Mark Cameron Yachts

Contessa 28


Offers invited



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelContessa 28
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGrp hull with fin keel and spade rudder
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineYanmar 2GM20
Fuel Capacity38l


Drinking Water Capacity100l


Following the success of her older sisters the Contessa 28 came from the board of Doug Peterson and was aimed towards the cruiser racer end of the market and a move toward serious production boat building for Jeremy Rogers.
With only two owners since her build in 1979 CARNA has sent her life based in Argyll, a regular competitor in events such as West Highland Yachting Week. Reluctantly for sale after 27 years with her current owner she is offered with a complete inventory. With a 2018 survey available she is now afloat, on her mooring and available for viewing.
Lying Campbeltown, viewing by prior appointment.

The boat has been in the same ownership since 1991. During the ownership there has been a series of surveys for insurance purposes with the last survey having been completed early in 2018. A copy of this survey is available upon request.
Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Topsides finished in gelcoat with black coveline.
Encapsulated lead ballast fin keel.
Spade rudder.
Hull finished below water line in blue antifouling.
Single piece moulded deck incorporating cockpit and superstructure.
Moulding finished in white gelcoat.
Deck, coachroof top and cockpit sole finished with grey course non-slip textured gelcoat.
Alloy toerail.

Deck stepped, mast head sloop rig.
Mast and spars by Kemp in silver anodised alloy.
All standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel wire with roll swage terminal fittings.
Handle driven backstay tensioner.
Mid boom mainsheet.
Spinnaker pole.
Mainsail, Genoa and spinnaker halyards replaced 2015.

Primary Winches - 2x Lewmar 30, self tailing, two speed.
Secondary Winches - 2x Lewmar 7, single speed.
Halyard Winches - 2x Lewmar 16, two speed.
Reefing Winch - 1x Lewmar 6, single speed. Mast mounted.

Sail Wardrobe
Mainsail - White Dacron. 3 slab reefs. Saturn Sails (2003)
#1 Genoa - White Dacron. Hank-on. Owen Sails (2009)
#2 Genoa - White Dacron. Hank-on.
Saturn Sails (2003)
Full Spinnaker - (2009)
Storm Spinnaker - (2003)
Storm Jib - Rarely used.

Canvas Work
Mainsail Cover - x2.
Cockpit Tent.

Main Anchor - 25lb CQR on chain(20m)/warp(20m) rode.
Kedge Anchor - 20lb CQR.
Mooring Warps - Selection.
Fenders - Selection.

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails. Stainless steel stanchions supporting plastic coated guard wires running between.
Single stemhead roller.
Below decks, self draining anchor locker.
4 mooring cleats.
Non-slip textured finish to decks, coachroof and cockpit.
Halyards lead aft along port and starboard sides of coachroof.
Moulded cockpit coamings providing protection to cockpit.
Primary and secondary winches mounted on coamings outboard.
Bench seating in cockpit port and starboard with hard wood panel finish.
Life raft storage compartment beneath starboard seating.
Large cockpit locker beneath port cockpit seating.

Depth - NASA Target 2
Wind - NASA Target 2
Both above instruments are mounted on a hinged panel which opens into the companionway, instruments viewable from saloon or cockpit.
VHF - Simrad RD68 DSC VHF
Autopilot - Simard TP20 tiller pilot.
Ships switch panel was replaced during the winter 2017/18 with the wiring associated rationalised.

Joinery below decks constructed in plywood with hardwood trims finished with a wood stain. Upholstery in saloon finished in an olive green vinyl material. Forepeak cushions are available, noted in poor condition.
Forepeak -Open space with heads at aft end of space. Double V-berth provided forward with bulkhead at aft end to separate berth from heads. Storage locker outboard overhead.
Heads -Separated from main saloon with door in main bulkhead. Constructed with moulded unit for base of compartment and vanity unit. Heads and wash hand basin to starboard. Hanging locker to port.
Saloon -Bench settees port and starboard. Both settees convert to bunks with port bunk extended by a 'trotter box' forward. Centrally mounted, drop leaf, saloon table. Storage lockers below bunks and overhead outboard. Quarter berth extends aft of saloon on starboard side. Drop down chart table fitted over quarter berth. Storage in table for charts and pilot book.
Galley -Port side of companionway. Simple galley with worktop along aft end, sink and cool box beneath worktop. Gimbal mounted cooker outboard with fold up extension worktop forward of cooker. Storage beneath work top and cooker with sliding door lockers outboard of cooker.

Fresh Water System - Manually pumped cold water system. Manual faucets in galley and heads. Two flexible bag type tanks (new 2018) giving combined capacity of 100ltrs.
Galley Stove - Plastimo Atlantic. 2 burner, grill and oven. On gimbals.
Manual Bilge Pump
Heads - Jabsco manual marine toilet.
Tender - Avon Redstart.

Life raft - Seago Offshore 6 person valise raft. Next service due 2019
Webbing Jackstays.
Horseshoe Buoy.

Located beneath the companionway steps the engine is readily accessible by removing the steps. An additional access panel can be removed in the starboard quarter berth providing access to the gearbox and sterngear.
Yanmar GM20, 18hp marine diesel engine.
2 cylinder, naturally aspirated, raw water cooled engine.
Kanzaki mechanical marine gearbox.
Stainless steel propeller shaft.
Bronze, 2 blade folding prop.
38ltr capacity fuel tank.
Ships Batteries
Single Battery Bank - 2x 12v, 75Ah lead acid. (1 new 2018)

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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Available to view by appointment.

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