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1974 Shipman 28 Sailing Boat For Sale in SG

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Price S$18,000.00 SGD ( $13,533.83 USD )
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BASCOBoating Sentosa Cove, Singapore SG
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  • System Units Imperial - US
  • Vessel Class Sail Boat
  • Vessel Name Caprice One
  • Make or Brand Shipman
  • Model 28
  • Length 29ft
  • Beam 8.5ft
  • Draft 5.1ft
  • Year of Manufacture 1974
  • New or Pre Owned Pre Owned Item
  • Build Material or Hull Type Fiberglass
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Location Singapore
  • Manufacturer or Builder Shipman

  • Item # 659233
  • Qty Available 1

Caprice One


Owner's Story

I bought Caprice during Covid and she saved my sanity. She is one of of the oldest boats at Changi Sailing Club and she has survived many decades and will survive for some many more. She is built like a tank in old style thick fiberglass. Because of this, she needs some wind to go fast. I used her every weekend to sail with my friends. Unfortunately, I've left Singapore and now she has been not used for some months. She may look dirty, but don't be fooled, I've won my last race at CSC with Caprice! She is still very capable.

For me, she was the entry into my boat-ownership. As Caprice is old, she is perfect to practice boat ownership and maintenance. It's ok to try and learn! It's a shame I have to sell her. Although she may not be the prettiest or fastest, I love this boat and we've been on many adventures and she has always kept me safe.



  • Vessel Name: Caprice One
  • Year: 1974
  • Make: Shipman
  • Model: 28
  • Designer: Olle Enderlein
  • Length: 29ft
  • Beam: 8.5ft
  • Draft : 5.1ft
  • Registration: SZ0685B
  • Dry Weight: 3,000kg
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass




  • Cabins: 2
  • Berths: 5
  • Heads: 1



2 berths in the bow, 1 single berth aft, but the most comfortable sleeping spot is the main cabin. The table lowers to create a comfortable platform to sleep on for one couple. 




  • Engine: 1974 Yanmar 2GM20
    • Last serviced Aug 3, 2021
  • Power: 17HP
  • Hours: 3,900hrs
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Cruising Speed: 5.5kn
  • Max Speed:  6.5kn



  • Fuel: 1x 88L Stainless Steel




  • Autopilot
  • Compass
  • VHF
  • Marine Head
  • Sea Water Pump
  • Battery Charger
  • Electric Bilge Pump
  • Solar Panel
  • Mainsail Cover
  • Lazyjacks
  • Fully Battened Mainsail
  • Furling Genoa
  • Spinnaker
  • Spinnaker Pole
  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Flares, horn, 



Spinnaker is untested and old. Mainsail: 10 yrs. old, Genoa: 2 yrs. old, Rigging: 5 yrs. old



Works Done

  • 2022 Raced at CSC club twilight series. Came in 1st and 2nd in its class.
  • 2022 Engine servicing, new impeller,engine checked by local expert “very good engine”
  • 2022 new Autopilot RaymarineST2000
  • 2022 servicing of winches
  • 2021 New marine battery OPTIMA D34M Blue Top Battery (55AH), 430 SGD
  • 2021(Nov) New genoa from RollyTasker sails
  • 2021 Change of ownership
  • 2021 June new bilge pump. Servicing the head -turns out to be Taiwanese -TMC 29940. Although it's not been used at all, it's in fairly good condition. Only the pump inlet gasket needs a rebuild.
  • 2021 Rebuilt water pump (seals, bearings etc). Teak toe rail.
  • 2020 new topside, deck, antifoul. New rudder gudgeon. Sanded and oiled teak. New LED signal lights. New panel switches. New battery.
  • 2020 Antifouling
  • 2019 Nov new engine thermostat, hoses and cooling system flush, new bilge pumps.
  • 2019 August -New Sailcover-Recacrilfrenchfabric -similar to Sunbrella -WIP Bimini
  • 2019 August -New Micron 77 AF 2 coats, sanded teak, serviced manual whale pump, replaced brass water hose connectors for drain 
  • 2019 new fuel filter assembly 
  • 2019 new mpptsolar controller
  • 2019 new battery 
  • 2018 Engine Serviced 
  • 2018 New Wavefront Marine tiller clutch
  • 2017 September up slipped. Stripped to stable surface, removed all loose old antifoul, sanded and faired with International fairing compound, wet sanded faired and finished with primer and 3 –4 coats of Micron 77.
  • 2017 Sep replaced all SS standing rigging
  • 2017 Sep rewired mast electrical cables. 
  • 2017 New SS SpinakerPole track car 
  • 2017 Jan new alternator & spare, serviced engine, checked belts & impeller (like new) 
  • 2016 Dec new 10kg Claw anchor and 10m 8mm hot dipped galvanized chain + existing hemp rope. 
  • 2016 Dec stripped all antifoul to fibreglass (no blisters) and recoated with International Paint Epoxy 
  • 2016 Nov sanded all teak, replaced some teak sections 
  • 2016 Oct repaired SS316 Pushpit& pulpit, added seats and SS316 Solar Panel Arch, added SS bow roller 
  • 2016 Replaced DC switch panel and some wires to ANCOR 14AWG tinned marine wire 
  • 2015 Added 2x50W solar panels 
  • 2015 Added Ultrasonic AF transducer 
  • 2014 New Mainsail (China Sail Factory HK) 
  • 2014 New sheets, lines, and main halyard 
  • 2014 Added roller furling to headsail 
  • 2014 Added Tides Marine Strong Track system with stainless steel slides 2013 New cushions protected by Tyvek 
  • 2013 changed to 15" Flexofoldfolding propeller
  • 2013 Major refit at Dalac, replace bronze through-hulls, parts of the deck re-fiberglass. Topsides, wood work, laminates.


