Contessa 28

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Following the success of her older sisters the Contessa 28 came from the board of Doug Peterson and was aimed towards the cruiser racer end of the market and a move toward serious production boat building for Jeremy Rogers. The Contessa 28 being one of the first designs manufactured by Rogers to feature the internal moulding which provides structure to the hull and creates the base of the furniture units.

A well maintained and regularly upgraded Contessa 28; we sold MOONSIGHT to her current owner in 2021. After and enjoyable couple of seasons cruising around the west coast and islands of Scotland she is now reluctantly offered for sale. Her extensive inventory highlights include:

Beta BZ482 13,5hp marine diesel engine.
Stainless steel fuel tank
New flexible water tank fitted 2022
Hull coated with preventative epoxy treatment in 2009
TekDek panels to finish cockpit seating and sole (2021)
Shore power system professionally installed 2021
Simrad Autopilot
NASA Clipper instrumentation
H-Vector Navtex (2021)
Gas system upgraded and GasSafe certificate issued 2021
Techimplex Classic gas cooker installed 2021
Profurl roller reefing system (2011)
New Stack Pack and Sprayhood fitted 2021
New Crusader Sails mainsail fitted 2022
Windward 2.6m inflatable dinghy (2023)
Yamaha 2.5hp 4-stroke outboard (2016)
Yard storage cradle
Copy of 2021 survey available on request

We have a large selection of additional images showing MOONSIGHT available upon request. Currently wintering ashore and available for viewing by prior arrangement


Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Internal GRP moulded lining.
Plywood bulkheads with teak veneer finish
Keel pan stiffened as suggest by builder.
Topsides finished in gelcoat with black coveline.
Underwater hull stripped back to gelcoat and coated with preventative epoxy treatment in 2009.
Hull finished below water line in grey antifouling.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece moulded deck incorporating self-draining cockpit and superstructure.
GRP moulded headlining internally
Moulding finished in white gelcoat.
Grey non-slip moulded finish to decks and coachroof top.
Tek-Dek panels to finish cockpit seating and companionway hatch garage top (2021)
Hardwood grating on cockpit sole.

Keel & Rudder:
Encapsulated fin keel
Lead ballast
Spade rudder
Rudder stripped back and coated with preventative epoxy treatment in 2009.


Engine & gearbox:
Beta Marine BZ482 marine diesel engine (2002).
13.5hp @ 3,600rpm
Marinised Kubota diesel engine
2 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Speedseal face plate on impeller
Mechanical reversing marine gearbox
Single lever morse control in cockpit
Delux engine instrument panel, RPM, oil pressure, water temperature and oil pressure gauges.

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine serviced annually
Sterngland stripped, cleaned and re-packed 2022
Recorded running hours in October 2023 – 766hrs
Cruising speed under engine 5.5kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shaft
Stuffing gland with greaser for shaft.
2 blade, bronze, fixed propeller
Oak Tiller – Professionally made 2021

Simrad TP10 tiller pilot.


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power system
Extensive re-wiring of 12VDC and installation of 230VAC system in 2021

Shore Power:
Hardwired shore power system professionally installed 2021
Extension cable to connect to shore supply
230VAC sockets in saloon
Battery charger

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x YUASA 12VDC, 60AH lead acid (2021)
Domestic Battery - 1x YUASA 12VDC, 80AH lead acid
New BEP Marine battery isolator and paralleling switches fitted 2022

Single engine driven 12VDC alternator.

Battery Charger:
Victron Blue Energy Smart Charger (2021)
230VAC – 12VDC, 15amp

New auxiliary 12VDC distribution panel installed 2021
12VDC USB charging socket in saloon
12VDC auxiliary charging socket in saloon


Fresh Water:
Manually pumped cold water only system
All flexible piping replaced in 2022
Manual pump faucet in galley.

Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump in cockpit

Gas System:
Extensive upgrading in 2021 to meet GasSafe Regulations, test certificate issued 2021
Moulded storage unit with starboard cockpit locker, modified to drain overboard
2x Camping Gaz 907 bottles.


Single stainless steel diesel tank
Approximate capacity 38ltrs

Fresh Water:
Single flexible tank
New Pacer Marine flexible tank fitted 2022
Approximate capacity 55ltrs


On Deck:
Depth – NASA Clipper – Not reliable new boxed item aboard ready for installation
Log – NASA Clipper, new transducer fitted 2021
Wind – NASA Clipper
Magnetic Compass – Plastimo bulkhead mounted compass

Below Decks:
GPS – Furuno GP31 GPS Navigator
Navtex – H-Vector (2021)

Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – NASA Marine SX35


Galley stove – Techimplex Classic gas cooker, two burner and oven, gimbal mounted (2021)
Inset, GRP moulded sink
GRP moulded worktop
GRP moulded, top loading coolbox

