28XS center console on February 12th at the Miami International Boat Show.

The 28XS expands the NauticStar offshore series to 7 models from 19’ to 28’. This new model is a serious fishing boat that doubles as a great family friendly pleasure boat.

“We’ve enjoyed great success with our center console offshore series. Every model year we have had an increase in the sales of our larger more heavily equipped offshore boats. Our market research showed increased demand for larger full-featured center consoles. With that in mind we just completed a plant expansion that was designed for larger offshore models. We actually had quite a back log of pre-sales on the 28XS so we are very excited about this new model.” says NauticStar president and founder Phil Faulkner.

The 28XS is 28’4” long and 9’8” wide. The hull design is 21 degrees dead rise 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. (PB_NST_28XS_t_F250XCA_2015-01-29_OCC)

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 22-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.

NauticStar 28XS Offshore consoleThe console is standard with Yamaha Command Link gauges, Infinity 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 28XS 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.

Construction features include:

  • Wood-free Construction
  • Vinyl Ester Barrier Coat
  • Water-tight Deusch electrical connectors on all pumps and lights
  • One-piece molded foam filled stringer system
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

About NauticStar Boats, LLC

Founded in 2002 and located in Amory, Ms. NauticStar is a privately owned LLC located on 17 acres with 180,000 square feet of manufacturing floor space. NauticStar manufactures high quality Bay Boats, Deck Boats and Off Shore Boats from 18 to 28 feet. View the full line of NauticStar Boats by visiting