Osbourne - Kestrel 28

£ 2,995
Type: Motor Boat
Category: Cabin Boats


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Osbourne Kestrel 28 Cruiser.

In the early 1960s, William Osborne (junior) introduced a series of three hard chine motor cruisers, the Swift, Kestrel & Osprey. The Kestrel proved to be the most popular design being a medium-sized vessel with a creditable performance when fitted with the twin-engine option or an ideal cruiser with the single installation with optional convertible wheel-shelter or sports windscreen.

Osborne’s need little introduction as one of the premier South Coast boat-builders situated in Rope Walk on the River Arun. William Osborne established the yard in Littlehampton in 1919 building a series of 20-knot powerboats for the Sussex Motor Yacht Club. Building commissions for motor-yachts soon started to come in and the company grew considerably during the 1930s. Wartime work included the high-speed Motor Torpedo Boats and Gun Boats. The company having built up a reputation for quality craft received orders from the RNLI to build lifeboats. Continuing also with the expanding range of motor cruisers they adopted the same high standard close seamed double diagonal mahogany construction to the cruisers as in the lifeboats. In the industry, the company were known for their ‘Osborne Finish’

This project is a solid start to what could be a fabulous boat once again. We believe the engine is a Thorneycroft Diesel but wait to be corrected!

For more info, call 01405 816992 and arrange a viewing


  • Category: Cabin Boats
  • Type: Motor Boat
  • Sales status: available
  • Manufacturer: Osbourne
  • Model: Kestrel 28
  • Year built: 1960
  • Length: 8.84 m
  • Beam: 2.8 m
  • Draft: 0.73 m
  • No. of previous owners: unknown
  • Condition: in need of repair
  • Sale Type: Used
  • Sale: Dealer
  • Propulsion: Inboard
  • Steering: Wheel control
  • Engine manufacturer: Thorneycroft?
  • No. of engines: 1
  • HP: 65
  • kW: 65
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Material hull: Wood
  • Material deck: Wood
  • No. of cabins: 2
  • No. of berths: 4
  • WC & bathrooms: 1

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