Herreschoff H28 Ketch – Janessa


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From the patina of the bronze porthole windows to the classic beautiful waterline profile,  Janessa is a sleek beautiful small yacht that is a pleasure to own and sail. Stepping aboard is like stepping back in time to an era of cigars, mini-skirts, and the E type jaguar.

Janessa is a classic Herreschoff H28 ketch built in 1960 by the Rule Brothers in Melbourne. The hull is NZ Kauri, the cabin made from red cedar and the deck from marine ply. The masts are crafted from Oregon as well as both booms. A new original Bukh diesel provides safe and reliable auxiliary power in all conditions and she comes with a suit of additional sails including a couple of colourful spinnakers as well as safety gear including Pfds. 

Janessa initially sailed from Sandringham and her early adventures were featured in ‘Seacraft’ magazine cruising Bass Strait in 1967. Later she sailed to the Whitsundays, then to Brisbane and spent many years exploring the Queensland coastal islands. She now resides in the Gippsland Lakes. Perfect.

Ketch, Bukh 25 hp diesel.
Perfect. $19,500 neg
PH 0418 365 708



Boat type sail
Make Herreschoff
Model H28 Ketch
Length 28
Condition used
Year manufactured 1960
Hull type mono
Registration number HV356
Registration expiry 30-Nov-2019