28 XS Old

A man captains a NauticStar 28 XS with two women passengers
The NauticStar 28XS Offshore is a serious fishing vessel that doubles as a great family friendly pleasure boat. Its hull design – 21 degrees deadrise at the transom and 50 degrees at the bow – provides for stability at rest and a soft ride in rough 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.


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Note: 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%.


28' 4" / 8.64 M


9' 8" / 2.95 M

Maximum HP - Twin

600 HP / 447 kW (twin 300 HP / 224 kW)

Transom Height

30" (at center line) / 0.76 M

Approximate Draft

20" / 0.51 M

Deadrise @ Transom


Deadrise @ Entry


Bridge Clearance (w/ FIberglass T-Top)

8' 2" / 2.49 M

Approximate Boat Weight

5850 lb / 2654 KG

*Fuel Capacity

200 Gal / 757 L

Bow Fish Boxes (2)

30 Gal/Ea. / 114 L

Aft Fish Box

80 Gal / 303 L

Aft Port Baitwell

25 Gal / 95 L

Leaning Post Baitwell

22 Gal / 83 L

Fresh Water Capacity

13 Gal / 49 L

Persons/Total Weight

Yacht Certified

Max Weight Capacity

Yacht Certified

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  • Wood-Free Construction
  • Limited Lifetime Hull Warranty
  • Vinyl Ester Barrier Coat
  • One-Piece Fiberglass Stringer System
  • Self-Bailing Cockpit with Molded Non Skid
  • RTM Fiberglass Lids
  • Fuel Water Separator
  • Control Box Pre-Rig
  • Aft Insulated Fish Box – 80 Gal.
  • Dual Insulated Fish Boxes Fwd with Overboard Drain – 30 Gal/Ea.
  • Raw Water High Pressure Washdown
  • In-Floor Storage
  • Transhield® Shipping Wrap
  • Chrome 3D NauticStar Logo

Bait-Prep Station:

  • Baitwell with Recirculation & Light
  • Easy Access 3-Battery Storage
  • Sink with Cutting Board
  • 2 Tackle Storage Systems
  • Knife & Pliers Storage
  • 65 Qt. YETI® Cooler with Slide-Out System

Aft Baitwell:

  • Brass Thru-Hull High Speed Aerator Pickups
  • Aft Recirculation Pump – 500 GPH
  • Aerator Pump – 800 GPH with Timer


  • Stainless Steel Latches
  • Powder Coated Recessed SS Bow Rails
  • Stainless Steel Rub Rail
  • Stainless Steel 4-Step Ladder
  • Stainless Steel Drink Holders – 10
  • Stainless Steel Rod Holders – 6
  • Powder Coated Rocket Launcher Rod Holders – 8
  • Recessed Gunnel Rod Storage with SS Toe Rail
  • 8″ Stainless Steel Pull-Up Cleats – 6
  • Brass Shut Off Ball Valves
  • Integrated Windlass with SS Anchor (15 ft. Chain, 200 ft. Rope)

Head Console

  • Fully Fiberglass Lined Interior with SeaDek® Flooring
  • Integrated Powder Coated Fiberglass T-Top (Black or White)
  • Portlight Vented Window In-Console
  • Pressurized Freshwater Sink & Shower – 13 Gal.
  • Stainless Steel Schmitt Steering Wheel
  • Helm Station with Area for 2 Large Chart Plotters
  • Infinity® Stereo with Bluetooth, Preset Capability & 4 Speakers
  • SeaDek® on Console Top
  • Flush Mount Compass
  • SeaDek®Helm Anti-Fatigue Mat
  • Power Assist Steering
  • Porcelain 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
  • Recessed Folding Aft Seating
  • Cockpit Bolsters
  • Syntec Vinyl with Nano-Block Stain Protection

Offshore-Grade Electrical System:

  • Circuit Breaker Protection
  • Stainless Steel Lighted Pushbutton Switch Panel
  • Dual Battery Switch & Panel
  • Deutsch® Electrical Connectors
  • Yamaha 6YC Digital Gauge
  • Auto Bilge Pump – 1100 GPH
  • Manual Bilge Pump – 1200 GPH
  • Lenco® Trim Tabs with LED Indicator Switch
  • LED Navigation and Courtesy Lights
  • LED Underwater Lights
  • LED Livewell Light
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  • Yamaha Twin F200XB
  • Yamaha Twin F300XCA
  • Yamaha Twin F300NCA2 – White


