Mark Cameron Yachts

Aquador 28C


Two owner example of this cleverly designed cruise



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelAquador 28C
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP


EngineVolvo Penta D6-310 310hp @ 3,500rpm 6 cylinder, turbo charged, indirectly cooled, common rail marine diesel engine Volvo Penta EVC control system Volvo Penta EVC electronic engine status display
Engine Hours460
Fuel Capacity350l


Drinking Water Capacity90l


The Aquador brand is part of the Finnish based Bella-Veneet OY group alongside other brands such as Flipper and Bella boats the group has been building boats since 1970. The group have four construction plants based throughout Finland. As you would expect from a well established Scandinavian brand the boats marry high-quality traditional craftsmanship with the latest manufacturing techniques to produce quality craft that have a loyal following across the globe.
The Aquador 28C is well conceived concept offering walk around decks with a deep well protected cockpit all linking seamlessly with an impressive interior with doors in the wheelhouse forward and aft. Internally she offers a huge amount of accommodation for a sub 10m boat with four berths over two cabins, galley and heads. SHEARWATER is a 2007 example of the Aquador 28C, only launched in 2010; now with just her second owner, she has been fitted out to a high specification her inventory highlights including:

Laid teak decks to finish side decks and cockpit.

Volvo Penta D6-310. 310hp @ 3,500rpm, approximately 460 running hours recorded
Volvo Penta DPH drive leg
Volvo Penta bronze Duo Props
Raymarine Evo autopilot system installed new 2021
Bennett trim tab system
Lewmar bow thruster
Sterling Power Products, 230VAC – 12VDC, 40amp battery charger
Raymarine ST60+ Tri-data display, Depth/Speed/Log
Raymarine A65 Plotter
Wallas diesel fired galley hob
Isotherm front loading fridge with freezer box
Flatscreen LCD TV
Wallas diesel fired blown air heating system
Engine heated demister system with space heating outlet in galley, two speed fan
Lewmar electric windlass

Afloat and in commission on her mooring in Tayvallich; the Aquador 28C SHEARWATER is available for viewing by prior appointment.

There is a fine line between design that’s clever use of space and design that’s gimmicky. The Aquador 28C definitely falls on the right side of the divide.
Its unusual midships cabin is a comfortable bolt-hole in its own right, as well as a great conversation piece, and the way the wheelhouse opens up both to the elements and the cockpit makes it a joy to use come rain or shine.
In short, this is one of the most versatile layouts we have come across, using the full length of the boat to good effect. Moreover the boat has been well put-together, is super smart in appearance and performs cleanly at up to 25 knots.
Mark Turley. Aquador 28C Boat Report, Motor Boats Monthly, November 2004.
(full copy of Boat Report available upon request)


Hull Construction:

Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Hull with integrated sprayrails and chine.
Internal structure formed of GRP and fully glassed to hull
Internal moulding forming base to cabin sole and furniture units
Blue gelcoat finish to topsides
Underwater hull finished with blue antifouling, applied spring 2022
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP deck moulding integrating side decks, cockpit, transom and lower section of wheelhouse.
Alloy framed wheelhouse windows fitted with safety glass
Moulded GRP wheelhouse roof with sliding sun roofs
GRP moulded radar arch.
All finished in off-white gelcoat
Teak capping rail
Laid teak decks to finish side decks and cockpit.



Volvo Penta D6-310
310hp @ 3,500rpm
6 cylinder, turbo charged, indirectly cooled, common rail marine diesel engine
Volvo Penta EVC control system
Volvo Penta EVC electronic engine status display
Guages for RPM, Water Temp, Oil Pressure, Battery Voltage and leg trim
Single lever ‘fly by wire’ engine controls
Maintenance & Performance:
Recorded engine running hours 460hrs
Engine last serviced (oil, oil filters, fuel filter and impellor) July 2021 @ 429hrs
Drive leg bellows replaced 2019.
Cruising speed 20kts
Max speed 32kts
Propulsion & Steering:
Volvo Penta DPH drive leg
Volvo Penta bronze Duo Props
Single station steering
Power assisted hydraulic steering.
Raymarine Evo system installed new August 2021
Raymarine P70 control head
Raymarine hydraulic drive system
Trim Tabs:
Bennett trim tab system
Position indicator control panel by helm
Bow Thruster:
Lewmar bow thruster
Joystick control by helm station


