Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Design 2471 - Tartan 28

The Tartan 28 was introduced in 1984. The boat was designed as a competitive cruiser/racer that would be suitable for a family and accomplished the mission well. 136 boats were delivered during a production run that ended in 1990.

Here's a design review from Sail magazine from around the time of her introduction. Please double click for zoom.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 28'-3"
LWL 23'-3"
Beam 9'-10"
Draft 4'-11"
Displacement 7,450 lbs
Ballast 3,200 lbs
Sail Area 408 sq ft


  1. I have Hull #123 - she is a great boat. Mine came down from Chicago to Stockton Lake in Southern Missouri and I've since shipped her to the Pacific, with Marina del Rey as her home port. At the lake I would have her out in 30+ knot winds, often single-handed; a reef in the main and the 135 genoa slightly furled and she would cut through it upwind, always in control. Downwind was all smiles :)

    Easy to singlehand, even under spinnaker with the help of an autopilot.

    In the Pacific and her many trips to Catalina she's comfortable with the sea. Thanks for this post as I always enjoy seeing new info on our "girl".

    Fair Winds, Peregrine

    1. Am looking seriously at the T28 as my next boat and would like to make contact with T28 owners.

  2. There is one for sale at the Massachusetts Maritime Acadamy Auction in a couple weeks. Might get a deal.