Parker 285

Emsworth, United Kingdom

Listed price £29,995 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Parker 285
Used sail boat for sale (SOLD)
$37,614 USD | Listed price £29,995 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Bill Parker
Length overall
Length waterline
4.32 tons (U.S.)
White GRP
Lifting Keel
Emsworth, United Kingdom

About this Parker 285


"Spartacus" is an outstanding example of the well known Parker 285 lifting keel yachts. She has a very full inventory of equipment, is in excellent condition and has good paperwork. Her electrically operated lifting keel makes her ideal for sailing in shallow waters and enables her to enter quiet, sheltered anchorages where deeper draft yachts cannot go. She has a good survey report from when she was purchased by her current owner in 2013. "Spartacus" is afloat and ready to go sailing now!


LOA: 8.59 Metres.

LWL: 7.49 Metres.

Beam: 2.81 Metres.

Draft: 0.38 Metres keel up – 1.6 Metres keel down.


GRP White Hull with Burgundy trim.

Cast Iron Lifting Keel powered by Dutton-Lainson StrongArm electric winch with button at the helm (new 2013).

Keel lifting eyes replaced 2018.

Tiller Steering.

Lifting Rudder.

Self-Draining, Aft Cockpit.

Synthetic teak in cockpit.


Yanmar 2YM 15HP 2 Cylinder Diesel Engine (2006). This was an upgrade from the standard single cylinder engine.

Last Serviced - 2018.

Shaft Drive.

Vetus water cooled propeller shaft seal (2017).

Kiwi Feathering Propeller with Rope Cutter.


50 Litre Stainless Steel Fuel Tank.

80 Litre GRP Fresh Water Tank.

Stainless Steel Toilet Holding Tank.


12v Electrics.

Shore Power connection and cable.

3 x Batteries - 4 years old (1 Engine and 2 Domestic).

Batteries charged by Engine Alternator and Dolphin 10 amp Battery Charger.

Adverc Battery Management System.

Flexible solar panel on coachroof with battery selector switch.

Spars and Rigging

Fractional Rig with Alloy Anodised Spars.

Tensional Backstay Running Rigging.

Furlex 100S Headsail Reefing.

Removable inner forestay for storm jib.

Halyards, kicker and jib furling line are Dyneema.


Fully Battened Mainsail with stack pack system and lazyjacks.

3 Reefs in Mainsail.

Reefing lines led back to cockpit (3rd reef is controlled from cockpit but should preferably be hooked on at the mast)

Original Genoa (used just one season in 2006).

New Blade Jib by Kemp - 2017.

Storm jib.

Deck Equipment

Stainless Steel Pulpit, Pushpit and Guardrails.

Delta Anchor with 25 metres 8mm chain and 15 metres warp.

Lewmar Winchester Manual Windlass.

Twin Bow Rollers.

4 x Antal 30 AST 2-speed Self-tailing Winches.

Spinlock Cleats all round.

Mainsheet Traveller fitted on coachroof or alternatively, use the original attachment point on cockpit sole.

2 Bilge Pumps, one at helm.


Cockpit Tent with privacy screen for companionway.


Boarding Ladder.

Warps and Fenders

Enhanced gas bottle regulator with Alde Bubble leak detector (2012).

Additional handholds on deck forward of mast.

Navigation Equipment

Raymarine ST2000 Autohelm.

Raymarine ST60 display instruments on coachroof including wind direction and wind speed, course, boat speed and depth.

ICOM DSC VHF with cockpit speaker.


Lopolight LED Navigation Lights.

Raymarine RL80 Chart Plotter at chart table.

Raymarine C80 Chartplotter in cockpit linked to Autohelm, AIS and radar.

Raymarine Radar.

Raymarine AIS Receiver.

SeaMe powered active radar target enhancer.

McMurdo Navtex.



Safety Equipment


Radar Reflector.


5 Berths in 2 Cabins.

Headroom 5’ 11”.

Heads Compartment with Marine WC (new 2017) and basin.

Pressurised Water System with Flojet electric pump and Whale Aquasource water filter.

Galley with Sink, Hob, Oven and Fridge powered by Frigoboat marine compressor.

Criss Cross Rubino Upholstery.

Gold curtains.

Mikuni 1.9 Diesel Heating with 2 outlets (serviced by Mikuni 2018).

Forward Bow storage area sealed and filled with closed cell foam.

Additional Equipment

Custom built boat yard cradle

Owner’s Remarks

I am the second owner and have owned “Spartacus” since 2013. It is an excellent example of a British built sailing yacht that has been lovingly cared for and enhanced by its owners. “Spartacus” has been serviced every year and taken out of the water for 5 months every winter.

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Yanmar 2YM 2 Cylinder Diesel 15Hp
Fuel capacity
13 gallons (U.S.)
Maximum speed
7 mph
Cruising speed
6 mph
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
21 gallons (U.S.)

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Ebbtide Yacht Brokers

Mr Clive Brandon
Emsworth Yacht Harbour
Thorney Road, Emsworth
PO10 8BP
United Kingdom
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