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power system
Shore Power:
Single 16 amp connection
Extension lead to connect to shore supply
RCD protected system
Ring main, battery charger, water tank heater
Battery Banks:
Domestic Battery Bank – 1x 12VDC, 140Ah, lead acid
Engine Battery Bank – 1x 12VDC, 140Ah, lead acid
Single alternator
14VDC, 115amp
Battery Charger:
Sterling Power Products
230VAC – 12VDC
40Amp, 3 output
Solar Panel:
50W solar panel mounted on wheelhouse roof.
Charge regulator with LCD status indicator
Battery Monitoring:
Voltmeter on engine dash
Voltmeter on USB charging socket
2x 12VDC charging socket at helm station
USB charging socket at helm station


Fresh Water:

Pressurised hot and cold water
Mixer tap in galley and heads
Shower fitting in heads
Hot water provided via calorifier heated from engine or calorifier
Bilge Pumps:
Manual Bilge Pump
Electric Bilge Pump



Single diesel tank
Alloy construction
Approximate capacity 350ltr
Fresh Water:
Single fresh water tank.
Alloy construction.
Approximate capacity 90ltr
Holding Tank:
Single holding tank


Navigation Equipment:

Depth/Speed/Log – Raymarine ST60+ Tri-data display
Plotter – Raymarine A65
Magnetic Compass
Communications Equipment:
DSCVHF – Navman



Galley Hob – Wallas diesel burning hob, two hot plates.
Fridge – Isotherm front loading fridge with freezer box
Stainless steel sink
Mixer tap
Heads – Jabsco manual marine toilet.
Stainless steel wash
Mixer tap
Shower head fitting
Electric pump out from sole
Wallas diesel fired blown air heating system
Thermostatic cabin controller
Engine heated demister system with space heating outlet in galley, two speed fan
Overhead lighting throughout accommodation
Reading lights in way of bunks
LED bulbs fitted to all light fittings
Flatscreen LCD TV in forward cabin
Glomex antenna


Summary of Accommodation:

Double berth forward
Twin midships cabin
Wheelhouse with saloon aft
Accommodation Finish:
GRP moulding forming sole to cabins and base of furniture units
Hardwood joinery work finished in a hard gloss enamel
Sole boards of teak and holly veneered plywood panels
Fitted carpets for cabins
Moulded GRP heads compartment with teak sole grating
Description of Accommodation from Forward:


Twin V-berth forward with infill section to create double bunk.
Standing room between the bunks aft.
Bolster cushion running around outside edge of bunk and across forward end
Shelve running the length of the bunk, outboard of bolster
Storage lockers outboard of bunks, port and starboard aft.
Self-contained heads compartment to starboard, opposite galley.
Aft facing manual marine toilet mounted forward.
Corner countertop outboard aft with inset wash hand basin.
Self-draining sole with teak grating.
Linear galley to port, accessed via stairs from wheelhouse.
Stainless steel sink inboard forward with counter top inboard
Worktop extending aft with galley hob inset aft.
Built in front loading fridge below aft section of worktop
Selection of drawers and locker beneath worktop
Overhead lockers aboard galley worktop outboard
Midships Cabin:
Accessed via lifting section of wheelhouse sole aft.
Twin cabin with single berths outboard port and starboard
Countertop dresser unit between bunks aft
Storage space within step unit centrally.
Access to decks forward with sliding doors port, starboard
Helm station forward to starboard with engine controls and dash.
Navigation instruments mounted overhead above helm station
Navigators seat to port forward.
Sliding sun hatches above helm and navigators seating
Bench seating port and starboard aft
Stainless steel pole at forward end of port settee with drop down saloon table mounted on, stows on deckhead when not in use.
Aft section of sole lifting to provide access to midships cabin
Full width opening doors aft to allow full access to cockpit.
Stainless steel framed pull out bench seats in cockpit, stowing under saloon seating port and starboard.


Canvas Work:

Cockpit bimini cover
Fitted cushions for pull out cockpit bench seating.
Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Danforth anchor on chain rode
Electric Anchor Windlass – Lewmar electric windlass with foot button controls and secondary control at helm station
Fenders – Selection
Mooring Warps - Selection
Bow roller on short bowsprit with anchor self stowing in roller
Secondary roller at aft end of bowsprit, offset to starboard
Solid stainless steel tubular grabrails running around foredeck and aft to midships. Lower stainless steel rail sections running around top of cockpit gunwales.
Gunwale mounted mooring cleats forward, midships and aft
Walk around side decks with access to wheel house via sliding doors forward port and starboard.
Cockpit aft with access to wheel house via full width triple opening door.
Slide out benches from beneath port and starboard saloon seating create cockpit seating.
Transom gate providing walk-thru access to bathing platform
Emergency outboard bracket mounted on port side of bathing platform
Fold down swimming ladder mounted to starboard side of bathing platform.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, 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 owners specific needs.
Navigation Lights:
Steaming light/Anchor light
Navigation lights
Life saving:
Horseshoe buoy x1

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their 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 for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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