Great Dane 28

1965 — 1989
Designer
Aage Utzon
Builder
Klaus Baess/Sandersens Plasticboats
Association
Great Dane 28 Owners Club
# Built
300
Hull Type
Long keel w/trans. hung rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
27 11 / 8.5 m
Waterline Length
21 3 / 6.5 m
Beam
8 2 / 2.5 m
Draft
4 5 / 1.4 m
Displacement
8,500 lbs / 3,856 kg
Ballast
3,970 lbs / 1,800 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
358 ft2 / 33.3 m2
Total Sail Area
358.8 ft2 / 33.3 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
180.6 ft2 / 16.8 m2
P
30 4 / 9.3 m
E
11 10 / 3.6 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
178.1 ft2 / 16.6 m2
I
35 8 / 10.9 m
J
9 11 / 3 m
Forestay Length
37 0 / 11.3 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Volvo Penta
Model
MD2B
HP
16
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.19 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
13.75
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
46.68
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
391.02
ultraheavy
Comfort Ratio
34.14
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.6
better suited for ocean passages

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