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1961 Peter Duck 28

location icon Walton on the Naze, United Kingdom
Year 1961
Length 28 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Porter & Haylett

The Peter Duck 28, designed by Laurent Giles, is a pretty long-keeled traditional coastal cruiser.  They have been cruised far and wide and have proved to be rugged and reliable. This good example of these perennial little cruisers has been carefully maintained and upgraded, including a replacement engine. 

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Year Built 1961
Category Sail
Length Overall 28'6 ft
Beam 9 ft
Max Draft 3'9 ft
Construction Wood
Keel Full Keel
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 26.60 hp
Cruising Speed 6 kn
Maximum Speed 8 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 50 L
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 100 L
Ballast 2,400 kg
Displacement 6,030 kg

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 3GM30
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 27hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade

The accommodation offers four berths in two cabins.  In forecabin, V berth with stowage under.  Opening hatch to foredeck.  Full width heads compartment with marine toilet.  Cast iron solid fuel cabin heater.  In saloon, two settee berths.  Fixed table with drop leaves.  Plastimo Neptune two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven to port.  Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressurised water supply.  100 litres freshwater capacity. 

Mechanical Systems

Located abaft the companionway, Yanmar 3GM20 three cylinder 27hp diesel engine.  Electric start.  Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger.  Shaft drive to three bladed propeller.  50 litres fuel capacity giving approximately 120 miles range at 6 knots cruising speed.  Maximum speed under power 8 knots.  Single lever control.  Last service March 2016.

Electrical Systems
  • 2 x 12 volt batteries
  • Alternator charging
  • 240 volt shorepower
  • Immersion heater
Spars & Sails

Bermudan rigged ketch.  Varnished pitch pine spars.  Stainless steel standing rigging (2006).  Terylene running rigging (2007).  Slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks.  Furlex headsail furling system.  Two sheet winches.

  • Mainsail  -  Musset  -  2006  -  very good
  • Fuirlign genoa  -  Mussett  -  2006  -  very good
  • Mizzen  -  Mussett  -  2006  -  very good
Deck Equipment
  • CQR anchor with chain
  • Manual anchor windlass
  • Teak coachroof grabrails
  • Sail cover with lazyjacks
  • Cockpit sun shade
  • Various warps and fenders
Navigation Equipment
  • Steering compass
  • Autopilot
  • Navman VHF radio
  • Clock and barometer
  • Masthead and deck level navigation lights
Safety Equipment
  • Two fire extinguishers
  • Radar reflector
  • Foghorn
  • First aid kit

Built by Porter & Haylett in 1961 to a design by Laurent Giles.  Cream painted hull with black sheer stripe.  Varnished coamings.  Teak laid deck.  Iroko planked hull with oak framing.  Long cast iron  keel.  Keel hung rudder.  Tiller steering.  Aft self draining cockpit. Complete refit 2006.  Hood ends refastened 2012.

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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

Additional Comments

In her present ownership for 10 years and kept on the East Coast, Goldeneye has been cruised locally and across the North Sea to Belgium and Holland.  When sold the owners will be downsizing to a trailer sailer.