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soft, dry ride, with ultimate fishing performance


Huge fuel range to fish the canyons or cruise the coast. 240gal fuel, 48 gal illuminated live well, tackle drawers and rigging station- all standard. NorthCoast Boats flagship vessel sports amazing performance, sleeps four, and has the fishing heritage your crew will appreciate each time you head out to sea. Excellent 360 degree visibility with 6'2" headroom , and L shaped seating, a helm area and dash with enough real estate for all of your favorite electronics. 

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.


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offshore fishing grounds


• 12 Year structural hull warranty • “No wood” Construction • White hull w/ boot stripe • Cored deck and molded hull liner w/two tone molded non-skid (Gray/Tan) • Foam filled composite grid stringer system • High density foam cored transom • Step-thru transom w/ door to port
DECK • Molded bow sprit w/ roller, chain lock & hawse pipe  • Stainless steel bow rail  • (5) Stainless steel hand rails • High quality stainless steel deck hardware • Anchor windlass w/ fwd foot controls
PILOTHOUSE • Custom fiberglass windshield frame • Coated windshields & sliding side windows w/ screens • Pantograph wipers w/ multifunction switch (P&S) • Vent hatches on hard top • LED navigation lights, courtesy lights & dome lights • Dual trumpet horn • Ritchie compass @ helm • DC panel at helm w/ UBS & DC plugs • Trim tabs w/ LED position indicators • “L” shaped settee/lounge to port w/ storage below • Fusion Stereo entertainment system • Removable table at settee • Ladder back helm seats P&S
• Additional seating to stbd, aft of helm seat w/ storage below  • Phone, wallet, key bins outboard of helm seats, P&S  • Custom aft canvas enclosure w/ large window to port and roll-up door
• Double berth to stbd w/ storage below • Removable insert & step to port • Storage lockers to port • Double Aft berth below helm area  • Opening ports w/ screens (4) • Fwd hatch w/ screen  • LED cabin dome lights (day/night) • LED reading lights: two at each berth • High impact rub rail w/ insert
HEAD • Marine Head, 29gal. holding tank, macerator, shower & vanity sink • LED cabin dome lights (day/night) • 110V GFI outlets
COCKPIT  •  35 Gal Blue Live well w/ light & clear lid • Tool, filet knife, lure holders in top • 6 Tackle boxes  • 4 Tackle Drawers  • Storage Compartment  • Custom stainless rod holders (4) • Cockpit bolster package w/ NorthCoast logo • Fresh water shower at transom  • Saltwater wash down  • Storage in steps to foredeck P&S • Removable cockpit sole • Center access cockpit hatches w/ gas assisted struts • Full cockpit perimeter gutter system w/ oversized scuppers  • Swim ladder

• Three battery system • Pressure cold water system • Shore power AC/DC panel at helm  • UBS & DC plugs • 110V GFI outlets at galley & head • 110V outlets in cabin & at helm • Shore power chord • Battery charger  • Inverter • Automatic bilge pumps Fwd & Aft
• Hull color • Bow thruster • Air conditioning Dometic  • Generator • Microwave • Stereo cabin speaker system  • 24” LED TV  • Hot water at galley & vanity sink w/ city water hook-up • Galley unit w/ sink, ice box & SS AC/DC fridge, storage for dry goods, flatware, etc. Fiberglass galley unit cover w/ gas assisted struts  • Removable rear bench  • Rocket launchers on hard top  • Rocket launchers on transom • Outriggers Rupp Top Gun • Additional rod holders • FRP aft bulkhead w/ large window to port & locking door to starboard • Vacu-Flush head system • Gray rub rail  • Outboard HP: 350 | T200 |T250 | T300 (now available)


"One of the things I especially like about this boat is it handles like a sports car. I like the fact that it can plane off at a low speed... Its probably the driest boat I've ever owned."- Jake Grainger, 285 Owner

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