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GibSea 284

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Boat REF# 170456
removed from sale
Length 8.69m (28'6")
Year 1997
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 9hp, Yanmar 1GM10 (1997)
Lying Solent


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Extra Details

Designer Phillipe Briande
Builder Gilbert Marine
Lying Solent
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 9hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 1GM10 (1997)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Maxprop Feathering (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots

Ambassador Rope stripper fitted to prop shaft.


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 8.69m (28'6")
LWL 7.39m (24'3")
Beam 2.97m (9'9")
Draft Min 1.78m (5'10")
Draft Max 1.78m (5'10")
Displacement 3,175kg (7,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Z-Spars Aluminium spars (1997) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1997)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Doyle - Slab (2006)
Headsail Doyle - Furling (2006)
Other sails Doyle No2 Jib (2008)
Storm Jib (1998)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
Cruising Chute and Snuffer (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Lines are led aft to either side of the coachroof.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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

Hull was epoxied in 2010.
Seacocks are bronze or nylon, serviced annually.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Fridge tick
Pressurised water system tick
Cockpit shower tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Computer tick
AIS Receiver tick
Depth sounder tick

AIS and GPS are wired to provide USB input to Asus laptop with chartplotting software.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
15.00m (49'3") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of rode

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Every now and then one finds a yacht which is an absolute pleasure to photograph. Clean, tidy, clutter-free. This GibSea 284 has been beautifully maintained by an experienced and knowledgeable owner who likes a “place for everything and everything in its place.”

Most of her time is spent cruising, and she has visited both sides of the Channel on numerous occasions. She has ample accommodation for extended holidays, a good galley, spacious heads and a saloon table big enough to enable you to actually enjoy your family meals. Very comfortable, very safe, a great family boat.

It also happens that I have sailed in this particular yacht, having accompanied the owner in a club race, and I can vouch for her performance and agility. I was interested to find that she tracks extremely well on a beat and is much stiffer than one may at first suppose. I ought to add that the owner is no “gung ho” racer – his ship is sailed fast and with skill, not with brute force and ignorance!

Have a look at the photos of the engine – it reminds me of those you see on the stands at boat shows; all clean and shiny, and if you look in the bilge you will see nothing at all; the sign that she is properly maintained by a proper seaman. Other benefits include a Maxprop feathering propeller for speed under sail, and a rope cutter to prevent you from finding yourself moored by your prop off Portland Bill!

So, photos are all very well, and they do give you plenty of detail, but the only way to appreciate what this lively boat is all about is to come and see her. Give me a ring on 07885 521960 and we can get along and do just that.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This GibSea 284 has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Dawes of Boatshed Port Solent. 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.