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360-degree open bow layout ready for the tournament-minded offshore angler.

Stepping on the Open 282TE, you'll love all of the designed-in amenities starting with twin pressurized transom livewells, dual side entry doors with fills on both sides and the oversized hard-top with rear leg supports. The bow of this boat opens up the entire area for fishing and gains a large coffin box with chaise lounge. Ample comfortable sitting all the way around which include premium dual captain's chairs. All packaged in a super capable offshore hull with a dry, soft and comfortable ride.

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Dual Side Entry Doors

Dual designed-in side entry doors for easy dock-side access.
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Chaise Lounge

The extended console front allows for additional cooler space, storage and comfortable seating.
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Hard-Top Standard

The oversized hard-top is standard and includes light, speakers and more.
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Offshore Hull

Offshore hull design for a safe, dry, soft and comfortable ride.
This model is ready for
Designed-In From The Start
This model was engineered to be Seakeeper-Ready from the start. Not adapted in as an afterthought.
Eliminate Boat Roll
Eliminates up to 95% of boat roll and the danger, fatigue, anxiety and seasickness that goes with it.
Small & Lightweight
Seakeeper weighs only a small fraction of the boat's displacement.
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Tournament Angler

Battle Tested

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28' 5"
Length
9' 10"
Beam
23"
Draft (in)
210 gal.
Fuel
600HP
Max HP
$169,050
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Bow

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Thru-Hull Windlass Anchor

Just push a button to retrieve your anchor in immense comfort from the helm making dropping anchor a breeze and saves your arms when it's time to move. This top-quality windlass system is installed thru-hull giving it a great clean look and comes standard with a high-grade stainless steel anchor.

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Bow Controls for Anchor

For ease of use and safety, we include foot controls at the bow for launching and retrieving your anchor, making the operation a one-man job. It also makes it very easy to see your anchor, rope and chain as it is getting reeled in. The controls have a plastic cover to prevent any unintentional button presses.

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Tournament Bow Layout

It's all business at the bow of the Tournament Edition. This bow layout is what gives the name to this model. Purpose built for 360 degrees of fishing. This setup allows you to fish this boat from every angle. But keeping the family in mind, the very comfortable console front lounge will sure please when it's time to cruise.

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Step Storage Box

The step leading up to the bow doubles as a storage compartment. This is the perfect spot for extra small gear that you may need stowed away.

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Bow In-Deck Storage

Additional bow storage can be found below deck just forward of the lounge.

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Bow Bolsters

The included bow bolsters on this boat serve double duty. When the bow cushion bottoms are on, they provide a soft cushion to rest your back but when the boat is set for fishing, they double as knee and leg pads when fighting a fish up front.

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Recessed Bow Hand Rails

For safety and convenience, we include a recessed bow hand rail. This flush design sits below the gunwale for an obstruction-free top deck.

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Bow Chaise Lounge

This console front lounge is comfortable and spacious. It can easily accommodate 2 adults and includes armrests on both sides.

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Coffin Box Storage

Flipping up the lid on the coffin box, reveals a very large 345-quarts insulated fish box. When not filled with your catch of the day, it serves as a large storage. The lid is held upright with the assistance of gas struts making it a breeze to load.

Mid-Ship

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Anti-Fatigue Helm Pad

Feel all-day comfort with our custom anti-fatigue helm pads. You will notice a difference at the end of the day, your feet will thank you for it. Custom engraved with the Sportsman logo for that extra touch.

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Helm Pod Storage Compartment

Under the helm pod, you will find additional storage built into the step providing you ample storage at the helm.

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Fiberglass Hard-Top w/ Built-In Lighting

One of the first things you’ll notice when you look at this model is the over-sized hard-top. This top has all of the amenities you would want built in while still maintaining an elegant and timeless design.

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Hard-Top D-tubing Frame Structure

The 6-legged frame swoops seamlessly from the console up to the top and the design gives it immense structural stability. The class-first D-Tubing structure is not cut and welded as typically done, but rather it is bent and extruded out of a single piece of D-Tubing.

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Integrated Tempered Glass Windshield w/ Actuated Vent

Made out of high-quality tempered glass, the integrated windshield protects the helm of excessive wind and rain while maintaining excellent air flow. The top section opens up at the push of a button to let in cool air. The glass is extremely easy to clean and will never fade, yellow or deteriorate.

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Hard-Top Molded-In Navigation Lights

When the sun goes down, molded in navigation lights can be found at the front corners of the hard-top. This location keeps them out of the way and completely unobstructed. Additionally, these Lumitec lights can dual purpose as docking lights with built in 1000 lumen white dock lights.

