Very seaworthy H28 built by Compass NZ 1983, designed by Herreshoff . We bought this Yacht 2010 & have enjoyed every moment sailing her. She sails beautifully & is very safe and forgiving. Fully restored 2009 this yacht is "as new" & has to be the best fitted out H28 on the market today. If you like classic style, piece of mind and stable, well balanced sailing, you will not be disappointed.
During 2009 refit no expense spared to make this a truly remarkable yacht, full hull & deck paint, complete recon of 18hp Yanmar engine (fresh water cooled), new dripless shaft seal fitted, new aluminium hatch, new sails (main, genoa, storm jib & trysail), fully rerigged incl standing rigging, new halyards, mast re-wire, new deck & steaming lights, full re-wire by electrician, shore power & BEP panel fitted. Gas lines & instant pressure hot water prof. installed, Raymarine depth sounder & Simrad autopilot. ICOM VHF radio with masthead antenna, builtin 12V fridge. New 100L water tank, new rigid plumbing. Full interior fit out, American Oak by NZ master shipwright: new cabin sole, solid oak window trims, folding saloon table, pull out double bunk, new electric toilet, plumbing & holding tank. New galley with laminate benchtop, sink & gas stove. On deck: new teak toe rails, 12V deckwash (salt water), electric anchor winch & new 35lb Manson Supreme Anchor. Inflatable tender (made in NZ), 3.5hp outboard, dodger & mast to stern sun awning. Following refit, Kakahi sailed from NZ to Sydney & along east coast of Australia.
2010 fitted custom Bimini (stainless steel frame & fittings) 2x new 80W Solarpanels & extra 35L Wayco fridge (kept built in 60L which works beautifully). New 5” Garmin (551) Chartplotter, Sony stereo (iPod & USB connect) two extra speakers (now 4). Added new AGM Batteries & smart charger (Ctek XS 7000). V-berth mattress replaced with hightech foam. Slip & antifoul paint Nov 2010.