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1979 Friendship 28, fin, Dutch built offshore sailing yacht with Yanmar 2GM20 diesel, complete new mast & rig in 2013, good sails & gear! 2020 survey!
Built in 1979. GRP construction with orange topsides and white superstructure, fin keel, aft cockpit with tiller steering, bermudan sloop rig. In 2015 the hull was taken back to bare GRP beneath the waterline and several layers of gel-shield were applied.
Designed by Koopmans and built by Friendship Meijer Balk, Holland.
LOA 8.5m 28'6"
Yanmar 2GM20 twin cylinder 18hp inboard diesel engine. Serial number 10130. Serviced in 2021. Stainless steel fuel tank. Shaft drive to fixed 3 blade propeller. New shaft anode 2021.
Alternator charging to 2 x 12v batteries - 100ah domestic battery (new 2017) 12v 85ah engine start battery. Electrical distribution panel. Victron battery monitor with Bluetooth connectivity. Full cabin lighting.
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guardwires, black sprayhood, black fore hatch cover, large black over-boom cockpit cover (2020), boarding ladder on transom, 2 x Harken self tailing sheet winches, 2 halyard winches, 1 Harken reefing winch, Plough main anchor with chain, kedge anchor, mooring warps and fenders.
Plastimo bulkhead compass, Simrad log, NASA Target 2 echo sounder (2020), Standard Horizon GX2100 DSC VHF radio with AIS, FM/AM radio, 2 x Autohelm ST2000+ tillerpilots, Garmin GPSMap 555 chart plotter, NASA Meteoman weather, clock and barometer, navigation lights.
Plastimo Cruiser liferaft (due service), horseshoe lifebuoy with bracket, fire extinguisher, manual and electric bilge pumps.
Accommodation offers 5 berths in 2 cabins. Forecabin with V-berth and infill to convert to a double, storage and opening hatch to foredeck. Heads compartment to port with Jabsco marine toilet, washbasin and storage. Saloon with two settee berths either side of a large folding dining table with bottle storage and excellent storage in various lockers. Galley to port equipped with a single burner camping gas stove, sink and ample stowage. Chart table to starboard with instrumentation and chart stowage over a large quarter berth aft to starboard. Separate wet hanging locker. Cold water supply to heads and galley. Teak and holly soleboards, dark red upholstery (new 2012) with complementing cream curtains.
Purchased by her present owner in 2020 with a pre-purchase survey, "Aurora" has been sailed and enjoyed on the East Coast. The Friendship 28 is better known in Holland where they were built, having a good reputation for sea keeping and sailing ability. This is a great example, perhaps needing some varnishing here and there, but having a recent rig & great engine with good electronics too! A really good buy!