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Thornycroft 28

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Boat REF# 6236
This boat has been sold
Length 8.54m (28'0")
Year 1935
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 2
Engine 1 x diesel 35hp, 1.5 BMC Diesel (unknown year)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Lying Essex
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Fuel capacity 44.0 ltr (9.7 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 8.0 ltr (1.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 60.0 ltr (13.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 35hp
Engine make and model 1.5 BMC Diesel (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 ltr (0.7 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Engine spares tick


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Length 8.54m (28'0")
Beam 2.77m (9'1")
Draft Min 0.67m (2'2")
Draft Max 0.67m (2'2")
Displacement 4,000kg (8,820.0lbs)
Headroom 1.55m (5'1")

Electrical Systems

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


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

The hull is pitch pine on oak and finished in varnish.


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads
Stove tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Manual water system tick

1 burner Other Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Boathook tick

Manual windlass
1 anchors
7.00m (23'0") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of rode

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Designed by Thornycroft at Eel Pie island in 1935, this boat combines style and comfort, from a previous age. You can see how well she has been maintained from the photograph of the hull, with a powerful 35hp engine, good level of navigation equipment and a stove, she is a traditional river boat with bags of character.
See "more photos" to view 35 internal and external photos of this vessel. Photographs, analysis and comments by Chris Allan of Boatshed Essex.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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.