|This 1980 Walker H28 ketch is amongst the best we have ever seen, and is now for sale.
The interior is a tribute to her current long term owner as is the immaculate condition of the repowered 2005 WM 28hp Diesel engine.
Boasting all of the normal sea friendly sailing from a ketch that is well known to many sailors. This one has some additional half ton ballast in the keel to make her even stiffer to sail.
Extensively overhauled in 2005 and 2006 with - engine replacement, sails and all rigging, mast out for repainting, stainless fuel tank, complete re wire of electrics, Icom VHF, autopilot and upholstery replaced.
She's a very tidy vessel with plenty of charm inside and out. Numerous receipts available for the last 10 years history. Arthritis forces the sale of this much loved boat. Inspect anytime.
Engine Make : Witchard
Engine Hours : 440
Displacement : 5.5 tons
Horse Power : 28
Fuel Type : Diesel
Drive Type : Inboard/Shaftdrive
Steering : Tiller with Autopilot
Stroke : 4-Stroke
Fuel Capacity : 50
Service History : Available
Propeller : 3 blade fixed
Designer : Walker (Herreschoff)
Builder : Walker
Water (Potable) Capacity : 100 L
Hull Construction Material : GRP
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : GRP
Country Origin : Australia
Length : 30 feet
Length : 8.8 M
Beam/Width : 2.7 M
Draft : 1.32 M
Dry Weight : 5500 kgs
Number of Helms : 1 x Tiller
Number Of Engines : 1 x Witchard Diesel 270 hours. 28hp installed 2005 with new prop and uses 1.8 litres per hour.
Engine Room : Under cockpit access via companionway steps and sides of 1/4 berths
Number of Batteries : 1 house plus 1 engine
Number of Fuel Tanks : Stainless 50 litre tank installed 2007
Steering System : Tiller with Autopilot
Accommodation Notes : Immaculate, light and airy with nice timberwork and joinery. Well laid out inline galley, good headroom, middle lounges can be joined to form an extra large double bed sleeping across. Separate enclosed head. Cedar and teak fitout, brass gimballed oil lamp, brass barometer and clock, curtains, strip plank timber flooring.
Number of Berths : 4.
Number of Showers : 1
Shower Type : Hot and cold pressurised with Johnson pump
Number of Toilets : 1 in enclosed forward peak with holding tank and overboard discharge
Toilet Type : Manual Brydon Boy toilet connected to holding tank/overboard discharge
Holding Tank : 50 L
Galley Notes : 2 burner gas stove, stainless sink with foot pump for water, 12 v refrigeration, 100 litre water tank plus additional 50 litre bladder, water filter.
Stove : 2 burner gas
Refrigeration : 12v fridge
Number of Sinks : 1 stainless
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : GME radio cassette
Anchor / Winch : 27lb plough with chain and warp plus 1 x 7kg Bruce with chain and warp.
Bilge Pump : Electric bilge pump plus manual
Deck Gear : 2 x 22 self tailing Maxwell primary, 1 x 2 speed halyard winch in cockpit, 4 x #15 winches on mast, 2 winch handles, boom brake with all fittings. Deck wash pump and hose.
Mast/Rigging : Ketch rigged 2006 with masts re painted, reefurl headsail furler. Stainless targa arch supporting solar panels and davits for dinghy with lifting pulleys.
Sail Inventory : 1 x fully battened main, 1 x mizzen, 1 x furling headsail, 1 x MPS. Older spares include main, mizzen, headsail 1 and 3, storm jib. Boom bag for main.
Electrics : Renewed all wiring 2005, overhead brass lights, comprehensive switch panel with digital solar regulator for 2 x 30 watt solar panels. 80amp house battery plus 90amp start battery.
Electronics Navigation : Icom VHF, GArmin GPS plus cockpit mounted GPS, Plastimo compass, Simrad autopilot 2009.
Dinghy : AER MArine 2.4m inflatable with removable wheels and 3.3 mercury outboard in good condition.
Covers : Fibreglass dodger, boom tent, bimini and targa arch, full covers to enclose cockpit, winch covers, tiller cover, cockpit cushions.
Safety Gear : Lifebuoy, 2 x fire extinguishers, 8 lifejackets, 2 harnesses, first aid kit.
Ground Tackle : 27lb plough with chain and warp plus spare Bruce 7kg with chain and warp.
GPS : Garmin plus spare in cockpit
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Radio : Icom VHF 2006
Number of Life Jackets : 8
Remarks : Possibly the best H28 we've seen.
Anti-foul : Scheduled February 2016.
For sale exclusively with DBY Boat Sales Pittwater office. For inventory and high resolution photos, call +61 2 9999 3311 or email us at sales@dbyboatsales. Com. Au