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Etap 28

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8.42m (27'8")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 19hp, Volvo D1-20 (2009)

Essex, UK (By Appointment Only)


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Extra Details

Designer Van de Stadt
Builder Etap
Lying Essex, UK (By Appointment Only)
Fuel capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 120.0 ltr (26.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 19hp
Engine make and model Volvo D1-20 (2009)
Engine Hours Engine1: 750
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Saildrive
Prop(s) 3-Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Sail Drive 130S also new in 2009.
Engine and saildrive serviced annually.


LOA 8.42m (27'8")
LWL 6.90m (22'8")
Beam 2.99m (9'10")
Draft Min 1.60m (5'3")
Draft Max 1.60m (5'3")
Displacement 3,000kg (6,615.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1979) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Mainsail Dolphin - Slab (1996) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Dolphin - Furling (1996)
Other sails 80% Blade Jib - North Sails (unknown year)
120% Dacron Genoa (unknown year)
Spare Mainsail (unknown year)
Spare Jib (unknown year)

Stack Pack (Lonton & Gray) fitted 2015.
Rotostay Furling new in 2006.
Cap shrouds replaced in 2001.
Spinnaker Pole.
Rigging recently checked and Chain plates reseated where necessary.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power New Bateries 2015


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

A previous owner had two additional windows fitted in the heads area which provide a more light and airy feel to this area.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick

Eberspacher cabin heating.
Upholstery new in 2011.
2 x 240V Electric Heaters.
Cooker new in 2000.
Lee Cloth on single berth.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Plastimo Compass.
Bronze Trio Echopilot - Depth & Speed/Log. Course over ground, connected to the Garmin GPS 128, which has a cockpit repeater
Garmin GPS128 with repeater.
Seafarer Echo Sounder.
NASA Clipper Wind speed and direction.
Simrad TP10 Autopilot.
Navico 5500 Autopilot.
The Nasa clipper wind instrument has recently been repaired by NASA and needs refitting

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
20.00m (65'7") of chain
10.00m (32'10") of warp
Titan Yard Cradle, available by separate negotiation.
Self-Tailing Lewmar 30 Sheet Winches.
Lewmar 16 Halyard Winches.
Cockpit Table.
Teak Cockpit Grating.
There is an old sprayhood to be used as a pattern for replacement with a good frame available.

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Boarding ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Jack Stays.
Automatic Fire Extinguisher in the engine compartment and another in the cabin
Fire Blanket.

Broker's Comments

This Etap 28 had a new Volvo D1-20 diesel engine fitted in 2009.
The present owner has owned this boat for about 10 years, sailing mainly single-handed. The boat is therefore set up for short handed sailing with self tailing winches for the headsail. An Eberspacher heater keeps the boat warm and cosy.
The Etap 28 has a double skinned hull; so condensation and head linings are never an issue. With 5 berths and good standing headroom they are ideal family cruisers with a good reputation for seakeeping,
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Etap 28 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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