Rugged | Versatile | Performance

NorthCoast Boats 285 is rugged, versatile, and her fishing performance is exceptional. Classic design, with great lines, and layout that is all about coastal and offshore functionality. Goals we achieved with our new flag ship:

  1. Highly functional for fishing and/or cruising.
  2. Blend traditional down east New England style with modern technology
  3. Offer a boat with the capacity to comfortably accommodate the fishing team (and gear), or family expedition.


Word of mouth is important. Our NorthCoast line up has always seemed to run 2X-LARGE. Well this is a topic we have to address. New for 2019 the new NorthCoast 285 (was 27HT in 2018) is a “built to fish, not break the bank”, affordable quality fishing boat. Yes, this is the one at the boat shows that you thought was a HUGE 27′. We have rebranded and renamed this beast of a boat a 285, still shy of our length overall (LOA) of 32′ 6″. We even renamed our 2018 Center Consoles accordingly. Now it will all make sense when you step aboard and combine our exceptional molded part components, strength and practicality, with our “all about fishing” philosophy. Our fit and finish seem to surprise everyone who steps aboard. We are proud in the knowledge that NorthCoast Owner’s are the real deal, the one’s out there through thick and thin.

This new 285 is all about being rugged, versatile, and performing beyond expectation and can be equipped with all the important features required by inshore or offshore fishermen. We provide enormous amounts of storage below.

The 285 is built like a tank to handle the toughest testing grounds of the Atlantic- like Stellwagen Banks in New England (kind of like Wicked Tuna without the cameras and script.) Although her quality is seen, and felt, her real value is best experienced while others are scrambling back from the fishing grounds, as weather conditions can sometimes deteriorate, your confidence to keep fishing is founded in NorthCoast Boats solid reputation.


Excellent 360 Degree visibility with 6’4” headroom and L shaped seating for six. The helm has plenty of room for your favorite electronics package. You can further customize with beautiful wooden cup holders, magazine / chart racks, custom seating, and hand-crafted dinette table.


With two full size berths, a stand-up head area with a vanity and shower, plenty of storage including a hanging locker, microwave and the optional entertainment system, this boat will be a pleasure to overnight on.


This fishing machine has a huge blue, LED illuminated, live well with a clear lid is surrounded by a thoroughly thought out gear station- able to hold all of your most important fishing tools. Optional rocket launchers on the pilothouse and across the transom provide room for all of your rods. Outriggers? Of course! Even a great surface for rigging supported by tackle boxes, drawers, and storage cabinet. We also have an optional counter galley unit which includes an insulated ice box, sink, stainless steel refrigerator, 110V GFI outlet and functional storage, all covered by a finished fiberglass, gas spring assisted lid. Large 48 square feet of cockpit deck space, with rod racks, large fish boxes, two tone non-skid decks, easy access to mechanical installations below a fully guttered, removable deck sole.


6300lbs without motors designed to plane out quickly with her twin 250HP outboards, 20 Degree deadrise, combine to deliver a quick comfortable run to the fishing grounds. Solid handling, at wide open throttle of forty-seven miles an hour, the 285 also provides a dry ride due to her high freeboard and flared bow. 240 gallons of fuel, at 3500rpms | cruising at 24MPH | burning 14GPH and a conservative range of 290NM nautical miles or 333 statute miles. (leaving ten percent in the tank).


We have the flexibility to customize. Beginning with hull colors, fabric choices, electronic packages, even substantial design shifts to satisfy your dream layout.

We feel we have achieved everything we set out to do and much more…a quality NorthCoast product with appeal to both the hardcore fisherman, or cruiser, built by talented craftsmen with the best materials which will give our valued NorthCoast boat owners many years of safe and enjoyable boating.


LOA:………………………32′ – 6″
Beam:…………………….10′ – 2″
Draft (hull):…………….1′ – 9″
Deadrise (transom):...20 degrees
Dry Weight:…………..6300 lbs.
Power (max):…………500 hp
Fuel Capacity:………..240 gal.

All specifications and materials used are subject to change without notice.

Please contact your nearest Dealer for Pricing.