|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
Pin Mill nr. Ipswich Suffolk UK|
28ft Classic Wooden Bermudan sloop, designed and built by David Cheverton and Partners, Isle of Wight in 1959. Originally commissioned for a Marine Charter company as a Family (of four) Sail cruiser, she'd now be classed as a Classic. Having a deck stepped mast it gives clear space in the accommodation. 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 carried out on the vessel “Works” have included a new self draining cockpit, the engine over hauled installing new engine beds, new sails 2016 replacement of Stainless steel standing rigging and running rigging. Replacement of her decks removing the T& Gplanking and replacing them with Epoxy coated marine ply and painted.. The interior is in need of modernisation, it’s basic but functional .
The vessel requires refitting for the season, presently ashore undercover.
|Vessel name:||True Champaigner|
|Vessel type:||Displacement sailing yacht|
|Builder:||Cheverton & Partners, Isle of Wight|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Cruising Speed:||5 Knots|
|Maximum Speed:||8 Knots|
|Length over all:||28'|
|Length of deck:||28'|
|Length at waterline:||22'|
|Maximum draft:||4' 6"|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Displacement:||5 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||25 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||25 Gallons|
A new deep open aft self draining cockpit, companionway into the cabin, either side is a small galley area and chart table, opposing. Forward two opposing settee berths with shelving behind a pedestal table stands between them. 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.
Single portable gas ring burner, a foot pump to a tap for water supply. Practical, basic accommodation for four persons.
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.
25lb CQR anchor
Warps and fenders
NASA bulkhead depth sounder
Plastics bulkhead compass
Icon fixed VHF with GPS
3 cylinder Volvo diesel inboard engine. 2003, it was overhauled 2010/11 and given new engine beds and a coat of Volvo green paint . Electric start. Sited under self draining cockpit and cabin companionway. Shaft driven to fixed propeller, freshwater cooled. Single lever controls, forward and reverse.
last serviced April 2020, presently Winterised.
Heavy duty battery. New stainless steel fuel tank.
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 main sail, white used twice As new condition, 2016, slab reefing
Jeckells fore sail. Used four times, white, "As new" condition,2016 with roller reefing. A Storm jib, good condition, unused.
2x sheet winches, 2x halyard winches.
Electrics in place and working but require tiding.
new pulpit stanchions and guard wires
Crewsaver horseshoe life ring with light
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.