Sun Dream 28
Fin keel

The Sun Dream 28 uses the good hull of Arcadia. Despite the reduction of the sail area and a little overweight it remains efficient but as her eldest it lacks a bit of stiffness.

The deck and interior are completely reviewed; a panoramic windows on coachroof provide clarity and volume to the saloon. The forward cabin suffers from this choice by losing headroom, though it remains in the standard of the productions of the time.

The Sun Dream has evolved with the adoption of a large transom and takes the name of Sun Way 28.

See the Sun Dream 28's specifications on

Main Features

ModelSun Dream 28
VersionFin keel
Sailboat typeCruising monohull
DesignerTony Castro
Building years (first/last)1987 / 1991
Number built407
PredecessorJeanneau Arcadia
SuccessorSun Way 29
Regulation2eme Cat 6/8 pers
ConstructionMonolithic fiberglass/polyester
Appendage typeTrapezoidal keel
Ballast typeCast iron
Rudder bladeSingle transom hung rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Length over all29.5 ft
Hull length27.1 ft
Waterline length24.5 ft
Beam over all10.3 ft
Draft5.4 ft
Mast height41.4 ft
Light displacement5952 lbs
Ballast2359 lbs
French customs tonnage7.06 Tx

Rig and sails

Rig typeMasthead Sloop
MastDeck stepped mast
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging material1x19 strand wire
Number of rows of spreader1
Spreader anglePushing
Spinnaker typeSymmetrical spinnaker
Upwind sailarea484 ft²
Downwind sailarea868 ft²
Mainsail area184 ft²
Genoa area300 ft²
Working jib area249 ft²
Jib area157 ft²
Stormsail area53 ft²
Spinnaker area684 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

30.2 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

10.8 ft

IFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachement)

35.3 ft

JFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)

11.7 ft


Wetted surface184 ft²
Transverse section maximum surface10 ft²
Righting moment @ 1°93 lbs/ft
Ballast ratio39.6 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement179.1 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement321.3 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)15.0

Auxiliary engine

Type1 x 2002
Engine power1 x 18 hp
Fuel capacity7.1 gal
Fuel typeDiesel
Transmission typeShaft-line
Propeller typeTwo-blade propeller


Number of cabin2
Number of berth6
Number of shower room1
Fresh water capacity26.4 gal
Headroom max6.2 ft
Headroom kitchen5.9 ft
Headroom shower room5.9 ft
Headroom5.9 ft
Chart table dimensions2.0 x 1.7 ft
Table dimensions3.9 x 2.8 x 2.3 ft
Length of berth6.1 ft
Width of berth*1.8 ft
Fore cabin
Headroom4.8 ft
Length of berth6.2 ft
Width of berth*5.2 ft
Aft cabin
Headroom5.9 ft
Length of berth6.2 ft
Width of berth*4.3 ft
Cockpit length5.9 ft
Cockpit width4.8 ft
*Maximal width : at head

Based on specification1988

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