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Matching Hard-Top Underside Color

A popular trend is to have the underside of the hard-top matched to the hull color, this adds additional appeal and ties in the color theme of the boat sides by bringing additional color to the cockpit area.

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Enclosed Head

Inside the console, there is a built-in storage area. This enclosed space can be used as a changing room or storage of bulky items.

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Electric Porcelain Toilet w/ Discharge

Standard feature on this boat is a freshwater electric porcelain toilet with overboard discharge along with an on-board holding tank. Once the toilet flushes, it gets piped into the holding tank. From there, where legally allowed, a push of a button discharges the tank. Making this a very easy and convenient way of having a fully functional toilet on your boat.

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Large Horizontal Window

When designing this space, it was extremely important to bring in plenty of sunlight. To achieve this, a large horizontal window on the starboard side was designed in. This flush glass design allows for the largest opening.

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Dedicated Trolling Motor Battery Storage

We have put the extra space inside of the console to good use by designing-in designated trolling motor battery storage. This allows you to have the 3 trolling motor batteries tucked away from the visible console floor.

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USB Plug In-Dash & 12V Receptacle

With the ever-growing demand to keep your devices charged, we include two USB plugs at the helm. The 2 included USB plugs are for charging and will keep your devices charged without interfacing with any other device. It also includes a 12 receptacle where you can plug in any cigarette-lighter style plug.

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Console Top Storage

Over the top of the console, additional padded storage for small items like cell phones and USB ports.

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Compass

Considered one of the Four Great Inventions, the compass remains the cornerstone of any navigation system despite our advanced digital displays. Regardless of condition, your compass provides real-time heading and when used in combination with your GPS data, it allows you to optimize fuel efficiency & improve safety. When it gets dark, there's a built-in light inside the compass for night use.

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Dash Panel Cover

Protecting your electronics from the blaring sun is a breeze with the included dash panel cover. This custom made cover features the Sportsman logo embroidered and is made out of a tough outdoor fabric that will last for years.

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Console Footrest w/ Pads

The console has molded in steps to offer a place to put your feet while the boat is underway. They are topped with custom pads with the Sportsman logo.

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Premium Adjustable Captain's Chairs

Comfort and function meet when it comes to these premium captain's chairs. Designed with versatility in mind, it can accommodate two adults comfortably. The individually adjustable flip-up bolsters offers the convenience to allow you to stand or sit and the armrests add that extra comfort touch. Wrapped in our Sileather fabric, this is a very luxurious helm chair, that feels as good as it looks.

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Leaning Post Sink

Right behind the captain's chairs, you will find a tackle center topped with a lid, sink and cutting board. Removing the cutting board reveals a small cooler.

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Leaning Post Tackle Center

Under the captain's chairs, you will find your batteries, storage bin and a large tackle center with drawers. For your convenience, the drawers have dividers inside to keep your items organized.

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Battery Switches

Access to the battery switches has never been easier. There is a switch for each engine and one for the house. The house isolates all of your electronics, lights, amps and pumps from your engine batteries. All batteries charge simultaneously when the motors are running.

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Dedicated Battery Compartment

Inside of the leaning post you'll find a designated battery storage compartment. This sets the batteries center line for even weight distribution keeping them dry and out of the elements. The door is easily removable for routine maintenance.

Rear Deck

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Rear Seating

When it's time to fish, the rear bench conveniently stows away to open up cockpit space and make it easier to walk around the leaning post. The seat bottom completely removes to reveal best-in-class access to the bilge. It seats 2-3 comfortably and has a deep design for comfort.

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In-Deck Macerated Fish Boxes

On either side of the leaning post, there are insulated and macerated in-deck fish boxes.

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Side Entry Doors

Two are certainly better than one, at least when it comes to side doors. The side entry doors are a versatile feature that will quickly become one of your favorites and you'll love the ability to board from either side. Our side entry doors are part of the hull and deck mold. We designed them in this way to guarantee that they have the necessary structural reinforcements needed. Our stringer system supports the door and a large heavy duty hinge hangs the door.

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Dual Fuel Fills

When it comes time to fuel up, this model also includes fuel fills on both sides. This allows you to pull up to the gas dock or gas station from either side with ease.

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Under Gunwale Rod Racks

Storage for 6 rods is possible with the under gunwale rod racks. Each can accommodate a full length rod and doubles as a great place to store a gaff or net.

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Under Gunwale Tackle Storage

Starboard side, we included a tackle tray holder that closes flush under the gunwale.

