The Contessa 28 has a well deserved reputation for seakindly, well-mannered performance and an excellent turn of speed. Easily handled, they make excellent family cruisers with a safe cockpit and versatile accommodation. This example is in need of some cosmetic refurbishment and her asking price reflects this.
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The accommodation offers up to five berths in two cabins. In the forecabin, V berth with infill and stowage under. Opening hatch to foredeck. Full width heads compartment with marine toilet and washbasin. Hanging locker opposite. In saloon, two settee berths. Fixed table with drop leaves. Quarter berth to starboard with fold-down chart table over and galley opposite. Two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven. Sink drainer with manually pumped water supply. 200 litre freshwater capacity. Cool box.
Located behind the companionway, Nanni 2.6HE twin cylinder 15hp diesel engine, installed new in 1987. Approximately 2500 hours running time. Electric start. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive to three bladed propeller. Shaft rope cutter. Single lever control. 50 litre fuel capacity in stainless steel tank giving approxiamtely 150 mile range at 5 knot cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 6 knots. The engine has been regularly serviced and winterised annually in the present ownership.
Masthead rigged sloop. Anodised aluminium mast and boom by Kemp Spars. Stainless steel standing rigging. Backstay adjuster. Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks. Furlex 200s headsail furling system (2000). Some lines led aft to cockpit. Two Lewmar 30 self tailing genoa sheet winches. Two Lewmar 7 spinnaker sheet winches. Two Lewmar 16 control line winches. Lewmar 7 halyard winch at mast. Telescopic spinnaker pole. Strut kicker.
Built in 1978 by Jeremy Rogers to a design by Doug Peterson. White GRP hull with style stripes. Alloy toe rail. White GRP superstructure with painted non-slip to deck. Fin keel. Spade hung rudder. Tiller steering. Aft self draining cockpit.
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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.