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Omega 828 Classic GRP Sports Twin Screw Diesel Cruiser


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Year: Built approx. 1979   GRP Hull & Deck, with wooden trim

LOA: 27 3”   8.55m
Beam: 9’5”   2.87m
Draft: 2’10”  0.85m

Displacement 4500 Kg

Fuel: Approx. 500 litres Diesel (twin tanks)


Descripton/Pedigree
The Omega 828 range of GRP powerboats were built in the mid 1970s by Trident Marine, Porchester, believed to a design by Soni Levi following his successes in the Cowes Torquay Offshore Powerboat Races.

These English Gentlemen's Races bred a number of ‘deep V’ designs, a hull form pioneered by the famous American Designer Ray Hunt. Soni Levi achieved winning success in the early races and Trident Marine started a production run of 828 Omega’s around this success, which competed in the market place with The Fairey Marine range.

Soni Levi has written a few books on his work which are freely available, his classic Italian profiles and lines are clearly seen in the Omega 828, which not only give practical application to the interior, but also an ageless Mediterranean ‘sleek’ look.

The Omega enjoys a popular following for those wishing an offshore cruiser,  also with lots of ‘street cred dad’ as the children would say.

This boat underwent a refit over three winters in 2000 to 2003, which makes her a very special Omega 828 and an extremely attractive purchase.     An on-going refurbishment has been given to this much loved Classic.

Construction
The GRP hull is bonded to a one piece GRP deck around the gunwale. The Gunwale is finished with a varnished teak rubbing strake. Engine bearers three in number, run from transom to engine bay bulkhead and forward into the accommodation, complemented by other stiffening and sub bulkheads. A strong and sturdy light design, common to this class of offshore cruiser.

The layout is traditional for the period, helm to port, raised engine box for the twin powerful diesels and seating in a well aft. The fore cabin has twin berths, separate loo compartment, dinette table seating with galley.

Sleeps three in comfort, four with two on the dinette berth.

Helm
Wheel and engine dials, Morse single lever throttle/ gear controls, seat and Navigation instruments.   

Varnished ships wheel.

Helm & Passenger seats of superior bucket design, finished in Blue 

Machinery
Twin  Ford 180HP turbo diesel engines rebuilt 2001, fitted on rubber silent mounts giving a quiet installation. Serviced 2018.

Borg Warner Velvet drive 1:1 gearboxes, driving stainless steel shafts in  ‘P’  brackets, to Twin Bronze propellers.

Seafire Extinguisher system 2017

Eberspacher Heating System 2KW

Cylinder Block Heaters on both Engines

Halyard Exhaust Alarms fitted 2017

Bennett Trim tabs, adjusted from help position

Galvanic Isolator fitted 2017

Fuel system replaced in A1 classification hose, twin fuel separators and tank manifold to enable both engines to run off one tank etc. etc.


Electrics

12  Volt system. 

Two 220 AH Batteries with Battery switch & cables - New 2017

Batteries under helm sole with key switches and cross over switch, otherwise both engines are operating independently.

Navigation & cabin lights on auxiliary panel

Dashboard wiring may be accessed by removing the loo compartment panel; it is extremely simple and upgraded with the engine rebuild installation

Sterling 20 Amp Battery Charger

Hull anode system, for under water stern gear.

Pumps-Bilge
Three  by Electric Bilge Pumps

One manual Bilge Pump

Deck 

New teak laid decks fitted in 2001

Cockpit floor in TEK Deck - new 2003

Boat Hook & normal set of warps & fenders.

CQR  with chain in chain locker

Handrails in Stainless Steel

Fore Deck escape hatch, qualifies for cabin escape requirement

Ensign staff aft with transom swimming ladder

LED Cockpit Lightening

Fore Cabin
Marine Sea Toilet replaced 2003

Cushions for all Bunks & Seats in Blue, but superior Blue Leather for Dinette Seating.

Dinette table lowers to form a small double berth.

Sink & Galley on port side.

Sony TV together with Active Aerial

Sony Radio, CD Player

Electric Hob 240 Volt

Electric Kettle 240 Volt


Cockpit 

Full cockpit cover -  new 2018

Spray Hood with windows - New 2018

Helm and Passenger/Navigation seats, are superior bucket design. 

Cockpit floor in TEX Deck - new 2003

Boat-hook

Aft Seat with fender storage underneath


Navigation

Garmin 3010C Plotter -UK & Ireland Charts

Furuno Plotter -Two Charts

ICOM VHF IC-M59

ICOM Handheld VHF M33

Steering compass

2.4 M Extension VHF Antenna - New 2017

Log & Echo sounder

Navigation lights

Vetus Clear View Screen

Bennett Trip Tabs


Remarks
This Omega 828 has been much loved & refitted to a high standard during 2001/2003 winters and with the current Twin 180 HP FORD diesel engines brings the whole boat up to a modern day specification whilst retaining the Classic Style.   Press the button and go to France or along the coast in a reliable well found boat.      

The Omega 28ft range was built in competition to the Fairey Range and being GRP hull & deck, is an alternative to the Spearfish at around half the price today !!  thus making them very attractive.    

The engines give her around 30 knots and a very comfortable cruising range between 22 to 24 knots, 32 knots has been obtained as a maximum by the owner.

The fuel consumption for these classic cruisers is extremely low owing to the easily driven ‘deep V’ hull form, the resulting propulsive efficiency enables direct drive to be used and all this adds up to great fuel economy for these classic cruisers, especially if low cruising speeds are used.

She is well worth considering if you wish an economical classic diesel GRP cruiser, maintained to a very high standard.


                                               Lying : Eastbourne, afloat               Price:  £34,000 ono


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