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  • Manufacturer: Cobra
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Year: 1985
  • LOA: 28'6" (8.69m)
  • Beam: 9' 6'' (2.90m)
  • Berths: 5
  • Draft: 1.3
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 1011154
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heating: N/A
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 50 Litres
  • Engine Make: Yanmar 20M15
  • Horsepower: 15hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 50 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 5 Knots
  • Top Speed: 7 knots

Broker Remarks

This cobra 850 which is for sale with Network Yacht Brokers Plymouth is an excellent example of a very popular design from David Feltham; the Cobra 850 was the most successful yacht built by Cobra Yachts, about 700 Cobra 850's were built.
This Cobra has had a total refit in the past few years, the owners have replaced all the cushion coverings, the general condition of headlining's, galley work surface etc is very good.
The engine has been professionally overhauled in 2014, new canvas sprayhood, cockpit dodgers & sail cover were also replaced in 2015. There was also a new mainsail in 2014.
The condition of the original gel is very good, and she polishes up very well, she comes with a good sail wardrobe which includes two main sails, the latest purchased for the 2014 season, furling genoa which is in good order, a spinnaker & storm jib.
She is maintained well and serviced each year, the owners are keen sailors and regularly take 3/4 weeks off in the summer for an extended cruise to the channel islands and Northern France, the boat is in regular use, and holds up well in all conditions.
The Cobra 850 is an excellent intro boat to sailing, she is easy to handle and a good size for a small family to enjoy. Costs are low due to her size, but internal volume is excellent for a boat of her size, she is a comfortable family cruiser!

Owners Comments:
Vixen V is our Cobra 850 which we have recently used to tour Northern/Southern France; Vixen is great for either coastal hopping or that bit further across the channel! We felt safe and any rough weather that we got caught up in, vixen shrugged it off. She benefits of a new sprayhood and cockpit dodgers to help keep crew dry and safe as well as many other upgrades.

This Cobra 850 is certainly worth viewing, so call the Network Yacht Brokers for further details!


Sleeps five in two cabins
Forepeak has a double V berth
Saloon has two settee berths to port & starboard (back of seats hinge up to then make a small double)
Quarter berth to starboard
New upholstery throughout including 4" foam and roll over edge (new 2015) 

Wood stripped & re-varnished
Carpet removed from hull linings & replaced with Teak battens lining the berths

Spinflo 2 burner hob and cooker (serviced 2014)
Fitted Waeco CR50 12V refrigerator (new 2014)
Double stainless steel sinks
Pressurised cold water

The heads is in between the forepeak & saloon, separated by two doors
Jabsco sea water toilet
Moulded hand basin
Pressurized cold water
Hanging locker and shelving opposite heads
All seacocks replaced in 2014

Mechanical and Rigging

Yanmar 2QM15, 15hp diesel engine (comprehensive overhaul in 2014, serviced professionally each year)
Engine overhaul included a cooling system replacement i.e all rubber hoses replaced, new exhaust elbow & anodes changed, including all the necessary winter refit/service jobs! 
Shaft driven

2 blade fixed pitch bronze propeller
Single lever morse control

2 x 12V batteries
3 Stage 12V float mains battery charger (new 2015)
Charging from engine alternator  
240V AC Mains fitted with 5 double sockets (new 2015)
60W Solar panel
12V spot lights fitted with LED's (new 2015)

Fuel capacity 50 litres
Fresh water capacity 50 litres
Water tanks have had new bottoms welded then cleaned

Water System:
Pressurised cold water system
Sure flow water pump fitted 2015
Aluminium anodised silver spars
Stainless steel standing rigging, not the original rigging but year unknown (rig check 2016)
New Main Halyard (new 2015)
New Topping Lift (new 2015)
New Main Sheet (new 2015)
New Reefing lines (new 2015)
Aluminium spinnaker pole
Harken genoa furling system (new 2017)

New Main Sail 2014 by Exe Sails (Sails laundered every other season)
Spare mainsail
Furling genoa by Doyle Sails (Unknown year, good condition)
Storm jib


Raymarine I40 Depth/Log (2015)
NASA AIS (new 2015)
Garmin colour GPS
SimRad tiller Pilot
Handheld Garmin GPS
Icom, DSC, VHF radio
Icom Hand Held VHF
Steering compass

Ground Tackle:
CQR anchor
30m chain
10m warp
Stainless steel stemhead bow roller
Mooring cleats

Deck Gear:
Barton 23, two-speed primary winches
Barton 16, two-speed secondary winches
Adjustable genoa cars
Stainless steel pulpit & pushpit

Safety Equipment:
Wire jack stays
Horseshoe life ring (new 2014)
Manual bilge pump
Navigation lights
Fire extinguishers (new 2015)
Fire blanket

Mariner four stroke outboard engine
Inflatable dinghy
New cream coloured canvas spray hood, dodgers & sail cover in 2015
Stainless steel sprayhood frame
Navy Blue canvas winter canopy used within Winter months 
Cockpit cushions
Various warps and fenders
Flagstaff and ensign
CD/ Radio new speakers
Ships clock and barometer

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Disclaimer : Network Yacht Brokers (Southwest) Ltd t/a Network Yacht Brokers Plymouth offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.