Contessa 28

New Engine 2014!
£9,950.00 ReducedUnder-Offer

  • Boat REF#  ·  205105
  • Length  ·  8.43m
  • Year  ·  1978
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 16hp, Beta (2014)
  • Lying  ·  Kent
Boatshed Medway
Boatshed Medway
Suzzanne McDonald

Extra Details

Designer Doug Peterson
Builder Jeremy Roberts
Lying Kent
Fuel capacity 45.5 ltr (10.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 16hp
Engine make and model Beta (2014)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Engine spares


Length 8.43m
LWL 6.71m
Beam 2.87m
Draft Min 1.47m
Displacement 4,431kg (9,770.4lbs)
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2008)


Reefing mainsail Jeckells - Slab (2007)
Headsail - Furling (2007)
Other sails Jeckells Main (unknown year)
Neil Pride No2 genoa (original No1) recut to suit (1995)
Neil Pride storm jib - Original and unused (unknown year)
Neil Pride tri-radial 1.50oz spinnaker (unknown year)
Neil Pride tri-radial 0.75oz spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Terylene running rigging renewed 2008.
Rotostay furling headstay (2008)
Wheel backstay tensioner
Multiplier on kicker tensioner.
Polyester webbing Jackstays
Sails used during the season and valeted as necessary at the end of each season.
Sail Number - K7160

Electrical Systems

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


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Dark Blue GRP with light grey non slip moulded decks and coachroof.
Gelshield epoxied 1994 with topside being painted in 1995 and 2004
Encapsulated lead fin keel
Rudder - full rebuild stock and bearing replaced 2010. Wintered ashore every year with mast stepped under fitted canvas cover


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Vac flush)

Interior fitted with Teak joinery work, having ample shelving and lockers.
Grey/beige tweed upholstery, curtains ans scatter cushions
She looks and smells lovely with plenty of locker space too.

2 burner propane Stove


Manual water system

Interior fitted with Teak joinery work, having ample shelving and lockers.
Grey/beige tweed upholstery, curtains ans scatter cushions
She looks and smells lovely with plenty of locker space too.

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
6 sheet winches
1 anchors
9.14m of chain
36.58m of rode
Four clutches, one jamcleat, two camcleats and two cleats on coachroof
Three clutches on boom gooseneck
XM Horseshoe lifebuoy, mount and floating light on pushpit

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights

Navigational details
Plastimo Contest bulkhead compass plus mini handheld compass.
Stowe Dataline electronic instrumentation system. ( Depth, Log, Wind, Waypoint, Compass - on deck : Central - at chart table)
Garmin 120 GPS
Autohelm ST1000 auto pilot
Windex on mast
Radar LDR 9900 by Apelco with radome on mast
Standard Horizon DSC VM-3500E radio with extension microphone for cockpit
Radio Ext speaker in cockpit
NASA Clipper AIS Radar
NASA Clipper Navtex
Sony XR-4351 stereo and speakers
Sestral barometer and clock with alarm

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Swim ladder

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Plastimo gas sniffer
Portable 12v searchlight
Gas foghorn

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
This Contessa 28 Sailing boat is a lovely cruising yacht with a proven design. Contessa's have great sea keeping qualities and this one benefits from having her engine replaced in 2014 and she has a fantastic sails wardrobe too. The interior has been looked after as well making her hard to fault. She is ideally suited to a family or for single handed sailing. You could have fun racing at club level with all those sails to choose from.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Contessa 28 has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne of Boatshed Medway. 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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