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Make: Herreshoff
Model: 28
Year: 1978
Length: 28 ft. 0 in.
Location: Mattapoisett, MA
Type: Sailboats
Price: $61,100.00 OBO
Listing: 1482671
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Mattapoisett, MA 02739
(401) 635-2527

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L. Francis Herreshoff designed this beauty and the seller purchased copies of her original drawings from Mystic Seaport in 2007. She was built by Brinkley Boats at the Greg Hudson & Company in Huntington, Long Island, New York in 1978.Orion sleeps four, the main cabin accommodating two in single bunks on either side. The v-berth forward sleeps two. The galley is located aft. The head is a cedar bucket. The woodworkis teak and holly sole with pine ceilings.There have been many improvements over the years; the following description identifies these improvements (with dates) within various categories..........CABIN INTERIOR- Floor is varnished teak and holly.- Side trim and bulkheads are varnished pine and teak.- Ice box was custom built into space designed for a wood stove and is finished in varnished teak with bi-fold top that serves as a chart table.- Storage locker opposite also custom built into boat with varnished teak bi-fold top and very spacious shelving.- Stainless sink with foot pump for single spigot (all plumbing replaced in 2012).- Hanging locker.- Two shelved storage lockers; large hull locker and book shelf along each cabin berth.- Newly installed bulkhead sconces above each berth for reading.- Ceiling lamp in v-berth and two in main cabin for night time lighting.- Custom built and matching berth pillows and bumpers in traditional marine fabric and pattern.DECK AND HULL (FIBERGLASS)- Deck is white non-skid- Topsides are black (Awl-gripped in 2012).- Bottom was soda-blasted and sanded to bare fiberglass and professionally coated with 6 layers of paint (top-coats are Interlux micron CSC Green).- Cabin top is 1" varnished teak with bronze oval opening window ports with screens.- Toe rail and cockpit seats/backs are varnished teak.- Mast is sitka spruce (professionally stripped and layered with 8 coats of varnish in 2010).- All deck hardware is bronze- Lifeline stanchions and bases are bronze- Lifelines are parcelled and seized with traditional tarred seizing.- Cockpit sole is custom built teak floor boards.- Cockpit seats are varnished teak locker covers with varnished seat backs in teak.- A new tiller tender stored in the starboard cockpit seat locker can be quickly set up and provide hands free passage on most tacks except close-hauled in a seaway.ENGINE and MECHANICAL- Fresh Water Cooled- Sea Strainer: Bronze Internal- Exhaust System: Raw Water Cooled through Hose and FRP Water Lift Muffler- Electrical System: Alternator- Ventilation: Natural- Reduction Gear: Volvo- Engine Beds: Oak- Instruments and Monitoring (New Stewart Warner Gauges)- Controls: Volvo Single Lever CableRUNNING GEAR- Shaft: 1" Aquamet- Coupling: Steel Flange- Stuffing Box: Bronze/Flax Packing Gland- Bearings: Cutlass Strut, Cast BronzePropeller, 3 blade Maxi-PropELECTRONICS- All wiring was replaced and new breaker panel in 2007.- VHF- Speed- Compass- Knot Log Depth- Furuno Chart Plotter- Tiller mate (Raymarine)- Custom Electric Windlass installed 2007- Running Lights- Anchor Light- Interior Cabin lights- 2 12 volt (DC) Batteries- New engine panel in 2004.RIGGING- Sloop Rig with mast step on deck.- All hardware for mizzen mast and mizzen boom available (if desired) with step for mizzen in place; all running rigging and mizzen sail with cover to match main and jib.- Professionally modified self tending custom jib (Roller Furling and Forestay Foil available in separate inventory if desired).SAILS- Dacron Mainsail (good condition, professionally cleaned and repaired every season).- Three reef points on main.- Custom built (Sperry Sails) self- tending jib new in 2010.- Matching sail covers in traditional buff Sunbrella fabric.- All running rigging is traditional white 3-strand line appropriately sized.- Two cockpit winches, one on each side mounted outboard of the seat coaming.CUSHIONS- All interior cabin/berth cushions custom built [new] in 2007- Cockpit cushions custom built [new] in 2007.- Covering is buff SunbrellaANCHORING- Three anchors available - Traditional Danforth installed on cabin top.- Custom bronze windlass designed and manufactured for Orion by Ideal Windlass in East Greenwich, CT (electric controls at the helm and foot switch forward next to the windlass).- 300 feet of 3/8 inch chain in chain locker fed through custom chain pipe with cover;bronze chain stopper and custom bronze bow roller.OTHER EQUIPMENT- Plow, Fisherman's Anchors- Fenders- Horseshoe Ring- Boat Hook- Dock-linesOTHER NOTES The engine make is a Volvo diesel. The engine has two alternators; one each for the engine battery and the house battery. There is a Lifesling battery charger.************** BUYER ALERT**************There is a survey (August 2014) available upon showing.**********************************************Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today!At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results.Take a look at ALL ***65 PICTURES*** of this vessel on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to speaking with you! - Stock #48747 To view original photos and more detailed vessel specifications, please visit this listing on our main website at:


