Up for sale is our Lancer 28, Firefly. The boat has been on the hard at the Annapolis MWR since November 2014.
This is a great boat for the Chesapeake as she only draws 3 feet. She is also simple, easy and inexpensive to maintain, with a 2012 Nissan 6hp 4-stroke outboard motor and portable head. She is light and narrow for her length, with a relatively high sail-area to weight ratio and moves well under power or in light winds. The 4-stroke Nissan is quiet and moves the boat at 6-knots while only burning 0.5 gallons per hour. She has a large keel with a high ballast to displacement ratio, and we have been happy with her stability and motions in heavy weather.
The sails are old but have been very capable for cruising and have no holes. The sail inventory includes a main (with reef points), a 150% #1 genoa, 100% #3 jib and asymmetrical spinnaker.
In the cabin is where this boat really shines. The insides have been re-appointed and the cabin looks great with updated cushions and custom teak. There is a 4-speaker stereo system (AM/FM/CD/AUX) that sounds great, including two clamp-on cockpit speakers. The propane stove is clean and works flawlessly. There is actually space to sleep 5 people with two in the V-berth, one in the port settee and one in each quarter berth. The cabin layout functions well and includes generous seating space as well as a dinette with fold-up navigation table and custom storage both underneath and above. Storage is plentiful and thoughtfully laid out. This is a must-see!
We are sad to see Firefly go but we know that someone will have a ton of fun with this boat at a great value. Give me a call or email and I'll be happy to arrange a time for you to see this great boat!