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Feeling 286 Special

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Boat REF# 117746
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.69m (28'6")
Year 1989
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 9hp, Volvo MD2001 (1989)
Lying Portsmouth


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Extra Details

Designer Giles Vaton/ Eric Cadro
Builder Kirie
Lying Portsmouth
Fuel capacity 36.0 ltr (7.9 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 112.0 ltr (24.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 9hp
Engine make and model Volvo MD2001 (1989)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.8 ltr (0.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Engine spares tick

Significant engine overhaul 2007. The batteries were new in 2007.


LOA 8.69m (28'6")
LWL 7.14m (23'5")
Beam 3.00m (9'10")
Draft Max 1.68m (5'6")
Displacement 3,000kg (6,615.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1989) with stainless steel standing rigging (2007)


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Mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Storm jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Lazy Jack and sail bag.
Standing rigging renewed 2007.
The spinnaker is hardly used. and the storm jib is un-used.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Hull returned to gelcoat 2007.


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

Headlining renewed 2010.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

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

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
(Bruce 16kg)
25.00m (82'0") of chain
14.00m (45'11") of warp
Bombard dinghy (unknown year)
The dinghy needs repairing, it has a leak in one hull.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Mob sling, jackstays, fire blanket, radar refector.Fire extinguishers and flares replaced and in date.

Broker's Comments

I have always been impressed with Feeling’s ability to squeeze a quart into a pint pot while still making a boat that looks stylish and, well, quite racy. The 286 Special is a case in point. Quite how they’ve managed to find room in a 28’ boat for a big saloon, with U-shaped seating for at least six around an enormous table, yet still provided an aft double cabin you might not expect to find in a boat 10’ longer, is a bit of a miracle. The heads is a good size, yet there’s a big cockpit and a rather sleek shallow stepped stern as well. This has been achieved through some innovative thinking at the design stage. For example, the engine has been located under the saloon table, concealed within its own casing, which readily unclips to provide exemplary all-round access. Additionally, this engine location allows greater space in the aft cabin and the heads. The galley is L-shaped and well set out. Opposite it, to port, is a very decent-sized forward facing nav station, with its own seat. Of course, something has had to give. In this case it’s the fore-cabin area. Instead of the customary door-accessed twin V-berth, the area forward of the saloon is open to the saloon, with privacy provided only by a pair of curtains. The fore-berths themselves are a bit on the smaller side, though there is room for one tall-ish adult, or for a couple of children, which might make this layout ideal for a small family. Performance, by all accounts, is sprightly. I should add that this boat is nicely finished, and in pretty good nick, both inside and out.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Feeling 286 Special has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan West of Boatshed Portsmouth. 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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