Rooster tail behind a Seaclipper 28

This boat is designed for extended coastal cruising or limited offshore passages. It has ample room for two people below and will take a crowd friends on a daysail. The original demountable box beams have been updated to swing-wing akas for trailering or storage. Hull planking is mostly 3/8″ plywood over frames and stringers using epoxy adhesives. A standard sail plan is shown, however many rig conversions are available in the used equipment inventory from surplus suppliers. Expect to spend 10 - 15 months part time to complete. Although this boat is designed for cruising, two boats have been clocked at over 17 knots while reaching in a fresh breeze. Pictures below on left show the raised cabin version of the Seaclipper 28 and are courtesy of Grahame Heffer. Pictures on the right are courtesy of Mark Johnson.


Length Overall 28′5″
Waterline Length 25′4″
Beam Overall 18′6″
Beam of Main Hull 5′3″
Draft, Hull Only 1′7″
Draft, Board Down 5′0″
Displacement, Full Load 2650 lbs
Displacement, Dry 1900 lbs
Payload 750 lbs.
Sail Area, Main 166 sq ft
Sail Area, Main and Genoa 371 sq ft
Mast Length 32′0″
Bridge Clearance 36′
Engine Power 6-hp OB
Fuel Tankage 3 to 6 gal
Water Tankage 10 gal
Speed under Power 6 knots
Number of Crew 2
Berths, Min/Max 2/3
Headroom in Cabin 5′2″