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Beautiful Clasasic

  • Year: 1964
  • Current Price: £ 7,500
  • Located in Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • YW# 78476-3211150

Other photos: Cabin, Engine, Out of the Water, View Forward, Under Sail, On the Water, Starboard View, On her Mooring, Forward View, Blue Hull, Coachroof, Bow, Mast, Companionway, Quarter Berth, VHF, Settee, Cabin Floor, Galley, Heads & Forward Berth, Cockpit, Tiller, Comapss, Rudder, Depth Gague, Aluminium Masts, Returning Home.

General Description

This charismatic Herreshoff H-28 was originally constructed by her current Owner, a Master Carpenter, to the exacting plans of Francis Herreshoff. Built in the Bahamas in 1964 she has been a much loved & appreciated member of the family ever since that has been continually updated. In the 1960’s she proved her capability when she took 28 days to sail across the Atlantic from the Caribbean to the UK where she has been based ever since. Built of mahogany strip planking on a timber frame & sheathed in fibreglass to provide a waterproof structure & painted, this H-28 is ketch rigged with a long keel. She has beautiful lines with wide open side decks & a generous cockpit. Down below her cabin is extremely light, with numerous port holes & windows & her wooden construction is evident giving a warm yet extremely solid feel. She has 6 berths, a twin burner stove & marine toilet. She also has a Yanmar 2GM20 diesel engine that was new in 2001 & comes with a set of North Sails that are in excellent condition. This lovely boat is certainly one to be viewed & is currently lying Southampton.

Main Specifications

Stock Number :               ABS 1832

Year of Build :                 1964

LOA :                                 28’0” (8.5m)

LWL :                                 23’1 ( 7.0m )

Beam :           8’9” (2.7m)

Draft :                               3’6” (1.1m)

Keel Type :                       Long Keel

Engine :                           1 x Yanmar 2GM20 – 18 HP ( New in 2001 )

No of Berths :                 6

VHF :                                 NASA Stingray 5600 VHF

Depth Gauge :                 NASA Target 2 Digital Depth Gauge

Autohelm :                       Autohelm 1000 Autotiller

General Description



Sleeps 6 – 2 in forepeak, 2 on settee berths & 2 quarter berths aft Hard to find H-28 ketch rig yacht. Gorgeous painted solid wood interior with Teak & holly cabin sole. Removable Saloon / Dining table. Cabin sole access to bilge. Marine Toilet fitted in forepeak with curtain for privacy.



2 Burner Alcohol Stove, S/S single sink with manually pumped cold water supply from bladder tank under Starboard Settee



NASA Target 2 Depth Gauge


NASA Stingray 5600 VHF Radio


Autohelm 1000 Auto Tiller




Navigation Lights




Anchor w/chain fed into locker via deck fitting & Kedge Anchor


Harken Winches


Stanchions & Guard wires


Sails & Rigging


Complete Rig Both Main & Ketch Masts & Booms were replaced with Aluminium in 2008


Standing Rigging – Replaced 2008


Mainsail – North Sails 2010 Excellent Condition ( Laundered 2018 )


Mizzen – North Sails 2010 Excellent Condition ( Laundered 2018)


Jib – North Sails 2010 Excellent Condition (Laundered 2018)


Mizzen Staysail – Age Unknown


Genoa – Age Unknown


North Sails Canvass Sail Covers




Yanmar 2GM20 – 19 HP – New 2001


Aquadrive Fitted 2011





Navy Blue painted Hull of mahogany strip planking glued edge to edge, fastened & sheathed over (repainted 2018). Marine Ply Decks, sheathed over, on laminated deck beams painted white. Ballast keel secured with Bronze Keel Bolts & a Timber Rudder Blade (Painted Navy Blue) connected to a varnished Tiller

Brokers Description

Odette is a superb version of the very popular Herreshoff H-28 that was originally designed in the USA by the renown Francis Herreshoff who offered the detailed plans for yard or home build. Such was the quality of the design that hundreds of these vessels were built with many examples still sailing today. Construction of this particular boat was completed by its current Owner ( a master Carpenter ) in the Bahamas in 1964, who has continued to sail it with his family ever since. As proof of its rugged and solid build quality, in the 1960’s, she was sailed across the Atlantic from the Bahamas to the UK, a journey that took 28 days. Since that time, the family have continually updated her including a new engine in 2001, complete new rig in 2008 and a suite of new sails in 2010 as well as regular painting of her hull & deck & general maintenance & she is rested ashore for upto 6 months every year. Although she is of mahogany plank construction, she is sheathed in GRP to provide a waterproof coating & reduced maintenance, however, she has not lost the warmth & feel of the traditional wooden boat that she truly is. Below Decks, she is light & bright due to her numerous portholes & windows & has a few basic comforts including toilet & small galley. She has the ability to sleep 6 utilising the 2 settees, forepeak & quarter berths & her current Owners have spent weeks together on sailing adventures near & far.


Sadly for the family, the time has now come to pass Odette on to her next caring Owner. She is just waiting for a new family to love her appreciate her & create new adventures with her, as the Owners of the past 50 years have done. She is currently lying afloat in Southampton & viewing can be arranged through Aspire Boat Sales.




To arrange a viewing or for more information on this great boat

Call : 01489 572480    

Or email us at :

Please contact Mark Matthews at 01489 572480

Contact Aspire Boat Sales Ltd.

Unit 15, Universal Marina
Crableck Lane
Sarisbury Green, Southampton United Kingdom
Tel 01489 572480
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