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  • Manufacturer: Contessa
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Year: 1980
  • LOA: 28'0" (8.53m)
  • Beam: 9' 0'' (0.00m)
  • Berths: 5
  • Draft: 1.42
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 10F7522589
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: N/A
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 100 Litres
  • Engine Make: Beta Marine
  • Horsepower: 20hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 40 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 5 Knots
  • Top Speed: 6 Knots

Broker Remarks

This Contessa 28 has been in the same ownership for 16 years, she has been very well maintained and only cruised, never raced.


Mechanical and Rigging

Built by Jeremy Rodgers in 1980
Designed by Doug Peterson
Fin keel
Spade hung rudder with tiller steering (new rudder bearing 2014)
White gel-coat finish to the topsides 

Beta Marine 20hp diesel engine (new 2007 complete system)
Engine regularly serviced and winterised without fail
Single lever Teleflex engine control
Various engine spares
Shaft driven
Gori two-blade folding propellor

2 x 12V 75Ah batteries (new 2020)
Charging from the engine alternator
Charging from a solar panel with Spectra solar charge regulator
230V shorepower system with breaker

Freshwater capacity 100 litres in a single flexible tank
Fuel capacity 40 litres in a single stainless steel tank

Water System:
Manual cold water

Stainless steel standing rigging
Aluminium spars
Aluminium spinnaker pole
Single spreader rig
Deck stepped mast
0Lewmar #6 mast winch
Lewmar #7 mast winch
Furlex 200s genoa furling system
Slab reefing
Lines led aft to the cockpit


Spare mainsail and genoa 


Navigation Aids:
Clipper log
Autohelm/Raymarine ST30 depth
Garmin GPS 126
Navico tiller pilot
Clipper navtex
Autohelm electric hand bearing compass
VHF radio
Steering compass

Ground Tackle:
10kg Bruce anchor
Chain and warp
Stainless steel bow roller
Anchor locker

Deck Gear:
Coachroof mounted mainsheet traveller
Genoa track and cars
Lewmar #30 self-tailing, two-speed primary winches
Lewmar #7 single speed secondary winches
Lewmar #16, two-speed, coachroof mounted halyard winches
Coachroof mounted rope clutches x 6
Aluminium toe rail
Teak grab bars on the coachroof
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and stanchions

Stainless steel boarding ladder on the transom
Aluminium mooring cleats forward, amidships and aft
Flexiteak laid cockpit seating

Safety Equipment:
Eval man overboard rescue system
Horseshoe lifebuoy
Radar reflector
Anchor ball & motoring cone
Wooden bung set
Fire blanket
Gas safety certificate 17/7/19

Inflatable dinghy
Outboard engine
Canvas sprayhood (new 2019)
Mainsail cover
Cockpit dodgers
Spare cockpit dodgers
Wood and perspex companionway hatch covers

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