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1978 Islander I28

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
1978 27' 9" Islander I28 $7,500

Beam 9' 9" Draft 5' Engine(s) 1x Inboard Volvo @ 13 HPower
1978 Islander I-28 Sloop LOA: 27' 9" LWL: 23' 8" Beam: 9' 9" Draft: 5' Disp.: 7,000 lb Ballast: 3,000 lb Designer: Bob Perry Year Built: 1978 Fiberglass hull & deck.

Fin Keel, Spade Rudder, deck stepped mast.

Owned since 2003.

June, 2008 survey (available for review) placed fair market value at $ 18,000.

Rebuilt 13 HP Volvo-Penta MD7A diesel engine installed in 2005, replacing original Volvo-Penta diesel.

Massachusetts title & registration.

Interior: Oiled teak bulkheads and joiner trim Forward cabin with hanging locker to port, fully enclosed head to starboard Legal head/waste system w/ locking Y-valve and manual waste diaphragm pump Formica counter tops Starboard settee opens to double berth, quarter berth on port side Fold up dining table that serves both settees Galley includes sink, double burner alcohol stove, icebox and generous storage Teak & holley flooring replaced with Smartcore waterproof premium vinyl flooring AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio with cabin and cockpit speakers VHF/Marine radio Misc. safety equipment included.

Exterior/Mechanical: Aluminum mast & boom Oversized wire rope/dacron running rigging Sails: Full batten main, 100% Jib, 150% Genoa - all in excellent condition Custom dual furler (Pro-furl and CDI units) setup for jib & genoa Dodger - Navy blue Sunbrella fabric w/ matching mainsail cover Cockpit winches - (2) Lewmar 34 self-tailing winches & (2) Barient 8 winches Tiller Steering Rebuilt Volvo-Penta MD7A 13 HP diesel motor Exhaust waterlift muffler replaced in 2012 Tanks - 20 gal diesel, 20 gal water, 13 gal waste Automatic bilge pump w/ backup manual diaphragm gusher pump Dual lead-acid deep cycle marine batteries DC and shore power AC electrical systems Lazy jack system Jiffy reefing system All lines run to cockpit to facilitate single-handed sailing Redundant, dual depth and knot meter instrumentation (Horizon) Horizon wind speed/direction instrumentation Compass 35 lb Danforth anchor with chain & nylon rode in deck anchor locker Backup outboard motor bracket installed on stern for emergency outboard motor use Hull stripped to fiberglass and epoxy barrier coated in 2003.

Selling because recently retired and boat isn't being sailed as often as it once was.

Boat is a solid, well-built, stable, coastal cruiser that is in excellent overall condition.

Set-up to easily single-hand sail.

Price is $ 7,500. if purchased before May 15th launch date.


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Length:27' 9"
State:Rhode Island
More Details
Engine Count:1
Engine Hours:
Hull Material:fiberglass
Beam:9' 9"

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