28 SDS Sportdeck

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28 SDS Sportdeck

"another example of the company's commitment to creating products that are not just rock star performers, but that are built rock solid"-powerboat magazine
NOBODY DOES PERFORMANCE BETTER THAN HOWARD CUSTOM BOATS And our new 28 SDS Sport Deck is no exception. With lines taken from our new breath taking 28 SCS Sport Cat the side profile of this new Sport Deck 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 Boat of the Year) and our Award Winning 28 Sport Deck (2X Powerboat Boat of the Year), the new 28 SDS Sport Deck represents our most advanced multi hull/multi use creation to date. Utilizing a new modular design interior “you” literally pick the interior design and layout of your choice. Select from a full width rear bench seat with a full sundeck or an L-shaped wraparound seat with a rear walk-off. In addition you can add a front walk off with a walk thru deck or mix or match “any combination” which addresses your specific needs. Designed as a “performance luxury sport deck 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 too trap more air and give the hull more natural lift as the air flows thru and under the hull. We then tooled up an entirely new deck complete with an aero dynamic bow mimicking the leading edge of an airplane wing in order to cut thru the air (rather than push thru 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 too flow into the engine compartment) and a full one piece molded inner liner complete with built-in front and rear seat bases, molded side panels with built-in storage along 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, or choose form any combination of seating described above.


The Howard 28 SDS Sport Deck is constructed using only the finest materials available. We start with full-blown 100% vinyl-ester resin and Knytex knitted 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 Deck boat available.


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 aero dynamic styling of our Award Winning Bullet Series, the best of both worlds has just been bridged, creating a Sport Deck unlike anything before!


Length 28'6"
Max Beam 102"
Approximate Weight 4800 lbs
Seating 10-13
Standard Fuel Capacity 80 gal
Bottom Configuration Modified Tunnel

Standard Equipment / Features:

  • 100% Hand laminated fiberglass construction w/Baltek end grain balsa and Diab  divincyll foam reinforcement
  • Bi and Tri-Directional  Knytex knitted glass fabric
  • Pure vinyl-ester resin
  • Full one piece (cockpit, floor and side panels) molded-in inner liner
  • Custom Acrylic wrap around wind screen
  • 7 color custom gel coat
  • All stainless steel hardware and fasteners
  • Heavy duty marine battery w/battery box
  • Electric fuel switch over valve
  • Illuminated rocker switches
  • Powder coated fuel fills, ski tow, gauge bezels, garb-handles w/vents
  • Automatic Bilge pumps (3)
  • Bilge blower
  • International navigation lights (LED)
  • Interior lights (LED)
  • 12 volt receptacle
  • Dino steering wheel
  • Full Livorsi instrumentation (tachometer w/Vantage View, GPS speedometer, volt meter, fuel gauge, water temperature, oil pressure, trim gauge)
  • Livorsi dual lever (offshore style) hand controls w/built in trim switch
  • Power steering
  • Power trim
  • Bravo I stainless steel propeller
  • 6 stainless steel pull-up deck cleats
  • Dual electric engine hatch lift rams
  • Built-in storage compartments
  • Color coordinated marine grade vinyl interiors w/40 oz. marine grade snap-in carpet
  • Brushed aluminum or stainless steel rub rail
  • Gibson mufflers
  • 8.2 liter MPI Mercruiser Magnum HO motor w/Bravo One Drive

Power Option Upgrades:

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