Contessa 28 Sailing Cruiser

  • Boat REF#  ·  306271
  • Length  ·  8.45m
  • Year  ·  1980
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 16hp, Beta 16 (2019)
  • Lying  ·  East Ipswich
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
Ben Farnell

Extra Details

Designer Doug Peterson
Builder Jeremy Rogers
Lying East Ipswich
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Last survey 05/10/2013


Engine 1 x diesel 16hp
Engine make and model Beta 16 (2019)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 Blade folding 2019
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Engine spares

Engine brand new 2019 along with new sound insulation in engine bay.
Major re-wire and engine control panel installed 2019
The Davit on the transom is there to lift the auxiliary outboard engine on to the transom bracket in an emergency


Length 8.45m
LWL 6.71m
Beam 2.87m
Draft Min 1.47m
Draft Max 1.47m
Displacement 3,162kg (6,972.2lbs)
Headroom 1.82m
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1980) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2020)


Reefing mainsail Dolphin - Slab (2006) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail Dolphin - Furling (2006)
Other sails Spinnaker (2014)
Furling headsail light weight (unknown year)
Furling headsail heavy weight (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Stack pack new 2013
New standing rigging and halyards winter 2020 as well as a mast service.

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

New rudder stock bearings, refurbished rudder.
2x Rigid water tank
1x Flexible water tank


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Vac flush)

New guard rails as well as starboard side gate installed 2020

New Calorifier

2 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system

New guard rails as well as starboard side gate installed 2020

New Calorifier

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
10.00m of chain
20.00m of rode

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Fixed and handheld VHFs
Raymarine tridata
Raymarine dragonfly 5 new chartplotter

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Swim ladder

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Fire Blanket
Fire extinguishers

Broker's Comments

A very well maintained and spec'd Contessa 28. The owner has spent £14,000 over the past 2 years getting her into a brilliant condition including a new 16HP engine, new standing rigging, a major rewire, new guard wire and much more.

She has been very well kept internally with some cracking in the forhead cabin upholstery being the only negative I could see.

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

This Contessa 28 Sailing Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Ben Farnell of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

11 years

Why are you selling her?

new boat

Where have you sailed her?

east coast

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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