Jabsco manual marine toilet.
Hoses for heads plumbing all replaced in 2022
Bulkhead mounted wash hand basin

Overhead lighting below decks
All light fittings replaced with LED items in 2021

JVC CD/Radio head unit – not functioning
Speakers in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:
6 Berths over two cabins
Double cabin forward
Saloon converting to two singles
Quarter berth

Accommodation Finish:
Joinery of teak veneered plywood with solid teak trims.
Moulded headlining with vinyl covered ply closing panels
Sole finished with Voyager Maritime vinyl floor planks (2021)
Faun fabric upholstery in saloon, recovered 2021

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
Open space with heads at aft end of space.
Double V-berth provided forward
Bulkhead at aft end of bunk to separate berth from heads.
Cave type storage lockers outboard of bunk port and starboard.
Shelves running the length of the bunk outboard port and starboard.

Separated from main saloon with door in main bulkhead.
Inboard facing manual marine toilet located outboard.
Wash hand basin mounted on bulkhead.
Wet locker with hanging rail outboard of heads
Hanging locker to port.

Bench settees port and starboard.
Both settees convert to bunks.
Port settee providing single berth with ‘trotter box’ to extend bunk length.
Starboard bunk converting to single berth
Centrally mounted, drop leaf, saloon table.
Storage lockers below bunks and overhead outboard.
Quarter berth extends aft of saloon on starboard side.
Drop down chart table fitted over quarter berth. Storage in table for charts and pilot books.

Port side of companionway.
Worktop along aft end from starboard side of companionway outboard to port.
Wooden sectional worktop with fiddle which lifts out to access sink and coolbox.
Gimbal mounted cooker outboard with fold up extension worktop
forward of cooker.
Storage beneath work top and cooker with sliding door lockers outboard of cooker.


Deck stepped, mast head sloop rig.
Mast and spars by Kemp in silver anodised alloy.
All standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel wire with roll swage terminal fittings.
Standing rigging professionally inspected winter 2021 and 2022, copy of report available on request
Removable inner forestay with lever type tensioner.
Profurl roller reefing system on forestay (2011)
Mechanical backstay adjuster
Mid boom mainsheet.
Roll-up mast ladder
Spinnaker pole and gear
Lazyjacks fitted 2021
Lines run aft to cockpit on port an starboard sides.
Majority of running rigging replaced 2021/22
Deck mounted rope clutches port and starboard sides of companionway
Lewmar Genoa tracks and cars

All winches stripped and serviced 2021
Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 30, two-speed, self-tailing
Secondary Winches – 2x Lewmar 16, two-speed, self-tailing
Cockpit Halyard Winch – 1x Lewmar 16, two-speed
Mast Halyard Winches – 2x Lewmar 7, single-speed
Mast Reefing Winch – 1x Lewmar 7, single-speed

Mainsail – White Dacron, partially battened, slab reefing. Crusader Sails (2022)
Genoa – White Dacron, roller reefing.
Mainsail – White Dacron, slab reefing

Canvas Work:
Mainsail Cover – Stackpack type cover with lazyjacks. Crusader Sails (2021)
Sprayhood (2021)
Spray Dodgers – Name on dodgers

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – 12kg CQR type plough anchor (2021) on chain/leaded warp rode (2023)
Kedge anchor – 1x Delta plough anchor 1x Danforth type anchor
Selection of warps and fenders.

Inflatable Dinghy – Windward 2.6m dinghy (2023)
Yamaha 2.5hp, four stroke outboard. (2016)

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails.
Alloy toerail running length of deck edge.
Stainless steel stanchions supporting double tier stainless steel guardwires
Guardwires replaced 2022
Single stemhead roller.
Below decks, self draining anchor locker.
4 mooring cleats.
Non-slip textured finish to decks, coachroof and cockpit.
Halyards lead aft along port and starboard sides of coachroof.
Moulded cockpit coamings providing protection to cockpit.
Primary and secondary winches mounted on coamings outboard..
Bench seating in cockpit port and starboard with hard wood panel finish.
Liferaft storage compartment beneath starboard seating.
Large cockpit locker beneath port cockpit seating.
Mainsheet track spanning coachroof, forward of sprayhood.

Yard storage cradle.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, 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 owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Low level nav lights
Steaming lights
All LED lights replaced with LED items winter 2021/22

Life saving:
Horseshoe buoy with light
Coastal Flare Pack (2021)
Fire Blanket

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their 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 for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

Contact The Seller

General Information

Doug Peterson
New or used
United Kingdom


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Beta Marine BZ482 marine diesel engine (2002). 13.5hp @ 3,600rpm Marinised Kubota diesel engine 2 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Speedseal face plate on impeller Mechanical reversing marine gearbox Single lever morse control in cockpit
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About The Seller

Mark Cameron Yachts

The Braes



United Kingdom

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