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Reel Deal
28' True World Marine TE 288 2005

$ 79,500

Reel Deal is a True World Marine 28' TE 288 listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Patrick Kirkbride. Patrick can be reached at 1-252-723-9369 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Saltwater Fishing and similar boats. With over 165 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

This exceptionally clean 2005 28’ True World Marine sportsfishing boat is a pleasure to handle. Whether you want to go out by yourself, with family, friends or as a charter captain, you will surely appreciate the ride and the fuel efficient Yanmar 315 Turbo Diesel coupled to an Aquadrive jack shaft and a Mercruiser Brave 3X dual prop stern drive. The tower helm adds greatly to the view of the water. This boat functions well whether you go inshore or offshore. A Fastload Tri-Axle trailer comes with the boat.

This is a one owner very low hour boat with integrated networks between the helm and tower stations. The ‘Reel Deal’ was kept in a covered sling for virtually its entire time in Texas. Operationally and electronically this boat is loaded with multiple features.

For fishing or maneuvering in shallow water the stern drive can be raised to reduce the draft to only 22".


  • Price: $ 79,500
  • Days on Market: 215
  • Builder: True World Marine
  • Model: TE 288
  • Location: Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
  • Type: Power
  • LOA: 28 ft 0 in
  • Display Length: 28 ft
  • Beam: 9' 3"
  • Category: Saltwater Fishing
  • Water Capacity: 15 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 130 gals
  • Engine Details: Yanmar 6LP-STP
  • Engine 1: 2005 611.00 HRS 315.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

From the spacious deck you go around the leaning post/engine box to the helm area. With another step you can go down into the cabin which has a standup head, small galley and a table. The table can be lowered to make a sleeping area for two. From the helm you go to the very wide walkaround decks to the bow.

From the engine box you access the ladder to the tower that is another complete helm station.

  • Refrigerator
  • SS Sink with pressured water
  • There is space for a microwave or cooktop stove
  • V Berth sleeps 2
  • Enclosed head
  • Table can be lowered for sleeping
  • Aft facing cushioned seat on engine box
  • Pop up cleats (4)
  • Many rod holders
  • Heavy marine grade aluminum swim platform
  • Lewmar Pro-Fish Windlass Anchor package
  • Fish boxes
  • Live well
  • Windshield wiper (1)
  • Extra wide trim tabs
  • Raw water wash down

Main Deck Helm:

  • Raymarine E120 Display – chart plotter, radar, sounder with high resolution Airmar thru-hull transducer
  • Raymarine Auto Pilot
  • Compass
  • Breaker panel
  • Icom VHF M422 / Ship to shore radio with intercom at both helms
  • Icom radios also provide helm to helm intercom system
  • Sony CD player with 2 speakers
  • Trim tab panel
  • Tackle box and storage under leaning post

Tower Helm:

  • Raymarine E80 Display – chart plotter, radar, sounder with high resolution Airmar thru-hull transducer
  • Trim tab panel
  • Compass
  • Icom VHF
  • 30 amp shore power / 110 power
  • 3 batteries
  • Battery selector switch with breaker panel in compartment under steering whee
  • Single Yanmar Turbo Diesel 315 hp
  • Owner added a fresh water engine flush system
  • Aquadrive jack shaft
  • Mercruiser Bravo 3X dual prop stern drive
  • Sound insulation under engine box

*Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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.


Our True World Marine listing is a great opportunity to purchase a very nice 28' TE 288. She is currently listed with United Yacht Sales broker Patrick Kirkbride who can answer all questions about the boat for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our team of professional yacht brokers to schedule a showing. There are many yachts listed for sale on the MLS each with a different history. We look forward to helping you complete your search for the perfect boat or yacht for sale.


United is the largest professional yacht brokerage firm in the world with over 150 yacht brokers in our network. By listing your boat or yacht for sale with us, all 150+ brokers on our team will be notified immediately which greatly increases the chances that your boat may sell before it ever even hits the market. With hundreds of used boats and yachts sold each year, there is no better team than United to help with the listing and sale of your vessel.


Buying a boat or yacht can be a daunting experience with so many available boats on the market. Let the team at United take the guesswork out of your boat search by enlisting one of our professional yacht brokers. Not only will we listen to your needs about budget, docking and storage, and how you plan on using your new boat, but we will do the research for you by looking through the MLS, researching the history of every listing, and negotiating on your behalf. From survey to acceptance, the team at United Yacht Sales is with you every step of the way.


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