Neff Yacht Sales / Used 28 foot CAL 28 Cruising Sailboat - 1986 Cal 28

CAL 28

1986 Cal 28

1986 • 28' (8.59 m) • Cruising Sailboat
United States

$19,900 USD

The owner has taken exceptional care of this boat and it looks much younger than its age would suggest. The engine has also been meticulously cared for and has very low hours (360) on its Westerbeke engine. With its many updates (see list) this is an exceptional deal.

The dimensions of the Cal 28 are generous to accommodate a livable interior, but were arrived at to insure good sailing performance. The Cal 28 is a performance cruiser promising owner satisfaction at the club racing level, day sailing or on a weekend getaway. The generous, beam of 10'3" assures stability as well as providing room below and generously wide decks. The beam narrows at the waterline to lessen wetted surface while still offering initial stability.

The sail-plan shows a performance-oriented double spreader rig on a substantial mast with its upper section tapered for lighter weight aloft and better sail-shape. There are fore and aft lower shrouds to reduce mast pumping and eliminate the need for a baby-stay.

The Cal 28 is a quiet blend of traditional and contemporary designs and materials and is a fun family boat for weekend getaways or for some fun club racing.


Vessel Information

Builder: CAL
Model: 28
Model Year: 1986
Type: Sailboat
Category: Cruising Sailboat
Condition: Used

LOA: 28' (8.59 m)
Beam Feet: 10' (3.25 m)
Draft Feet: 5' (1.60 m)
Engine Info: 11 HP, Single, Inboard, Diesel, westerbeke
Staterooms: 2

Location: Newburyport, Massachusetts United States
City: Newburyport
Country: United States



The forward stateroom has a V-berth with filler and storage to port, next aft is the dinette with an L-shaped convertible settee to port, a single convertible settee to starboard and a center mounted 2 leaf table. Aft the galley is to port and the navigation station to starboard. Furthest aft to port is a large double berth and the enclosed head is to starboard.


  • Manual pump head
  • Vanity sink with hand held shower and shower sump pump
  • Pressure pump with accumulator tank


  • 2 Burner Tasco propane stove with oven
  • Stainless sink with pressure water and foot pump
  • Insulated ice box

Electrical and Electronics

  • Datamarine depth sounder
  • Datamarine knot log
  • Datamarine wind speed/direction
  • VHF Radio
  • Ritchie binnacle compass
  • 2 batteries
  • Shore power with cord
  • 120 vac outlets
  • 12 vdc cabin lights
  • Bilge pump

Sails and Rigging

  • Hood roller furling forestay
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Mast head rigged deck stepped mast
  • Boom vang
  • Cabin top mounted main sheet traveler
  • Port and starboard line clutches
  • 1 self tailing and 1 cabin top winches
  • 2 primary self tailing winches
  • North full battened mainsail
  • 1 North and 1 Niel Pryde genoas
  • Main sail cover

Recent Upgrades

  • New 11 hp Westerbeke diesel engine 2009 $12,000
  • New dripless shaft seal installed 2017 400
  • New cutlass bearing installed 2017 150
  • New 2 bladed bronze prop installed 2018 600
  • Raymarine x-5 autopilot 2014 2,200
  • New Doyle full batten mainsail 2017 2,500
  • New Doyle 150% genoa 2015 2,000
  • New Tide marine track/batten cars 2017 1,500
  • New solar array with monitor 2018 300
  • New Stayset-X halyards main & jib 2016 350
  • New Danforth compass 2018 300
  • New bilge pump 2018 100
  • New deep cycle starter battery 2019 125
  • Keel bolts professionally tightened 2020 150

Total upgrades/service since 2009 $22,675

Deck and Hull

  • Anchor, chain and rode in forward locker
  • Bow rail
  • Side stanchions with lifelines
  • 2 dorade vents
  • Running lights, steaming light, foredeck light, anchor light
  • Edson pedestal wheel steering
  • Fenders and dock lines
  • Propane locker
  • Stern pushpit with swim boarding ladder
  • 7 Boat stands

About Us

So you have made the decision to buy a yacht. Now it's time to make an even bigger decision and choose the right brokerage. Whether you are moving up in size, moving down in size or a first time boat buyer it is important to get the right support. Buying a vessel is a big decision, usually a $100,000 + decision. So having trust and confidence in your yacht broker is key.

Contact Us