Etap 28i

One of the best and most
popular of all the Etaps, this
tidy-looking Harlé & Mortain
design was launched in 1987.
She replaced the Etap 28,
designed by Van de Stadt in
1978, and was a more modern
boat in every respect. With a
generously roached, fully-
battened mainsail and working
jib set on a sporty, 7/8 fractional
rig and a fixed, deep-fin keel, she
is a sharp performer, enjoyable
to sail, good for short-handed
cruising and ideal for a couple
with two children. Some buyers
opted for a lifting keel, which
slightly blunts her performance
but she still sails well.
The main cabin and forepeak
are open-plan, under a semi-
flush deck, with good headroom up to the forecabin, which is curtained off
from the saloon. There is a large aft cabin, a good galley, a spacious heads
abaft the companionway and a reasonable chart table.

LoA 8.6m (28ft 2in) LWL 7.3m (23ft 10in) beam 3.12m (10ft 3in) Draught 1.6m (5ft 3in)
Displacement 2,600kg (5,732lb) YM test report February 1989