This charismatic Herreshoff H-28 was originally constructed by her current Owner, a Master Carpenter, to the exacting plans of Francis Herreshoff. Built in the Bahamas in 1964 she has been a much loved & appreciated member of the family ever since that has been continually updated. In the 1960’s she proved her capability when she took 28 days to sail across the Atlantic from the Caribbean to the UK where she has been based ever since. Built of mahogany strip planking on a timber frame & sheathed in fibreglass to provide a waterproof structure & painted, this H-28 is ketch rigged with a long keel. She has beautiful lines with wide open side decks & a generous cockpit. Down below her cabin is extremely light, with numerous port holes & windows & her wooden construction is evident giving a warm yet extremely solid feel. She has 6 berths, a twin burner stove & marine toilet. She also has a Yanmar 2GM20 diesel engine that was new in 2001 & comes with a set of North Sails that are in excellent condition. This lovely boat is certainly one to be viewed & is currently lying Southampton.
Stock Number : ABS 1832
Year of Build : 1964
LOA : 28’0” (8.5m)
LWL : 23’1 ( 7.0m )
Beam : 8’9” (2.7m)
Draft : 3’6” (1.1m)
Keel Type : Long Keel
Engine : 1 x Yanmar 2GM20 – 18 HP ( New in 2001 )
No of Berths : 6
VHF : NASA Stingray 5600 VHF
Depth Gauge : NASA Target 2 Digital Depth Gauge
Autohelm : Autohelm 1000 Autotiller
Sleeps 6 – 2 in forepeak, 2 on settee berths & 2 quarter berths aft Hard to find H-28 ketch rig yacht. Gorgeous painted solid wood interior with Teak & holly cabin sole. Removable Saloon / Dining table. Cabin sole access to bilge. Marine Toilet fitted in forepeak with curtain for privacy.
2 Burner Alcohol Stove, S/S single sink with manually pumped cold water supply from bladder tank under Starboard Settee
NASA Target 2 Depth Gauge
NASA Stingray 5600 VHF Radio
Autohelm 1000 Auto Tiller
Anchor w/chain fed into locker via deck fitting & Kedge Anchor
Stanchions & Guard wires
Sails & Rigging
Complete Rig Both Main & Ketch Masts & Booms were replaced with Aluminium in 2008
Standing Rigging – Replaced 2008
Mainsail – North Sails 2010 Excellent Condition ( Laundered 2018 )
Mizzen – North Sails 2010 Excellent Condition ( Laundered 2018)
Jib – North Sails 2010 Excellent Condition (Laundered 2018)
Mizzen Staysail – Age Unknown
Genoa – Age Unknown
North Sails Canvass Sail Covers
Yanmar 2GM20 – 19 HP – New 2001
Aquadrive Fitted 2011
Navy Blue painted Hull of mahogany strip planking glued edge to edge, fastened & sheathed over (repainted 2018). Marine Ply Decks, sheathed over, on laminated deck beams painted white. Ballast keel secured with Bronze Keel Bolts & a Timber Rudder Blade (Painted Navy Blue) connected to a varnished Tiller
Odette is a superb version of the very popular Herreshoff H-28 that was originally designed in the USA by the renown Francis Herreshoff who offered the detailed plans for yard or home build. Such was the quality of the design that hundreds of these vessels were built with many examples still sailing today. Construction of this particular boat was completed by its current Owner ( a master Carpenter ) in the Bahamas in 1964, who has continued to sail it with his family ever since. As proof of its rugged and solid build quality, in the 1960’s, she was sailed across the Atlantic from the Bahamas to the UK, a journey that took 28 days. Since that time, the family have continually updated her including a new engine in 2001, complete new rig in 2008 and a suite of new sails in 2010 as well as regular painting of her hull & deck & general maintenance & she is rested ashore for upto 6 months every year. Although she is of mahogany plank construction, she is sheathed in GRP to provide a waterproof coating & reduced maintenance, however, she has not lost the warmth & feel of the traditional wooden boat that she truly is. Below Decks, she is light & bright due to her numerous portholes & windows & has a few basic comforts including toilet & small galley. She has the ability to sleep 6 utilising the 2 settees, forepeak & quarter berths & her current Owners have spent weeks together on sailing adventures near & far.
Sadly for the family, the time has now come to pass Odette on to her next caring Owner. She is just waiting for a new family to love her appreciate her & create new adventures with her, as the Owners of the past 50 years have done. She is currently lying afloat in Southampton & viewing can be arranged through Aspire Boat Sales.
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