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Name: 2800 Coastal
Length: 28
Hull Type: Modified-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 182 gals.
Model Years: 1986—1994
Draft: 2'4"
Beam: 9'11"
Water Capacity: 20 gals.
Waste Capacity: --
Length w/ Pulpit: 29'8"
A versatile express fishing boat with dependable inboard power, the 2800 Coastal was a good-selling boat for Wellcraft during her production years. Built on a solid fiberglass hull with a relatively wide 9'11"" beam, the chief attribute of the 2800 Coastal (aside from an affordable price) remains her practical, space-efficient layout. Two in-deck fish boxes, fresh and raw water washdowns, and a transom door were standard in the large cockpit. Forward, the helm seat is mounted on an above-deck livewell, while the companion seat pod contains a tackle center with sink. The interior of the 2800 Coastal, with its convertible dinette, enclosed head with shower, compact galley, and forward V-berths, is larger than expected considering her roomy cockpit and wide side decks. Updates in 1990 included restyled deckhouse windows and upgraded tackle centers. In 1994—the last year of production—a dinette floorplan became standard. Among several engine choices, twin 260hp inboards cruise the 2800 Coastal in the low 20s and reach a top speed of about 30 knots. Quality-control issues have been raised in the past about early models, 1986–90.


Rugged inboard fisherman with many standard features gave anglers good value for the money.


Topside highlights include raised bridgedeck with swivel helm/companion seats, deep walkaround decks, big cockpit with in-floor fishboxes. Open interior with convertible settee, full galley sleeps four. Transom door is a plus—many 28-footers don’t have one.


Factory hardtop was a popular option. Early models (1986–1990) had quality-control issues.


Twin 260hp gas inboards cruise in the low 20s and reach a top speed of 28–30 knots.

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