Built in 1989 by Martin Heard, this heavy displacement, long keel gaff cutter has been maintained to the highest possible standard and is probably the best equipped Heard 28 available today.
Comprehensive professional refit completed during 2014, which included topsides repainted in dark blue and epoxy/copper coat applied to bottom. Comprehensive Raymarine electronics installed including AIS Raymarine 12" chart plotter and Evo autopilot, also new Maxpower bow thruster fitted and Lofrans Cayman power windlass. Specification includes Beta 35hp engine, full rewire with Sterling battery charger and four new batteries, re-caulked teak decks and much more.
Fully optimised topsail gaff cutter rig, with power windlass also set up for lifting bow sprit and for bosun chair activity. With self-tail winches and efficient slab reefing, this traditional gaffer can be sailed single handed with confidence.Cockpit now converted to self-drain, with sump and auto-pump, Webasto heating, Isothem.
A classic yacht not to be missed - this is an exceptional example of the Heard 28 at £45,000 o.n.o.
Call Mike Lucas for more info.
I bought Majala to have a fast and sea kindly yacht for single / short handed sailing.
She has proved an absolute joy. Her 43 feet of sail length on a 28 foot hull gives her massive power and alongside her long hull and heavy ballast makes for a remarkably fast and sea kindly yacht, whether in heavy winds and seas or in light airs. Her gaff rig also allows a range of sail to be carried to suit conditions in a very easy manner. Her long but relatively shallow draft (5.1 feet) allows for endless exploring of coastal estuaries far and wide.
A lot of thought went into adding a range of features to enable her to be safely and enjoyably sailed single handedly: powerful Raymarine navigation, auto helm and remote control, electronic anchor with remote control & even a bow thruster. The effect of these additions is to give me a second or even third virtual person when sailing alone, whether in the open sea, close to shore or coming in to estuaries and then anchoring or coming alongside pontoons. This achieved my desire to have a beautiful boat I could confidently sail alone, both because there is a great pleasure in single handed sailing and also so as not to be dependent on crew.
So many happy memories, whether of sailing contemplatively alone or with family & friends. She is equally enjoyable on a fast, exhilarating sail or to live aboard days on end quietly up unspoilt creeks in Devon & Cornwall. And at the end of the day what better than a whiskey in the spacious cockpit watching the sun set or in the snug of the saloon with dinner cooking.
Change in personal circumstances requires a totally unexpected sale of Majala - with much regret, but with so many happy memories.
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Bracket for outboard motor at boom crutch frame, plus lift tackle for outboard.
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