Contessa 28 for sale

Argyll, United Kingdom

£9,950 GBP

Contessa 28 - Contessa 28 'MOONSIGHT'
General information
Contessa 28
Used sail boat for sale
£9,950 GBP
Price comment
Nicely presented with full sail away inventory
Name of boat
Doug Edwards
Length overall
8.43 metres
Length waterline
6.74 metres
2.88 metres
1.49 metres
3,160 kg
GRP hull with encapsulated keel
Fin Keel
Argyll, United Kingdom

About this Contessa 28


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. The Contessa 28 being one of the first designs manufactured by Rogers to feature the internal moulding which provides structure to the hull and creates the base of the furniture units.

MOONSIGHT has been thourghly enjoyed by her current owner for almost 20 years, cruising all over the west coast and islands of Scotland. A relucant sale as her owner swallows the anchor she is offered with a comprehensive inventory making her a ideal first time buyers boat. Highlights of the inventory include:

Beta BZ482 13,5hp marine diesel engine.

Delux engine panel

Stainless steel fuel tank

Hull coated with preventative epoxy treatment in 2009

Simrad Autopilot

NASA Clipper instrumentation


Profurl roller reefing system (2011)

Removable inner forestay

Seago inflatable dinghy (2018)

Yamaha 2.5hp 4-stroke outboard (2016)

Yard storage cradle

We have a large selection of additional images showing MOONSIGHT available upon request. Currently lying ashore and available for viewing by prior arrangement


Hull Construction:

Single piece GRP moulded hull.

Internal GRP moulded lining.

Plywood bulkheads with teak veneer finish

Keel pan stiffened as suggest by builder.

Topsides finished in gelcoat with black coveline.

Underwater hull stripped back to gelcoat and coated with preventative epoxy treatment in 2009.

Hull finished below water line in white antifouling.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:

Single piece moulded deck incorporating self-draining cockpit and superstructure.

GRP moulded headlining internally

Moulding finished in white gelcoat.

Grey non-slip moulded finish to decks and coachroof top.

Cockpit finished in a grey gelcoat

Non-slip treadmaster type panels to finish cockpit seating

Hardwood grating on cockpit sole.

Keel & Rudder:

Encapsulated fin keel

Lead ballast

Spade rudder

Rudder stripped back and coated with preventative epoxy treatment in 2009.


Engine & gearbox:

Beta Marine BZ482 marine diesel engine (2002).

13.5hp @ 3,600rpm

Marinised Kubota diesel engine

2 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.

Speedseal face plate on impeller

Mechanical reversing marine gearbox

Single lever morse control in cockpit

Delux engine instrument panel, RPM, oil pressure, water temperature and oil pressure gauges.


Recorded running hours in May 2021 – 464hrs

Cruising speed under engine 5.5kts

Propulsion & Steering:

Stainless steel prop shaft

Stuffing gland with greaser for shaft.


2 blade, bronze, fixed propeller

Hardwood tiller


Simrad TP10 tiller pilot.


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power system

Shore Power:

Trailing type extension lead, pontoon blue type plug to domestic 3 pin plug

Battery Banks:

Engine Battery – 1x YUASA 12VDC, 80AH lead acid

Domestic Battery - 1x YUASA 12VDC, 80AH lead acid


Single engine driven 12VDC alternator.

Battery Charger:

Plug-in mobile type charger.

240VAC – 12VDC

Wind Generator:

Vertical type generator.

Pole mounted on transom.


Fresh Water:

Manually pumped cold water only system

Manual pump faucet in galley.

Bilge Pumps:

Manual bilge pump in cockpit

Gas System:

Moulded storage unit with starboard cockpit locker

Self-draining locker

2x Camping Gaz 907 bottles.



