KING'S CRUISER 28

KING'S CRUISER 28 photo KING'S CRUISER 28 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Long Keel
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
28.00 ft / 8.53 m
LWL:
19.00 ft / 5.79 m
Beam:
7.25 ft / 2.21 m
S.A. (reported):
300.00 ft2 / 27.87 m2
Draft (max):
3.92 ft / 1.19 m
Displacement:
5,070 lb / 2,300 kg
Ballast:
2,205 lb / 1,000 kg
S.A./Disp.:
16.31
Bal./Disp.:
43.49
Disp./Len.:
329.99
Construction:
Wood/FG
Ballast Type:
Iron
First Built:
1957
Last Built:
1965
# Built:
600
Builder:
Strorebro Bruk (SWE)
Designer:
Tord Sunden

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make:
Volvo Penta
Model:
F-12
Type:
Diesel
HP:
6
Fuel:
8 gals / 30 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
16.31
Bal./Disp.:
43.49
Disp./Len.:
329.99
Comfort Ratio:
25.79
Capsize Screening Formula:
1.69
S#:
1.50

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
25.00 ft / 7.62 m
J:
11.50 ft / 3.51 m
P:
29.00 ft / 8.84 m
E:
11.00 ft / 3.35 m
S.A. Fore:
143.75 ft2 / 13.35 m2
S.A. Main:
159.50 ft2 / 14.82 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
303.25 ft2 / 28.17 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
16.49
Est. Forestay Len.:
27.52 ft / 8.39 m

Accommodations

Headroom:
5.25 ft / 1.60 m
Water:
8 gals / 30 L

Notes

The King's Cruiser is the first sailing boat built by Örnmaskiner. In 1965, AB Örnmaskiner purchased Storebro Bruks AB and decided to keep the Storebro name.
The KINGS CRUISER 28 was introduced at the NY Boat show of 1957. With it's high quality, all mahogany construction, and very reasonable price, it was a huge hit.
A large number went to the US.
Beginning in 1958, boats were shipped with a Volvo Penta MD1 engine
There was a later fiberglass version, the KINGS CRUISER 29 (introduced in 1968) and built by Åbo Shipyard of Finland.

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