Kooyong 28


The perfect runabout!
The Kooyong 28 is a spacious, stylish, and fast day boat. She’s able to zip around coastlines, cater to picnics, fishing, and diving adventures, and carry friends and family to far-flung, out-of-reach beaches and coves. Her draft is extraordinarily shallow, meaning she can anchor in ankle-depth water. The Kooyong is versatile and smart, serving both enthusiastic anglers, as well as families with young kids dreaming of a fast runabout.

A contemporary classic

There is no doubt the Kooyong 28 is a contemporary classic. Drawn from a New-England style launch, and representing a traditional notion of boating, she is highly sophisticated in her scope and range. The Kooyong encapsulates our ethos of constructing contemporary, classic boats that stand the test of time and never age a day. She is built, as always, by hand from beginning to end.


Length        28’ 9”
Beam       8’ 9”
Draft       1’ 3”
Power        Twin 115 HP Yamaha
Top Speed        35 knots
Cruising Speed        15-20 knots   

Water Capacity        42 L

Fuel Capacity        280 L
Displacement        1800 kg

Design Features

︎    Advanced electrical system
All the modern software, such as navigation lights, chart plotter, bathroom facilities and small galley. 

︎    Classic wooden construction
Using the finest African Teak for superb and flawless decking.

︎    Low maintenance 
Epoxy sheathed hull and polyurethane paint finishes make for easy upkeep and a perfect finish.

︎     Walk through transom
Easily assessable transom for swimming and diving. Excellent for fishing and easy cleaning of the deck.


Kooyong 28 Walkaround

Kooyong 28 Runabout
Kooyong 28 Open Launch
Kooyong 28 Hardtop Launch


The Kooyong 28 is a fast, shoal-draft, centre-console fishing boat with strong echoes of a traditional wooden boat. She is designed to be extraordinarily easy to use – to be kept in dry store over the winter months, and on a mooring over summer during extensive periods of use.

Easy, easy, easy

Designed to accommodate shared meals with family and friends, afternoon drinks, swimming, fishing, and diving, or as a family boat, the Kooyong 28 really does have it all! The galley, bathroom, and stylish, sleek design make this boat the perfect vessel to explore the southern Peninsula and all our coastline has to offer.

Versatility & function

The walk-through transom, shallow draft, easy-to-access storage, and full galley set-up make the Kooyong 28 an unbelievable balance of function and style. Hydraulic-steering, and an electrical anchor winch ensures that the Kooyong 28 is sophisticated and simple in all aspects of boat handling. 

“The Wooden Boatshop Way” is to build practical, classic boats which accentuate the charm and splendour of boating and a lifestyle by the sea. The Kooyong 28 represents a lifetime spent messing about in boats, and all aspects of its design are geared toward ensuring that others can enjoy the ease and style of owning a contemporary wooden boat with classic heritage.


“I wanted to build a boat that allows people to explore the great locations of Port Phillip Bay and we wanted to offer the market a stylish no-nonsense day boat with classical work boat lines. The Kooyong 28 floats in 300mm of water, making it very adaptable for shallow water cruising, yet she is at home in a Bass Strait seaway also...  The Kooyong 28 ticks heaps of boxes, appealing equally to the cruiser who wishes to lunch and swim, and to the keen angler.”
Director, The Wooden Boatshop

“The Kooyong. It’s been a huge success – so well done! Much admired on Pittwater. By the way, after the motors had a first service by Yamaha, they hit 36 knots at 4800 revs in a post service test. More than the specs sheet!”