Side Entry Door
10-Year Hull Warranty
Offshore Hull Design
Integrated Tempered Glass Windshield
Made out of high-quality tempered glass, the integrated windshield protects the helm while maintaining excellent air flow thanks to the gaps at the top and sides. For the cooler days, fit the top openings with the optional close-out canvas to block off any wind. The glass is extremely easy to clean and will never fade, yellow or deteriorate.
Side Entry Door
The side entry door is a very versatile feature that will quickly become one of your favorites. The door is part of the hull and deck mold and is one of the key features of this model. We build it this way so we can guarantees that it has necessary structural reinforcements needed. Our stringer system supports the door and a large heavy duty hinge hangs the door.
Premium SoftTouch Textured Vinyl
High performance marine vinyl fabric designed to pass the test of time with a soft yet durable feel and Sportsman's exclusive textured look. The vinyl is coated in Nano-Block Technology™, a next generation nanotechnology coating designed to provide ease of cleaning, protection from mildew and tough UV protection against discoloration. This layer of protection creates a tough barrier against abrasions, grease, grime, oils and even gasoline.
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.
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.
The bow of this boat is designed with entertainment and versatility in mind. Features wrap around seating with adjustable bow backrests, 2 easily accessible large insulated fish boxes, drink holders and speakers to play your favorite tunes.
Actuated Bow Sun Deck / Table
A large electronically actuated table is the center piece. There are 3 main functions for this table. At the top position, it serves as a table. Lower it to the middle position and snap-in the additional cushion for the sun deck function. When not in use, lower it flush to the floor for an obstruction-free deck.
Adjustable Bow Backrests
The adjustable bow backrest complete this bow in extreme function and versatility. The backrests can be clicked into different positions from completely flat to upright and everything in between. Find your comfort spot and enjoy the view.
Two large storage boxes at the bow will give you plenty of places to stow away your items. They are both insulated and can be used as fish boxes or coolers.
Center Bow Storage Box
At the center of the bow you will find a lid with some additional in-floor storage with drain. Common uses for this include casting nets, life jackets and other items that can be stored below deck.
Removable Filler Board w/ Cushion
The open bow design offers the convenience of a full walk-through to your anchor and bow but sometimes you may need some additional seating, this filler board with cushion latches securely opening up one additional seat and 2 cupholders.
Console Front Seat
Comfortable console-front seat with backrest.
Console Front Cooler
Flip the bottom cushion of the console-front seat to reveal an insulated cooler. Conveniently located for those sitting up front.
Anti-Fatigue Helm Pads
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.
Fiberglass Hard-Top w/ Accessories
This beautiful over-sized hard-top is the center piece of this boat and is packed with convenience features. Equipped with JL Audio speakers, LED anchor light, map reading light, spreader light, misters, rocket launchers, kingfish rod holders and Taco outrigger plates.
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.
12V Toggle Switches & Horn
Easily toggle all of your 12V accessories with these labeled and backlit switches, day or night. The angle of the switches allows water to easily flow out when they get wet. A large red horn button is also located in-dash for easy operation.
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.
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 performance, fuel efficiency & improve safety. When it gets dark, there's a built-in light inside the compass for night use.
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.
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.
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 SoftTouch Textured fabric, this is a very luxurious helm chair, that feels as good as it looks.
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.
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.
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.
Deep 30-gallon transom insulated livewell at gunwale height for ease of use. It can also double as a cooler for drinks and food.
In-Deck Macerated Fish Boxes
On either side of the leaning post, there are insulated and macerated in-deck fish boxes.
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.
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.
Rear Total Access Hatch
The rear Total Access Hatch gives you the ability to have large storage that's still incredibly easy to access. it's the perfect place for your life jackets, extra anchor, safety equipment, scuba gear and anything else you may need. When empty, it offers best-in-class access to your essential pumps and seacocks.
The transom door has a latch to secure it and it offers the convenience of not having to step over anything to enter the boat.
Transom Entry Storage
The step up for the door houses a small storage compartment ideal for docking lines and other small items that typically lay around the cockpit. The compartment does drain to keep your items dry.
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.
Freshwater Washdown w/ Tank
Standard with a freshwater washdown with a 13-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.
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.
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.
Rub Rail Navigation Lights
Traditionally, navigation lights are mounted somewhere on the bow in the form of a top mount or pop-up light but this exposes them as an easy damageable target. Our rub rail navigation lights are LED, super bright and barely noticeable. The lights are integrated into the rub rail on either side of the bow and provide the ultimate obstruction free installation.
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.
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
Pull Up Cleats
High quality Gemlux pull-up cleats are standard throughout the boat. They offer a flush installation and very smooth operation.
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.
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.
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.
Choosing the engine for your Sportsman Boat doesn't have to be a daunting task. We have tested power options for each model for adequate performance and efficient. Yamaha offers a wide array of engines and propellers and they have worked with us closely to choose configurations that are going to meet your needs, regardless of your boating style or demands. For more detailed performance information, visit the performance section for this model.
I purchased my first sportsman boat in 2012 and I have had no problems with the boat. When I purchased it, the 282 open wasn’t part of the sportsman line when I saw it at the Houston Boat show there was nothing that offered what sportsman offered so the choice was simple. I felt that the sportsman boat was superior to the other boats in the same class. I hope to enjoy years of great fishing on the 282 open.
