Specifications

Name: 282 Center Console
Length: 28
Hull Type: Deep-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 235 gals.
Model Years: 1995—2003
Draft: --
Beam: 8'6"
Water Capacity: 10 gals.
Waste Capacity: --
Length w/ Pulpit: 30'1"
Introduced in 1995, the Mako 282 is one of the few big-water center consoles able to be towed without an overwide permit. That’s a big plus for anglers who want a trailerable boat with the size and heft to range far offshore. On the downside, a 28-foot boat with such a slender beam will be smaller than most boats her length in terms of cockpit and storage space. Heavily built on a solid fiberglass hull, standard features include an integrated dive platform with ladder, 42-gallon transom livewell, U-shaped bow seating, insulated in-deck fish boxes (2), recessed rod storage, gunnel rod holders (4), leaning post with backrest, cooler, console head compartment, in-floor storage (forward), lockable bow storage, front console seat, bow cushions, trim tabs, cockpit lights, and anchor locker. A bow pulpit was optional. In 1998, the transom tooling was updated to include a transom door and a folding rear bench seat. No lightweight, twin 225hp outboards reach a top speed of around 45 knots. NOTE: There are known transom issues on some early model Mako 282s. Try a Google search for further information.

Overview

Rugged 28-footer with integrated transom, deep cockpit made the cut with anglers looking for a trailerable center console built tough.

Features

Highlights included big 42-gallon transom livewell, two in-deck fishboxes, bow casting platform, removable rear seat, recessed rod lockers, console head compartment, lockable bow storage, console seat, bow pulpit.

Comments

Big fuel capacity means excellent range. Transom door, foldaway transom seat were added in 1998. Heavily built boat can take a pounding.

Performance

About 45 knots with twin 225s.