2005 Southport 28 ft 28 CC
Southport doesn't skimp anywhere in building its 28-footers. From the highest-quality gelcoats on the outside to the vinylester resin for external layers of the laminate to the fiberglass and composite construction, this boat gets built with tender, loving care and only the finest ingredients. Each one consists of four pieces: a foam-filled fiberglass grid stringer system, solid fiberglass hull, cockpit liner and the deck, with the latter three chemically bonded. Southport even encases the polyethylene fuel tanks inside special fiberglass chambers.
In addition, a high-density composite transom bonds not only to the hull, but directly to the stringer system as well. This distributes the thrust from the engines throughout the entire boat rather than focusing on just the back end. A reverse transom complements the dramatic tumblehome aft, while the raked Clipper bow with its Carolina flare lets you know the heritage of this boat at a glance.
The naval architects at C. Raymond Hunt specifically designed the Southport to use four-stroke outboards. This vessel has seen over 30k in recent updates and upgrades starting with NSS16 EVO2 and NSS9 Simrad displays coupled with 4G radar and powerful transducer. The Yamaha F250TRXD received new lower units and full services. The boat will hit 50 mph on light load at 6000 RPM and settles in at a nice 27 knot cruiser at 3500 RPM getting 1.85 MPG. The current owner wanted to upgrade the helm seat so he bought the new helm seat livewell combo used on the newer boats for 10k and had it professionally installed.
This boat is well maintained and ready for a new home, you will find a few gelcoat nicks and scraps hear and there but with new vinyl the family will ride in comfort when you aren't raising fish.
Provided by Shane Faunce, Tampa Yacht Sales