• 91.8333'
  • 1990
  • New Zealand
  • $2,700,000


With her moderate draft, automated rig, superb pilothouse and great accommodation layout this 28m Don Brooke Motorsailor is perfect for serious adventures and is perfect for the Pacific or indeed for high latitude. She has been meticulously maintained and kept in charter code in this ownership. Although she has a great layout for guests with a separate crew mess and crew accommodation forward, she is perfectly set up to cruise as a family yacht also. Maintaining systems is easy and she is very easy to handle without a large crew. She is an infinitely capable yacht.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: ALLOY
  • Category: Motorsailor
  • Model: 28m Don Brooke Motorsailor
  • Model Year: 1990
  • YearBuilt: 1990
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 5/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 91' 10" (27.99m)
  • LWL: 73' 0" (22.25m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 25' 11" (7.90m)
  • Min Draft: 8' 10" (2.69m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 13 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 95,000 Kilos
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 6,000 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 14,411 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 10
  • Heads: 6
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 5
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Don Brooke; Int. Bruce DeTheir
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Gardner
  • Model: 6LY
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Classification: Lloyds 1001+L.M.C.


New Zealand Registered Ship (Under full MSA survey).


A new Stability Manual just completed (required for charter and for yachts over 24 metres).


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Hull and superstructure electrically welded aluminium Lloyd’s approved 5083 plate.
  • Teak decks and interior joinery is Burmese teak.
  • All sea cocks removed cleaned and checked by surveyor, every 2 years as part of the survey process.


Keel & Rudder:

  • Ballast encapsulated in the scheel keel.


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • Twin Gardner 6LY (6 cylinders) naturally aspirated engines rated at 245 hp at 1600 rpm, each driving through Twin Disc MG514C transmissions with 3 : 1 reduction gears.
  • Racor fuel filters.


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Maximum speed 12.5 knots.
  • Range: 3,000 nautical miles on both engines, 4,500 nautical miles on alternating engines.
  • Oil and filters always changed at 245 hours.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Variable pitch 3 blade bronze Scan propellers system which are 39”diameter. Hydraulically controlled from the dashboard with indicator gauges.  
  • Variable pitch propellers and drive shafts removed and serviced every 4 years to stay in survey.
  • Bow thruster: Hydraulically driven off starboard engine variable speed 35 hp. The 3 bladed propeller is in a 16” diameter tunnel, controlled from the dashboard or outside aft port helm.
  • Steering: 3 positions, pilothouse, port and starboard aft, with emergency tiller in lazarette. All 3 have indicator position gauges.
  • Rudder – Removed every 4 years and inspected by the surveyor and serviced to stay in charter survey.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • DC systems included 12 and 24-volt systems.
  • The AC system aboard is 110/220 volt 50/60 cycle.


Battery Banks:

  • All 4 engines had new starting batteries 2016


Battery Chargers:

  • 2 x 100amp Mastervolt Battery chargers
  • 2 x 30 amp Mastervolt Battery chargers



  • 2 x Northern Lights 22KVA each 1,200 rpm.
  •  Fully automatic load shearing. Oil and filters changed every 450 hours.
  •  The generator is started / stopped by 1 push button in the gallery with amp indicator gauges.
  •  Engine gauges are relayed on the dashboard.


Shore Power:

  • Two 50 amp 208/230 volt shore power receptacles each running through its own separate isolations transformer.
  • There is a separate inlet and transformer for air conditioning.
  • 3 shore power 50amp cables each 30 metres long that can joined together.

Other Electrical:

  • 2 x 110v Mastervolt Inverters, one is redundant with a changeover switch.
  • 1 x 230v Inverter 

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  •  2 hot water cylinder heaters, each with a 110 litre capacity – situated both aft and forward. Each has 2 heating elements and is heated by 3,000 watts from the generator or 1,500 watts for shore power.  The system has auto switching.



  • Matrix which can make 1,400 gallons per day.

Bilge Pumps:

  • There are 5 high level alarm indicators on the dashboard, 1 for each compartment.
  • There is a manifold with a tap to each area.
  • 2 large pumps, 1 electric and 1 hydraulic connect to the manifold.
  • All discharges go through an outlet tube above the waterline, there are no skin fittings other than the 2 water intake boxes and the 4 exhausts.
  • There are 3 electric automatic bilge pumps situated in the lazarette, engine room and forward with LED lights on the dashboard.      