Single stainless steel diesel tank

Approximate capacity 38ltrs

Fresh Water:

Twin bag style flexible tanks

Approximate capacity 100ltrs


On Deck:

Depth – NASA Clipper

Log – NASA Clipper

Wind – NASA Clipper

Magnetic Compass – Plastimo bulkhead mounted compass

Below Decks:

GPS – Furuno GP31 GPS Navigator

Navtex – NASA Marine (not functioning)

Communications Equipment:

DSC VHF – NASA Marine SX35



Galley stove – Flavel Vanessa gas cooker, 2 burner, oven and grill

Inset, GRP moulded sink

GRP moulded worktop

GRP moulded, top loading coolbox


Jabsco manual marine toilet.

Bulkhead mounted wash hand basin


Overhead lighting below decks

Paraffin lamp, mounted on saloon bulkhead


JVC CD/Radio head unit – not functioning

Speakers in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:

6 Berths over two cabins

Double cabin forward

Saloon converting to two singles or single and double berth

Quarter berth

Accommodation Finish:

Joinery of teak veneered plywood with solid teak trims.

Moulded headlining with vinyl covered ply closing panels

Carpet tiles to finish moulded sole.

Off-white vinyl covered cushions forward

Patterened fabric upholstery in saloon

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Open space with heads at aft end of space.

Double V-berth provided forward

Bulkhead at aft end of bunk to separate berth from heads.

Cave type storage lockers outboard of bunk port and starboard.

Shelves running the length of the bunk outboard port and starboard.


Separated from main saloon with door in main bulkhead.

Inboard facing manual marine toilet located outboard.

Wash hand basin mounted on bulkhead.

Wet locker with hanging rail outboard of heads

Hanging locker to port.


Bench settees port and starboard.

Both settees convert to bunks.

Port settee providing single berth with ‘trotter box’ to extend bunk length.

Starboard bunk converting to single berth or pull out section can be extended to create double berth.

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 books.


Port side of companionway.

Worktop along aft end from starboard side of companionway outboard to port.

Wooden sectional worktop with fiddle which lifts out to access sink and coolbox.

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.



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.

Removable inner forestay with lever type tensioner.

Profurl roller reefing system on forestay (2011)

Mechanical backstay adjuster

Mid boom mainsheet.

Roll-up mast ladder

Spinnaker pole and gear

Lines run aft to cockpit on port an starboard sides.

Deck mounted rope clutches port and starboard sides of companionway

Lewmar Genoa tracks and cars


Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 30, two-speed, self-tailing

Secondary Winches – 2x Lewmar 16, two-speed, self-tailing

Cockpit Halyard Winch – 1x Lewmar 16, two-speed

Mast Halyard Winches – 2x Lewmar 7, single-speed

Mast Reefing Winch – 1x Lewmar 7, single-speed


Mainsail – White Dacron, partially battened, slab reefing.

Genoa – White Dacron, roller reefing.

Mainsail – Racing cut sail, slab reefing (not used in current ownership)

Genoa – Racing cut sail. (not used in current ownership)


Canvas Work:

Mainsail cover


Cockpit awning

Spray Dodgers – Name on dodgers

Anchoring & Mooring:

Bower Anchor – Delta plough anchor on chain/warp rode

Kedge anchor

Selection of warps and fenders.



Seago inflatable dinghy (2018)

Hard transom, slatted floor, thwart seat and oars

Yamaha 2.5hp, four stroke outboard. (2016)


Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails.

Alloy toerail running length of deck edge.

Stainless steel stanchions supporting double tier stainless steel guardwires

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.

Liferaft storage compartment beneath starboard seating.

Large cockpit locker beneath port cockpit seating.

Mainsheet track spanning coachroof, forward of sprayhood.


Yard storage cradle.


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:

Low level nav lights

Steaming lights

Life saving:

Horseshoe buoy with light


Fire Blanket


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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Beta Marine BZ482 marine diesel engine (2002). 13.5hp @ 3,600rpm Marinised Kubota diesel engine 2 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
38 litres
Drinking water capacity
100 litres
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Mark Cameron Yachts

Mr Mark Cameron
The Braes
United Kingdom
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