Mirage 28

Character & recent investment
£9,500.00 ReducedUnder-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  271257
  • Length  ·  8.63m
  • Year  ·  1980
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Bilge
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Beta (2002)
  • Lying  ·  South Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Designer David Feltham
Builder Thames Marine
Lying South Essex
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 120.0 ltr (26.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Beta (2002)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3-Blade, fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

The engine was rebuilt in 2002
Engine serviced (February 2019)
New prop shaft and cutlass bearing
100W Solar panel and charging control unit
USB charging socket
New engine water pump (2020)
Batteries new (2020)


Length 8.63m
Beam 2.82m
Draft Max 0.90m
Displacement 3,133kg (6,908.3lbs)
Headroom 1.82m
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (2006) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2006)


Reefing mainsail Kemp - Slab (unknown year) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Kemp - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Sails in good condition
KEMP, telescopic spinnaker pole, sails and rigging

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish

Hull antifouled (May 2019)
20 litre hot water tank capacity


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
No. of crew berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Plastimo Atlantic cooker
Diesel cabin heating
Deep cool box
Recent upholstery and headlining throughout

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

Plastimo Atlantic cooker
Diesel cabin heating
Deep cool box
Recent upholstery and headlining throughout

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
(CQR )
10.00m of chain
40.00m of rode
dinghy (unknown year)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder

Plastimo Contest compass
Handheld VHF
Garmin GPSmap 550
Tiller pilot 1600

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Life jackets
Life buoys

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

1 x MOB system
3 x lifejackets

Broker's Comments

The Mirage 28 is a popular cruiser. Built in the 80's and so heavily laid-up, these boats benefit from the versatitlity of bilge keels. The boat features a large cockpit and roomy interior, including galley, saloon, a good sized heads for a 28' boat and a snug forward, double cabin.

This version has benefited from significant investment by the current owner and is well equipped, including cabin and water heating. The interior is characterful and the owner reports a boat that is economical and easy to sail, including singlehanded. This boat would be suitable as a starter option, family cruiser and provides numerous sailing opportunities for use in shalow waters, estuaries, coastal passage making and longer voyages when the weather permits. Please do contact us with any queries and if you would like to organise a viewing of this boat.

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

This Mirage 28 has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

4 years

Why are you selling her?

Lack of use

Where have you sailed her?

East Coast and rivers

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.

Comments 3

Please note this comments section is public. Please do not post your personal details here. To enquire about purchasing this boat, please contact the broker directly at jaynemarkham@boatshedessex.com Please read our commenting guidelines before posting.

Hi. Is this boat still available? Thanks.

Gabriel L2020-11-02 14:22:42

Hello Greg, please give us a call on 01621 744842 and we can help. Thank you.

C M2020-09-02 16:25:45

Where can we view this boat?

Greg P2020-09-02 16:09:40
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