  • Total capacity of 14,411 litres (3,170 gallons) in 2 x tanks.

Fresh water:

  • Total capacity of 6000 litres (1,320 gallons) in 2 x tanks.

Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:

  • Total greywater capacity of 2,545 litres (560 gallons). Tank in the keel.
  • Total blackwater capacity of 2,545 litres (560 gallons). Tank in the keel.


  • Lube oil: 113 litres (30 gallons) in a single tank. Deck filled.
  • Out board petrol tank. 80 litres (21 gallons) Deck filled.

Navigation Equipment

  • Furuno 96 mile radar (with plotter).
  • Furuno navnet 65mile (with color radar and plotter).
  • 2 x Furuno GP-31 GPS.
  • Furuno colour depth sounder and fish finder.
  • Furuno Weather fax.
  • Datamarine depth finder.
  • Datamarine boat speed/total distance recorder.
  • Robertson AP45 autopilot.
  • Robertson FU9 hand steer interface.
  • Raymarine wind gauges (with rear helm repeaters).
  • Sea 156 VHF radio.
  • ICOM M502 VHF radio.
  • Sea 222 SSB radio.
  • ICOM – M802 NZ SSB radio.
  • 3 x ICOM hand held VHF radios (with permanent charging).
  • 3 x Uniden hand held radios with head units.
  • Raytheon Loudhailer.
  • Panasonic cell phone fixed.
  • Raytheon Raychart 611t chart plotter with flat screen monitor (repeats sky TV/DVD).
  • 2 x Toshiba satellite laptop computers controller with MaxSea/Cmap software (giving a Backup).
  • Navigation flat screen monitor with wireless keyboard controller.
  • Brother colour /fax/copier/data/photo printer.
  • Nera Mini-M satellite phone 4 lines (voice, PBX, Fax, Data).
  • Fiber optic alarm and status onboard.
  • 3x mast mounted video cameras.
  • Inmarsat C/GPS Trimble TNL7005 (with distress call).
  • Private PBX system.
  • 3 x Daewoo cordless phones in saloon, captain’s cabin and pilot house.
  • Gyro compass – Magnetic compass – Electric compass all connected to autopilot.
  • Sony Shuttle X mainframe computer with flat screen monitor (sat email/data/internet capable/ landline when docked).
  • Cab11 telephone call monitor.
  • Link 10 power monitor.
  • Jabsco remote search light.
  • Furuno  AIS system

Domestic Equipment


  • 20 cubic feet of upright front opening refrigeration with a further 20 cubic feet of top opening freezer in the galley and an additional 10 cubic feet in the crew dining area.  
  • 1 x U-Line ice maker in the pilot house
  • Jura Inpressa automatic coffee machine.
  • U-Line 30 bottle wine chiller in the saloon
  • 2 x electric water cylinders with a capacity of 110 litres each
  • Hoover vacuum cleaner.
  • Stainless steel Bosch dishwasher
  • Bosch Condensation dryer.
  • Bosch front loading washing machine.
  • KitchenAid trash compactor
  • Gaggenau electric cooktop with 4 rings
  • Miele electric oven.
  • Cooking fan/extractor.
  • Black and Decker Toast-R-Oven/broiler.
  • Panasonic commercial microwave oven.


  • 6 x Head-hunter fresh water pressure jet electric toilets.

Heating & Ventilation:

  • Koldwave air-conditioning using chilled water and delivering 96,000 BTUs per hour, including a complete spare unit. In addition there are heating elements in each outlet. Each cabin has a controller.


  • Blaupunkt CD player with iPod station with amp.
  • 2 outside speakers with their own amp.
  • Sharp Plasma Monitor with Bose home theater system in the saloon
  • Toshiba DVD player in the saloon
  • LG DVD/VHS player/recorder in the saloon and all sleeping cabins
  • Bose Lifestyle music system with 6 cd shuttle and 10 spare cartridges
  • KVH Track Vision M3 Linear Sat TV with Sky TV satellite tracker.
  • 2 x Bose sound systems for the galley and forward sleeping quarters
  • Toshiba DVD player with sharp flat monitor for forward sleeping quarters
  • 3 x Sharp radios/tape/CD players for both guest cabins and owners’ stateroom
  • 2 x LG flatron LCD TV/DVD monitors for the guest cabins
  • Sharp TV for the captain’s cabin
  • Bose lifestyle system home theater for the owners’ stateroom
  • Sharp Plasma screen monitor for the owners’ stateroom
  • LG DVD/VHF player/recorder for the owners’ stateroom
  • KVH TracVision M3 Linear Sat TV Antenna System with Multi-Service Controller (linear)



  • 6 LED lights are fitted to the transom stairway, which are activated when the deck doors are opened or shut.
  • Lights in the pilot house, stateroom and main saloon are dimmer controlled.
  •  Both masts have upward and downward spreader lights. 


