The Etap 28i Sailboat

The Etap 28i is a sharp performer, largely due to her generously roached, fully-battened mainsail and working jib set on a sporty fractional rig together with a deep-fin keel, 

An Etap 28i sailboat under sailHigh performance sails on this Etap 28i

Published Specification for the Etap 28i

Hull Type: Fin keel with spade rudder

Hull Material:  GRP (fibreglass)

Length Overall: 28' 0" / 8.5m

Waterline Length: 23' 9" / 7.2m

Beam: 10' 3" / 3.1m

Draft: 5' 0" / 1.5m

Rig Type: Fractional Sloop

Displacement: 6,173lb / 2,800kg

Designer: Harle & Mortain

Builder: Etap (Belgium)

Year First Built: 1988

Year Last Built: 1997

Number Built: 450

Owners Association: ?

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Published Design Ratios for the Etap 28i

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 17.1

  • Less than 16 would be considered under-powered;
  • 16 to 20 would indicate reasonably good performance;
  • Over 20 suggests relatively high performance.

Ballast/Displacement Ratio: ?

  • Under 40: less stiff, less powerful
  • Over 40: stiffer, more powerful

Displacement/Length Ratio: 205

  • Under 100: Ultralight
  • 100 to 200: Light
  • 200 to 275: Moderate
  • 275 to 350: Heavy
  • Over 350: Ultraheavy

Comfort Ratio: 17.2

  • Under 20 indicates a lightweight racing boat
  • 20 to 30 indicates a coastal cruiser
  • 30 to 40 indicates a moderate offshore cruising boat
  • 40 to 50 indicates a heavy offshore boat
  • Over 50 indicates an extremely heavy offshore boat

Capsize Screening Formula: 2.2

  • Under 2.0 (the lower the better): Better suited for ocean passages
  • Over 2.0: Less suited for ocean passages

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Summary Analysis of Published Design Ratios for the Etap 28i

  • You can expect reasonably good performance under sail;
  • She's of light to moderate displacement; 
  • Comfort wise, she'll have the motion of a lightweight racing boat; 
  • She's less suited for ocean passages than some similar boats in her size range.

Sailboats in the Etap range include:

  • Etap 20
  • Etap 21i
  • Etap 22
  • Etap 22i
  • Etap 23
  • Etap 23i
  • Etap 23IL
  • Etap 24i
  • Etap 26
  • Etap 26i
  • Etap 26S
  • Etap 28
  • Etap 28i
  • Etap 28S
  • Etap 30
  • Etap 30CQ
  • Etap 30i
  • Etap 32i
  • Etap 32S
  • Etap 34S
  • Etap 35i
  • Etap 37S
  • Etap 38i
  • Etap 39S
  • Etap 46DS
  • Etap 48DS

Sailboats designed by Harle & Mortain include:

  • Dufour 39 Cc
  • Dufour 56
  • Dufour Classic 36
  • Dufour Classic 43
  • Elite 364
  • Elite 446
  • Etap 21i
  • Etap 26i
  • Etap 28i 
  • Etap 30i
  • Etap 32i
  • Etap 32s
  • Etap 34s
  • Etap 37s
  • Etap 38i
  • Feeling 1040
  • Feeling 1090
  • Feeling 326
  • Feeling 416
  • Feeling 44
  • Feeling 446
  • Harmony 38 (Poncin)
  • Harmony 42 (Poncin)
  • Harmony 47 (Poncin)
  • Nautitech 395
  • Nautitech 40
  • Nautitech 435
  • Nautitech 47
  • Nautitech 475
  • Nautitech 482
  • Ovni 370
  • Ovni 400

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