Posted 16.05.03


Classic 30 ft Hereshoff Sailboat
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LOA 9.4 m
Beam 2.9 m
Draught 1.26 m
Built in Cape Town, South Africa 



A blown up version of the "H28" designed by Francis Hereshoff in the 1930's.

Travelled across the south Atlantic  to Brazil ,Guiana, Caribbean & up to the eastern seaboard of the USA. Across the north Atlantic, through the Mediterranean.

To date ,vessel has completed 28,000 sea miles in a very seaworthy manner with the original owner / builder.

Hull is cold-molded of mahogany -1st layer is 18m/m strip planked with 2 diagonal layers on outside. Fully saturated with west system epoxy giving you a very strong wooden boat with the maintenance of fibreglass. 

Decks & cabin top are teak with marine ply underneath, sloop rigged with a sturdy aluminium mast, complete with mast steps , stainless steel rigging and a double head stay, one being roller furled, second one removable. 

A lead keel forms a full keel with an outboard rudder supported by 4 large stainless steel gudgeons. Stainless steel pulpit & pushpit with intermediate stanchions.


Below decks is open plan teak furniture, creating a warm & wonderful home .Two bunks & a quarter berth ,lots of storage lockers, bookshelves, comfortable galley & a full size forward facing navigation station. The forepeak contains the heads, anchor chain locker, large workbench, drawers , rope locker & sail storage. A drop leaf table is also stowed here.

 There are three stainless steel diesel tanks under cabin sole each containing 60 litres (180 litres total) complete with inspection plates.
 Then two stainless steel water tanks under the bunks each contain 100 litres.(200 litres total) a simple 12 volt wiring system, all fire proof silicon wire run in conduit  with easy access throughout terminates at an electrical panel at the nav station.

Cockpit lockers & lazarette provide external stowage.

The engine is a Yanmar 2qm20 & with good access.

The beauty & success of this boat is the simplicity of all its basic systems, with full access to everything & use of the very best quality equipment.

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H28 Hereschoff designed boat for sale - cockpit  H28 Hereschoff designed boat for sale - foredeck  H28 Hereschoff designed boat for sale - forecabin view

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H28 plan
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New engine mounts ,stern tube & bearings, new paint topsides & antifouling has just been done.

Her price is 


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