Sailing yachts

Herreshoff 28

(REF: 17980)


  • Designer: Herreshoff, L Francis
  • Builder: Wallasea Bay Yacht Co. Essex
  • Year: 1947
  • Location: S. Wales
  • Length on deck: 28'
  • Beam: 8'9"
  • Draft: 3'6"

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Wooden ships comments on this Herreshoff 28


L Francis Hereshoff



Wallasea Bay Yacht Co. Essex




Herreshoff 28


7/8” mahogany planking fastened with bronze screws to oak timbers at 12” centres.  Many timbers replaced with laminated oak in major refit by current owner which finished in 2007.

Marine plywood deck, sheathed in epoxy and painted, on a tongue and groove sub deck.  Marine Plywood cockpit coamings with a sheathed coachroof deck.



Bermudan ketch rig on keel stepped varnished wooden masts.  Spars were new in 2007, built to original Hereshoff specification.

Stainless steel standing rigging new in 2007.

Main, mizzen and genoa all by Seven Sails and new in 2009.  Full set of sail covers.



Vetus Marine 2 cylinder 16hp diesel, installed new in 2008 with only 300 hours.  Complete stern gear, propeller, exhaust system and engine beds all new in 2008.

75L polythene diesel tank in starboard cockpit locker.

3 x 12volt batteries with 1 dedicated to engine starting.  Smart regulated charging system plus a 240volt shore power charger.



4 berths in a spacious cabin.  5’10” headroom under the dog house.  The large coamings and wide coachroof give more interior volume than would be expected of a boat this size.  Very clean and smart cabin, most of it new from the rebuild, cleverly laid out to give a lot useable space where 2 or three people can move comfortably without tripping over each other.

Galley to starboard as you enter the cabin with Origo 2 burner spirit stove and single stainless sink.  Ample work surface area with top access fridge.

Centre drop leaf table with port and starboard settee berths.

Large heads compartment to port with Simpson Lawrence 400 sea toilet.

Fore peak with V-berths and storage.

Diesel fired cabin heater.



Steering compass

Log and sounder


Simrad TP32 auto pilot

Garmin GPS76

Navman Chartplotter 6”



2 x Seago 275N lifejackets

Throwing line

2 x fire extinguishers


CQR anchor

50m of 8mm chain


8’ Seago inflatable dinghy

Suzuki 2.5hp 4 stroke outboard

Beaching legs

Spray hood

Cockpit cover

All over winter cover





These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.