  • Simrad® Go9 9″ Touchscreen Fishfinder/ Chartplotter with B60 20° transducer
  • Simrad® NSS12 EVO3 12″ Touchscreen Fishfinder/Chartplotter with B60 20° transducer
  • Dual Simrad® NSS12 EVO3 12″ Touchscreen Fishfinder/Chartplotter with B60 20° transducer
  • Simrad® StructureScan (Available with NSS Units Only)
  • Teleflex OPTIMUS® fly-by-wire Steering System
  • Simrad® Autopilot (Must upgrade to the OPTIMUS Steering System)
  • Blackout Dash Package NSS12 (Single)*
  • Blackout Dash Package NSS12 (Dual)*
  • *Blackout Dash Package includes 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
  • Upper Hull Color (above boot stripe)
  • Lower Hull Color (includes running surface)
  • Fiberglass T-Top Two-Tone Color (same as Hull Color)
Yamaha Outboard Performance Bulletins provide in-depth performance information on the NauticStar boat and engine combinations listed below. Click on the links below to download a PDF of the Performance Bulletins.
Notice to Consumer: The information and data contained in this Performance Bulletin is approximate and subject to many different factors and variables. It is provided as a guideline only and should not be relied upon as representative of actual performance. Your boat’s performance may be different than the information contained in this Performance Bulletin due to various factors, including your boat’s actual weight, wind and water conditions, temperature, humidity, elevation, bottom paint, boat options affecting wind/water drag and/or boat weight, and operator ability. Please confirm the specifications and performance data on your specific boat/engine combination with your dealer prior to purchase. Please also keep in mind that the data contained in this Performance Bulletin may or may not have been performed using Yamaha PowerMatched components. Yamaha reserves the right to change the specifications and performance data of this Performance Bulletin or engine without notice. This document contains many of Yamaha’s valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for identification purposes only, and are not intended to be an endorsement.

Key Features

Premium Helm Seating

Premium Llbroc captain's seating features flip-up bolsters, folding armrest, and stylish upholstered "leather-touch" seats. There is also a new folding footrest.

Blackout Package Option

Helm and console shown with optional Blackout Package which includes a flush-mount black acrylic electronics panel with 2-SIMRAD® 12-inch multi-touch widescreen chartplotter/sonar combo system. The matching black acrylic switch panel features new lighted stainless steel pushbutton switches (standard).

Lighted Pushbutton Switch Panel

The matching black acrylic switch panel features new lighted stainless steel pushbutton switches.

Transom Fish Box & Baitwell

80 gallon rear insulated fish box, 25 gallon baitwell, walk-thru transom door with stainless steel 4-step ladder, stainless steel floor drains, and in-floor hatch.

Aft Flip-down Bench Seat

Aft on the 28XS is a flip-up/flip-down upholstered bench seat. Below it is a system access hatch.

Slide-out YETI Cooler

65 quart YETI cooler with slide-out system integrated into the leaning post.

Aft Fish Box

80 gallon aft insulated fish box.

Bait Prep Station

The aft side of the leaning post has a bait prep station that features a livewell/baitwell, tool storage, tackle drawers, freshwater washdown, sink, and slide-out YETI cooler.

Leaning Post Bait Prep Station

Baitwell with recirculation & light, easy access 3-battery storage, sink with cutting board, 2-tackle storage systems, knife & pliers storage, 65 quart YETI® cooler with slide-out system.

Ample Bow Storage

Below the bow cushions there are dual 30 gallon fish boxes/storage compartments with overboard drains.

Spacious Bow

The spacious bow features comfortable seating with cushions, bolsters, flip-out backrest and shown with the optional bow filler cushion and table.

Console Head

Fiberglass lined head interior with premium SeaDek® flooring, porcelain toilet with overboard discharge, sink with pressurized freshwater system, and easy access wiring panel.

NauticStar 28 XS motors

Factory Installed with Yamaha Performance

All Yamaha four strokes exceed Federal EPA 2006 emission requirements. The 50hp and up have earned a California C.A.R.B three-star rating.