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1987 Watkins 29

Watkins 29  sailing ........  This fine vessel is solidly built, roomy and sails great.  Watkins were quality built in Florida and offer a great value over more well known, but lesser quality vessels.  With new genoa, all new instruments, spinnaker,Watkins 29 salon - click for larger image refrigeration, hot and cold water, all new interior cushions, autopilot, wheel steering and roller furling .......... this boat is an incredible deal. She has a fiberglass floor with teak and holly inlaid panel.   There is built-in storage everywhere!  And there is lots of light and ventilation with lots of opening hatches and 8 opening ports with accordian style blinds for privacy.

There is a vee berth forward with a roomy berth,  hanging locker and plenty of storage for your gear.  There are built in shelves along both sides for your nighttime accessories. Access to the anchor locker is in the forward corner.  Storage is under the berth. Overhead is a large hatch with screen for light and ventilation.

The roomy head is next aft to port.  She has hot and cold water, a shower with a sump, lots of storage, an overhead hatch and an opening port for light and ventilation.

Next aft is the salon with a settees to port and starboard with a dining table with a drop leaf,  which folds down from the forward bulkhead.  The port settee slides out to form a double berth for additional guests.  There are storage racks neatly hidden behind the table when it is in the folded up position for plates and cups..  The upholstery thoughout was recently replaced with a very nice muted fabric.  She has a very nice Trident clock and barometer. There is storage behind both settees and in storage cabinets built in on both sides of the salon. Watkins 29 salon and galley - click for larger image

Aft on starboard is the galley. She has a deep oversize S.S. sink almost on the centerline with hot and cold pressure water. There is a surface mounted Origo two burner alcohol stove with cutting board, a microwave oven, a large ice box with refrigeration and dockside water.  There is storage built in behind and under the stove and the sink, and a teak rack over the icebox for more dish storage.

She also has a nice sized quarter berth aft on the port side for additional guests or storage.

Features at-a-glance
LOD .................... 28' 11"
Beam .................... 10' 4"
Draft ...................... 4' 0"
Displ .......... 8,800 # approx.
Ballast ........  3,900 # approx.Watkins 29 vee berth - click for larger image

Autohelm 3000 autopilot, compass, Horizon D45 depth sounder with digital alarms (new 2002), Interphase Pilot Loran 2, VHF, Horizon WS45 Wind speed and direction indicator (new 2002), Horizon SL45 speedometer with log and temp (new 2002), AM/FM stereo (but the cassette part does not work), speakers in salon and one speaker for the cockpit,

Deck and Hull
Wheel steering with leather wrapping, spacious cockpit with built-in icebox, opening gates on both port and starboard, dodger and bimini, white hull with dark blue trim, white deck with tan non-skid, teak and S.S. swim ladder with extra step, 2 Barient 21 2-speed ST winches, Barient 17 1-speed ST halyard winch, 2 Barient 10 1-speed winch on cabin top, two winches on the mast, tan foam cockpit cushions, bottom finished with VC tar and VC-17 bottom paint, cockpit ice box, large anchor locker on foredeck, teak bow sprit with dual anchor rollers.

Sails and Rigging
Single spreader aluminum rig, stepped on the deck, Hood LD815 roller furling, mainsail with Dutchman main flaking system with topping lift, cruising spinnaker,  Hood 150 genoa dacron (new in 1996), Johnson 110 lapper with rope luff for furler,  .Watkins 29 head - click here for largerr version

Engine and Mechanical
Inboard Yanmar 2GM 20 18hp FWC diesel engine, two battery system, 12V and 110V systems, automatic Guest 15 amp battery charger (new in 1998), bilge blower, manual bilge pump, automatic bilge pump, engine alarm, manual head with holding tank, Tank Watch system for the holding tank, 2 fire extinquishers, solar exhaust vent in main cabin,

Teak binocular holders, brass gimbaled oil lamp, teak dish and cup holder in the galley,  steel storage cradle. This boat is a must see for anyone looking for a lot of boat for your money.  Quality and room, very well maintained..

Watkins 29 under spinnakerThis owner is ready to move on up.  Take advantage of this opportunity to grab this very desirable boat.   Email for more pictures ...... inside and out !!