28ft Bermudan Sloop Holman Sterling classic wooden

Price Details –

Price: £10,000
Location: Mersea Island, nr Colchester, Essex
Design: Kim Holman

Built: Uphams of Brixham
Year: 1963
Condition: Good ” in commission.”
Category: Sail
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 4 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 totally separate fore cabin,

Her cockpit is deep aft and safe sheltered with an excellent spray hood .

The side decks can be safely negotiated at sea.

Topsides repainted Spring 2018

Viewing recommended.


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


Berths: 5
Cabins: 2
Heads: 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
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.
Shaft driven


Carvel planked.
Last survey 2011
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
boarding ladders
boat hook
pair of oars


All by Kemp’s, 4 years old, in excellent condition.
Main sail cover and spray hood in dark blue canvas, fore hatch canvas cover.
Alloy deck stepped mast and boom.
Alloy spinnaker pole

Navigation Equipment:

Echo sounder and log
Garmin GPS

Safety Equipment:

Horseshoe lifebuoy
Spray hood
Avon dinghy with oars.
Bilge gas alarm fitted
Stanchions, guard wires.