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1985 LM 28

Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom



The LM 28 is a typically well built Scandinavian motor sailer with surprisingly good sailing characteristics thanks to her sailing focused hull design, making for a great alternative to the Fisher 30 or Westerly Konsort Duo as well as many others. Offering the practicality of a wheelhouse combined with a spacious cockpit, dual steering positions and versatile interior space they really are an excellent choice and were highly praised by the yachting press. 'Walkabout' is a sought after twin keel version allowing her to take the ground if desired, and has been well maintained and continually upgraded. Her impressive spec includes a new engine and saildrive in 2009, diesel heating, plotter, autopilot and epoxy coating in 2014, early viewing is highly recommended!

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

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Walkabout
Make: LM
Model: 28
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: LM Glasfiber a/s
Designer: LM Glasfiber
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Twin Keel


Length: 28 ft
Length Overall: 28'8 ft
Waterline Length: 24'7 ft
Beam: 9'6 ft
Max Draft: 3'8 ft
Min Draft: 3'8 ft
Displacement: 3,629 kg
Ballast: 1,134 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Beta
  • Model: 25
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 25hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 2009
  • Engine Hours: 490
Cruising Speed: 5 kn
Maximum Speed: 6 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 140 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 140 L



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


The accommodation offers up to six berths in two cabins. Forecabin with V-berth, infill to from a double, beneath berth stowage and opening hatch to foredeck. Saloon consisting of two settee berths (both port and starboard sides convert to double berths) either side of a central table with folding leaves and various storage lockers. Heads compartment aft to port equipped with a marine toilet and sliding washbasin. Large hanging locker opposite to starboard. Companionway steps up to the wheelhouse with helm position to starboard with fridge beneath and galley equipped with a Plastimo 2-burner gas cooker with oven and grill (new 2004), stainless steel sink with cold water supply through inline filter and storage to port. Large aft cockpit with two settee berths either side of a three position folding table allowing the cockpit to be adapted for many uses such as dining alfresco, fishing or sleeping on warm summer nights. Stereo CD/radio system. Eberspacher diesel fired warm air heating system (requires service). Pressurised cold water supply from 140 litre tank. Beige upholstery throughout with complimenting carpets and curtains.


Mechanical Systems

Located in soundproofed compartment beneath cockpit sole, Beta Marine 3-cylinder 25hp diesel engine (new 2009). Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Dual single lever controls with electric start. Saildrive (new 2009) to 3-bladed propeller (new 2014).

The engine has only run for approximately 500 (this may increase slightly) hours since new and appears to be in excellent condition.


Electrical Systems

2 x 12 volt batteries (engine battery replaced 2017) charged via engine alternator. Shorepower system with ringmains to sockets in wheel house and saloon and battery charger (all new 2002). Electrical distribution panel. Full 12v and 240v cabin lighting. Nasa 12v battery monitor.

Spars & Sails

Masthead rigged sloop. Anodised aluminium mast and boom. Spinnaker pole. Solid kicker. Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2004). Terylene running rigging (renewed as required). Slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks. Headsail furling system. All lines led aft to cockpit. 2 x Andersen 28 sheet winches.

  • Mainsail - 2003 - good
  • Furling Genoa - 2003 - good
  • Spinnaker
Deck Equipment
  • Plough anchor with chain and warp
  • Self draining anchor stowage locker
  • Kedge anchor with chain and warp
  • Manual anchor windlass
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushit, stanchions and guardwires
  • Teak coachroof grabrails
  • Sailcover with lazyjacks
  • Two dorade deck ventilators
  • Cockpit canopy (new 2008)
  • Cockpit tonneau cover
  • Cockpit spray dodgers (new 2011)
  • Cockpit cushions (new 2012)
  • Outboard stowage bracket
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Various warps and fenders
Navigation Equipment
  • Steering compass
  • NASA SX35 DSC VHF radio
  • NASA Clipper echo sounder
  • NASA Clipper speed/log
  • NASA Clipper wind instrument (new 2014)
  • Standard Horizon CP300 chart plotter  with AIS receiver (new 2010)
  • Raytheon SL70 radar
  • Autohelm 2000 autopilot
  • Navtex
  • Clock and barometer in both wheelhouse and saloon 
  • Windex
  • Chart table light
  • Red night lights in wheelhouse
  • Navigation lights
Safety Equipment
  • 4 x Fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Gas leak detector
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Jackstays
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Automatic electric bilge pump (new 2010)

LM28 built in 1985 by LM Glasfiber to their own design. Light grey GRP hull (epoxy coated in 2014) with style stripes, superstructure and decks with moulded non-slip surfaces. Rubber rubbing strakes. Enclosed wheelhouse with opening roof hatch and dropping door system.  Aft self draining cockpit. Twin cast iron keels (professionally re-bedded 2009). Wheel and tiller steering to skeg hung rudder.


The company normally acts as brokers 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.

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.

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