Holman Sterling 28

Perfect Classic Cruising Boat
£12,500.00 (Approx US$15,989.75)
  • Boat REF#  ·  233345
  • Length  ·  8.53m
  • Year  ·  1964
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 18hp, Yanmar 2GM (2011)
  • Lying  ·  Weymouth
Boatshed Poole
Boatshed Poole
Will West

Extra Details

Designer Kim Holman
Builder JW & A Upham
Lying Weymouth
Fuel capacity 10.0 ltr (2.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 20.0 ltr (4.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 13/05/2014


Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2GM (2011)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.3 ltr (0.5 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

2011 Approximately Reconditioned Engine Installed


Length 8.53m
LWL 6.89m
Beam 2.62m
Draft Min 1.49m
Draft Max 1.49m
Displacement 4,990kg (11,003.0lbs)
Headroom 1.80m
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Sail Spar Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail Gowen - Slab (1995) 3 Reefs
Headsail Gowen - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Hank On Genoa (1995)
Storm Jib (1964)
Cruising Chute (unknown year)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Sails In Good condition
2017 Main & Furling Jib New Sacrificial Strip Added
2016 Jib New Sacrificial Strip Added
Inner Forestay For Hank On Jib with Highfield Lever Spinnaker Boom

Aluminium Mast, Deck Mounted With Wooden Boom. Cruising 'Chute, Spinnaker With Snuffer, Aluminium Spinnaker Boom, Storm Jib, Main Sail Cover

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Oak Framed With Pitch Pine Below The Waterline and Mahogany Topsides. Plywood Deck (Epoxyed from New) with Cascover. Teak Cockpit and Deckhouse. Stainless Steel Pulpit and Pushpit.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Tonneau cover
Swim Platform

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Lofrans Royal windlass
2 anchors
(CQR 25 Lbs & 18 Lbs)
50.00m of chain
30.00m of rode
2015 New Harber Halyard Winches
2015 New Reefing Gear Fitted

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

2016 New Garmin GPS
Icom IC-505 DSC VHF
Clipper Duet log and echo sounder
Battery Monitor

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Holman Sterling is a classic long keel Bermudian sloop, with beautiful lines.

Very accommodating below and a nice example of this fine yacht design, the Sterling is very capable, and comfortable at sea and draws plenty of attention.

She is easily managed by one or two crew and the cockpit offers deep safe sheltering.

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

This Holman Sterling 28 has been personally photographed and viewed by Will West of Boatshed Poole. 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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