Berth (2 - Newly Installed Bulkhead Sconces Above Each Berth For Reading); Cabin Appointments; Cabin Lighting (Ceiling Lamp In V-berth And Two In Main Cabin For Night Time Lighting); Cabinets; Cabins; Flooring (Varnished Teak And Holly); Fridge (Ice Box Custom Built Into Space Designed For Wood Stove, Finished In Varnished Teak W/ Bi-fold Top.); Porta-potty; Sink (Stainless Sink With Foot Pump For Single Spigot; All Plumbing Replaced In 2012); Table; Bottom Paint (Bottom Was Soda-blasted And Sanded To Bare Fiberglass Professionally Coated With 6 Layers Of Paint.); Cockpit Type (Cockpit Sole Is Custom Built Teak Floor Boards.); Engine Cooling (F/W Cooled); Toe Rail (Toe Rail And Cockpit Seats/backs Are Varnished Teak.)

Mechanical Equipment:

Cooling System (F/W Cooled); Engine Cylinders (2); Engine Location (Midship - Under Companionway); Fuel Tank (15 Gal.); GPS; Hand Rails; Keel; Passenger Capacity; Propulsion (3 - Blade Maxi-prop); Starting Type (Electric-key); Windlass (Custom Electric Windlass (installed 2007))

Electronics & Navigation Gear:

Compass; Depth Instrument (Furuno); Depth Sounder (Furuno); Fuel Gauge; Knotmeter (Furuno); Log (Furuno); Plotter (Furuno); Sound System; Speed Instrument; Speed/depth/gps; VHF; Navigation Lights

Electrical System:

4 Switch Circuit Breaker; AC Electric Panel; Accessory Switches; Battery (2); Battery Switch; Circuit Breaker Panel; Cockpit Lighting; Gauges; Night Lighting; Ship's Power (12v DC); Shore Power; Shore Power (110v. AC; Speakers; Stereo

Deck & Hull Equipment:

Anchor; Canvas (Full Cover); Cockpit Seating (Cockpit Seats Are Varnished Teak Locker Covers With Varnished Seat Backs In Teak); Courtesy Lights (Ceiling Lamp In V-berth And Two In Main Cabin For Night Time Lighting); Custom Seating (Cockpit Seats Are Varnished Teak Locker Covers With Varnished Seat Backs In Teak); Main Sail (Dacron Mainsail In Good Condition; Professionally Cleaned And Repaired Every Season); Molded Fridge (Ice Box Was Custom Built Into Space Designed For A Wood Stove); Non-skid Deck (White); Sail Cover; Storage (Storage Locker Custom Built Into Boat W/ Varnished Teak Bi-fold Top And Very Spacious Shelving.); Bilge Pump; Bright Cockpit Lighting; Dock Lines; Fenders; Life Ring

Sails Rigging:

Boom (Ll Description Below.); Furler (Professionally Modified Self Tending Custom Jib [roller Furling & Forestay Foil Available Separately); Roller Furling Jib (Professionally Modified Self Tending Custom Jib [roller Furling & Forestay Foil Available Separately); Running Rigging (All Running Rigging Is Traditional White 3-strand Line Appropriately Sized); Rig (Sloop Rig With Mast Step On Deck.); Boom (All Hardware For Mizzen Mast And Mizzen Boom Available (if Desired) With Step For Mizzen In Place...); Boom (cont.) (.....all Running Rigging And Mizzen Sail With Cover To Match Main And Jib.); Main (Dacron Mainsail In Good Condition; Professionally Cleaned And Repaired Every Season.); Reefing Mainsail (Three Reef Points On Main.); Roller Furling Jib (Custom Built [sperry Sails] Self- Tending Jib New In 2010.); Winches (Two Cockpit Winches One On Each Side Mounted Outboard Of The Seat Coaming.); Sail Covers (Matching Sail Covers In Traditional Buff Sunbrella Fabric)

Additional Equipment:

Engine was removed from the boat in 2003. The work done includes.....
- New shaft and cutlass
- Exhaust upgrade
- New engine mounts
Orion has been professionally maintained for more than a decade by two local boatyards, Parkers in Cataumet and Wooden Tangent in Mattapoisett.
All Coast Guard required safety equipment has been acquired and
put aboard the vessel; including new and updated PFD's, new anchor and
attendant rode ([chain and line), man-overboard rescue system. Additionally a flare kit, a first aid kit, portable Freon horns, a rechargeable and direct wired search lights and new fire extinguishers.
Fuel System: Fuel Hose, Racor Filter, Shut Off at Tank
Fuel Filter: Primary (next to tank) Raycor 500FG (fuel/water separator); Secondary (at rear of engine)


Fuel Type: Gas

Engine Type: Other

Quantity: 1

Draft: 3 ft. 5 in.
Beam: 8 ft. 8 in.
Fuel tank capacity: 15
Water tank capacity: 70

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