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Sterling 28 Sailing Cruiser

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Boat REF# 165673
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.53m (28'0")
Year 1964
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 20hp, Yanmar 2GM20 (2011)
Lying Suffolk


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Extra Details

Designer Kim Holman
Builder Uphams of Brixham
Lying Suffolk
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2GM20 (2011)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

The engine was fitted in 2011 (A fully recondition unit)
Sterling" intelligent battery charger (230 volts).


LOA 8.53m (28'0")
LWL 6.70m (22'0")
Beam 2.59m (8'6")
Draft Min 1.47m (4'10")
Draft Max 1.47m (4'10")
Displacement 4,989kg (11,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

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


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail - Slab (2003) 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (2003)
Other sails Spinnaker & Snuffer (unknown year)
Cruising Chute (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Aluminium mast, deck mounted with wooden boom. cruising 'chute, spinnaker with snuffer, aluminium spinnaker boom, storm jib, main sail cover

Electrical Systems

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


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Oak frame with pitch pine below the waterline and mahogany topsides. Plywood deck with cascover. Teak cockpit and deckhouse. Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit with lifelines.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Sink tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Four berths in two cabins. Separate heads compartment with Jabsco sea toilet

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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

Plastimo Compass
Icom IC-M505 DSC receiver linked to the chart plotter
Garmin GPS map 292 chart plotter
Raymarine ST2000+ autohelm with Raymarine seatalk remote
Clipper Duet log and echo sounder
Wasp globemaster trailing log

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
All-over cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Simpson/laurence windlass
2 anchors
(CQR 25Lbs & CQR Kedge 18Lbs)
45.00m (147'8") of chain
CQR 25lb has 150' chain
18lb CQR Kedge has 25' chain and 65' warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

2 x Fire extinguishers
1 x Fire blanket

Broker's Comments

Only 29 Sterling 28s were built, all by Uphams and all in wood. Very similar to the Twister. This one is sail number 29 so it is likely she is the last example to have been built, having only had three previous owners. The 0riginal owner sailed her from the West Country for many years, during which time she sailed to Ireland. The current owner has sailed her up the East Coast, through the Caledonian Canal, to Oban on the West Coast of Scotland, where she lived for 3 years and cruised the area extensively, exploring between the North of Skye and the Crinan Canal. What else can I add a very capable yacht in good condition viewing is recommended.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Sterling 28 Sailing Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan Nash of Boatshed Suffolk. 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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