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Feeling 286 Special

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Boat REF# 235146
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.69m (28'6")
Year 1989
Construction GRP
Underwater profile wing keel
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp, Yanmar 2GM20 (1989)
Lying Essex, UK (By Appointment Only)


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Extra Details

Designer Giles Vaton
Builder Kirie
Lying Essex, UK (By Appointment Only)
Fuel capacity 35.0 ltr (7.7 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2GM20 (1989)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Darglow 3 Blade Feathering.
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

The Yanmar engine had a full top end overhaul in 2013; valves, injectors, new lift pump and complete engine fuel filter update with a new main filter with primer. A new stainless steel exhaust manifold was also fitted. The prop shaft hada new gearbox coupling fitted and a Volvo prop seal.
It is serviced annually by the owner, an engineer, and a full record of all maintenance history is available. Last serviced December 2016.
Rutland 504 Wind Generator - new 2014.
Stirling Battery Charging system from shore power.
Marlec digital controller.
Shore power through an RCD unit.
Yacht rewired in 2014 and with a VSR unit fitted (Volt Sensitive Relay).
New engine start battery in 2014.


LOA 8.69m (28'6")
LWL 7.14m (23'5")
Beam 2.84m (9'4")
Draft Min 1.10m (3'7")
Draft Max 1.10m (3'7")
Displacement 2,500kg (5,512.5lbs)
Headroom 1.87m (6'2")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1989) with stainless steel standing rigging (2006)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Lonton & Gray - Slab (2013) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Lonton & Gray - Furling (2011)
Other sails Spinnaker (2006)
Asymmetric Spinnaker (with Snuffer) (2007)
No2 Genoa with Foam Luff (2005)
Spinnaker gear tick

We are advised that the sails are all in good condition. The Main and No1 Genoa are semi-laminated material.
Full Spinnaker Deck Gear and Pole.

Mast fully rewired in December 2016 with new VHF Aerial and Wind Speed unit.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile wing keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Epoxied below the waterline and copper coated in 2008.
(The hull had been epoxied from new but was soda blasted and re-epoxied in 2009 as a preventative treatment).

Keel re-faired professionally and the keel bolts checked in 2016.

Top rudder bearing replaced in 2017.

Windows and inner side vinyl head linings have been replaced in recent years.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick

New Jabasco heads fitted in 2015.
Water system pipework replaced in 2015.
Eberspacher cabin heating with two outlets; serviced in December 2016.
Electric and manual pumps for cold water supply to galley and heads.
Waeco 12 & 240 volt Fridgeunit fitted in aft cabin.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Plastimo Compass - new 2015.
NASA Navtex - new 2015.
Horizon Chart Plotter 180i.
Raymarine VHF DSC Radio.
Raymarine Autohelm Autopilot with cable "remote".
Garmin GPS.
NASA Wind - new 2016.
Stowe Depth.
NASA Speed/Log.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
New clutches and lines led aft to cockpit.
New Mainsheet traveller.
Self-Tailing Sheet Winches.
New Life Lines fitted 2015.

Note: Jacobs Yard Cradle available if required by separate negotiation.

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

2 Smoke Alarms.
3 Fire Extinguishers.
Fire Blanket.

Broker's Comments

The Feeling 286 Special is a modern cruiser offering excellent sailing performance alongside good accommodation. They have an aft double cabin and then a forward double in the forepeak; this "open plan" style makes for a light airy interior.
This one has been extensively updated and comes with a good set of sails and extensive levels of equipment and instrumentation - see full details above.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Feeling 286 Special has been personally photographed and viewed by SteveBooth of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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