She's well equipped, maintained, and regularly gets upgrades. We get compliments on her all the time from our guests as well as total strangers. To me, compared to other boats I've helped crew, she is very agile and can turn incredibly fast.
She sails great on almost all points of sail.
The exception seems to be downwind in light air because we don't have a whisker pole.
The headsail tends to luff a lot in this condition.
She loves a beam reach, close reach, or being close hauled. If you don't have her balanced, she really lets you know!
I regularly single hand her even when we have guests.
The autopilot frees me up to hoist/drop sail, trim the main, go look at the tail tells on the ginny, adjust the sail tracks, etc. Like most boats, the sheets and winches for the genoa are easily within reach of the captain and convenient for changing tacks, jibes or adjustments.
Location: Clear Lake Shores, Texas
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Full Type: Diesel
Displacement: 7,000 pounds
Ballast: 3,200 pounds
Water: 25 gallons
Fuel: 20 gallons
Tankage: 10 gallons
The Newport 28 is a C&C designed and Capital Yachts built sailboat that was first introduced in 1974. The Mark II is an updated version of the original Newport 28. It features an updated rudder and keel with a redesigned coach roof and interior. During its production, more than 1,000 Newport 28's and Mark IIs were built.
The Newport 28 has fantastic sailing characteristics and has a very comfortable interior. Yelcho features many upgrades including air conditioning, refrigeration, and an autopilot.
The galley features an Origo two burner alcohol stove, microwave, fresh water faucet, soap dispenser and 10" deep sink.
There is a comfortable v-berth forward with a 24" TV and DVD player, a double pull out settee on the port side, and a single settee to starboard. The cabin hosts various drawers, cupboards, and storage areas. The enclosed marine head with sink and shower head/faucet is located to port as you come down the companionway into the galley.
New boat side 30 amp receptacle and shore power cable (2017)
New power station at helm with plug adapter. two USB connections, switch, and voltage meter (2017)
New Promariner Prosport12 Battery Charger (2017)
New LED lights to replace overhead incandescent lights – new and old bulbs available (2017)
New 24" 1080p LED TV (2017)
New power inverter (2014)
New batteries (2014)
New 12 volt outlets (2014)
New Raymarin EV-100 wheel pilot (2013)
New Pyle Audio System with cabin and cockpit speakers (2012)
New Raw Water Pump (2017)
Stuffing box repacked (2017)
New exhaust pipe (2017)
New raw water impeller, belts (2015)
(2) new bronze Graco 1 1/4" seacocks for sanitation system thru hulls (2015)
New whalegusher bilge pump (2014)
New topping lift mechanism (2017)
New Dutchman lines (2016)
New stainless steel anchor (2013)
Like new Neil Pryde main and 135% genoa (2010)
Dutchman flaking system (2010)
New Galley Faucet (2017)
New hoses from fresh water tank to pump/faucet (2017)
New marine head, holding tank and sanitation hoses (2014)
New tile counter tops (2014)
New headliner (2013)
New interior lighting (2013)
New cabin cushions (2013)
New 12,000 BTU Webasto air conditioner with reverse cycle heat (2012)
New Hull Striping (2014)
New padded leather wheel wrap (2013)
New cockpit cushions (2013)
New compass (2013)
New bimini and canvas (2013)
New zincs (2015)
Bottom job (2012)
Multiple Flares (2017 + expired flares)
New Standard Horizon Matrix GX2000 Marine Radio with DSC and GPS (2014)