Mark Cameron Yachts

Contessa 28


Fantastically well presented example


Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelContessa 28
DesignerDoug Edwards
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusUnderoffer
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with bolt-on ballast keel
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineYanmar 2GM20 (19hp) 2 Cylinder, naturally aspirated, raw water cooled Mechanical reversing marine gearbox Single lever morse control (2021)
Fuel Capacity50l


Drinking Water Capacity55l


Following the success of her older sisters the Contessa 28 came from the board of Doug Peterson and was aimed towards the cruiser racer end of the market and a move toward serious production boat building for Jeremy Rogers. The Contessa 28 being one of the first designs manufactured by Rogers to feature the internal moulding which provides structure to the hull and creates the base of the furniture units.

The Contessa 28 ELISE benefits from significant upgrading in recent years, offered for sale with an extensive inventory including highlights such as:

Original gelcoat finish to topsides
Coachroof portlights removed and professionally overhauled in 2021
Yanmar 2GM20, 19hp marine diesel engine
Overhaul of engine fuel and exhaust systems in 2018/19
Featherstream 3-blade feathering propellor
Shore power system with battery charger
Raymarine C80 Classic chart plotter
Raymarine i40 depth/speed instrument display (2021)
Autohelm ST40 wind instrument
Raymarine ST1000+ tillerpilot
All LED lighting below decks (2019)
Eberspacher diesel fired blown air heating system, installed new 2021
Fusion MS-RA50 stereo system
Standing rigging replaced for 2021 season
North Sails dacron mainsail, new 2018
North Sails 3Di roller reefing genoan, new 2018
Stack pack mainsail cover from Owen Sails, new 2022

Having wintered ashore the Contessa 28 ELISE has been freshly polished and antifouled, presented for sale ready to sail away for the 2024 season. Available for immediate viewing by prior arrangement.


Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Internal GRP moulded lining.
Plywood bulkheads with teak veneer finish
Keel pan stiffened as suggest by builder.
Topsides finished in gelcoat with blue coveline
Hull finished below water line in blue antifouling.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece moulded deck incorporating self-draining cockpit and superstructure.
GRP moulded headlining internally
Moulding finished in white gelcoat.
Grey non-slip moulded finish to decks and coachroof top.
Coachroof portlights removed and professionally overhauled in 2021
Hardwood grating on cockpit sole.

Keel & Rudder:
Encapsulated fin keel
Lead ballast
Spade rudder
Rudder removed in 2018, internal inspection of blade completed and rudder rebuilt and re-fitted
Rudder bearings replaced in 2018


Engine & gearbox:
Yanmar 2GM20
2 Cylinder, naturally aspirated, raw water cooled
Mechanical reversing marine gearbox
Single lever morse control (2021)

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine serviced annually
All seacock Blakes seacocks removed in 2018, stripped, serviced and re-fitted with new fastenings
Engine cooling hoses replaced 2018
Fuel supply lines to engine replaced 2018
Exhaust hose and skin fitting replaced 2019
Engine compartment sound insulation removed and replaced with new 2019
New starter motor fitted 2021
Injectors removed and sent for professional overhaul and recalibration 2022
Cruising speed under engine 5.5kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shaft
Volvo Penta type sterngland, fitted new 2021
Featherstream 3-blade feathering propellor
Hardwood laminated tiller
Tiller extension

Raymarine ST1000+ tillerpilot


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power system

Shore Power:
Extension cable to connect to shore supply
230VAC sockets in saloon
Battery charger

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, 90Ah lead acid (2019)
Domestic Battery - 1x 12VDC, 90Ah lead acid (2019)
New battery cables for engine start circuit installed 2019

Single engine driven 12VDC alternator.

Battery Charger:
Pro-Sport 8 dual bank battery charger
230VAC – 12VDC, 8 amp

12VDC charging socket in saloon


Fresh Water:
Manually pumped cold water only system
Manual pump faucet in galley.

Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump in cockpit
Skin fitting for outlet replaced 2019

Gas System:
Gas pipe work replaced 2018


Single stainless steel diesel tank
Approximate capacity 50ltrs
Tank drained, opened up and cleaned before re-fitting (2021)

Fresh Water:
Single water tank
Approximate capacity 55ltrs


On Deck:
Depth/Speed – Raymarine i40 display (2021)
Wind – Autohelm ST40
Magnetic Compass

Below Decks:
Plotter – Raymarine C80 Classic

Communications Equipment:


Galley stove – Flavel Vanessa gas cooker, 2 burner, grill and oven
Inset, GRP moulded sink
GRP moulded worktop
GRP moulded, top loading coolbox

Lavac manual marine toilet.
Bulkhead mounted wash hand basin

Eberspacher diesel fired blown air heating system, installed new 2021
Thermostatic cabin controller
1 outlet in saloon, 1 outlet in forward cabin

Overhead lighting below decks
Engine space light
Light fittings upgraded to LED in 2019

Fusion MS-RA50 head unit
Speakers in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:
6 Berths over two cabins
Double cabin forward
Saloon converting to two singles
Quarter berth

Accommodation Finish:
Joinery of teak veneered plywood with solid teak trims.
Internal woodwork stripped and fully re-varnished in 2021
Moulded headlining with vinyl covered ply closing panels
Upholstery recovered throughout in 2019

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
Open space with heads at aft end of space.
Double V-berth provided forward
Bulkhead at aft end of bunk to separate berth from heads.
Cave type storage lockers outboard of bunk port and starboard.
Shelves running the length of the bunk outboard port and starboard.

Separated from main saloon with door in main bulkhead.
Inboard facing manual marine toilet located outboard.
Wash hand basin mounted on bulkhead.
Wet locker with hanging rail outboard of heads
Hanging locker to port.

Bench settees port and starboard.
Both settees convert to bunks.
Port settee providing single berth with ‘trotter box’ to extend bunk length.
Starboard bunk converting to single berth
Centrally mounted, drop leaf, saloon table.
Storage lockers below bunks and overhead outboard.
Quarter berth extends aft of saloon on starboard side.
Drop down chart table fitted over quarter berth. Storage in table for charts and pilot books.

Port side of companionway.
Worktop along aft end from starboard side of companionway outboard to port.
Wooden sectional worktop with fiddle which lifts out to access sink and coolbox.
Gimbal mounted cooker outboard with fold up extension worktop
forward of cooker.
Storage beneath work top and cooker with sliding door lockers outboard of cooker.


Deck stepped, mast head sloop rig.
Mast and spars by Kemp in silver anodised alloy.
All standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel wire with roll swage terminal fittings.
Standing rigging replaced for 2021 season
Facnor SD130 roller reefing system on forestay
Mechanical backstay adjuster
Mid boom mainsheet.
Roll-up mast ladder
Spinnaker pole and gear
Lines run aft to cockpit on port an starboard sides.
Running rigging replaced periodically as required
Deck mounted rope clutches port and starboard sides of companionway

Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 30, two-speed, self-tailing
Secondary Winches – 2x Lewmar 16, two-speed, self-tailing
Cockpit Halyard Winch – 1x Lewmar 16, two-speed
Mast Halyard Winches – 2x Lewmar 7, single-speed
Mast Reefing Winch – 1x Lewmar 7, single-speed

Mainsail – White, dacron, slab reefing. North Sails 2018
Genoa – North 3Di roller reefing. North Sails 2018
Cruising Chute

Canvas Work:
Mainsail Cover – Stackpack type cover with mast boot. Owen Sails (2022)

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Bruce anchor with chain and warp rode
Selection of warps and fenders.

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails.
Alloy toerail running length of deck edge.
Stainless steel stanchions supporting double-tier stainless steel guardwires
Upper guardwire replaced on both port and starboard sides in 2018
Single stemhead roller.
Below decks, self draining anchor locker.
4 mooring cleats.
Non-slip textured finish to decks, coachroof and cockpit.
Halyards lead aft along port and starboard sides of coachroof.
Moulded cockpit coamings providing protection to cockpit.
Primary and secondary winches mounted on coamings outboard..
Bench seating in cockpit port and starboard with hard wood panel finish.
Liferaft storage compartment beneath starboard seating.
Large cockpit locker beneath port cockpit seating.
Mainsheet track spanning coachroof, forward of sprayhood.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Masthead Tri-colour and anchor light fitted with new mast cable 2020
Steaming / Deck flood light unit, mounted on mast. Installed new with new mast cable 2022
Low-level nav lights

Life saving:
Horseshoe lifebuoy with light
KIM MOB recovery system
Gas alarm
Carbon Monoxide alarm

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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