This 1980 launch Compass 28 is the perfect reason to get out on the water with ease this summer. She's probably the best budget yacht under $20k on the market today. The Compass 28 is a very safe all weather yacht, manageable for either a young family or the solo sailor, and perfect for bringing on your skippering skills.
The yacht has just had her annual anti-foul, and extra love from her owners with a full topside polish. She's fitted with a Yanmar 8ph inboard diesel which has just had a significant annual service with the addition of a new exhaust elbow and a reconditioned water pump. She obligingly starts even in cold weather first go.
The previous owners replaced her standing and most running rigging in 2015. They also added a new Jabsco manual toilet and other upgrades included a new boom cover, boat awning and tiller cover by North Sails.
Her sail inventory includes a roller furling headsail (with UV strip), two mains, 2 spare headsails and a symetric spinnaker and pole. She also comes complete with a tiler arm autohelm and cockpit cushions for added comfort when moored or at anchor, and lots of useful equipment, spares and tools.
The interior is dry and inviting with upgraded cushions with blue upholstery. She sleeps 4 comfortably but with the option to sleep 2 more (total 6) when the saloon table is lowered. There is a contained toilet compartment with wash basin and a decent sized forward (owner's) cabin with deck access.
The yacht comes complete with a brand new inflatable dinghy and 2.5 Yamaha outboard motor which complete this amazing little 'ready to go' package. The transom s/s boarding ladder offers easy access from the dinghy or when swimming.
'Katherine' was recently purchased by a young family however the owner's circumstances have changed. Now is the ideal opportunity to gain a great all rounder sailing yacht that you will enjoy for years to come.
This yacht would suit either someone new to sailing or a seasoned sailor who appreciates a quality seaworthy vessel that has proven the test of time. To avoid disappointment, contact the Broker (Sonia Robinson) by email or phone today as this yacht will sell quickly.
New South Wales
Sydney Region Pittwater
28' 2" - 8.58m
Keel / Ballast
Fibreglass/GRP Solid Build
GRP non skid
YSE8 - Yanmar are leaders in marinised diesel engines. This motor has undergone a recent full service by an approved Yanmar specialist. The water pump was removed, reconditioned and replaced and a new genuine Yanmar exhaust elbow and thermostat fitted in Jun 2020. All service parts (impeller, fuel and oil filters, belts and oil change were completed as part of the service). Starts first go. Receipts available.
3-blade fixed prop with skeg hung rudder.
Open plan interior saloon with two quarter berths - suitable for an adult. The galley lies to port and offers excellent cabinet and food preparation counter tops with a clever sliding covers the gimbal stove when not in use. To starboard, the double dinette table serves extremely well for dining as well as for chart work or as a games table, and also offers a double sleeping berth when lowered. The boat is fitted with upholstered interior cushions and a brass clock and barometer add a touch of classic style. A beautiful brass oil lamp on gimbal is mounted on the forward bulkhead which provides ambient light at night. Beneath the barometer there are sherrey glasses mounted in a dedicated timber case. Overhead room is excellent for a yacht of its size due to the raise coachroof. Visibility to the deck and waterline are great from the large ports.
Be sure to watch the video for a full boat walk through tour.
2 - Main saloon with in-line galley. Dedicated walk- through head compartment with toilet and slide away wash hand basin. Fully enclosing master cabin forward with double berth (V-berth). Separate hatch access to master cabin from bow. Good stowage under V-berth for spare sails, life jackets and other useful accessories.
6-Saloon dinette lowers to make double. 2 x single quarter berths under cockpit. 1 x double V-berth.
The in-line galley is positioned to port with excellent head room for preparing meals and drinks. The stove is cleverly concealed underneath a sliding formica cooktop which can be opened for cooking and closed to offer more countertop space when perparing meals. The adjacent single sink has a freshwater tap which pumps water from the keel tank. Ample storage for crockery (supplied) and kitchen utensils available above and below the galley counter top. Boat comes equipped with a full suite of galley untensils including pots and pans. The boat is fitted with 3 x dry powder fire extinguishers.
2-burner metho stove.
2 x solar shower bags.
1 x Jabsco manual flush toilet (replaced 2015) with private timber sliding door and wash hand basin.
Stereo AM/FM with internal speakers in working order.
Brand New Island Inflatable Dinghy - Jun 2020
Brand New Yamaha 2.5hp Outboard - Jun 2020
Boom Bag, Tiller Cover, Genoa UV Strip and Full Boat Awning/Sun Shade in sunbrella canvas - all 2015 by North Sails. Vinyl Cockpit Cusions (white). Upgraded interior blue upholstery cushions throughout.
Danforth Anchor with rode stowed in bow locker.
Rescue Me MOB sling.
1 x Sea Anchor.
Buckets x 2 with lanyards.
Flash lights (multiple).
Wet Weather Gear: 4 x Oil Skin Jackets.
2 x pairs sailing gloves.
2 x emergency bungs.
3 x fire extinguishers.
First Aid Kit.
Manual bilge pump operated from cockpit.
4 x inflatable adult pfd 1,2 x childs pfd 2,2 x large adult Mae West,
Yes (not current)
Fire Extinguishers x 3 Dry Powder
Batteries x 2 (Lion Marine Deep Cycle:1x start, 1 x house) x 12volt.
LED masthead light and wiring replaced 2015.
12v usb port fitted on control panel.
Tool box x 2 with lots of sail repair and rigging spares.
1 x portable fluorescent deck light.
Mainsail with boom bag.
Furling Genoa with UV strip (replaced 2015).
Symetric Spinnaker with Pole.
Storm Jib and Trysail.
1 x sail repair kit.
Mast / Rigging
Standing and partial running rigging replaced by Careel Bay Marina & Shipwrights - 2015
S/S transom ladder. Boat Hook. Winch Handles.
Freshly anti-fouled May 2020 with red boot line.
Additional equipment: Dolphin waterproof torch. Galley utensils.
Outboard bracket mounted on transom.
Ensign flagpole with flag.
2 x Tail bags for cockpit lines.
1 x canvas hammac.
Mooring lines and fenders.
This Compass 28 is in very good condition and has been freshly anti-fouled May 2020 with red boot line and teak toerails. She has had a full extensive engine service and comes ready for cruising in the warmer months. To add to the package, she has a new inflatable and outboard and a full out of water survey completed in April 2020.
There's a bracket mounted for the outboard and a swim ladder for easy access from the brand new inflatable dinghy. You can even relax in a hamac from the spinaker pole or enjoy lounging in the cockpit with a good book under the large shade sail.
Mooring available on request.
Contact Sonia Robinson to arrange a viewing today as this great little yacht is likely to sail away quickly.