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1981 Swanson 28 now for sale exclusively with DBY Boat Sales.
Swanson 28's are well known for being pocket sized, strong bluewater cruising yachts.
This 1981 model is in excellent condition and has 2016 rigging as a huge bonus. Comes with an extensive sail wardrobe, she is ready for her next adventure.
Set up for short-handing with new Harken self-tailing winches and autopilot. The mainsail is in lazyjacks.
New anchor winch and ground tackle. Electrics have been upgraded including new batteries and solar panels.
The aft cockpit is very high sided and offers vast protection from the elements. The tiller steering is light and can be used from the raised seating for better visibility.
A long bi fold stainless steel swim ladder is excellent for water entry and mounts neatly on the rail where there is also a bracket for an outboard.
The fully encapsulated long cruising lead keel tracks straight and provides a balanced ride with excellent weight ratio plus is also forgiving if she should happen to touch bottom or need to be careened.
The Bukh DV20 has been fully overhauled in 2009 and runs like a dream.
Country Origin : Australia
Designer : Swanson Yachts
Builder : Swanson Yachts
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 302
Hull Construction Material : Fibreglass
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : Fibreglass
Length (feet) : 28 feet
Length (m) : 8.8 m
Beam/Width (feet) : 10'5 feet
Draft (m) : 1.5 m
Draft (feet) : 4'5 feet
Keel/Ballast : Encapsulated long keel Lead ballast
Number of Helms : 1 tiller
Colour : White
Engine Notes : Bukh DV20 shaft driven diesel, good condition, unknown hours
Number Of Engines : 1
Engine Standard : Bukh Diesel shaft drive with packing gland
Stroke : 4
Engine Hours : considered to be low since the 2009 full overhaul
Horse Power (hp) : 20
Drive Type : Shaft
Engine Room : Located under companionway steps with access to all sides. Heat and sound insulated.
Number of Batteries : 2 AGM's securely mounted. 1 x House, 1 x motor.
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 24
Propeller : 3 blade fixed bronze
Steering System : Tiller Pilot 2000
Accommodation Notes : V berth forward, enclosed ensuite with head and basin, single bunk to port side and single pipe berths to each side aft. Approx 6ft 5 inch headroom.
Number of Berths : 5
Number of Toilets : 1
Toilet Type : Manual marine
Holding Tank (L) : No
Galley Notes : L shaped galley with 3 burner metho stovetop, loads of storage in the pantry, cutlery, crockery, cookware.
Stove : 3 burner metho
Refrigeration : Deep chest icebox
Number of Sinks : 1
Anchor / Winch : 2 x self-tailing winches. New Lewmar anchor winch.
Bilge Pump : 1 x auto plus 1 manual
Deck Gear : Spinnaker pole, 2 boat hooks, 4 fenders, dock lines, solar vents. New self-tailers.
Mast/Rigging : 2017 stainless steel rigging, aluminium mast and boom, spinnaker pole. Lazy jacks.
Sail Inventory : 9 sails. 2 mains, 2 headsails, 5 genoas (2016) on furlex furler, 1 spinnaker (rarely used), 1 stormjib (still in plastic).
Electrics : 12v, 240 shore power. Solar - 2 x 90 amps.
Electronics Navigation : Depth sounder, GPS
Dinghy : 6ft hard Dinghy + oars
Covers : Boom bag, boom awning
Safety Gear : Inshore safety gear included, EPIRB just out of date, flares, grab bag, fire extinguishers, fire blanket, compass, horseshoe lifering
Ground Tackle : CQR 25lb plough anchor with 33m gal chain. 1 x Danforth with chain.
GPS : Handheld
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Radio : VHF
Number of Life Jackets : 8
Remarks : Solid coastal cruiser in good condition and ready to enjoy.
Anti-foul : 2020