The Ellis 28

  • Ellis 28 Downeast Express Cruiser in SW Harbor waters
  • Don Ellis at the helm of an Ellis 28 Downeast Express Cruiser in SW Harbor
  • Ellis 28 Downeast Lobsteryacht or Lobster Yacht with a custom mast and one side enclosed
  • Ellis 28 Downeast Lobsteryacht or Lobster Yacht including custom mast and side enclosure
  • Ellis 28 Downeast Lobsterboat or Lobster Boat
  • Ellis 28 Downeast Extended Top Cruiser
  • Ellis28FlybridgeCruiser1
  • Ellis 28 Downeast Picnic Launch
  • Ellis 28 Downeast Picnic Launch
  • Ellis 28 Downeast Picnic Launch Helm and Forward Interior
  • Ellis 28 Downeast Picnic Launch Interior Aft
  • Ellis 28 Downeast Picnic Launch Transom and Swim Platform
  • Ellis 28 Downeast Express Cruiser Cockpit and Helm
  • Ellis 28 Downeast Extended Top Helm Station
  • Ellis 28 Downeast Interior Photos
  • Ellis 28 Downeast Yacht Interior - Galley
  • Ellis 28 Downeast Yacht Interior - Berth
  • Ellis 28 Downeast Yacht Interior Cabin
  • Ellis 28 Downeast Yacht Interior on 38 Extended Top Cruiser
  • Ellis 28 Downeast Yacht Interior - Classic Downeast Helm Station
  • Ellis 28 Extended Cabin Interior
  • Ellis 28 Extended Cabin Interior with Center Berth, Ellis Custom Layout for a 28 Flybridge Cruiser
  • Ellis 28 Custom Layout with Head Forward

The Ellis 28 was designed by Ralph Ellis to be extremely seaworthy. She is equally successful as a fishing boat, day boat, or weekend cruiser, and her sharp-looking hull will produce a good cruising speed. Many people marvel at the way this boat rides. “She rides a rough sea like she is another 8 feet in length…” and, “she handles like a charm around the harbor…” are two customer comments. Her sea-going characteristics are thanks to Ellis’s Semi-Displacement Hull Design. This boat is not too big to handle, and not too small to cruise the coastline. In fact, most people find her just right. Maybe that is why the Ellis 28 is our most popular model.

The Ellis 28 includes four cabin models (Express Cruiser, Lobsteryacht, Extended Top Cruiser, & Flybridge Cruiser) as well as an open boat model (Picnic Launch). When you browse the layout drawings, you will see that the Ellis 28 has many options and accommodations can be simple or lavish – your choice. The Ellis 28 – a boat that provides something for everyone!

Length overall 28′ 4″
Maximum beam 9′ 4″
Draft 3′ 0″
Headroom (cabin) 6′ 1″
Headroom (shelter) 6′ 2″ – 6′ 6″
Displacement 8-10,000 lbs.
Diesel fuel 2 x 50-gallon
Potable water 2 x 35-gallon
Waste water 1 x 25-gallon
Standard engine 315-hp Yanmar

  • Profiles
  • BasicLobster
  • BasicExpress
  • ExpressLobsterLayout
  • GalleyUpHeadFwd
  • GalleyUpSepShower
  • Sleeps5
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