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1978 Contessa 28

Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom

£14,995

The Contessa 28 offers an excellent blend of confidence inspiring sailing performance and useful accommodation, offering up to 6 berths in 2 cabins. Less well known than the earlier Contessa 32 and 26, the 28 was a more modern with an improved interior fit-out, often considered an earlier rival to the Sadler 29 and still featuring moulded headlinings. 'Midnight Lady' is a very good example of her class fitted with a 2006 Nanni 21hp diesel engine and constantly maintained to a high standard by her current owner with recent additions including a new plotter and windlass. She is ready to be enjoyed, an early viewing is highly recommended. 

Viewing by appointment only through our Essex office (01621) 785600

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Midnight Lady
Make: Contessa
Model: 28
Year: 1978
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Contessa
Designer: Rogers/Peterson
Construction: Fiberglass

Dimensions

Length: 28 ft
Length Overall: 27'8 ft
Waterline Length: 22 ft
Beam: 9'5 ft
Max Draft: 4'10 ft
Displacement: 3,162 kg
Ballast: 1,270 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Nanni
  • Model: 2.75 HE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 21hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade
  • Year: 2006
Cruising Speed: 5 kn
Maximum Speed: 6.5 kn

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 38 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 100 L

Contact

Office

Essex - Clarke & Carter
Burnham Yacht Harbour Foundry Lane
Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, GB, CM0 8BL
Tel:+44 (0)1621 785600
Disclaimer

The company normally acts as broker for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.



Accommodation

The Contessa 28 layout offers 6 Berths in 2 cabins with approximately 6'1" headroom. Forepeak with double vee berth, stowage and opening hatch to foredeck. Moulded heads compartment to starboard with a Lavac marine toilet, wash basin with cold water supply, storage and a hanging locker opposite. Saloon comprising of a settee berth to port with trotter box, folding central table and a further settee berth to starboard which converts into a double berth. Sliding chart table aft to starboard with quarter berth beneath. Galley to port consisting of a Bainbridge Plastimo stainless steel 2-burner gas cooker with oven and grill, sink with cold water supply and stowage areas. Shaped cream upholstery throughout with complimenting curtains and moulded headlinings.

Mechanical Systems

Located under companionway, Nanni 3.75HE 3-cylinder 21hp marine diesel engine (new 2006). Fresh water cooled. Single lever engine controls with electric start. 40 litre stainless steel fuel tank. Shaft drive to fixed three bladed propeller. 

In 2014 a new cutlass bearing, shaft seal and propeller were installed.

Electrical Systems

2 x 12v Batteries (new 2011) charged via the engine alternator. Shorepower system with ring mains. Full cabin lighting.

Sails and Spars

Masthead bermudan sloop rig. Silver anodised aluminum mast and boom (new 2001) by Kemp. Spinnaker pole with mast stowage. Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2019) with adjustable backstay. Terylene running rigging (new 2013) led aft to cockpit via Barton jammers and with backstay tensioner. Single line slab reefing to mainsail. Furlex headsail furling system (new 2001). 2 x Lewmar 40 self tailing sheet winches (new 2013). 3 x Lewmar control line/halyard winches.  Whisker Pole (new 2021)

  • Mainsail - Dolphin sails -  2009 - very good
  • Genoa - Dolphin sails - 2009 - very good
  • Spinnaker - Quay sails - 1999 - very good 
  • Storm jib - Banks sails - very good

Older spare mainsail and Genoa available 

Navigation Equipment
  • Steering compass
  • Raymarine Axiom 7 Chart plotter with Navionics - new 2020
  • Standard Horizon VHF radio with cockpit extension speaker
  • Raymarine depth & speed/log 
  • Raymarine wind instrument
  • Simrad TP10 tiller pilot
  • Furuno GPS navigator (not tested)
  • CD radio
  • Clock and barometer
  • Deck level and masthead navigation lights
  • Steaming light
Deck Equipment
  • Mantus self-setting anchor with chain and warp (all new 2021)
  • 35lb CQR type anchor and kedge anchor
  • Lofrans manual windlass (new 2021)
  • Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and stanchions (new guard wires 2015)
  • Blue sprayhood, mainsail cover, cockpit dodgers and winch covers (all new 2015) 
  • Fixed stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Various fenders and warps
  • Boathook
Safety Equipment
  • Fire extinguishers (may require servicing)
  • Engine compartment automatic extinguisher (may require service)
  • Fire blanket
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy in bracket
  • Harness lines
  • Jackstays
  • 2 x Manual bilge pumps
  • Harness eyes in cockpit
Construction

Contessa 28 built by Jeremy Rogers in 1978 to a Doug Peterson design. White GRP hull (epoxy coated in 2003) with style stripes, coachroof and grey moulded non-slip decks. Encapsulated lead ballast in fin keel. Tiller steering to semi balanced rudder. Self draining cockpit. Treadmaster to cockpit seats. 

In 2015 the rudder was removed, faired and epoxy coated before being refitted and the aluminium windows were also replaced. 

Disclaimer

The company normally acts as broker for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.


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