Summary of Accommodation:

  • The yacht sleeps 10, with 3 private cabins aft and 2 further cabins forward. All cabins have en-suite facilities.
  • There is a separate day head.
  • Protective floor coverings for all the carpets
  • Silver service, white-ware, glassware and monogramed plastic-ware.
  • Ample quantities of Egyptian Cotton bed linen
  • Nautical cushions for the pilothouse and for the seating areas on deck

Deck Equipment


  • Cutter headed ketch rig
  • The Mainsail and Mizzen are hydraulically stowed-away within the masts.
  • The Genoa and Yankee are furled hydraulically.
  • The Staysail is furled using the hydraulic primary winch.  
  • Spinnaker/lifting pole attached to the front of the main mast.
  • Crow’s nest fitted above the first spreader.


  • 5 x Maxwell winches (hydraulic).


  • North Sails with a total 3,400 square feet.
  • Genoa.
  • Yankee.
  • Staysail self-tacking.
  • Mainsail.
  • Mizzen.


  • Stainless steel gas barbecue with bottle.
  • 24 volt hydraulic pump for sails, winches and transom door.
  • Transom boarding ladder. When berthed the swim ladder demounts and stores on the forward deck. When ladder is attached to transom door, it stays in place. When the door is shut it locates perfectly in place. The angle of the door can be altered to any angle almost to water level which makes the stairs extremely easy to use.
  • The transom has is a door when the hot and cold shore rose is stored and when in use it clips onto the deck door. This provides a very private area which can be used a lot as a ‘main shower’ when cruising in the tropics.
  • There are 2 other doors on either side of the transom. One has a stainless steel BBQ, which clips onto the hand rail of the fold down transom door. The gas hose is retrieved from the  opposite door. Located in this door there is also a filling hose for fueling the tender. There is an 80 litre built in fuel tank which is filled from the deck.

Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Twin Hydraulic Maxwell 5000 vertical capstans.
  • 2 x 350 feet (106 metres) 5/8 stud link Lloyds certified anchor chain
  • 2 x stainless steel 250lb (113kg)  anchors both of which can be deployed from the pilothouse
  • Anchor wash system.

Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • 4 x Sun beds with toweling covers
  • Awning cover which is in 3 parts and covers the whole deck
  • Canopy and clear views for all window and portlights
  • Covers to fit tender, kayaks, sun-beds, outside tables and pilothouse tables.  


Tender, Outboard and Toys:

  • Tender: 15.5 foot Caribe custom built Tender with an Evinrude 75hp 2 stroke outboard.  The tender is fitted with VHF and depthsounder
  • Baur dive compressor.
  • 6 x Dive tanks.
  • 4 x BCD’s.
  • 4 x Regulators.
  • 5 x Weight belts.
  • 20 x extra dive weights.
  • Diving and snorkeling gear.
  • Fishing gear.
  • 2 x Ocean kayaks with 4 paddles, 4 seats and life jackets.
  • Numerous pull behind water toys


Safety Equipment:

  • 2 x Seasava Plus 6 person each life rafts all in date to NZYF Category 1
  • 50 life jackets.
  • MOB unit.
  • Automatic Dan Buoy.
  • Kannad 406 with GPS EPIRB.
  • START radar transponder.
  • 2 x Life rings with lights to NZYF Category 1
  • 2 x Grab bags with all current flares.
  • Medical chests which are all in date

Fire-fighting equipment:

  • 1 x FM200 flood engine room fire system.
  • Automatic or manual control outside the engine room with alarms in the pilot house and hallway.
  • 10 x Fire extinguishers.
  • Marine fire indicator monitor.


  • Huge inventory of spare parts including new motors, pumps etc.