Parker 285

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The Parker 285 is a cleverly designed and well built family cruiser with excellent performance and comfortable accommodation.  The lifting keel allows full exploration of shallow coastal waters whilst giving safe offshore capability.  This excellent example has been well maintained and is presented for sale in really nice condition.  Rarely available, so don't hesitate to come and view.

Viewing by appointment through our Suffolk Office 01473 659 681.


The accommodation offers up to six berths.  In the forecabin, V berth with stowage under.  Opening hatch to foredeck.  Hanging locker.  In saloon, two settee berths.  Fixed table with drop leaves.  Separate heads to starboard with marine toilet, shower and washbasin.  Wet hanging locker.  Chart table to starboard with galley opposite.  Two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven.  Stainless steel galley sink with hot and cold pressurised water system.  91 litre freshwater capacity.  Refrigerator.  Large double berth under the cockpit.  Mikuni diesel fired hot air central heating.  

Mechanical Systems

Located behind the companionway, Yanmar 2YM15 twin cylinder 15hp diesel engine.  120 hours running time.  Electric start.  Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger.  Shaft drive to three bladed folding propeller.  Rope cutter.  54 litre fuel capacity in stainless steel tank.  Single lever control.  The engine has been regularly professionally serviced.    

Electrical Systems

  • 2 x 12 volt batteries in two banks (2017/18)
  • Alternator
  • Solar panel
  • 240 volt shorepower

Spars & Sails

Fractional rigged sloop.  Anodised aluminium mast and boom by Z Spars.  Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2019).  Terylene running rigging.  Slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks.  Furlex headsail furling system.  Lines led aft to cockpit.  Two Antal W16 self tailing sheet winches.  Two Antal 36.2 self tailing halyard winches.  

  • Mainsail  -  Quantum  -  2006  -  fair
  • Furling genoa  -  Quantum  -  2006  -  fair
  • Blade jib  -  Quantum  -  2006  -  good
  • Storm jib  -  2006  -  unused
  • Spinnaker  -  2006  -  good

Deck Equipment

  • Anchor with chain and warp
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires
  • Stackpack mainsail cover
  • Sprayhood
  • Halyard tail bags
  • Boarding ladder
  • Various warps and fenders

Navigation Equipment

  • Plastimo steering compass
  • Raymarine ST60 depth
  • Raymarine ST60 speed
  • Raymarine ST60 windspeed and direction
  • Raymarine DSC VHF radio
  • Raymarine RC435 GPS
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Masthead and deck level navigation lights
  • Clock and barometer

Safety Equipment

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fire blanket
  • Cockpit harness attachment points
  • MOB sling
  • Manual bilge pump
  • First aid kit
  • Radar reflector


Built in 2006 by Parker Yachts to a Ron Holland design.  White GRP hull with style stripes.  Alloy toe rail.  White GRP superstructure with moulded non-slip.  Lifting keel.  Transom hung lifting rudder.  Aft self draining cockpit.  Coppercoat antifouling system (2019).  

The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

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General Information

Silver Surfer
Ron Holland
New or used
United Kingdom




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1 x Yanmar 2YM15
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About The Seller

Clarke & Carter Interyacht Ltd

Suffolk Yacht Harbour Levington




United Kingdom

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