AU $10,000
28' - 8.53m
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Sydney Region Newport
Launch Year
Hull Material

Description: Compass 28
Not necessarily the bargain of the year, but an original and very solid 1974 Compass 28, and with a bit of work she could make a very affordable entry to keelboat sailing.

Her standing rigging is in date, having been replaced in December 2016, but, before we go any further let's cut to the chase and discuss the motor... It is original, a Yanmar 12hp diesel, but it is NOT currently running. There has been an estimate prepared for around $2500 to get it running again, but her owner who has enjoyed her regularly for the last 25 years, has moved on and decided to sell her as she is. An outboard on a bracket on the stern would be another option, or even a replacement motor... Over to you.

She boasts a double v-berth forward, the dinette drops to make another narrow double or a comfy single, and there are two quarter berths aft. She has an enclosed toilet, a 2 burner methylated spirits stove, and an ice box. An AM/FM radio, a 27 Mhz and a UHF(?) radio, and a small solar panel to keep the battery topped up.

She has 5 sails: a main, no. 1, no. 2, and no. 3 headsails, plus a storm jib. NOTE there is no furler, all headsails are on hanks.

As well she has a boom awning, and a lovely Princess seat across the stern.

2 anchors plus chain and rode, 5 lifejackets, LED nav lights, everything you need to get out on the water, except an engine.

And for any fans of Pete Townsend and The Who, her name is Magic Bus.

Country Origin : Australia
Designer : Don Lees
Builder : Compass Yachts

Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 80
Hull Construction Material : GRP
Hull Type : Full keel mono
Deck Construction Material : GRP

Length (feet) : 28 feet
Length (m) : 8.59 m
Length Waterline (m) : 6.71 m
Beam/Width (feet) : 8.18 feet
Beam/Width (m) : 2.49 m
Draft (m) : 1.3 m

Draft (feet) : 4.25 feet
Keel/Ballast : 1,780kg ballast
Number of Helms : 1
Displacement : 3250
Engine Notes : Serviced December 2021. Engine maintenance records available.
Number Of Engines : 1
Engine Standard : Yanmar YSE12
Stroke : 4
Engine Hours : 1680
Horse Power (hp) : 12

Drive Type : Shaft
Number of Batteries : 1
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 68
Propeller : Fixed 3 blade
Steering System : Tiller

Accommodation Notes : V berth, 2 Quarter berths, drop down table.
Number of Berths : 5
Number of Showers : Nil
Number of Toilets : 1
Toilet Type : Manual
Air Conditioning : Nil
Holding Tank (L) : Nil

Stove : 2 burner metho
Refrigeration : Ice box
Number of Sinks : 1
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : AM/ FM radio

Anchor / Winch : 2 single speed winches.
Deck Gear : Spinnaker pole, dock lines, boat hook.
Mast/Rigging : 2016 rig
Sail Inventory : 5. Main, # 1 Genoa, # 2,# 3, Storm Jib
Covers : Boom, shade
Ground Tackle : 1 x plough, 1 x Danforth

Has Navigation Lights : LED
Radio : 27Mhz and UHF
Number of Life Jackets : 5
Remarks : Slipped January 2021

Vessel Name : MAGIC BUS

For sale with DBY Boat Sales Pittwater Office in Newport. Please call +61 2 9999 3311 for an inspection. For additional high-resolution photos and detailed inventory, please email sales@dbyboatsales. Com. Au.

New South Wales
Sydney Region Newport
Launch Year
28' - 8.53m
Hull Material


DBY Boat Sales (Pittwater)
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Newport Beach
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