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Contessa 28

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Boat REF# 160033
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.43m (27'8")
Year 1978
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 12hp, Petter 12hp Mini Twin Axle (1978)
Lying Kent


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Extra Details

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Designer Doug Peterson
Builder Jeremy Roberts
Lying Kent
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 63.0 ltr (13.9 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 22/02/2012


Engine 1 x Diesel 12hp
Engine make and model Petter 12hp Mini Twin Axle (1978)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Engine spares tick

Engine serviced. Glow plugs changed


LOA 8.43m (27'8")
LWL 6.70m (22'0")
Beam 2.87m (9'5")
Draft Min 1.47m (4'10")
Displacement 4,431kg (9,770.0lbs)
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2008)


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Mainsail Jeckells - Slab (2007)
Headsail - Furling (2007)
Other sails Genoa 1 (unknown year)
Spinnakers (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Terylene running rigging renewed 2008. Some has been renewed in 2012.
All lines are led aft to the cockpit with new clutches.
Rotostay furling headstay (2008)
Wheel backstay tensioner
Sails valeted 2013
Multiplier on kicker tensioner.
Polyester webbing Jackstays
Sail Number - K7160

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

This Contessa 28 is really well presented. She has just had her antfouling carried out and new anodes fitted. The deck is uncluttered and the cockpit has been refurbished with Treadmaster teak finish to the seating. All lines have been led aft with new clutches fitted for single handed sailors. 4 winches have been rechromed and the stern gland has been recently repacked. There is a favourable survey from 2012 and all the recommendations have been carried out.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Vac flush)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick

The interior is well designed with two good sized double berths and two single berths. The cooker has had new safety valves and there is a new FM/AM CD player. The woodwork looks to be in good condition and there is ample storage space.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Navigational details
Plastimo Contest bulkhead compass plus mini handheld compass.
Stowe Dataline electronic instrumentation system. ( Depth, Log, Wind, Waypoint, Compass - on deck : Central - at chart table)
Garmin 120 GPS
Autohelm ST2000 plus auto pilot
Windex on mast
Radar LDR 9900 by Apelco with radome on mast
Vertex Standard DSC VM-3500E radio with extension microphone for cockpit
Radio Ext speaker in cockpit
NASA Clipper AIS Radar
NASA Clipper Navtex
Sony XR-4351 stereo and speakers
Sestral barometer and clock with alarm

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
6 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Bruce Anchor)
9.14m (30'0") of chain
36.57m (120'0") of warp
Four clutches, one jamcleat, two camcleats and two cleats on coachroof
4 of the winches have been rechromed
Three clutches on boom gooseneck
XM Horseshoe lifebuoy, mount and floating light on pushpit

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Danbuoy tick
Boarding ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 0 Electric)

Plastimo gas sniffer
Portable 12v searchlight
Gas foghorn

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
A Contessa 28 is a very good sailing yacht and will appeal to both seasoned and those new to sailing as well. The deck is uncluttered and easy to move around, the cockpit a good size with deep combings making it a secure environment. The current owner has really spent a lot of time improving this vessel. She looks smart, has just had her anti-fouling and anodes changed, a new prop,Lines led aft with clutches for single handed sailing and her cockpit refurbished as you will see from the photographs and the video. A great package ready to go and a favourable survey from 2012! Video will soon follow.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Contessa 28 has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne Mcdonald of Boatshed Medway. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.