Cobra 850 Yacht for sale - placed 20th January 2006


Cobra 850 - SOLD
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Length: LOA 8.65 M (28' 6")
Beam: 2.90 M (9'6")
Draft: 1.43 M (4'9")
Displacement: 3,500 kg (7,750 lbs)
Keel Ballast: 1,580 kg (3,500 lbs)
Year. 1978 

Cobra 850 cruising yacht for sale in Cyprus

Designer: David Feltham
Built by Cobra Yachts

British Registered under SSR.

 General Description

High aspect ratio sail plan, fine entry with maximum beam placed at approximately 53% of the waterline length, coupled with a good ballast/displacement ratio making a fine, stable cruising yacht. Integrally moulded fibre-glass keel and skeg for strength, bearing into the underbody with the skeg fairing into the rudder giving the helmsman control and manageability, a compact family cruising yacht. 

Deep, self draining cockpit features large sail/storage locker and separate gas locker.  The storage areas give the skipper and crew ready availability to all safety equipment, mooring lines, etc., which  may be required on deck.
The low profile super- structure gives good visibility, simple rigging layout for easy crew work,  anchor stowage from a flush anchor well on the foredeck. 
The anodised aluminium spars have Lewmar single speed winches and are standard for the main and jib halyards. Full length genoa/jib tracks are installed.
The cabin headroom is 6' 11/2" (1.87 metres). and the boat sleeps and caters for 5. The galley has a twin stainless steel sinks with a gymbled cooker and grill , plenty of work surface, with storage above and below the galley unit.
Teak chart table with good accessibility and storage.
The saloon is divided from the for'ard cabin by a teak louvred door. 
The toilet compartment has good headroom, wash basin and sea toilet. 
A hanging locker with plenty of room for clothes that incorporates a boot locker under.
The for'ard cabin cushioned berths can be converted to one double or two single berths. The Lewmar forward hatch was new in 1998.
Teak throughout the interior creates a warm and friendly atmosphere. 
The deck construction features a moulded non-slip surface and balsa core sandwich , well known for its stiffness and light weight. 

Construction ;GRP Hull, Deck & Superstructure,
Fin Keel & ballast, Tiller Steering.
International Epoxy treatment to prevent Osmosis.

Machinery;  BETA BD722 3 cylinder diesel new 1997 - total hours 786. Fresh water cooling with heat exchanger,
LUCAS 55 Amp alternator (new with BETA).

Electrics;   12 Volt system with two batteries.
ADVERC Battery management system.

Tankage;   Fuel capacity approx. 50 litres (11 gallons)
                   Fresh water capacity 30 litres  (6.5 gallons

Water System;  Manual fresh water pump to galley and headsSea water pump to LAVAC marine toilet.

Winches; 2 ANTAL self tailing, 2 speed genoa sheet winches,
2 single speed mast mounted winches for main and genoa halyards,
Simpson-Lawrence Anchorman winch, Rear stay tensioner.

Rig;  Sloop rig, Anodised aluminium spars, Spinnaker (cruise chute) pole, Stainless steel 1x19 standing rigging, Slab reefing mainsail with jiffy reefing system, Rotorstay Genoa Furling.

;   Main new 199x - Genoa new 199x (with luff pad for furling)
Cruising chute - Storm jib.



VHF Radio with mast head aerial and spare emergency aerial
NASA NAVTEX weather receiver
Speed Log
INCASTEC Depth sounder
NAVICO 1800 tillerpilot
Masthead tri light
Navigation lights
SILVA Bulkhead compass
Autohelm Personal compass


2 man Liferaft
EPIRB Jotron 121.5 PRB


Avon Inflatible
Seagull 55 outboard for inflatible
Peltier electrically cooled cold box
Porta Potti (for use at anchor to comply with current regulations)
Manual Bilge pump
Pulpit, Pushpit and lifelines
Bimini in stainless steel
Transom stainless steel boarding ladder
Bruce 7.5 kg anchor
Kedge anchor
Solar charging panel on bimini
A complete set of melamine plates, dishes, and mugs
A mass of tools and spare bits and pieces
A Bolt cropper

Owners comments and Background

This boat was bought by Falcon sailing for flotilla sailing in the Aegean where she was used from 1978 to 1887. The current owner bought her from Falcon in a partnership and brought her to Cyprus - it was then named Zephyros. As another boat already carried that name it was changed , she subsequently became the sole property of the current owners. She has been in use every summer in Cyprus since 1987and has been on many cruises to foreign places. She was lifted out of the water in November 2005 for wintering. She has been sailed and maintained by one careful owner who has consistently made improvements as well as being most conscientious in general maintenance and upkeep. Rigging, sails and engine have all been subject to replacement over the years and many new items of equipment have been added. In particular the engine is quiet, barely run in, economical and totally reliable. The safety gear on this boat must pass all expectation of any serious sailor

This boat is fully fit for the sea and requires only food, water, fuel and crew after launching. It has to be one of the very best boats of its size and age available anywhere.

Sadly one of the owners has died and his widow, although having been a lifelong keen sailor, wishes to sell. She is being priced realistically and any interested party may easily find that the normal "asking" price for a Cobra 850 would be two to four thousand pounds more. She is a "snip" hence we feel she is priced to sell quickly.

   Cobra 850 at anchor   Cobra 850 designed by David Feltham and built by Cobra Yachts in 1978  
Cobra 850 sloop for sale.

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