Trusty T28

  • Boat REF#  ·  322200
  • Length  ·  9.07m
  • Year  ·  2012
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Semi-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 220hp, Yanmar 6BY 220 (2012)
  • Lying  ·  Dartmouth Area.
Boatshed Dartmouth
Boatshed Dartmouth
Jason Currie-Smith

Extra Details

Designer John Moxham
Builder Trusty Motor Boats
Lying Dartmouth Area.
Fuel capacity 335.0 ltr (73.7 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 318.0 ltr (70.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 88.0 ltr (19.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 220hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 6BY 220 (2012)
Engine Hours engine1= 334
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) 8.0 ltr (1.8 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots
Engine spares

4 x New batteries were installed in September 2019.


Length 9.07m
Beam 3.33m
Draft Min 0.82m
Draft Max 0.92m
Airdraft 4.60m
Displacement 4,900kg (10,804.5lbs)
Headroom 1.83m
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash
Cockpit shower

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover
Swim Platform
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Cockpit Enclosure
Bow Thruster

Electric Quick windlass
1 anchors
40.00m of chain
10.00m of rode
Honwave dinghy (2013)
2.2hp outboard, Honda, Short shaft (2013)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Fish Finder
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Raymarine E125 - Colour touchscreen chart plotter.
Raymarine - Ray 54E DSC/VHF.
Raymarine i70 MFD.
Raymarine Autopilot:- with p70 controller and S100 remote control Raymarine Radar:- 4kw colour display.
Raymarine AIS Class B:- 650 transceiver.

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Carbon Monoxide detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Trusty T28 Motor Yacht has always stood out from the crowd, and this particular example is certainly no exception!

The Trusty T28 has a fine reputation as being a sturdy well-made vessel with renowned sea-keeping properties, being a semi displacement, long keeled motor yacht.

From my time spent on board this vessel she appeared to be in lovely condition. I am sure this is due in part to the low level of use this boat has had, as evidenced by her very low engine hours currently recorded, and by the ongoing care and maintenance afforded to her by the current owner.

She is fitted out to an exceptionally high standard with many added extras as can be seen on her inventory - and prior to commissioning she had additional items added which at the time totalled over £6,000. Her engine was also upgraded at the time of construction to the larger 220hp Yanmar. The engine has also just undergone a no expense spared extensive service by a local professional marine engineering company which included a sea trial to carry out a full performance test.

The owner informs me that this actual boat was used at a number of boat shows by the manufacturer as the company's show boat.

She has a bow thruster fitted with a remote and cabin controls, an electric windlass which can be operated from the helm and deck, a Webasto heating system throughout, a heads with holding tank and macerator which can also be used as a sea toilet. There is teak flooring laid in the cockpit and side decks and bow section.

The large cockpit has plenty of comfortable seating made up of large, upholstered cushions with lots of storage beneath. Mounted on her transom is a strong looking set of davits above a large swim platform decked in teak.

She also has a six piece cockpit canopy with removable panels that were fitted in March 2023. The companionway is made up of a four section, beautifully crafted bi-folding door arrangement made from Sapele wood leading to the saloon, galley and wheelhouse area.

The accommodation is spacious with great head hight, plenty of room for 4 adults in 2 cabins. The cabin flooring is holly and teak which is stunning throughout. The saloon has an L-shaped dinette area with a lowering table and also has a separate chart table area.

The galley is well equipped with oven, grill, microwave and fridge with a freezer box and a larger than average sink with mixer tap.

The Master cabin has a large island bed with easy walk around access from both sides and plenty of storage space including a hanging locker. On both sides under the mattress are two spacious storage areas and access to the bow thruster motor and gearing. The front external cushions for the bow are also stored here.

The guest cabin has a double sized berth cleverly designed giving lots of space and also benefits with a hanging locker.

Overall, I found this boat to be fitted out to what appeared to be a very high standard. She felt very solid underfoot walking around her decks and looking around at the general quality of her appearance and construction gave me a general feeling of being onboard a well-constructed, beautifully finished sturdy motor yacht. She feels the sort of vessel that would be able to take on pretty much any sea state if challenged. And being officially classified as a "category B offshore" vessel simply confirms her sea keeping abilities.

On the 20th August 2023, the owner had this boat lifted and employed the services of a local professional company to pressure wash and then re antifoul the underwater profile of her hull. The boat's topsides have been polished to a very high standard, the anodes have all been changed and the propeller cleaned and polished. All of which can be seen in the new underwater profile pictures and video. She is now looking even more stunning!!

If you are in the market for an immaculately presented motor yacht of the highest build quality then I would advise early viewing of this one.

Please note that the tender, outboard engine, life raft and EPIRB are not included in the sale but are available subject to separate negotiation.

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

This Trusty T28 has been personally photographed and viewed by Jason Currie-Smith of Boatshed Dartmouth. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

10 Years.

Why are you selling her?

Moving over to caravanning and touring.

Where have you sailed her?

River Avon and Sharpness canal. Penarth Bay. Milford Haven, then Dartmouth, Salcombe and Torbay..

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