Location: Mersea Island, Essex
Design: Kim Holman
Built: Uphams of Brixham
Condition: Good, well maintained, refitted, standing ashore
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel
Classic yacht lines from the renowned naval architect and designer Kim Holman.
She carries her own provenance of a Sterling 28, she has good sea keeping qualities,
comfortable in the seaways. Sails are just 6 seasons old and have only been very lightly use.
Last survey conducted in 2011. Her cabin has a remarkable feeling of space for such a small
yacht offers good headroom, viable heads and galley. A separate fore cabin.
Her cockpit is deep aft and safe, sheltered with an spray hood and canvas dodgers. Her wide side decks can be safely negotiated at sea.
Length Of Deck: 8.53 m – 26ft
Length At Water Line: 7.77 m
Beam: 2.59 m – 8ft 6ins
Draft: 1.37 m
Air Draft: 10.97 m
Max Draft: 1.37 m 4ft 6ins
Fuel Tank Capacity: 80 gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 20 gallons
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 35hp
Number of Engines: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4
Builder: Uphams of Brixham
Designer: Kim Holman, Holman and Pye
Boat Name: Gay Gannet
Hull Material: Wood, mahogany above waterline, larch under water. A professional paint finish to topsides and re – antifouled.
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 7: knots
Engine Model: Perkins
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Perkins Perama 3 cylinder diesel engine
Shaft driven on the centre line with a triple bladed propeller.
Hurth single lever control gear box. Max speed 6.5knots.
Carvel planked. Deep open aft self draining cockpit. A large proportion of the cockpit has been rebuilt.
Last survey 2011. Recently spent a season in the boatshed being repainted and re varnished. She has now been out of the water some time and will require taking up again…
lead trimming ballast.
Good headroom 5ft 10ins. All berths over 6ft in length.
Pilot berth, two opposing settee berths with trotter boxes.
A fore cabin with a V berth / converts to a double.
Blakes Marine toilet and wash basin in the heads compartment.
galley with double burner, grill and cooker. Stainless steel wash basin, manual pump. Cold water only.
Fixed centre line dining table, top folds over.
Vinyl upholstered coverings on the saloon berths, Cotton drill fabric in the fore peak.
Full length door closes off “the heads.”
Fore hatch in the fore peak.
CQR anchor with 20 of chain and 20m warp.
Mooring warps and fenders
pair of oars
All by Kemp’s, 6 years old, in excellent condition. lightly used.
Main sail cover and spray hood ( dark blue canvas, needs replacing) , fore hatch canvas cover. Canvas dodgers
Alloy deck stepped mast and boom.
Alloy spinnaker pole
Echo sounder and log, new transducer fitted 2021
VHF, new VHF aerial
Mast is presently un-stepped, it has been rewired “in mast” with new deck connectors. April 2021.
Avon dinghy with oars.
Bilge gas alarm fitted
Stanchions, guard wires.