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Flush Mount Gunwale Rod Holders

This boat includes 4 high-quality Gemlux rod holders flush mounted on the gunwale. Outside of the obvious use of holding fishing rods, you may add any number of available 3rd party accessories designed to be mounted in a rod holder.

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Port & Starboard Toe Rail

Located under the gunwale rod racks, the toe rail is designed as a brace point when heeling over the side of the boat to gaff or bring in a fish. You slide your toes under the bar and in conjunction with the bolster cushion, it provides a sturdy brace for your legs, even if the deck is wet or slippery.

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Cockpit Bolsters

For extra added comfort when fishing, the cockpit bolster cushions provide a nice soft surface to push your knees and legs into when reaching into the water or fighting a fish.

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Total Access Compartment

Opening the large center in-floor lid, reveals the total access compartment. This best-in-class bilge access is one of our signature features and we’ve taken it to the next level with this designed-in larger opening. Seakeeper is not standard.

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Twin Pressurized 30-Gallon Aquarium Livewells

Deep twin aquarium 30-gallon insulated pressurized livewells with glass that allows you to keep an eye on your bait. It can also double as a cooler for drinks and food.

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Trim Tabs w/ LED Indicator

The electromechanical trim tab systems included with the boat features a recessed installation that keeps your trim tabs tucked inside the hull for easier boarding from the rear and self retracting capabilities. When the key switch is turned off, the tabs will automatically retract completely. The LED Indicator feature shows you exactly where the tabs are positioned at the helm control.

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Boarding Ladder

Easily board your boat from the starboard side with the standard 4-step ladder. It stows away recessed into the deck.

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Freshwater Washdown w/ Tank

Standard with a freshwater washdown with a 20-gallon tank. Common uses include hosing down the deck, cleaning up the floor after you reel in a big fish or rinsing off yourself after a day at the sandbar. It's a great creature comfort you will quickly get accustomed to.

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Raw Water Washdown

With its unlimited supply, it is the perfect companion for the freshwater washdown. This system pumps outside water to a water outlet where you can screw in a regular hose.

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Underwater Lights

Built out of an anodized aluminum housing, these high quality LED underwater lights are a great feature for this model. The Lumitec underwater lights have a measured output of nearly 900 lumens, giving you plenty of blue glow behind your Sportsman. This boat comes equipped with 2 of them at the transom.

Other Features

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Premium Sileather® Marine Silicone Fabrics

All Sportsman Boats feature Sileather® Marine silicone-coated fabrics. These high-performance fabrics are designed to be tough and durable and able to withstand even the harshest of conditions.

Offered in Desert Tan, Ash Gray and Polar White.

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Powder Coating

Adds a strong protective and durable coating to the metals on the boat and is offered in White or Black to match the boat's color scheme.

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Light Hull Color

We have two groups of colors, light and dark. A light color is included standard on this boat. You have the choice of one solid full hull color or a side and bottom color. View All Color Options

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Interior LED Lighting Package

When the sun goes down, the cockpit comes to life. The included lighting package is as beautiful as it is functional, a blue glow covers every inch of the cockpit for safety and aesthetics.

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Pull Up Cleats

High quality Gemlux pull-up cleats are standard throughout the boat. They offer a flush installation and very smooth operation.

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Self Bailing Cockpit

This important safety feature allows any water on the deck to drain overboard and not into the bilge area. Any water that seeps into the bilge, can only be pumped out by the bilge pump, which is slow at draining large amounts of water. All Sportsman Boats have a collector box drainage system that ties in all drains from the deck and redirects the water directly overboard without mechanical assistance.

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Grip Tex Yacht Style Non-Skid

This texture is applied to the deck and step areas for a uniform random non-skid coat. This type of non-skid is not patterned and is easy to repair should it ever get chipped or damaged.

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SportTech® Advanced Fabrication Process

Our SportTech® hulls feature a no wood, all fiberglass construction, meticulously engineered to withstand the test of time and built using advanced composite materials, resins and bonding agents. The hulls are crafted with vinyl ester resin for its ultimate weatherability and resistance to water intrusion, a 10-Year Limited Hull Warranty is standard on all Sportsman Boats.

Take a look Behind The Glass for an in-depth look at the construction of our boats.

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Yacht & NMMA Certified

Yacht Certification means that our boats are built to the highest standards set by the American Boats & Yacht Council (ABYC) in all areas of construction. This means a safer and higher quality vessel for you and your family. This certification also means that there is no written person capacity for this boat. Learn more about the NMMA Certification process.