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The Southport 28/29 is a top-tier center console with a broad 10'6"" beam, wide forward gunnels, and a well-flared bowa serious sportfishing machine for serious anglers. Introduced in 2005, the 28 was specifically designed for then new heavyweight four-stroke outboards. Out of production in 2009, production resumed in 2012 as the Southport 29 when the company came under new ownership. Standard features include an integrated post with aft-facing seats and 45-gallon livewell, transom livewell, console head compartment with rod storage, bow locker (for anchor windlass), cockpit bolsters, transom rigging station with sink, in-deck fish box (aft), trim tabs, gunnel rod holders, console head compartment with lockable rod storage, cockpit rod storage, fresh/raw-water washdowns, and recessed bow rails. The insulated 157-gallon coffin box (with macerator) forward of the console doubles as a sun pad, and the rigging area is lighted by red LED lights for nighttime fishing. Note the twin transom doors. About 40 knots top with Yamaha F250s; 45 knots wide open with Yamaha F300s. The second-generation Southport 292 replaced this boat in 2015.
Overview No-nonsense fishing machine appeals to hardcore anglers with an eye for superior engineering, quality.
Features Leaning post with backrest, deluxe helm seat with 45-gallon livewell, fore/aft coaming pads, transom rigging station with sink, lift-out aft fishbox, console head compartment with lockable rod storage. Insulated coffin box forward doubles as lounge seating.
Comments Single-level cockpit means no stubbed toes. Deep-V hull is designed to handle today's heavier 4-stroke outboards. Very impressive finish.
Performance Max 40+ knots with 225hp Hondas.