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Alameda, California, US, 94501
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1962 Herreshoff Far East modified H 28 ketch

location icon Alameda, California
Year 1962
Length 29'5 ft

The original 1942 Herreshoff H-28 was a very popular design – well known for her offshore capabilities and cruising comfort.  Over the years the H-28 and its variants were built at a number of yards including Cheoy Lee Yachts.  Some were built by individuals, and some by. About 99 of this modified version of the H-28 were built by Far East Yacht Builders in Japan.  Arua is hull no. 30 from that line.  It is slightly longer than the original H-28, has higher shear, a bowsprit, and a raised and stepped house that provides full headroom. Her mainmast is 2'9" taller and is masthead rigged. Arua’s mainmast was replaced in 2003 by Svendsen’s Boat Works.


The hull of the Far East Yacht built modified H-28 is double-planked Philippine mahogany, copper-riveted to 1 1/2" sided x 1 1/2" molded bent Japanese oak (Keyaki frames on about 12" centers). The inner planking is diagonal 3/8" and the outer planks are 5/8" carvel for a net 1" shell. The keel, stern deadwood, stern post, floors, clamp shelves and knees are Yakal, while the rudder is Japanese oak.


Below decks she features African mahogany and teak joinery, with great thought to practicality, storage and convenience.  The separate dog house provides for ample room in the forward double berth and she is outfitted with amenities to make for comfortable weekends away with family or offshore cruising.


Arua is in excellent condition for her age. She has been re-powered with a Yanmar 30 hp diesel engine in 2012, has a new fuel tank and the standing rigging and lifelines are relatively new. Her outstanding bright work alone shows how well she has been maintained.  This is a great opportunity to get into a classic that is fully fit and ready for all your sailing adventures.


Year Built 1962
Category Sail
Length Overall 29'5 ft
Beam 8'11 ft
Cabins 1
Electrical System 12 V
Double Berths 1
Construction Wood
Hull ID 301962
Keel Full Keel
Min Draft 4 ft
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 30 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 22 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Aluminum
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 28 gal
Water Tank Mat. Stainless Steel

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 3YM20
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 30hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 2 Blade
Year: 2012
Deck Equipment
  • Harken Unit 0 Roller Furler 
  • 22 lb Bruce Anchor
  • 8lb Northill Anchor
  • 4" Ritchie Compass
  • 2 Lewmar 16CST Sheet Winches
  • 2 Merriman Halyard Winches
  • Stainless life lines
Sail Inventory
  • Doyle Mainsail w/1 Reef
  • Doyle Mizzen
  • Doyle RF Genoa 100%
  • Spinnaker
  • Nylon Drifter
  • Standard HX350S Handheld VHF
  • AutoPilot Navico Tiller Pilot 2500 
  • Signet SL11 Knotmeter
  • Signet MK 19 Windspeed Indicator
  • Kenwood KRC-38MR Stereo
  • Weems & Plath Clock
  •   Weems & Plath Barometer
  • Full Boat Cover - Sunbrella
  • Fitted Mainsail Cover
  • Fitted Mizzen Cover
  • Cockpit Cushion
  • Force 10 2-Burner cooktop w/oven
  • Self draining fiberglass ice box
  • DC Electric Flush Head
  • Upholstered foam salon cushions
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.
Additional Contact Information

Bill Colombo | | 510-523-8500 (o) | 510-773-8015 (m)