Herreshoff H28 Association of Australia Inc


Owner(s): Horrie Waymouth and Evon Young

Date built: 1960

Built by: Rule Brothers Melbourne

Construction materials: Wooden Hull

Rig: Ketch

Current location: Paynesville

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A classic L. Francis Hereshoff H28 ketch.

Janessa was built in 1960 in Melbourne by the Rule Brothers, sailing out of Sandringham. Janessa featured in articles in the Seacraft magazine, detailing their adventures cruising Bass Strait. In the late 1980’s she sailed to the Whitsundays and in 1997, cruised to Brisbane. She spent many years cruising the Whitsundays.

In 1999 she was trucked back to Melbourne. The current owner purchased her in 2006 and has brought her back to her condition. She has spent the past 10 years, cruising the Gippsland Lakes. Janessa is a delight to sail and quite a stiff boat, with the additional lead in her keel.


Length  29’

Beam   9’4” Draft 4’6”  (keel extended 9” with additional 750lb of lead added (1967)

Buk 20HP Diesel 600 hrs since rebuild

Construction: Hull: NZ Kauri   Deck: Marine Ply (replaced 2007)

Masts: Oregon

Cabin: Australian red cedar

Interior:  Australian red cedar, cupboards and table solid timber, table forms starboard bunk

Galley: 2 burner meth. Stove, 40ltr. Fresh water, Hand pump tor to S/S Sink, Ice Box

Further Information

Current owner 10 years, re decked, new engine mounts,  masts removed & refurbished, mizzen new foot spliced in, cockpit rebuilt complete with drains, new morse gearbox controls, new timber stern gland block, stern tube, new stern gland and bearing assembly, gearbox rear seal replaced.

Janessa has been slipped January 2016, underwater planking stripped back, 2 coats Altex timber primer, Black Sea-guardian anti foul, above waterline, sanded back, faired, primed & 2 coats gloss enamel, Decks sanded, repainted and new non slip applied, new cushions and covers to saloon. Near new roller furling with headsail recut and UV strip. New halyards & sheets. New Boom covers & tiller cover.

The infill cushion for saloon table to convert to a berth has been removed to show furniture to full effect in the linked photographs.

Magazine articles from her Bass Strait cruising and plans showing the additional keel and lofting are available.

Janessa is in great condition and ready to give great sailing pleasure to new owners.

The asking price is $19,900. However reasonable offers will be considered. It is important to us that Janessa finds a new home and an owner that will continue to care for her.

(C) 2012, 2013 Herreshoff H28 Association of Australia, Inc - Registration Number: A0040053W

Herreshoff H28 Association of Australia Inc

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