Friendship 28 MkIII

Sold: Friendship MkIII very nice and comfortable cruiser sailboat with good sailing capabilities

Excellent Friendship 28, robust cruiser sailboat with good sailing characteristics. The cast iron keel with 1500 kg ballast guarantees good stability. The popular Mk3 model is from the last Friendship series with the round windows, which were renewed in 2011. Both the halyards and the sheets can be operated from the cockpit. Mainsail and genoa are from M-sails (new 2013) and are neatly covered with blue mainsail – and genoa cover. Reefing of the furling genoa and the mainsail is all done from the sheltered cockpit. The traveler in front of the companionway provides further trim options for the mainsail. The wooden laminated tiller with extention was renewed in 2006. Cockpit benches and floor are fitted with teak. This Friendship has been on the hard every 2 years, the underwater hull is painted with 3 layers of VC Tar2 and 3 layers of VC 17m anti-fouling. The entire ship is in a very well kept state of maintenance. The documentation is complete, including invoices, original yard cert. and VAT customs declaration.

At the cabin entrance on the starboard side there is a well-equipped galley, incl. top loading (12V / 220V) cooler, Origo 2-burner stove and sink with running water. Behind the galley is an open aft cabin with double berth. The Volvo Penta 2002 18hp diesel engine is a reliable power source for propulsion. The engine is located behind the cabin stairs, of which the steps have been renewed by a ships carpenter. On the port side is a chart table with switch panel, VHF radio and radio / CD player. Port aft side is a Heads with (new) handpump toilet, sink and cabinet nicely fitted with mirrors. The saloon offers comfortable seating for at least 6 people. with a wooden folding table in the middle. The seating on port – and starboard side also function as extra sleeping berths. A further 2 people can sleep on the V-bed in the private front cabin. The cabins are equipped with sturdy cushions and atmospheric dome lighting.


Brand & Type Friendship 28 MkIII
Category Sailing Yacht
Measurements L 8,90 x W 2,80 x D 1,60
Built 1991
Yard Friendship Jachtbouw B.V., Balk, NL
Displacement 3500 kg ( 1500 kg ballast )
Material Polyester GRP
Hull shape & keel
round bilge and fixed fin keel
Steering laminated tiller steering with extension, single balanced rudder
Mooring location Goudswaard, NL
Asking price Sold
Brand, Type & Power
Volvo Penta 2002 18 hp / 13 kW
Fuel diesel
Fueltank stainess steel 80 L
Cooling direct
Propulsion Saildrive with 2-blade propellor
Battery 12V / 71 Ah VMF Calcium (service) + 12V / 102 Ah Wilco (start)
Battery charger Quick SBC mini power
Inverter n/a
Voltage 12V / 220V (shorepower with powercable)
Starter motor renewed in 2018
Cabines front private cabin, saloon with settee, aft open cabin
Sleeping berths
6 ( 2 on V-bed, 2 in aft open cabin, 2 on the saloon settee berths )
Heads / Toilet
Jabsco manual pumptoilet, washbasin with flowing water, mirror cabinets
Cooking device 2-burner Origo 3000 stove
Running water Evenflo elektrical pump for sink in galley and washbasin in the heads
Watertank Plastimo flexible 100 L
Refridgerator Quigg top loader electrical with element (12V / 220V)
Heater Trumatic hot air on gas ( not in operation )
Sails & Rigging
Mast Selden aluminium
Boom and Vang
Selden aluminium boom, rodkicker vang and traveler
Mainsail M-sails dacron 16 m2 with two reefs
Foresail M-sails dacron 21.5 m2 furling genoa
Reefing system
Winches Lewmar 2x 24 sheet (normal)+ 2x Lewmar 8 halyard (normal)
Other sails
Stormsail furling, aluminium spiboom
Navigation & Electronics
Navigation lights side-, stern-, steam-, anchorlight
Compass Plastimo liquid
Depth gauge
Autohelm Tridata
Wind gauge n/a
GPS n/a
Autohelm Tridata
VHF Uniden MC6700 (fixed) + Cobra Marine HH350 float (handheld)
Anchorball and Cone
yes, black
Equipment & Safety
Anchor Danforth strainless steel
Fenders 6 fenders + various mooring lines
Deck covers sprayhood (2) mainsail cover, rocon (blue)
Swimming ladder stainless steel on the transom
Gas bottle locker
in the cockpit (the gas installation is not in use)
Bilge pump manual
Radar reflector tube shaped on the backstay
Fire control 2x fire extinguisher
Extra 2x boat seat comfort, Blue Performance cockpit cover, lifebuoy
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