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Contessa 28

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Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 13hp, Lombardini LDW502M (2003)



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Extra Details

Designer Doug Peterson
Builder Jeremy Rogers
Lying Gosport
Fuel capacity 10.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 10.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 02/07/2004


Engine 1 x diesel 13hp
Engine make and model Lombardini LDW502M (2003)
Engine Hours Engine1: 431
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2-blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.2 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


Length 28'0"
LWL 22'0"
Beam 9'5"
Draft Min 4'11"
Draft Max 4'11"
Displacement 6,967.8lbs
Headroom 5'11"
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2004)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Genoa #2 (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power Sterling Pro-Charger


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Drapes tick
Manual water system tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR 20lb; Fisherman 15lb)
Avon 8' dinghy (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

Danbuoy tick
Swim ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

Performance-orientated cruiser, with a length overall midway between the legendary 26 and 32, the Contessa 28 fits the vacant niche in more ways than one. Unsurprisingly more roomy than her smaller sister, the available accommodation more closely matches that of the 32. She was designed as a cruising yacht, but one that would be fast for her length and a pleasure to sail. This example has had only two owners from new. She appears to have been used regularly, but looked after. She lacks the latest electronic navigation equipment, but that goes out of date very quickly in any case. More importantly, her hull and interior looks good and the original engine was replaced in 2003 with a fresh-water-cooled 13HP Lombardini diesel engine that started from cold on the button and ran sweetly when I visited.

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

This Contessa 28 has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan West of Boatshed Portsmouth. 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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