1988 Tartan 28 - Sold

$22,000 - 28 ft

John Hoenig
Location: Superior, WI
Hull Material: Fiberglass
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LOA: 28.25 ft
Beam: 9.92 ft
Maximum Draft: 4.92 ft


Total Power: 20 hp

Engine #1
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Year: 1988
Engine Model: 2-GM
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Propeller: 2 Blade
Drive Type: Stern
Engine Power: 20|horsepower


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 - 30 gallon
Fuel Tanks: 1 - 17 gallon
Holding Tanks: 1 - 14 gallon


Number of single berths: 1
Number of twin berths: 1
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1


Fresh water boat, well maintained, and is very clean inside and out. The boat is in excellent condition. The North main was new in 2015. The boom has two jiffy reefing lines built in. There is a furling genoa also in good condition.

The mast is a keel-step with two sets of spreaders. There is a baby stay and the back stay is bridled with adjustable tension rigging. All the standing rigging uses top quality hardware, and all the deck fittings are accessible from below. The running lines have been replaced within the last few years. The large Lewmar winches for the sheets are self tailing, and the halyard winches are set aft on the cabin with line locks nearby. Lines run aft making this an easy boat to sail single handed.

Below deck is very spacious due to the high freeboard design, providing six feet of headroom. Port lights and hatches allow for great ventilation. The V-birth is comfortable for a couple, and the quarter birth is also spacious. There is also a slide out salon settee. The teak woodwork is solid with a teak and holly sole.

The galley and head have pressurized hot and cold water, and the galley sink also has a cold water foot pump. The icebox has refrigeration and is wall insulated with teak grating and drainage into the shower sump. The gimbaled stove has two top burners. The shower drains directly into an upper level bilge with its own pump. The manual head is a few years old.

The access to the engine is excellent for standard maintenance, and there is and engine pan to prevent fluids from leaking into the bilge. The pumps are new and the hosing has all been replace, the bilge on the vessel is also very clean.

The boat is a pleasure to sail. The masthead design provides a powerful headsail and the center of balance is just aft of the mast. The fin keel with spade rudder lets her turn on a dime. Sea Sparrow has the feel of a larger boat, and is not overly tender and will set into a groove when heading up. The reverse transom also helps to keep her stable when running downwind.



  • Raymarine Depth Meter, Knot Meter, and Multi-Use Wind Meter
  • VHF
  • Radio & CD Player
Sails & Rigging

Sails and rigging on the Sea Sparrow include;

  • New North Mainsail (2015)
  • Roller Furling 135 Genoa
  • New Running Lines (2014-2015)
  • Steering Wheel


  • New Head in 2013
  • New automatic Bilge pump in 2015
  • Manual Bilge Pump rebuilt in 2015
  • V-Berth, Quarter Berth, and Slide Out Salon Settee that makes into a double
  • Hanging Locker
  • Storage Under V-Berth and Quarter Berth
  • Galley Lights
  • Hiller Pressurized Alcohol  Range and Oven
  • Hot and Cold Pressurized Water
  • Refrigeration

Sea Sparrow come equipt with:

  • Shore Power-AC
  • DC In-House
  • Battery Charger and Generator
  • Full Running, Anchor, an Deck Lights
  • Hot Water Heater
  • Danforth Anchor with Chain Lead and 200' rode
  • 10 Fenders
  • 2 Fire Extinguishers
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For additional information or to schedule a showing, please contact the broker.

John Hoenig

(715) 392-7131 office (218) 343-7080 cell 

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