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Calypso 28 Sovereign 880

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Boat REF# 142477
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.80m (28'10")
Year 1979
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 43hp, Perkins 4108 (1979)
Lying Loddon


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Extra Details

Designer F B Wilde
Builder F B Wilde
Lying Loddon
Fuel capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 181.0 ltr (39.8 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 120.0 ltr (26.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 19/06/2005


Engine 1 x Diesel 43hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4108 (1979)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.2 ltr (0.5 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Engine fully reconditioned in 2005 during refit and has had only 10 hours use since.


LOA 8.80m (28'10")
LWL 8.20m (26'11")
Beam 3.51m (11'6")
Draft Min 0.76m (2'6")
Draft Max 0.76m (2'6")
Airdraft 2.13m (7'0")
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish 2 pack finish

GRP Broads cruiser with full sliding sunroof, Fore and Aft Decks and fore and aft companionways. Wide side decks and sunstantial quality stern rails
Completely rebuilt from a bare hull in 2005 this boat really is solid and as new having had only 10 hours use.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Good sized galley with 4 burner cooker, oven and grille, hot water shower and heating.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

1 anchors
15.00m (49'3") of warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

BSC Until 20/06/2015

Broker's Comments

The Sovereign 880 is the successor to the Calypso 28 and is an ideal river cruiser offering comfort and practicality. Wide side decks, Stainless grab rails and a superb stern rail offers safety whilst out on deck. There are a fore and aft companionway and fore and aft deck. Ideal for small children to be outside in safety.
There is a large sliding "Sunshine Roof" above the saloon
The boat has hot water, shower and heating along with a full size 4 burner cooker and ice box.
Internally and externally she has been completely stripped and refitted (2005) to a very high standard (Island bed in aft cabin) new upholstery throughout, new cooker, fridge carpets and upholstery etc and a complete re wire. The Perkins diesel engine was also completely rebuilt and has only 10 hours since.
The boat has had very little use since (only 10 hours) being bought in 2005 by the current owner for £35k.
As a result she will need a little cosmetic tlc (mainly deck paint from my observations) but otherwise having a BSC until 2015 she is ready to enjoy.
Since taking the pictures I have given her a good clean and scrub (24.04.12) so she is now looking a lot better than some of the pictures show !!

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

This Calypso 28 Sovereign 880 has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary of Boatshed Norfolk. 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.

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