HOWARD 28 SCS Sportcat Open Bow

Howard 28SCS Sportcat Open Bow

28 SCS Sportcat Open Bow

NOBODY DOES PERFORMANCE BETTER THAN HOWARD CUSTOM BOATS
And our new 28 SCS Sport Cat is no exception. With lines taken from our new breath taking 36 Bullet, the side profile of this new Cat projects speed, beauty and performance; even at rest. Designed in house by Michael Willen, creator of our Award Winning Bullet Series line of boats (4X Powerboat of the Year) and our Award Winning 28 Sport Deck (2X Powerboat Boat of the Year), the new 28 SCS Sport Cat represents our most advanced multi hull creation to date. Also available in open bow and twin engine configuration.

Designed as a "performance luxury sport boat" with comfort, speed and handling our primary concern, we took our Award Winning 28 Sport Deck bottom and modified it by making the forward tunnels deeper and more aerodynamic in order to trap more air and give the hull more natural lift as the air flows through and under the hull. We then tooled up an entirely new deck complete with an aerodynamic bow mimicking the leading edge of an airplane wing in order to cut through the air (rather than push through it) thereby directing the air flow directly to (and under) the tunnels thus generating the additional hull lift described above. The result of this advanced aerodynamic design produces a more efficient, stable and faster hull. We then added a full wrap around Acrylic (distortion free) windscreen, a sundeck with built-in air scoops on the sides (allowing more air to flow into the engine ccompartment) and a full one piece molded inner liner complete with recessed stereo speaker placement and a full non-skid surface molded into the cockpit floor. Next we designed a completely new modern style interior to compliment and reflect this new sporty aerodynamic design. High back, race-inspired, bucket seats with built-in lumbar and side supports for the driver and passenger and a rear seat configuration (with simulated buckets) and headrests for four, makes for a sporty, comfortable and spacious cockpit interior. An optional Poker Run Edition seating configuration is also available for the rear bench consisting of three individual high back bucket seats complete with arm rests and billet T-style grab handles between each seat.

Construction:

The Howard 28 SCS Sport Cat is constructed using only the finest materials available. We start with full-blown 100% vinyl-ester resin and Knytex knotted Bi and Tri-directional glass fabric. The entire hull and deck are cored with the most expensive composites available (consisting of Baltec Balsa core and Diab foam from Sweden). A full inner liner consisting of the engine compartment, cockpit with molded-in front and rear seat bases along with side panels featuring built-in storage and stereo speaker mounting platforms are all molded into a one piece structure. This structure is then cored with Baltek Balsa coring to keep the weight to a minimum and strength to a maximum. It is then installed using Plexus adhesive, the strongest bonding material available resulting in a more solid, clean and rattle free boat. Decolite vacuum-bagged balsa cored panels are used in lieu of plywood to help keep the weight to a minimum. All hardware is grade A aircraft quality stainless steel. All stringers, bulkheads, floors and tanks are installed while still in the mold to insure a perfect fit. Like all Howard's, the mold cure time is two weeks to insure proper curing and strength with no distortion. Howard's absolute insistence on quality and meticulous attention to detail has produced the finest Sport Cat boat available.

Performance:

Exhilarating, Fast, Stable, and Smooth! One ride and you will be saying all of these things. A highly refined version of our performance proven Award Winning 28 Sport Deck bottom matched with the advanced aerodynamic styling of our Award Winning Bullet Series, the best of both worlds has just been bridged, creating a Sport Cat unlike anything before!

Specifications:

Length 28'6"
Max Beam 102"
Maximum Freeboard 54"
Approximate Weight 4800 lbs
Seating Closed Bow - 7
Open Bow - 13
Standard Fuel Capacity STD 80 gals
Bottom Configuration Modified Tunnel

Standard Equipment/Features:

Power Option Upgrades:

MerCruiser 525 EFI/Bravo One 525hp  
MerCruiser 565 EFI/Bravo One 565hp  
MerCruiser 600SC/EFI 600hp  
MerCruiser 700SC/NXT 700hp  
Custom Motors Available 1000hp  

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Powerboat
July 2011

 




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