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1979 Slickcraft 28 Express Cruiser

Hythe, Hampshire


1979 AMF Slickcraft 28 Express Cruiser Fresco Tilly is a tidy 28ft family motor cruiser powered by 2 Mermaid Marlin 115hp diesel engines giving a very pleasant, comfortable 12 knot cruising speed. Engines professionally rebuilt , injectors replaced, turbos and fuel pump rebuilt, new alternators and water pumps.  All new engine bearings, top and bottom end and gearboxes refurbished. Engine hours since rebuild 20, last serviced May 2023. New bow thruster - Quick BTO140, all the 12V electrics replaced and checked. Hull has been wrapped in blue vinyl with new canopy and frame, new interior seats, bed bases and covers.  She has many modern extras and is definitely worth a look.



Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Boat Name: Fresco Tilly
Make: Slickcraft
Model: 28 Express Cruiser
Year: 1979
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: AMF Slickcraft
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 28 ft / 8.53 m
Length Overall: 28 ft / 8.53 m
Min Draft: 2'9 ft / 0.84 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Mermaid
  • Model: Marlin
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 115hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 BladeBronze
  • Engine Location: Port
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 1992
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Mermaid
  • Model: Marlin
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 115hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 BladeBronze
  • Engine Location: Starboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 1992
Total Engine Power: 230hp
Cruising Speed: 12 kn


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Express Cruiser


William Rhys-Jones
BH Boat Sales


BH Boat Sales
BH Boat Sales
Beaulieu, Hampshire, GB, SO42 7XB
Tel:01590 616316


BH Boat Sales offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Slickcraft 28 Express Cruiser

AMF Slickcraft, USA – year of build: 1979

White GRP hull wrapped in blue vinyl. White superstructure
Wheel steering
Vee shape hull

28’ x 10’ x 2’9”

Mermaid Marlin 4cyl 115hp Twin Diesels, engines new in 1992

Borg Warner velvet drive gearboxes.
Fuel tank capacity: approx. 50 gallons
New exhaust manifold, annual service, 
Engines governed to 4000 rpm. 
Cruising speed: approx. 12 knots.

2 x water tanks: one forward galley, one in engine bay for heads

Quick BTO140 Bow Thruster 

Bennett Trim Tabbs

4 berths
Wallas Hob and with blower lid providing heating for cabin
Fridge and small freezer
Par Marine heads (electric)

3 x automatic bilge pumps

Manual Bilge pump
Clock and barometer

Warps and fenders
Anchor with 20 fathoms chain
Fire extinguishers all in date
Cockpit cover 

Garmin Chart Plotter