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The Contessa 28 offers an excellent blend of confidence inspiring sailing performance and useful accommodation, offering up to 6 berths in 2 cabins. Less well known than the earlier Contessa 32 and 26, the 28 was a more modern with an improved interior fit-out, often considered an earlier rival to the Sadler 29 and still featuring moulded headlinings. 'Midnight Lady' is a very good example of her class fitted with a 2006 Nanni 21hp diesel engine and constantly maintained to a high standard by her current owner with recent additions including a new plotter and windlass. She is ready to be enjoyed, an early viewing is highly recommended.
Viewing by appointment only through our Essex office (01621) 785600
The Contessa 28 layout offers 6 Berths in 2 cabins with approximately 6'1" headroom. Forepeak with double vee berth, stowage and opening hatch to foredeck. Moulded heads compartment to starboard with a Lavac marine toilet, wash basin with cold water supply, storage and a hanging locker opposite. Saloon comprising of a settee berth to port with trotter box, folding central table and a further settee berth to starboard which converts into a double berth. Sliding chart table aft to starboard with quarter berth beneath. Galley to port consisting of a Bainbridge Plastimo stainless steel 2-burner gas cooker with oven and grill, sink with cold water supply and stowage areas. Shaped cream upholstery throughout with complimenting curtains and moulded headlinings.
Located under companionway, Nanni 3.75HE 3-cylinder 21hp marine diesel engine (new 2006). Fresh water cooled. Single lever engine controls with electric start. 40 litre stainless steel fuel tank. Shaft drive to fixed three bladed propeller.
In 2014 a new cutlass bearing, shaft seal and propeller were installed.
2 x 12v Batteries (new 2011) charged via the engine alternator. Shorepower system with ring mains. Full cabin lighting.
Masthead bermudan sloop rig. Silver anodised aluminum mast and boom (new 2001) by Kemp. Spinnaker pole with mast stowage. Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2019) with adjustable backstay. Terylene running rigging (new 2013) led aft to cockpit via Barton jammers and with backstay tensioner. Single line slab reefing to mainsail. Furlex headsail furling system (new 2001). 2 x Lewmar 40 self tailing sheet winches (new 2013). 3 x Lewmar control line/halyard winches. Whisker Pole (new 2021)
Older spare mainsail and Genoa available
Contessa 28 built by Jeremy Rogers in 1978 to a Doug Peterson design. White GRP hull (epoxy coated in 2003) with style stripes, coachroof and grey moulded non-slip decks. Encapsulated lead ballast in fin keel. Tiller steering to semi balanced rudder. Self draining cockpit. Treadmaster to cockpit seats.
In 2015 the rudder was removed, faired and epoxy coated before being refitted and the aluminium windows were also replaced.
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