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Sabre 28-1

1971 — 1976
Designer
Roger Hewson
Builder
Sabre Yachts
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG
Associations
Sabre Owners Association

Dimensions

Length Overall
28.00 ft / 8.53 m
Waterline Length
22.83 ft / 6.96 m
Beam
9.17 ft / 2.80 m
Draft
4.33 ft / 1.32 m
Displacement
7,400 lb / 3,357 kg
Ballast
2,900 lb / 1,315 kg
Ballast Type
lead
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
393.00 ft2 / 36.51 m2
Total Sail Area
392.80 ft2 / 36.49 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
179.22 ft2 / 16.65 m2
P
30.90 ft / 9.42 m
E
11.60 ft / 3.54 m
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
213.58 ft2 / 19.84 m2
I
36.20 ft / 11.03 m
J
11.80 ft / 3.60 m
Est. Forestay Len.
38.07 ft / 11.61 m
Mizzen
PY
EY

Auxilary Power

Make
Universal
Model
Atomic 4
HP
30
Type
Gas
Fuel Capacity
20 gals / 76 L

Accomodations

Water Capacity
30 gals / 114 L

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.4 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.56
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
39.19
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
277.63
heavy
Comfort Ratio
24.35
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.88
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

A small number were delivered with a ketch rig. (8)
Shoal draft: 3.8’
Hulls < #212.
Photo courtesy Adam Hunt.


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