Feeling 286 Special
Feeling 286 Special for sale | 8.69m (28'6") | 1989 | 1x diesel 9hp | GRP Construction | Fin underwater profile | 6 berths | Boat REF# 117746
|Designer||Giles Vaton/ Eric Cadro|
|Fuel capacity||36.0 ltr (7.9 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Water capacity||112.0 ltr (24.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Engine||1 x Diesel 9hp|
|Engine make and model||Volvo MD2001 (1989)|
|Engine hours||Not Recorded|
|Prop(s)||2 blade fixed|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||0.8 ltr (0.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed|
|Cruising speed (approx)||5.5 knots|
|Max speed (approx)||6.5 knots|
Significant engine overhaul 2007. The batteries were new in 2007.
|Draft max||1.68m (5'6")|
Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1989) with stainless steel standing rigging (2007)
|Mainsail||- Slab (unknown year)|
|Headsail||- Furling (unknown year)|
|Other sails||Spinnaker (unknown year)|
|Storm jib (unknown year)|
Lazy Jack and sail bag.
Standing rigging renewed 2007.
The spinnaker is hardly used. and the storm jib is un-used.
12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine
Hull returned to gelcoat 2007.
|Total # of berths||6|
|No. of double berths||2|
|No. of single berths||2|
|Manual water system|
|Fresh water wash|
Headlining renewed 2010.
2 burner gas cooker
2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
25.00m (82'0") of chain
14.00m (45'11") of warp
Bombard dinghy (unknown year)
The dinghy needs repairing, it has a leak in one hull.
2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)
Mob sling, jackstays, fire blanket, radar refector.Fire extinguishers and flares replaced and in date.
I have always been impressed with Feeling’s ability to squeeze a quart into a pint pot while still making a boat that looks stylish and, well, quite racy. The 286 Special is a case in point. Quite how they’ve managed to find room in a 28’ boat for a big saloon, with U-shaped seating for at least six around an enormous table, yet still provided an aft double cabin you might not expect to find in a boat 10’ longer, is a bit of a miracle. The heads is a good size, yet there’s a big cockpit and a rather sleek shallow stepped stern as well. This has been achieved through some innovative thinking at the design stage. For example, the engine has been located under the saloon table, concealed within its own casing, which readily unclips to provide exemplary all-round access. Additionally, this engine location allows greater space in the aft cabin and the heads. The galley is L-shaped and well set out. Opposite it, to port, is a very decent-sized forward facing nav station, with its own seat. Of course, something has had to give. In this case it’s the fore-cabin area. Instead of the customary door-accessed twin V-berth, the area forward of the saloon is open to the saloon, with privacy provided only by a pair of curtains. The fore-berths themselves are a bit on the smaller side, though there is room for one tall-ish adult, or for a couple of children, which might make this layout ideal for a small family. Performance, by all accounts, is sprightly. I should add that this boat is nicely finished, and in pretty good nick, both inside and out.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.