LM 28 Motor Sailer

£28,000.00 Under-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  276663
  • Length  ·  8.95m
  • Year  ·  1985
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, BUKH DV20SME (1984)
  • Lying  ·  Hamble
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Extra Details

Designer LM Glasfiber A/S
Builder LM Glasfiber A/S Denmark
Lying Hamble
Fuel capacity 140.0 ltr (30.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 140.0 ltr (30.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model BUKH DV20SME (1984)
Engine Hours engine1= 1492
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller & Wheel
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots

Quiet and smooth running BUKH DV20SME, two cylinder, 20 hp diesel engine driving three blade fixed propeller, through BUKH saildrive.
Automatic fire extinguisher (new 2014). Coolant stopcock new 2013.
Engine mounted in separate water-tight compartment. This maintains the integrity of the yacht if the leg seal is punctured, or enables the engine to continue running if the hull is holed.


Length 8.95m
LWL 7.50m
Beam 2.90m
Draft Min 1.35m
Draft Max 1.35m
Displacement 4,000kg (8,820.0lbs)
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1985) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2004)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

Silver anodised aluminium mast, single aft swept spreader with lower fore and aft stays.
New boom 2003.
Insulated back stay as SWB aerial.
Running Rigging : Pre-stretched rope, all lead back to cockpit including reefing lines.

Mainsail with three reefing points. Single line and 2 from cockpit.
Roller furling overlapping genoa.
High cut working jib by Sanders
Cruising chute by North with snuffer by Sanders
When under way, all usual sail work is done from the cockpit.
Extending spinnaker pole.
Inboard mounted genoa tracks, adjustable cars. Mainsail - aluminium kicker strut.

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

GRP hull, deck and superstructure. Superb heavy duty lay-up.
Hull light grey with navy sheer and boot top lines, superstructure white. Fully encapsulated fin keel.
Interior trim of solid teak and teak-faced ply.
Exterior trim of teak.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Two ring gas hob is fitted.


Pressurised water system
Fresh water wash

Two ring gas hob is fitted.

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Cockpit cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Cockpit Enclosure

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Rocna & Danforth)
Rocna anchor (2007) with chain and warp, quick setting with excellent holding power .
Danforth type anchor with chain and warp.

Winches - 2 Andersen 28 two-speed primary winches fitted with Wincher self-tailing rings. Various winch handles.

Steering by teak wheel in wheelhouse and removable teak tiller in cockpit operating semi-balanced rudder. Remote system to disconnect wheel when tiller is in use, so that autopilot can be left connected to wheel steering for quick use.

Full cockpit cover with metal frame and opening side and rear windows, rolls to stow under rear of wheelhouse. 2013 from original Danish factory supplier. Mainsail cover.
Hatch covers.
Winter cockpit cover.

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Navigation Equipment : (in wheelhouse) Clipper log and depth.
Roof mounted steering compass.
Raymarine 435i colour chartplotter with NMEA link to DSC. Simrad Navico RD68 fixed VHF radio with DSC linked to plotter. Autohelm ST 3000 Plus autopilot with NMEA link.
Autohelm remote control for cockpit control of autopilot.
Autohelm ST 30 windspeed and direction
Furuno GPS.
Full engine instrumentation and ship’s electrical panel. Two electric screen wipers.
Brass clock and barometer (in saloon).

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Jabsco sea toilet, new 2011, piped to stainless steel holding tank with Henderson manual pump and seacocks
Sliding sink with single tap and power water.
12v light.
Teak grating to floor tray.

Broker's Comments

Comments from the Owner:
She is beautifully finished throughout and in excellent condition having had light use. The accommodation far exceeds that you would expect on a yacht of this size and has been extremely cleverly designed to be comfortable whether at sea or in harbour. Easily single handed, ideal for two and will sleep six if necessary. Performance under sail or engine is pleasantly surprising. The canoe stern gives excellent bad weather handling.
To quote Motor Boat and Yachting:
‘There is no mistaking this boat. She is an LM through and through, and that is no bad thing. As hard as one may try, it is difficult to find fault in the build of an LM, and the quality of the build should give the LM 28 a very long life.’

Purchase background from the owner: Bought new 1985 by Dr Nuhs of Schenefeld, Hamburg and used around that area coastal and river estuaries. Sold 1989 to Dr Wecks, Wischhafen, Hamburg, who I was told was acquainted with Dr Nuhs. Dr Wecks sadly passed in 1991. Boat inherited by his wife Mrs Wecks who kept it for use within the family as it had been her husband’s pride and joy. From new the boat was kept at a marina in Wischhafen, launched every  May for family use maintained/serviced whenever necessary. Brought ashore each September and warehouse stored over winter.I had gone to Hamburg to buy an LM 32 which I was assured was available only to find that it had sold three months before. After a brief and pointed exchange of views the broker spoke to a chap who was acting for Frau Wecks  and had just put it on the market as it was getting little use. I viewed it that day and it was obvious that it was in excellent condition although in need of a touch of TLC. Not the model I wanted but you rarely find a boat with that background.  Flew home to arrange transport to Southampton. Confirmed engine hours shown at that time were just over 900, now just under 1500 confirmed correct.I had until then changed my yacht every five or six years, last boat being the first production Contessa 33 which I loved but was hard work. The fact that I still have this boat nearly 17 years later tells you just how well it has suited us and how much we have enjoyed its use. But I’m now  75 and my wife is somewhat older, and is no longer so keen on sailing, so time for a change. Will she be our last boat? Probably, but never say never, and I’m thinking about it ....

Central opening deck hatch. Canvas hatch cover.
Central drop leaf saloon table.
4x12v swivelling lights.
Sofas to port and starboard, converting to double berths, with ventilated lockers under.
High grip, moisture resistant carpet in beige throughout fore cabin, saloon and wheelhouse.
3 lockers over each side with sliding teak doors.
Teak grab rails running full length port and starboard.
Full length hanging wardrobe with lockers Teak door and sliding hatch to wheelhouse.
Galley : (To port in wheelhouse)
Locker outboard behind cooker, four draws below and cupboard beside. Stainless steel sink, pressurised water supply.
Two burner gas cooker.
Drop down teak wheelhouse door and drop down rear windows.
Large, clear, opening roof hatch.
12 volt Engel refrigerator under helm seat.
Slide-out work surface extension above ‘fridge.
Large locker beneath wheelhouse floor housing tools, batteries, fuel and holding tanks.
Locker beneath helm position housing shore power charging equipment and more storage.
3 x 12v lights.
2 mains shorepower sockets, 2 keyed battery switches.
Cockpit: Two cavernous, double depth lockers to each side.
Gas locker to port, capacity 3 gas bottles.
Engine hatch beneath deck, with large cave locker behind. Access to cockpit drain stopcocks New 2013).
Further storage under side decks.
Fold out, two stage teak cockpit table.
Cockpit cushions.
Fully adaptable, rolling cockpit cover (new 2013 from manufacturer’s Danish supplier) with frame, making this a very usable extension of living space available within seconds of mooring or anchoring.
Winter cockpit cover. Deck hatch covers. Foresail cover.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This LM 28 Motor Sailer has been personally photographed and viewed by Nic Parton of Boatshed Hamble. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

Since 2004

Why are you selling her?

Not using as often as would like to.

Where have you sailed her?

East & South Coast UK, Solent and English Channel

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments 2

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Hi Gordon, have sent you an email. Sam

samantha c2021-02-22 10:07:33

Does she have a name

Gordon W2021-02-21 23:42:30
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