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Herreshoff H-28, 1980, Rockland, Maine, $26,000, Price reduced 7/19/20 to $24,700, SOLD 12/6/20

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Herreshoff H-28, 1980

L. Francis Herreshoff designed ketch. Built by Staysail Yachts in Huntington, Long Island, New York in fiberglass, teak, bronze and spruce.

Bright cabin sides. Sitka spruce main and mizzen masts. Oak bow sprite sets a yankee on roller furler. A joy to sail, H-28s are blistering fast off the wind, often to the surprise of better starters. Steadfast sleeps four; two in the main cabin in single bunks and two in the v-berth forward. The galley is located aft. The head is an AirHead in aft compartment. Interior woodwork is teak.

Includes following upgrades: Westerbeke diesel ($8000), sitka spruce main mast rebuild ($12000), Triad custom lift-off trailer ($7500).

  • Steadfast last survey 2011 at $37,000. Steadfast has been out of water for three years and needs to be sailed, so offers of a good home considered.
  • Asking $24,700 including the new Triad trailer.


  • Cabin sides varnished teak, bronze opening ports.
  • Toe rail and cockpit backs are varnished teak.
  • Deck is non-skid light green.
  • Topsides are white Awl-gripped.
  • Bottom Interlux micron CSC Green (~Nate green)
  • Sitka spruce main mast professionally rebuilt.
  • Mast covers for storage.
  • All deck hardware is bronze.
  • Lifeline stanchions and bases are stainless steel.
  • Cockpit sole is custom built teak grating.
  • Cockpit seat backs are varnished teak.
  • Closed cell foam cockpit cushions.
  • Removable bridge deck with cushion, throw ring.
  • Folding teak cockpit table.
  • Ash tiller.
  • A tiller tender can provide hands free sailing.


  • Westerbeke 20B Two, 18hp Fresh Water Cooled, 65 hr.
  • Optional Admiral panel with gauges plus alarms.
  • Dual fuel filters.
  • Bronze Sea Strainer.
  • Exhaust System raw water cooled water lift muffler.
  • Alternator 50AMP, Solar panel, 2 batteries, divider.
  • Ventilation by microfan continuous.
  • Bilge pumps: three electric, one manual.


  • 33# Bruce, 11# Fortress folding, 12# Danforth
  • Rode 250' laid line with 30' chain
  • Richie 4.25" compass, older gps, radio, fathometer.
  • Autohelm.
  • Triad custom lift-off trailer, new.
  • Main, mizzen, jib, yankee original but serviceable.
  • CDI roller furling on yankee.
  • Fenders.


  • Cabin sole teak and holly.
  • Side trim and bulkheads are varnished teak.
  • Ice box.
  • Two burner gimbled stove with oven (needs replaced e.g., Origo 6000)
  • Stove cover is varnished teak serves as chart table.
  • Table: varnished teak folding.
  • Stainless sink with newer foot pump.
  • Hanging locker with shelf.
  • Teak book rack.
  • Three storage lockers; shelf above cabin berths.


  • LOD 28'
  • Draft 3'6"
  • Beam 8'9"
  • Displacement 9017


  • Holding: zero gallons!
  • Fuel: 10 gallons
  • Water: 25 gallon


  • Engine: Westerbeke diesel
  • Power: 18 hp
  • Model: 20B Two, 2 Cyl.
  • Hours: 65
  • Instrument Panel: Optional Admiral with gauges as well as alarms.

    This is a special boat -- one of a very few H-28 in fiberglass that follow the exterior design and look like the wooden versions (which is the material of the vast majority of H-28s ever built).


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