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Etap 28i, Fin Keel Cruiser / Racer, Metaphor, Lying  Essex

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Sails and Deck Gear
Nav Station
Aft Cabin


Etap 28i, Fin Keel Cruiser / Racer, Metaphor

Metaphor is a 1990 Etap 28i fin keel cruiser / racer.  

Etaps have a double skin construction which provides excellent insulation and are claimed by the manufacturers to be unsinkable.

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Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  28ft 8.53m
Length on Deck  26ft 7.92m
Waterline Length  23ft 9ins 7.24m
Beam  10ft 3ins 3.12m
Draft  3ft 9ins 1.14m
Displacement  6170lbs 2800kg 
Ballast 1850lbs 840kg


bullet6 berths
bullet2 cabins
bulletSeparate heads / shower
bulletGood Galley
bulletChart table

Rig, Sails and Spars

bulletFractional Sloop rig
bulletAluminium alloy spars
bulletStainless steel standing rigging
bulletMainsail Sobstad (2004)

bulletPlastimo Headsail furling gear
bulletGenoa unused
bulletNo 2 good
bulletNo 3 good
bullet2 x Spinnakers one unused the other almost new

bulletLewmar 24 Sheet winches

Deck Equipment

bulletDanforth anchor on 10m chain + 20m warp
bulletSpinnaker pole
bulletEnsign / staff

bulletPlastimo Contest Steering compass
bulletCockpit dodgers
bulletBoat hook
bulletCockpit cushions

General Equipment


bulletGimballed Plastimo Neptune 2000 gas cooker 
bulletGas locker in cockpit

bulletEtap shot glasses!


bulletMikuni MY16 diesel powered heating (not used by current owner- may need service)
bulletKelvin Hughes barometer
bulletPressurised hot and cold water to galley and heads sinks
bulletHot water by calorifier


bulletEtap Pots + pans, cutlery included
bulletInsulated Coolbox
bulletManual pumped sea toilet


bulletVolvo Penta 2002 2-cylinder 18hp diesel 
bulletVolvo Saildrive
bulletFolding 2-blade propeller


bulletWater - 100 litres 
bulletDiesel - 55 litres

Electrics / Electronics

bullet12 Volts DC electrical system


bullet3 x 12 Volt Batteries

bulletComprehensive Breaker / switch panel 
bulletVHF Radiotelephone


bulletNasa Clipper Wind in cockpit   (replacement transducer ready to be fitted)
bulletNasa Clipper Depth in cockpit


bulletNavman Tracker 5110  GPS / Chart plotter
bulletPye Broadcast receiver / cassette player

Safety Gear


bulletFire blanket
bulletBosun's chair
bulletFire extinguishers
bulletHorseshoe Life belt
bulletRadar reflector
bulletFirst aid kit
bulletManual bilge pump
bulletElectric bilge pump

Shore Gear

bulletPurpose designed launching / recovery trolley (available by separate negotiation)

bulletBombard Dinghy + 3.5hp outboard (available by separate negotiation)

[ Metaphor ] Sails and Deck Gear ] Cockpit ] Layout ] Saloon ] Galley ] Nav Station ] Aft Cabin ] Heads ] Engine ] [ Specifications ] Comments ]
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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996   

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In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor 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 particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and, where appropriate, to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected, sea trialled and opened up.  All Content is copyright - All Rights Reserved.