Peter Duck 28 for sale

Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom

Listed price £9,950 GBP

Peter Duck 28
General information
Peter Duck 28
Used sail boat for sale
$13,521 USD | Listed price £9,950 GBP
Laurent Giles
Length overall
Length waterline
6.34 tons (U.S.)
Full Keel
Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom

About this Peter Duck 28


The Peter Duck is a classic East Coast design from Laurent Giles, evolved from the original 'Peter Duck' built for Arthur Ransome of Swallows and Amazons fame! They combine surprisingly spacious cruising accommodation, shallow draft, comfortable performance and a sea kindly manner, all within an easily managed and maintained size. 'Bar Goose' is believed to be unique within her class, originally built for her first owner who was very tall she has slightly taller topsides and superstructure making her even more spacious below decks! She also benefits from never being sheathed and is in good solid condition thanks to regular maintenance from her experienced owner. If you are looking for a charming classic yacht with a comfortable cruising interior she is well worth consideration!

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


Bar Goose's accommodation offers five berths in two cabins with full standing headroom throughout. Forepeak with V berth, infill to form a double berth, beneath berth stowage and opening hatch to foredeck. Separate heads compartment to starboard with marine toilet and washbasin with hanging locker beneath opposite to port. Traditional saloon with two settee berths either side of a fixed central table with dropleaves, to starboard and good storage. Galley aft to starboard equipped with a Plastimo Neptune 2-burner gas cooker with grill and oven, stainless steel sink and further storage. Large chart table aft to port ahead of a wet hanging locker. Hot and cold pressurised water via a hot water tank with immersion coil to heads basin and manually pumped cold water supply to galley sink. Cotton upholstery (new 2015).

Mechanical Systems

Located abaft the companionway, Yanmar 3GM30 27hp three cylinder marine diesel engine. Seawater cooled. Single lever controls with electric start. Shaft drive to fixed pitch three bladed propeller. Stainless steel fuel tank with 220 litre capacity giving a 550 mile approx. range at 5.5 knots cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 6.5 knots.

Electrical Systems

3 x 12v Batteries charged via engine alternator. Shorepower system with ring mains (double socket at chart table), battery charger with 12v transformer and immersion coil for water heating. Electrical distribution panel. Full cabin lighting.

Sails & Spars

Ketch rigged. Varnished Spruce spars (booms stripped and revarnished winter 2018/19). Galvanised steel standing rigging (majority new since 2008/9 and removed, stripped, cleaned inspected and treated every season since). Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail. Four winches.

  • Mainsail, Genoa and Mizzen - all old but useable

Deck Equipment

  • 35lb CQR anchor with chain
  • Simpson Lawrence manual anchor windlass
  • Galvanised steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guard wires (new 2005)
  • Lifeline gates port & starboard
  • Teak coachroof grabrails (currently not fitted)
  • Cockpit awning and cockpit dodgers
  • Various warps and fenders

Navigation Equipment

  • Sestrel steering compass
  • VHF radio
  • NASA depth sounder
  • Navico TP300CX autopilot
  • Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Radar reflector
  • Manual bilge pump


Peter Duck (number 25) built in 1964 by Porter & Haylett, to a design by Laurent Giles, modified for her first owner and mentioned in the Laurent Giles archives. Light blue painted hull (topsides repainted June 2019) with dark blue sheer line. Iroko planking on oak frames with varnished coamings and copper fastenings. Teak laid decks (wide planks for reduced maintenance) over plywood sub decks. Varnished superstructure with sheathed coachroof and painted non-slip surfaces. Long keel with cast iron ballast. Tiller steering to keel hung rudder. Aft self draining cockpit. Iroko bulwarks replaced 2005. 

Bar Goose has been in her current ownership for over ten years and has benefited from regular refits and general maintenance from her experienced owner who is an engineer and shipwright. Unlike many of her class there is no evidence she was ever Cascover sheathed which may account for her very solid and original hull condition as any issues can be spotted and remedied before they become major problems. Apart from servicing the engine, rigging and systems annually many improvements have been made to ensure she remains in good condition. The last of these were carried out across the winter of 2018/19 and include re-sheathing the upper coachroof, stripping and varnishing the booms and resheathing and encapsulating the cockpit with new cockpit drains. Her topsides have also recently been repainted and she comes across as a well maintained and regularly used classic cruising yacht, an ideal starting point for her future owner!

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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1 x Yanmar 3GM30
Fuel capacity
60 gallons (U.S.)
Maximum speed
7 mph
Cruising speed
6 mph
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Broker/Dealer Information

Clarke & Carter - Essex

Mr Aaron French
Burnham Yacht Harbour
Burnham on Crouch
United Kingdom
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