Etap 28i
Fin keel

Even if it is a pure cruising monohull, the Etap 28i is sailboat pleasant to helm and remains efficient with light wind. However her stiffness limited imposes to reduce sail area, as soon as the wind gets stronger. For safety, she is unsinkable, that made a part of the reputation of the Etap shipyard. The foam impact a bit storage space.

Inside no front cabin but an open bed. Everything is well lightened by large panoramic windows of coachroof. The bathroom is surprisingly large for a boat this size, but it overlaps the chart table which loses its seat.

See the Etap 28i's specifications on

Main Features

ModelEtap 28i
VersionFin keel
Sailboat typeCruising monohull
DesignerPhilippe Harlé
Alain Mortain
Building years (first/last)1987 / 1996
Number built≈450
PredecessorEtap 28
SuccessorEtap 28S
Regulation2eme Cat 6/8 pers
ConstructionMonolithic fiberglass/polyester
Appendage typeTrapezoidal keel
Ballast typeCast iron
Rudder bladeSingle under hull rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Hull length28.1 ft
Waterline length24.4 ft
Beam over all10.3 ft
Draft5.3 ft
Mast height44.1 ft
Light displacement6063 lbs
Ballast1808 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop (7/8)
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 sailarea469 ft²
Downwind sailarea815 ft²
Mainsail area221 ft²
Genoa area248 ft²
Jib area165 ft²
Spinnaker area593 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

35.3 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

11.4 ft

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

32.5 ft

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

9.6 ft

LLGenoa hoist measurement (from tack to head)

32.3 ft

LPGenoa perpendicular measurement from clew to luff.

15.5 ft

SLSymmetrical spinnaker hoist measurement (from tack to head)

33.3 ft

SMWSymmetrical spinnaker width

19.8 ft


Wetted surface184 ft²
Transverse section maximum surface10 ft²
Righting moment @ 1°75 lbs/ft
Ballast ratio29.8 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement170.5 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement296.2 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)15.5

Auxiliary engine

Type1 x SD9
Engine power1 x 9 hp
Power max (optional)1 x 18 hp
Fuel capacity9.2 gal
Fuel typeDiesel
Transmission typeSaildrive
Propeller typeTwo-blade propeller


Number of cabin1
Number of berth6
Number of shower room1
Fresh water capacity22.5 gal
Fridge/cooler capacity11.9 gal
Headroom max6.1 ft
Headroom shower room5.8 ft
Headroom5.9 ft
Table dimensions3.1 x 2.6 x 2.3 ft
Length of berth5.5 ft
Width of berth*1.7 ft
Fore cabin
Length of berth5.7 ft
Width of berth*4.1 / 0.8 ft
Aft cabin
Headroom5.8 ft
Length of berth6.2 ft
Width of berth*4.9 / 2.6 ft
*Maximal width : at head

Based on specification1988

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