Quick Look: Etap 28

Cruising World 2008 New Boat Showcase
Billy Black

Bertone styling puts the curves in this pert pocket cruiser from decidedly quirky but in-all-things-practical, Etap. Constructed with Etap’s double-hull design it is, like all its siblings, unsinkable. For a 28-foot boat, it comes with a comprehensive specification which also leaves room for optioning up, for example to the tandem keel which gives access to gunkholes without giving up traction to windward.

Below, the designers have fitted berths for six, which might be handy if your boatload includes kids. An option to close off the forepeak to use it for storage will reduce stress on the agoraphibic.

Etap 28s Specs


LOA: 29′ 5″
LWL: 27′ 8″
Beam: 10′ 11″
Draft: 3′ 7″/5′ 8″
Sail Area: 379
Displacement: 8,157
Water: 30 gal
Fuel: 17 gal
Engine: Volvo 19 hp
Designer: Von Ahlen Yacht Design
Etap Yachting n.v.