Works To Be Completed

  1. She does deserve a new paint job, there are  few spots where the paint is flaking needs some repairs. However, the hull is in perfect shape, it's just optical!
    • Option 1: repair the bad paint spots (costs: 300 SGD)
    • Option 2: full new paint job at Changi Sailing Club to make it perfect (3000 SGD)
  2. The stuffing box needs replacement. This is the bearing of the prop-shaft that goes through the hull. The motor runs super smooth, but if the transmission is engaged there is a vibration that comes from this bearing. Not dangerous, but needs attention. Replacement package can be bought in Europe for roughly 250 SGD, installation at Changi Sailing Club can costs maybe 200 SGD.


Caprice One

The Shipman 28 is a sailboat model produced by the Finnish yacht builder Nautor Oy in 1974. It is a 28-foot long, performance-oriented cruising sailboat designed for comfortable coastal or offshore sailing. The Shipman 28 is known for its sturdy construction, spacious interior, and good sailing qualities. Information about specific features, design, performance and specifications may vary depending on the exact year and model of the boat.



The Shipman 28 is a compact, lightweight, and well-balanced sailboat with a sleek and modern design. It has a long, narrow waterline, a relatively deep keel, and a raked stem and stern. The deck layout features a spacious cockpit, a self-draining anchor locker, and a well-protected steering area. The interior is simple and functional, with a double berth in the forepeak, a dinette, and a compact galley and head compartment. The hull is reinforced with a GRP inner layer and a balsa core sandwich construction, providing strength, insulation, and low weight. Overall, the Shipman 28 was designed to be a fast and efficient sailing vessel that would be comfortable and easy to handle for the solo sailor or a small crew.



The interior features a functional layout with a comfortable sleeping area for two people, a dinette that can be converted into a berth for additional guests, and a compact galley for meal preparation. The cockpit is spacious and well-protected, offering a comfortable space for outdoor living. There are plenty of ventilation and lighting options, and the boat has good headroom throughout, making it feel more spacious. The construction materials and design also provide good insulation and minimal noise transmission, making the interior a quiet and comfortable place to spend time. The well-balanced and responsive sailing qualities of the Shipman 28 also contribute to a comfortable sailing experience, especially in moderate weather conditions.



The Shipman 28 was designed to be a fast and efficient sailing vessel. Its lightweight construction, long waterline, and deep keel give it good speed and stability, while its well-balanced rig and responsive helm provide excellent handling and maneuverability. It is capable of sailing well in a variety of conditions, and can perform well both in light and strong winds. The boat's relatively small size and simple systems make it easy to handle for a small crew, or even a solo sailor. However, it should be noted that the actual performance of a Shipman 28 will depend on many factors, including the boat's maintenance, the skill and experience of the crew, the weight and balance of the boat, and the weather conditions. Overall, the Shipman 28 is considered a well-performing sailboat for its size and is well-suited for coastal or offshore cruising.



The Shipman 28 was designed and built with safety in mind, although like any vessel, its safety features and performance can depend on various factors such as maintenance, crew competency, and weather conditions.

Some of the safety features of the Shipman 28 include:

  • A deep keel that provides stability and helps prevent capsizing
  • A well-protected cockpit with high coamings and secure seating
  • Strong and durable construction, with a reinforced GRP inner layer and a balsa core sandwich
  • Good stability and balance, making the boat resistant to rolling and heeling
  • Self-draining anchor locker, reducing the risk of water entering the boat in heavy seas
  • Good ventilation and lighting, ensuring a well-lit and comfortable living space
  • A compact and efficient design, making the boat easy to handle and maneuver for a small crew or solo sailor.
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