Parker 285HS for sale

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

£38,285 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Parker 285HS
General information
Parker 285HS
Used sail boat for sale
£38,285 GBP
Price comment
New Arrival
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Blythe Spirit
Ron Holland - Parker Yachts Ltd
Length overall
8.69 metres
Length waterline
7.47 metres
2.84 metres
0.38 metres
2,495 kg
Lifting Keel
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

About this Parker 285HS


Blythe Spirit is a 2006 Parker 285HS lifting keel sloop. The Parker 285HS is a cleverly designed and well built family cruiser with excellent performance and comfortable accommodation. The lifting keel allows full exploration of shallow coastal waters whilst giving safe offshore capability. Blythe Spirit is an exceptional boat, built by Bill Parker at Kirton Lincolnshire in 2006, there are few other makes of yacht that come near the performance, quality and flexibility of the Parker Lift Keel yachts.


Blythe Spirit has many extras and up grades that were fitted at the factory, as shown on the original build sheet. Over the years upgrades have been made.


• Raymarine ST 60 speed, depth, wind

• Raymarine GPS repeater

• Raymarine C70 Plotter ( upgraded 2017 instrument and new GPS receiver and interface )

Auto pilot

• Raymarine ST 2000


• Raymarine 54E DSC with cockpit repeater speaker


• Yanmar 2 YM 15 Serviced Spring 2020, then boat not slipped until Spring 2021.

• Prop Kiwi Folding

• Gearbox-Prop Aqua-drive System factory fitted , expensive factory extra!

• Propellor shaft rope cutter


• Storm Jib unused

• Blade Jib

• Genoa

• Main fully battened, with 3 reefs

• Pack a Stack handling system

• All sail handling leads back to cockpit with upgraded clutches and winches

* Foredeck mounted spinnaker pole

* Kedge anchor with chain and warp housed in anchor locker.


• Mikuni 1.9 Diesel hot air system with two outlets

• Hot water system 20l chlorifier tank with 240v heating element, tank and element replaced 2018, engine heat exchanger


• Spray Hood

• Hatch covers

• Spray hood inner hatchway cover

• Tiller cover

• Full cockpit tent on stainless steel frame with windows and fold up sides


* Two Hob Gimbled Stove, Grill and Oven

* Refrigerator

* Sink

• Hot and cold pressurised water

• Under sink manual pump 2 fourteen litre water tanks


Shore power

• Micro trip board

• Four 240 volt sockets

• In line Galvanic Isolator


Waeco Smart battery charging hard wired

• Two 102A batteries, engine, domestic

• One independent free standing 80a emergency battery with jump leads

Extras factory fitted

• Lewmar Pro Series 700 Electric Windlass with 20m chain, controlled from anchor locker

• Electric keel lift controlled from cockpit

Holding Tank

• With pump out

Manuals, book packs

• Original book packs present

• All systems, equipment and upgrades, have book packs, manuals etc

Cockpit table

• Ply, teak table on adjustable swivel mount


• Custom made webbing stays

Safety in cabin

• Pilot Gas alarm hard wired

• CO detector (carbon monoxide)

• 3 fire extinguishers. Forepeak, salon and aft locker

• Fire blanket


• New toilet 2017, sea cocks and plumbing to holding tank were replaced in 2020.

• Holding tank with pump out

• Hot and cold pressurised water to sink and shower

• Electric pump out to shower


• Plenty of fenders for port- starboard deployment

• Plenty of warps

• Spare laminated tiller

• Two gas bottles

• Radio with CD aux cockpit speakers

• Keel lift crane allows maintenance work on keel to be easily carried out

General Information

• Interior upholstery have been fitted with protective covers (not in sale)

• De humidifier used during winter lay up annually. (Not in sale)

• Engine Yanmar Dealer maintained 624 hours to date

• Sails regularly laundered and checked

• Very light usage

• Spare decal tape from Parkers

• Hull epoxied from new

• Boat ashore for all of 2020, slipped in May 2021 and only used to motor from mainland to Yarmouth.

Brokers Comments

Blythe Spirit is a beauty! She is an excellent example and has been meticulously maintained throughout her life and is presented for sale in really good condition. Parker 285s and particularly the HS (Higher Spec.) version are rarely available, so don't hesitate to arrange to view.

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Yanmar 2YM15
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
50 litres
Maximum speed
11 kph
Cruising speed
9 kph
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Passenger capacity
Drinking water capacity
80 litres
Additional Accommodation Details
The accommodation offers up to six berths. In the forecabin, V berth with stowage under. Opening hatch to foredeck. Hanging locker. In saloon, two settee berths. Fixed table with drop leaves. Separate heads to starboard with marine toilet, shower and washbasin. Wet hanging locker. Chart table to starboard with galley opposite. Two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven. Stainless steel galley sink with hot and cold pressurised water system. 91 litre freshwater capacity. Refrigerator. Large double berth under the cockpit.

Disclaimer : 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/equipment. 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

Waypoint Yarmouth Sales Office

Mr. Roy Heeley
The Quay
Isle of Wight
PO41 0NT
United Kingdom
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