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Carolina Classic 28


Name: 28
Length: 28'5"
Hull Type: Deep-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: --
Model Years: 1994—2015
Draft: 2'6"
Beam: 10'6"
Water Capacity: 55 gals.
Waste Capacity: 15 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
A revised version of the Albemarle 280 Express, the Carolina Classic 28 evolved when former Albemarle employee Mac Privet started Carolina Classic in 1992. Construction is solid fiberglass, and her wide 10'6"" beam results in a very roomy cockpit. In spite of the fact that she’s a dedicated fishboat, the 28 has a surprisingly complete cabin below with a big V-berth, standup head with shower, compact galley, air-conditioning, and teak-framed joinery. The engines are very accessible—the entire bridge deck can be raised on a pair of hydraulic rams at the push of a button. The cockpit has plenty of room for a mounted chair and includes a pair of in-deck fish boxes, rod holders, transom livewell, tackle center with sink, and fresh- and saltwater washdowns. Additional features include side-dumping exhausts, wide side decks, high gunwales, and a well-arranged helm with room for flush-mounted electronics. Among several engines offered over the years, twin 300hp Volvo gas engines (with jackshafts) will cruise at 25–26 knots. Twin 250hp inboard Cummins diesels cruise at 25 knots (30+ top), and 330hp Cummins cruise at 30 knots (mid 30s top).


Hard-charging inboard express with wide 10'6"" beam is roomy, stable, loaded with big-boat features.


Well-appointed cabin with teak trim includes compact galley, large V-berths, enclosed head with shower. Spacious cockpit is fitted with full tackle center, in-deck fishboxes, dual washdowns, transom livewell. Bridgedeck lifts for engine access. Wide side decks are a plus. Terrific rough-water ride.


Offered with inboard or jackshaft power.


Yanmar 315hp diesels cruise at 28 knots. Volvo 260hp diesels cruise at 25 knots.

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