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1988 28 (ft.) Rampage EXPRESS SPORTSMAN 28

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 37047

RYE, NY, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Saltwater Fishing
28 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Number of Engines

General Details

This 28’ Rampage Express is located in Rye, NY.  One of the finest sportsmen’s boats on the market she is a dream for the casual and die-hard angler alike.  With her cutting lines and Modified-V hull she is one of the all-time greats in her class.  Built in Rhode Island by Tillotson-Pearson, the original builders of Rampage and pioneers of fiberglass boat building, she was designed to head miles off the New England Coastline, grab the big tuna and return in a strong southwesterly.  Step aboard and you will quickly find this amply evident with the huge cockpit, extra wide gunwales, raised helm seating, and superior build quality.


A special find, this Rampage sports an all New 2010 Repower that will get you 20% better fuel economy, numerous new components, and a rebuilt transmission coupled with twin screws that have been balanced and prop-scanned.  She has less than 50hrs on her new Crusaders, and a high capacity fuel tank giving her an extended range not found in many boats of her size.  With a good turn of speed to get you on the fish the sharp entry, hard chine, and bow flare provides for exceptional rough water handling and the feel of a much larger Sportfishermen at a fraction of the price at the pump!


In excellent shape, this boat has been well maintained and cared for by her knowledgeable owner.  Read the full specifications on this vessel and you will see significant improvements and maintenance history that tells of a vessel ready for another 25+ years of service.  From the stripped and barrier coated bottom to the new looking gelcoat, freshly installed cockpit teak and new exterior cushions she has all the appearances of a blue ribbon show quality boat.  Get down in the engine spaces via the unique “Sliding Roller” helm seat for quick and easy access to the mechanicals and you will find many of the recent upgrades such as new power plants, rebuilt transmission, fuel lines, sending units, helm controls, and dripless shaft seals.

For those that enjoy spending more than a few hours onboard, the cabin arrangement is larger than expected, complete with full galley including new refrigerator, convertible V-Berth that comfortably sleeps 3 and a well appointed enclosed head.  A folding table provides extra counter space for the chef in a pinch and converts to functional space for studying charts, playing a game with the kids, or sorting your nautical trinkets.

Return topside and you will feel like you walked out onto the deck of a 45-footer.  The 80sq ft. cockpit provides the ideal workspace for a group of anglers with obvious double usage potential as an entertainment space for a crowd of friends.  With excellent 360º visibility from the helm the skipper will undoubtedly be reluctant to give up his seat; that’s ok though as these rampages are built tough for fishing but have the manners for comfortable family cruising.

For those looking for Tremendous Value in a Manageable Size of vessel, this Rampage Express Sportsman is worth a look.  With new power, numerous upgrades/replacements as well as the look of a much younger vessel she is clearly a boat that outshines most others!  Offers will be considered.


LOA w/pulpit:  29’ 6” Hull Length:  28’ Beam:  11’ Dry Weight:  8,600 lbs Deadrise:  10 º modified-V Fuel Capacity:  240 gallons Draft:  2’ 6”     Engines Engine Make:   Crusaders                    Model: 325 Power Packs Year Built:  2010 Fuel Type:   Gas Horse Power:   325hp x2 Hours: 50 Drive Type: Inboard Max Speed:  30 kts Cruising Speed:  22-24 kts   **Significant repower done in 2010, including new fuel lines, new sending units, new helm control, prop scans, drip-less shaft seals, aluminum tanks, new raw water strainer, new alternators and brand new Crusader engines along with Rebuilt Transmissions that have improved fuel efficiency almost 20% - Major Upgrade!     Electrical System System:  110v AC/ 12v DC Battery(s):  2 Charger:  Yes     Electronics Chartplotter & Sounder:  Furuno 1850DF Radar:  Furuno Autopilot:  Yes Other:  Floscan Fuel Monitor     Accommodations Sleeps:  4 Heads:  1 – enclosed Galley Stove:  2 – burner Fresh Water Capacity:  25 gallons Refrigerator:  New - 2007 Marine Toilet:  New - 2007   Safety Anchor(s):  x1 Danforth Chain:  15 ft Rode:  150 ft Bilge Pump(s):  3 Automatic Fire Suppression:     Yes   Rigging Marlin Tower:  Yes, with helm controls Outriggers:  Yes, Rupp Fighting Chair:  Yes, included (not shown in pictures)     Exterior Features Full Canvas Enclosure:  Yes Exterior Cushions:  New 2010 Fresh/Salt Washdown:   New 2010 Cockpit Teak:  Replaced within last 5-7yrs Hull Bottom:  Fully Stripped then Barrier Coated - 2007     Additional Information **Horn and wipers non-functioning, some equipment not included in sale
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.