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Contessa 28

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Boat REF# 212506
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.43m (27'8")
Year 1979
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 14hp, Mini Petter Twin (1979)
Lying South Devon


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Extra Details

Designer Doug Peterson
Builder Jeremy Rogers
Lying South Devon
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 12/02/2010


Engine 1 x Diesel 14hp
Engine make and model Mini Petter Twin (1979)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Folding Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

Engine last serviced in August 2014
New Fuel Pump 2014
Batteries new in 2012
Full engine rebuild 1992
Top engine rebuild
Brand new upgraded 135amp gel batteries
Led cockpit mood lighting.


LOA 8.43m (27'8")
LWL 6.70m (22'0")
Beam 2.98m (9'9")
Draft Min 1.49m (4'11")
Draft Max 1.49m (4'11")
Displacement 3,160kg (6,967.8lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage In water


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2007)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail - Slab (2000) Fully Battened, 3 Reefs
Headsail Genoa - Hank on (2012)
Other sails Spinnaker x 2 (2002)
Working Jib (2012)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Stay Sail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Rigging overhaul in 2007
Genoa No.1 brand new in 2012, lightly used
Jib brand new in 2012, lightly used.
Brand new sail bags

Electrical Systems

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


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Antifouled August 2014
Lead keel.
Last survey report 12/02/2010. Copy available


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Flavel Cooker
Lavac Vacuum Heads
Spacious recently upholstered saloon.
Bengco 3kw charcoal cabin heater.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

GPS repeater in saloon
Navman Tracker 5500 Chartplotter
Raytheon R10X Radar
Autohelm ST 1000+
Stereo/USB port amplifier

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
4 sheet winches
1 anchors
50.00m (164'1") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp
Avon dinghy (unknown year)
2.3hp outboard, Honda , Short Shaft (unknown year)
Outboard by separate negotiation
Cockpit Table
New Rudder Bearings 2002

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

She has been reduced in price in June 2017 to £6000 due to the Owners not being able to upkeep the cleaning and maintenance particularly of her exterior which is generally cosmetic, see May 2017 picture in the Photos.

The Contessa 28 is a very good example of this classic cruiser racer suited to family, single-handed sailing and racing, renowned for her excellent sailing capabilities and build quality, having been built by Jeremy Rogers who is still building Contessa 32s. She has very good accommodation for a boat of her size and a modern hull shape making her fast and stable with good handling characteristics. This particular boat has been very well cared for over the years, has a beautiful interior and is very well equipped coming with 8 sails (ranging from almost new storm sails, genoa and working jib to slab mainsail and 2 spinnakers), chart plotter, radar, recent gel batteries, solar panel charging system and amplifier for mp3 players and mobile phones. There is a 2012 hull survey available. The engine and rigging have been overhauled in recent years. John Leonard, writer for 'Practical Boat' magazine between 1988 and 1997, previously owned her.

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

This Contessa 28 has been personally photographed and viewed by Phil Key of Boatshed Torquay. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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