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Vancouver 28

The Vancouver 28 is a 28’ monohull sailboat designed by Robert B Harris. She was built by Northshore (United Kingdom) and made of GRP (glass reinforced polyester). This sailboat was produced between 1986 and 2005 with 67 hulls completed.

The Vancouver 28 belongs to the Vancouver range.

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Vancouver 28's   Main Features
Model Vancouver 28
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Robert B Harris
Range Vancouver
Construction GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull 1986
Last built hull 2005
Number of hulls built 67
Appendages Keel :
Swing keel
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 transom hung rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Vancouver 28's   Main dimensions
Hull length 28’
Waterline length 22’ 11”
Beam (width) 8’ 8”
Draft 4’ 4”
Light displacement 8960 lbs
Ballast weight 3450 lbs
Ballast type Lead
Vancouver 28's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 452 sq.ft
Mainsail area 151 sq.ft
Genoa area 301 sq.ft
Yankee area 194 sq.ft
Staysail area 86 sq.ft
Rigging type Cutter Marconi masthead
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire continuous
Number of levels of spreaders 1
Spreaders angle 0 °
Vancouver 28's   Performances
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
16.49
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
337
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
39 %
Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
6.42 knots
Vancouver 28's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 1
Berth(s) (min/max) 3 / 4
Head(s) 1

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