28ft Cheverton Campaigner Bermudan Sloop 1959

Price Details

Price: £6,950 GBP
Location: Pin Mill nr. Ipswich, Suffolk GB
Make: Cheverton
Year: 1959
Condition: Good
Category: Power
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


28ft Classic wooden Bermudan sloop, designed and built by David Cheverton and Partners, Isle of Wight.  Originally commissioned for a Marine Charter Company as a Family Sail Cruiser, the deck stepped mast gives clear space below decks. The settee berths are 6ft 6 in length and there is standing headroom at the aft end of the accommodation. Her present owner has had a professional restoration of the vessel carried out.
“Works” have included a new self draining cockpit, engine over hauled with new engine beds, new sails, standing rigging and running rigging. Replacement of her decks removing the T & G planking replaced with epoxy sheathed marine ply. The interior is in need of updating, it’s basic, practical and functional.
Stored ashore undercover for the Winter.


Nominal Length: 28ft

Length Of Deck: 8.53m
Length At Water Line: 6.71m

Beam: 2.74m
Draft: 1.37m
Air Draft: 9.75m
Max Draft: 1.37m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 25 litres
Water Tank Capacity: 25litres
Displacement: 5.00 tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 25hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Cheverton & Partners, Isle of Wight
Designer: David Cheverton
Boat Name: True Campaigner


Hull Material: Wood, carvel planked Mahogany on oak, Copper fastened.
Hull Design: Displacement, long keel
Hull Speed: 8: knots


Engine Description: 3 cylinder Volvo diesel inboard engine. 2003, overhauled 2010/11 and given new engine beds plus a coat of Volvo green paint. Electric start. Sited under self draining cockpit and cabin companionway. Shaft driven to fixed propeller, fresh water cooled. Single lever controls, forward and reverse.
last serviced April 2020, presently Winterised.
Heavy duty battery. New stainless steel fuel tank.


Carvel planked in Mahogany on Oak frames. All copper fastened.
T&G decks replaced with marine ply, epoxy sheathed and painted.
In her present ownership she has undergone a massive amount of restoration. Works have included:
New self draining cockpit, toe rails and rubbing strake.
The interior is practical basic and workable. A forth berth has been created where there was once a pipe cot over sail stowage in the fore peak.
Deck stepped mast means that there is more useful space below / access for fore peak and heads.

New rudder 2020


A new deep open aft self draining cockpit. companionway into the accommodation. Either side small galley area and chart table opposing. Forward two opposing settee berths both with fold down table tops with shelving behind. Separate heads compartment forward of the mast deck bulkhead. Manually pumped Marine toilet opposite a hanging locker. In fore peak there are 2 x single berths with deck hatch over. Standing headroom aft end of coach roof. Foot pump from water tank.

Equipment: 25lb CQR anchor
Warps and fenders, Boarding ladder


Bermudan sloop. Deck stepped wooden mast and boom.
new pulpit stanchions and guard wires.
Stainless steel standing rigging. Tufnol blocks and tackle. Synthetic fibre running rigging.
Jeckells mainsail used twice As new 2016, slab reefing
Jeckells foresail. Used four times As new 2016 roller reefing
Storm jib good condition unused.
2x sheet winches 2x halyard winches.

Navigation Equipment:

NASA bulkhead depth sounder
Plastics bulkhead compass
Icon fixed VHF with GPS
Tiller steering.

Safety Equipment:

New pulpit, stanchions and guard wires
Crewsaver horseshoe life ring with light

Automatic bilge pump


True Campaigner refit 2009-2012
Harry King & Sons
Replace rotten planks, remove old deck, make good      2,445.19
Cut, fit, trim, fill new hatch covers and core decking      1,865.74
Glass deck, toe rails, rubbing strake and fill      3,088.88
Supply bespoke  S/S window frames, polish and pre-drill      1,092.75
Prepare coamings. Seal and bolt down pulpit, stanchion bases and chain plates. Seal and bolt down pulpit, stanchion bases and chain plates. Supply window Perspex and fit S/S frames. Bulkhead & coach roof repair  & strengthen coamings between windows. Repair holes in garboard. Repair holes in garboard. Shot blast hull below waterline. Remove engine      2,798.33
Re-caulk where necessary, stop all seams with red lead putty except garboard seams stopped with black Sikaflex. Cut out split in port coaming for spline. To shape spline      1,353.91
Supply and fit new engine mounts. Fit new engine beds. Supply and fit throttle and gear control cable. Make mounting plate for engine control panel. Supply new S/S fuel tank and brackets and fit to boat. Supply new push-pit. Glue and fill in splines to cabin sides. Fill cracks and make filler holes in deck. Fair and sand splines. Fit anchor chain pipe. Fit sheet eyebolts including removing starboard side seat. Sand and fill in coamings. Fit winches. Fit cockpit cleats and plug spare holes, Fit foredeck fairleads and make plinths for after leads. Trim plugs in cockpit coaming      2,575.03
Make and fit cockpit and drains. Plumb water tank. Fit manual bilge pump. Supply and fit piping for bilge pump. Supply and fit float switch for electric pump. Install throttle and gear lever. |Install engine electric panel. Planking repair for seacock, Supply and fit toilet inlet seacock      3,713.00
Gregory Abbott (Engineer)
Engine work for 2010      1,920.15
Engine work for 2011         690.03
New foam seats and covers         650.00
Additional purchases
Alloy 4x fairleads, 1x chain pipe, 6x cleats         219.91
Stanchions         120.00
Blakes hand pumped heads and tubing         240.00
Titan manual bilge pump           95.00
Masthead lights, wiring, fittings etc         140.00
Bilge Pump switch           29.43