1981 28' Master Marine
Great work/recreational 28 ft. center console boat for sale. Boat was used mainly for recreation in Prince William Sound and environmental work in Cook Inlet. It has a large 140 gallon fuel tank that allows for extended range. Deep-V hull cuts through waves smoothly. The hull design is awesome and allows operating on-step in 3-4' chop by cutting and gliding with no slap of the hull on the water. The new Yamaha Offshore Series V6 F300 four-stroke outboard offers great fuel economy and power. Suller has had this boat in some nasty weather (10' following sea) heading back to Homer from working in Cook Inlet, and the seller never once questioned the boat's ability to get him back safely to the dock. It's truly a beast of a boat. With this price, your basically getting the actual boat hull for free, based on the cost of the new motor and controls, aluminum top, and trailer upgrades.
Engine and mechanical.
- 2013 Yamaha V6 F300 Four-Stroke Offshore Series (under warranty)
- Engine Hours: 33 Hrs.
- Displacement: 4.2 L
- Prop Shaft Horsepower: 300 HP at 5500 RPM
- Fuel Induction: DOHC Fuel Injection VCT
- 140 gallon Fuel Tank
- Alternator Output: 70 Amp
- VHF Radio: Uniden Solara DSC
- GPS: Lowrance GlobalMap 5200C
- Depth/Fish Finder: Garmin Fishfinder 160C
- FM/AM Stereo w/ CD player: 2 deck speakers
- Lighting: running lights, 2 bow-mounted headlights, 2 cock pit lights, 2 roof-mounted headlights, 2 deck lights
- Storage: large bow storage compartment, 3 under-seat storage compartments, deck & console storage
- 2- Marine Batteries: 1 crank/1 deep cycle (w/ marine dual battery switch)
- 2- Rule 1500 Bilge Pumps
- Washdown pump (deck hose w/ spray nozzle)
- Large durable aluminum roof: w/ storage for 8-10' inflatable raft or gear on roof top
- 8' inflatable raft (removable wood floor, wood reinforced transom for small motor)
- Auxiliary outboard motor mount on transom (accommodates up to 25 HP motor)
- Shrimp Pot Puller: Ace Line Hauler Brutus 40 Plus (comes w/ ~400' of 3/8" leaded pot line)
- 22 lb. Bruce Anchor (30' 3/8" chain w/ 200' 1/2" poly anchor line)
- Large Igloo cooler (doubles as helm seat)
- 2 waterproof 6-switch distribution panels for electronics w/ two 12-volt outlets
- 15 gallon deck fuel tank
- 6 gallon outboard fuel tank
- 3- 12" Polyform buoys
- Length: 28 ft. 0 in.
- Beam: 9 ft. 3 in.
- Fuel Tank Capacity: ~140 Gallons
- Propulsion Type: Outboard
- Hull Material: Fiberglass
- Cruising Speed: 25 Knots
- Top Speed: 35 Knots
- Dry Weight: ~4500 lb.
Upgrades - 2013:
- Trailer: stronger axles, hydraulic brakes and brake hitch, new tires (1 spare), trailer light wiring, winch and hook/strap, replaced numerous trailer rollers.
- Boat: Rewired electrical, repaired fiberglass cracks and nicks, replaced teak trim w/ durable black Starboard trim, installed large aluminum roof, replaced motor w/ new outboard.
"Good Go" History from the Seller
"In 1980 a new boat company was born under the banner of Master Marine in response to a challenge. New England fishermen needed a specialized craft to pursue giant bluefin tuna. The design criteria were curious: able to subdue 1,000 pound fish, manageable by a two-men crew, narrow-beam for trailering, seaworthy, stable, and tough as nails! Henry Masters designed a classic center console. Longer, at 28 feet, than any before it, it featured a radically sharp entry to enhance tough water handling, making it one of the earliest true deep-V fishing boats ever built. Masters added wide chines with a reverse edge to provide stability while trolling and at anchor to offset a narrow beam. Construction was 100% hand-laid fiberglass which made for a strong, tough boat. The boat was ahead of its time in design, appearance and performance. Fleets of them prowled the tuna grounds during the commercial season and encouraged a new following. New England's serious fishermen liked the lines, accommodating ride, trailerability and durability of Master's big center console. Before long, they were placing orders, too. Henry Masters still oversees the design evolution of all True World Marine boats. His strict adherence to functionality and his love of graceful lines are evident in every boat. The hull on our 9'3" beam 28-foot models is a perfect example. Its aggressive, knife-like entry tapers to 18 degrees at the transom. Dual lifting strakes reduce the wetted surface at speed while the wide chines provide rock-steady stability while trolling, drifting or at anchor. The "Carolina-style" flare drives spray down and away for a soft, dry ride and allows us to carry the deck width forward to the gently rounded bow. Hulls are solid, hand-laid fiberglass, providing incredible strength and rigidity. The original 28-foot center console has withstood the test of time and is still on the water today! It forged the way for all the fine fishing boats manufactured by the company now called True World Marine. Designed for serious fishermen. Built tough to be fished hard and last for decades. "