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  • Manufacturer: Etap
  • Price: £21,000
  • Location: Gosport
  • Year: 1990
  • LOA: 28'2" (8.58m)
  • Beam: 10' 3'' (3.13m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.15
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 50F8012888
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 100 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo 2002B
  • Horsepower: 18hp
  • Drive Type: Saildrive
  • Fuel Type: 0
  • Fuel Tank Size: 50 Litres

Broker Remarks

Shoal keel, Volvo 2002B 18hp, tiller steering, slab reefing main, 6 berths including large double berth. Equipped with manual windlass and a full set of electronics.



6 berths
1 x heads
Cold pressurised water system (pump replaced 2015)
Led lighting with remote control
Red LED lighting for chartable, galley and companion way steps
Galley with oven grill and 2 ring burner
Rear-facing chart table
Large double berth cabin
Saloon with port and stb berths and saloon table
Cloth covered upholstery
Water tank - approximately 100 litres
Shore power (13A sockets) in saloon, rear cabin, and forepeak.
Inverter 230v power at nav station.


For a full, detailed specification with additional photographs and direct contact details for the listing office visit our website 

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Unless otherwise stated on the specification sheet the following presumptions are made
Sail drive and shaft seals are more than 5 years of age
Fuel and gas hoses and regulators are over 5 years old
Standing rigging and sails are more than 10 years old

NOTE - Please ring our offices prior to visiting, as the boat may be unavailable for viewing or located at a different marina.

Mechanical and Rigging

Volvo Penta 2002B
Hours - unknown. Hour meter fitted 2015 approx 600 hours
Sail drive
Sail drive seal replaced - 2012
2 Bade bronze feathering prop
Rope Cutter fitted to sail drive shaft.
Engine hour gauge and exhaust temperature monitor and alarm.
Serviced annually by owner
Last Serviced - June 2021, Sail drive Feb 2021 (including all anodes replaced.)
Fuel tank size - 50 litres

Sails, Spars and Rigging
Fractional rigged sloop
Slab reefing main with packamain system
Furling headsail
Furler - 2015
Standing rigging 2011
All lines led aft
Seldon rod kicker (gas rod replaced 2017)
Spinnaker pole
Main - 2009
Genoa - 2006
Working job - 2010
Cruising chute - 2005
Spinnaker - 2007


1 x 115 Ahr Domestic battery - 2018,
1 x 85 Ahr Domestic battery - 2016,
1 x 85 Ahr Engine battery – 2019.
Battery and inverter isolation switches
Shorepower with RCD breaker and Galvanic isolator.
Battery monitor
Battery charger (30A)
Solar Panel
230V Inverter

Speed Depth Log - Autohelm ST50
Wind - Autohelm ST50
GPS repeater - Silva
Autopilot - Raymarine ST6002, Autohelm Spx5
Radar - JRC 1500
Chartplotter - Garmin GPS Map 550
Mast head navigation and anchor lights
Deck navigation lights
Chart Table
GPS - Garmin 128
DSC/VHF Icom M421 plus deck speaker
Seame Active Radar Reflector
Clipper Navtex
AIS Transponder with integrated GPS plus automatic VHF ariel control switch.

Tiller steering
GRP deck
Sugarscoop transom
10kg Plough anchor with chain and warp
Anchor locker
Manual windlass
2 x Lewmar 16 coachroof winches
2 x Lewmar 30 ST cockpit winches
Guardrails replaced - 2018

1 x manual bilge pump
Seago life raft
Radar blipper
Lifebuoy and light
Life sling
Throwing line
Fire extinguishers – 1Kg Saloon, 1kg Rear cabin, 2Kg deck locker.
Auto extinguisher in engine space.
Smoke alarm and CO alarm in saloon.

Packamain sail bag
Tiller cover
Winch covers

Spinlock tiller extension
Last lifted Feb 2021
Hull epoxied 2015. Antifouled (micron350) and topsides polished Feb 2021.

All previous Bills of Sale
Builders certificate
Purchase invoice evidencing VAT status
SSR Certificate
Location certificate for December 31st 2020.
Equipment manuals

Owners Comments
The boat was chosen to be able to cruise cross channel with a crew and still be able to sail single handed. She is set up with all lines brought to the cockpit making her easy to sail single handed and safe in a blow.

She is a fast comfortable cruising boat having enjoyed cruises to France, the Channel Islands, and the West Country.

Etaps are doubled skinned and foam filled hulls. Etap claim that this results in the boats being unsinkable – I have seen a video on a 28i flooded and still sailing. The really good part is that Cygnus is a very dry and warm boat – no condensation.

Only selling Cygnus due to personal medical issues.

Contact NYB Portsmouth

Disclaimer : 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.