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1985 Gib'Sea 84

Portchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom


Gib'Sea 84, Built 1985, Designed by Joubert-Nivelt. Versatile and compact cruising yacht that packs a punch. don't let shallow water stop your cruising this little Gib'Sea has a lifting keel along with superb accommodation and recent upgrades. 2016 Survey available on request, Volvo Penta M2002 18hp (original) with full service history, 12v DC and 220v AC on-board voltage, Standing rigging replaced 2013, Regular maintenance schedule, Beaching legs with fixing points, Sleeps 4 in 2 cabins plus 2 in saloon, Berthed at WicorMarine Yacht Haven - £10,950

Basic Boat Info

Price: £10,950 (Sale Pending)
Boat Name: Absolute
Make: Gib'Sea
Model: 84
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Gilbert Marine (FRA)
Designer: Joubert-Nivelt
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Lifting Keel


Length: 28 ft / 8.53 m
Length Overall: 27'8 ft / 8.43 m
Waterline Length: 23'3 ft / 7.09 m
Beam: 10 ft / 3.05 m
Max Draft: 6 ft / 1.83 m
Min Draft: 3'3 ft / 0.99 m
Displacement: 6,172.94 lb
Ballast: 2,050.3 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: 2002
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 18hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1985


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Sloop


Jonty Stubbs
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


Williams & Smithells UK
Wicormarine Cranleigh Road, Portchester
Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR


White Orthopthalic polyester hull
White GRP deck
White GRP superstructure
Stub with lifting keel (new 2010)
Lifting keel fully refurbished 2015 with new pennant fitted 2019
Full 2016 survey available on request


Volvo Penta M2002 18hp (original)
MS2B 2.37:1 gearbox (Serial Nr 7499)
Shaft drive to fixed prop
Shaft replaced 2003
PSS stern gland replaced 2008
Full recent service history


12v DC and 220v Ac on board voltage
Power max domestic battery (2016)
Power max engine start battery (2016)
Charging via alternator
12v Digital battery monitor


35ltrs Steel fuel tank
75ltrs Plastimo flexible water tank
40ltrs Plastic holding tank

Rig and Sails

Masthead sloop
1x19 Stainless steel standing rigging replaced 2013
Plastimo 609 genoa furling gear (2013)

2 x Lewmar 16 self-tailing genoa sheet winches
Lewmar 16 self-tailing halyard winch
Lewmar 14 mast mounted reefing winch

White slab reefed mainsail 2003
'Pack a main' lazy jack sail cover system by crystal covers (2011)
White with blue sacrificial strip roller furling genoa serviced 2016, (2007)


Sleeps 4 in 2 cabins plus 2 in saloon
Aft cabin with double berth
Forward cabin with double V-berth
2 x Saloon Two settee berths with lee cloths and new foam and upholstery 2011
Heads with Blake Lavac ceramic w/c
5'5" Headroom
Headlining replaced 2011
Catalytic gas heater (needs safety check before use)

Owners Comments
The GibSea 84 is marketed as sleeping 6 and has done under the current ownership but the aft cabin double is better suited to 2 children or 1 adult. The cockpit is spacious for a boat of this size and the saloon below provides an agreeable amount of space for a 28 footer. Headroom below is approx. 5’10 (1.8m) at the companionway reducing as you move forwards


Plastimo Neptune cooker with oven, and grill
Stainless steel sink
Waeco 12v/240v fridge
Pressurised 12v cold water (2011)


Plough anchor with 25m/8mm chain
4 x Warps
5 x Fenders (4 x new)
Boat hook
Swimming ladder
Sprayhood frame (no cover
6 x Mooring cleats
Plastic coated guard lines (2004)
Cockpit cushions
Beaching legs with fixing points (unused in this ownership)


Plastimo bulkhead compass
Garmin GPS map 276c
Navico tiller pilot


Auto engine fire extinguisher
3 x Fire extinguishers 2018
Fire blanket
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
Life buoy
Dan buoy

The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.

Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

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