About the H28

The H28 Story

Safe, docile, easily-sailed, timeless and all in fibreglass. This is the THE H28 STORY  Story and photos by JENNY GREEN Sea Spray - August , 1978 Article reproduced courtesy of SeaSpray Magazine' www.seaspraymag.com. ‘‘IF H28s design is only slightly changed, the...

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A Steel H28

Steel H28 Tardis undergoing repairs in Thailand Photos on this website of a steel H28 called Tardis undergoing repairs in Thailand have been spotted by a previous owner. "As far as I can tell this yacht was the one owned by my parents in the early 80's and I (and my...

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Lark

Lark completely original to design except that her bunks are built-in instead of pipe berths and she has a bridge deck. (Also, she has a marine head and an Atomic Four electric-start motor instead of a Cedar Bucket and hand crank magneto-ignition motor.)

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Far East Yachts

Far East Yacht Ltd was established by Mr. Clair Oberly in Hemi, Yokosuka, Japan in 1957. Working out of a rented factory approximately 1 H28 was produced a month.  About 2 years later, there was a fire, everything  burnt to the ground and the factory was...

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Cheoy Lee Offshore 31

Evidently the Cheoy Lee was built in Hong Kong for the American market. They built a 28 footer and a 30 footer by lengthening the H28 to 30 feet and called it the Bermuda 30. It was much the same as the H28 and retained the transom mounted rudder. They later...

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Design Variations

Murihiku a traditional H28 In the past 55 years a number of H28s have been built including variations to the original design.Variations include: The use of other construction materials such as steel, ferrocement and fibreglass.Sloop, Cutter and Cutter rigged...

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Compass Yachts

The first of the Compass Yachts' H28s ran off the production line in New Zealand in the early 1970s. Approximately 300 fibre glass H28s were made until 1984 when the Henderson based company closed. They were sold both as a completely finished yacht and as a kitset for...

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Compass Yacht’s History

In 1971 Brian Walden, Lyall Hewitt & John Maurice the founders of Compass Yachts Ltd approached John Lidgard, a prominent Auckland designer and boat builder, to look at the possibility of modifying the rig, layout and tines of the H28 design for production in...

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The 300th Compass Yachts Hull

On 21 June 1982 the 300th H 28 left the yard of Compass Yachts Limited aboard a road transporter, destined for her new owner Mr Scott Ward, of Milford. Over the next few months she will be undergoing her fitting out, ready for launching in time for the Feburary 1983...

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Black Pearl

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This Parkins h-28 has been restored by Michael Cooley. The boat is all original and was hardly used. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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The Parkins H-28

An estimated 20 to 30 Parkins H-28 (29' 6") have been built by David Parkins in Ft. Lauderdale Florida from the mid 1970s to the mid 1980s. The moulds were then sold to Middleton Marine also of Florida. The vessels appear to be well built with solid glass hull and...

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The Salthouse H28

In 1983 the Compass Yachts hull and deck moulds were sold to Neville Collet.  They were from the same moulds that Compass built the last 70-80 boats. This was the series B mould.  Neville had Salthouse Brothers manufacture 6 -10 boats.   These were done under John...

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The Walker H28

A number of H28s were built during the 1980s by Walker Boat Co Ltd in Geelong Australia. The original brochure makes mention of the robustness of the construction and the capability for long ocean voyages. The layup is heavier than other fibreglass H28 designs and the...

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The Samurai 28

In 1958 Mr. Shin Omori, teamed up with the American, Albert Mock and established International Marine.  Mock was one of the first foreigners to construct yachts in Japan.  Approximately 120 Samurai 28s were exported.

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