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Colvic Colvic Watson 28 Boat for Sale

  • Manufacturer: Colvic
  • Location: Conwy Marina
  • Year: 1980
  • LOA: 28'6" (8.69m)
  • Beam: 10' 2'' (3.10m)
  • Berths: 5
  • Draft:
  • Keel: Long keel
  • ID no.: 073302
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 250 Litres
  • Engine Make: Leyland Thorneycroft
  • Horsepower: 47hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 540 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 5
  • Top Speed: 6

Broker Remarks

REDUCED - 'Keywest', Colvic Watson 28 (1980). This is a very attractive and strongly built yacht with the quality of hull that is not found in modern GRP boats.  She has been extensively refurbished and renewed by the present owner and should give many years of good service. Lying Conwy Marina, North Wales


6ft headroom throughout in what is a bright, airy and spacious layout.

Consists of 5 berths in 2 cabins.

Forecabin via louvered door has 2 vee berths with infill to form a double berth, stowage lockers below and shelves above.

In addition, dining area converts to double berth and a further single pilot berth in main saloon.

Stereo system with speakers to forecabin, saloon and wheelhouse.

Separate heads with electric flush, wash basin, shower, hot and cold water, mirror and toiletry lockers.

Wet hanging locker opposite with stowage for table that can be fitted in the Wheelhouse or even the Cockpit.

Galley to starboard with three burner gas cooker with oven, stainless steel sink with hot and cold water.

Refrigerator which runs of different power supplies including shore when alongside.

Microwave oven.

Fireblanket and two fire extinguishers (within date) situated in the saloon and the Wheelhouse.

Mechanical and Rigging


Built by Arun Yachts in 1980 in Portsmouth Royal Naval Dockyard to the exacting standards and specifications of a Royal Navy Captain who had it commissioned and then owned it for the first few years. **Factory completion**

The quality of the build and fitting out is of the highest quality. No expense has been spared by the original builders or any of the owners since 1980.

The interior is first class craftsmanship using only the best materials.

All woodwork is well protected with up to 12 coats of yacht varnish carefully applied by the previous owner in 2011 / 2012.

The boat underwent a comprehensive dry refit before being put back in the water in August 2012. However, although many parts were modernised and replaced the boat still retains all of the original character.

Very thick and strong GRP construction, finished in dark blue hull with teak caprail.  Please note this quote from the Insurance Survey:

“The two circles of GRP that were removed (from fitting a new Bowthruster) were examined on the day of the survey and found to be an excellent quality solid GRP lay-up of 17mm thickness.”

This is a very solid, strong and sturdy boat. In fact I was quite amazed by how quiet and assured she was on sailing her from Holyhead to Conwy after buying her.

Good quality Treadmaster to saloon coach roof and decks.    

Long keel version with brackets for legs to be attached.

Hull moisture readings from the Insurance Survey and Pre- Sale Surveys show very good readings.

An insurance survey report was undertaken in August 2012 and the boat is fully insured to the full value.

A pre-sales Survey was undertaken in April 2013.

The boat is afloat in Conwy Marina, North Wales.

Certificate of British Registry is available together with all previous bills of sale.  All instruction manuals are present for all equipment fitted to the vessel along with extensive maintenance history.

The boat has a lot of history and there’s a lot of paperwork showing the care and attention that has been afforded to this boat by all 5 owners since 1980.


During 2012 extensive maintenance work was undertaken on this vessel.  The hull was resprayed in dark blue and new anti-foul applied. All interior and exterior woodwork was sanded back and re-varnished.

All sea-cocks serviced or replaced as necessary.

All headlinings were replaced.

All upholstery replaced in cream faux leather.

New saloon carpet fitted.

New driveshaft seals fitted. 

Engine fully serviced. 

All winches serviced. 

New anti-slip on coach roof. 

New stern gear seals fitted . 

All engine bay hoses replaced as necessary. 

All wheelhouse windows removed and re-sealed.

Also the following new parts were fitted in 2012:

New Vetus 60KGF  bowthruster.

New Vetus Flexidrive

Dolphin Battery Charger

New 3 blade prop and nut

Rope cutter

Battery charger

3 new anodes

Battery isolator  switches

Two new service batteries and one new engine starter battery.

Stainless steel guard wires

Main halyard

New waterpump

Oil cooler hoses

Fuel filters and oil filters

2 new fire extinguishers

New light fittings in fore-cabin and saloon.


47hp Leyland Thorneycroft 4 cylinder diesel with  Newage PRM hydraulic gearbox driving through a Vetus Flexidrive coupling, stainless steel shaft to 3 bladed fixed pitch prop and rope cutter. The prop and rope cutter were new in 2012. Easy access through the wheelhouse floor and also panels in the saloon.


Shore power connection with consumer unit and ring main sockets to saloon cabin.   

Prowat inverter.

Vetus bowthruster. This is a 6 ton boat and the bowthruster makes easy work of manoeuvring in tight marinas etc.

Aerogen wind generator and Driftgate electronic split charger. Upgraded 90 amp alternator with modern Genie charge controller.

Sails & Rigging:

Furling Genoa

Mainsail, in-mast reefing

Two spare lightweight headsails – look to be virtually new with very little use.

Two halyard winches and two sheet winches .


Deck Equipment:

Simpson Lawrence 1500 horizontal windlass with controls at the bow or with wheelhouse remote and chain counter.

Anchor 16kg QCR,  60 metres of chain

Various warps and fenders.

Substantial stainless steel davits.

Navigation Equipment:

Magnetic compass

Seatrek electronic compass

B&G  - Speed, Depth, Tack and Wind instruments

Swiftech 25watt VHF radio

Philips GPS


Sharp Autopilot

Furuno Radar

Navigation lights

Please note that the instruments are quite old (and temperamental) and you would be better off investing in a more up to date chart plotting solution linked to VHF distress etc.

Safety Equipment:

2 manual bilge pumps.

2 electric bilge pumps.

Gas alarm.

2 Fire extinguishers.

Fire blanket. Deck lights.

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Disclaimer : The company 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.