Chichester West Sussex UK
The Heard 28 must be one of the best kept secrets for a modern Classic Yacht.
Based on the traditional Falmouth oyster dredgers and inshore fishing boats of Cornwall, this Heard 28 is a solid no nonsense, spacious cruising yacht that could take you anywhere.
Molly Oxford is in excellent condition, a great tribute the the builders, subsequent and present owners.
The combination of a GRP hull and top grade quality traditional materials in construction gives the best of both worlds.
The retractable bowsprit gives cheaper mooring options.
Navigation aids incl:
Raymarine C90 Plotter
RAymarine Bi Data Log/Depth
If the pride of and joy of sailing a classic yachts appeals, this fine example should be on your short list.
The Classic Boat Magazine reviewer 1989 described her as' the nicest Heard 28 I've seen' [A copy of this review is available].
In recent years she's taken part in the Brest and Douarnez Festivals, Falmouth Classics and Yarmouth Old Gaffers.
With the present owner downsizing, there's a rare opportunity for a new discerning skipper to continue her adventures.
Insurance survey carried in May 2019 which would be available to potential purchasers who have a viewing.
No major problems were identified.
|Vessel name:||Molly Oxford|
|Vessel condition:||Very good|
|Vessel type:||Gaff cutter|
|Builder:||Terry Heard of Gaffers And Luggers|
|Fit Out:||Robertson's of Woodbridge|
|Registry:||British Part 1|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Perkins M30|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||10.5m|
|Length of deck:||8.62m|
|Length at waterline:||8.5m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||60 Litres|
|Water capacity:||40 Litres|
Perkins M30- 28hp diesel last service -2018
Three blade propeller
New engine mounts and bearers 2017
New starter motor -2017
New Hurth gearbox -2017
Engine completely Rebuilt in 2009, starts and runs very well.
New wiring loom - 2017
GRP hull built by Gaffers and Luggers of Mylor
Heavy duty lay up, long keel with 5.5 tons of encapsulated lead.
Traditionally fitted out to a very high standard by Roberstons of Woodbridge and launched 1989.
Teak decks and cockpit, fitted out in top quality materials.
The build quality of MO is exceptional and the the condition as presented is excellent.
A review of Molly Oxford by Classic Boat in 1989 commented-
'the standard of construction throughout is first class and is difficult to fault, frankly she is the nicest I've seen'.
The spacious interior is fitted out in warm Cherryood
She has 5 berths in 2 cabins 5' 11" headroom throughout with heads and and hanging locker amidships.
Foclse has 2 singles converting to a double; Saloon-2 singles with and quarter berth behind navigation table. Lee cloths on 4 berths
During construction, the coachroof and main bulkhead were positioned 18ins forward of the mast.
This has a remarkable effect on the accommodation layout and greatly and increases the feeling of space.
This feature is probably unique to Molly Oxford.
Galley to port with pumped water, gas cooker and food utensil storage
Navigation area to Stbd. comprises a fold up chart table with a chart storage below .
Taylors brass paraffin heating with exterior air induction.
Portable refrigerated cool box
Main Anchor -Rocna 15Kg + 50m chain & 40m warp
Kedge anchor + chain & warp
Fenders 4off, Warps 6off + various ropes
Anchor Ball & Motoring Cone
Timber spars by Collars - major refurbish in 2014 incl strippping & re-
Leather covers to peak halyard replaced.
Stainless steel standing rigging replaced including rigging screws-2016
Good sail wardrobe: Mainsail [ slab reefing]
Jibs- 2 off
Staysail 2 off
Storm jib [unused]
Topsail-hoisted on it's own yard
Running back stays
4- sheet winches with Self tailing collars
Raymarine C90 Multi function GPS Plotter with Navionics Charts-2014
Standard Horizon VHF Radio DSC/AIS - 2014
Raymarine Bi-Data Log/Depth
Matching Clock & Barometer
Bulkhead steering compass + H/H compass
2x 12V batteries charged by engine and 8W Solar panel
Invertor 12V DC to 240V AC
Switch/Fuse panel with Voltmeter
Goodman stereo radio
12V and 240V sockets
Shore power lead with onboard exnsion
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