Garmin GPSMAP® 1242xsv Touch MFD 12"
GPSMAP 1242xsv Touch features a bright 12” touchscreen GPS combo display, that is pre-loaded with BlueChart g2 HD charts and LakeVü HD maps. The unit has full networking capabilities making it easy to add radar, autopilot, sonar modules and sensors. It can also supports FLIR cameras, GXM™ 53 marine weather receiver, VIRB® camera streaming and more. Network sharing allows you to share data among all compatible units connected to the network. Plus, it has built-in Wi-Fi® to support the ActiveCaptain™ app.
Garmin VHF 110 Radio w/ Antenna
Communication is critical on the water. With the VHF 110 radio, you can stay in contact with the shore and other boats in your area. So, no matter where you are or where you’re headed, you’ll maintain communication for a safer voyage. The radio has 25 watts of transmission power, all U.S., Canadian and international marine channels & 10 NOAA weather channels.
Airmar B60 Thru-Hull Transducer
A dual-frequency 600W Tilted Element™ transducer in a low-profile housings that compensate for the boat’s hull deadrise. With a range of up to 1,200 ft @ 50 khz, performance is never compromised. It offers professional and recreational boaters advantages similar to using a fairing block but is installed nearly flush to the hull.
Fuel Level Sensor
Fully integrated into the SportLink system, this sensor reads the fuel tank level digitally and is able to relay this information to your Garmin screen. Using this information it is able to make accurate calculations on fuel range.
NMEA 2000 Backbone
Starting with a great foundation is essential. All SportLink® packages are connected using NMEA 2000 communications standard backbone to allow them to communicate with each other flawlessly. This communications standard system is highly extensible and with hundreds of NMEA 2000 compatible devices, you can expand and customize your electronics endlessly.
JL Audio MediaMaster® MM50 Premium Marine Stereo
The MediaMaster® MM50 source unit has smart features like Day/Night display themes and lighting, plus large user controls making it easy to use while in motion. The built-in BlueTooth antenna will keep playing your favorite music while the built-in amplification will deliver crisp high quality sound to your ears. A truly unique marine enclosure, completes this premium marine unit.
JL Audio MX650 White Sport Grille Speakers
Utilizing true marine-grade construction, the MX-Series speakers are engineered to deliver high-performance sound. The MX-Series is optimized for infinite-baffle operation and employ JL Audio's long excursion woofer designs for solid mid-bass output and pure silk dome tweeters for smooth highs.
Optimus Electronic Power Steering
The SeaStar Optimus Electronic Power Steering system raises the bar when it comes to comfort, control and maneuverability. It features adjustable speed sensitive turns lock to lock which means that the number of turns it takes to turn the engine from left to right adjusts automatically depending on the speed the boat is moving at. This truly makes steering feel like a sports car.
Second Garmin GPSMAP® 1242xsv Touch
Adding a second screen duplicates all of the functions from the first screen and adds display real estate. Instead of having to split a single screen, you are able to split functionality across two full size displays. Keep in mind that all of the information is shared with both screens, meaning you are able to set each one to display exactly what you need.
Garmin Reactor™ 40 Autopilot
Reactor 40 autopilot provides relief from manually holding the wheel to maintain course, especially when cruising at moderate to high speeds. Sit back at the helm and enjoy your time on the water as the solid-state 9-axis AHRS technology delivers a comfortable ride.
Garmin GMR™ Fantom 18 Radome
The 18-inch, 40 W solid-state Garmin GMR Fantom 18 dome radar features MotionScope technology, which uses the Doppler effect to detect and highlight moving targets to help you avoid potential collisions. Fully integrated with the Garmin chartplotter.
Garmin GMR™ 424 xHD2 Open Array
This radar provides advanced features, including beam sharpening for target separation control and increased target detection capabilities. A great addition to any SportLink® package.
Airmar B175M CHIRP 1kW Transducer
With a range of up to 1500 ft, it is ideal for sportfishing. CHIRP technology delivers target resolution and depth penetration superior to traditional single-frequency sonar. This transducer is able to measure both depth and temperature in a single package, with a simple installation that requires just one connection to your Garmin multifunction display.
Garmin GXM™ 53 SiriusXM® Weather Antenna
The GXM 53 SiriusXM® weather antenna lets you enjoy added confidence and peace of mind on the water by always having access to the most current weather conditions and forecasts. The antenna adds highly detailed weather information directly to the screen including current weather information, NEXRAD, lightning, water temperatures, wind and wave current conditions and forecast data.
Optimus 360 Joystick
For ultimate control of your boat, add the SeaStar Optimus 360 joystick. Optimus 360 allows you to move your boat not only forward and back, but also sideways, by pushing the joystick to the left, or to the right, and even, rotate on a dime, all with a simple twist of the joystick. Requires Twin engines.
Garmin 942xs for Half Tower
When equipped with the Half Tower option, the package includes a Garmin GPSMAP® 942xs MFD 9" for the tower. This unit shares all of the same information as the main helm unit through the NMEA network making it a seamless transition.
This option requires Second Station w/ Half Tower Option.
JL Audio Ultra Premium M6 Upgrade
The JL Audio Ultra Premium M6 upgrade features the all-new M6 marine loudspeakers, the benchmark for high-performance marine audio. The M6 speaker' low-distortion woofers and silk dome tweeters with tuned rear chambers spread audio energy evenly in every direction. This results in smooth, clean sound from a wide range of mounting locations. This package also adds M-Series amps and the MediaMaster MM100 source unit.