TODAY THIS MODEL IS AN ICON
In 1972 the transom was developed adding on her length from 8.61 m / 28' 3'' to 9.04 m / 29' 8''. The deck was from 1972 covered with teak as a standard and the toerail was made in teak in stead of mahogany. The biggest markets for the P 28 were USA and Sweden. Most of the first 100 boats were sold to the USA. The P 28 is today an icon for the start of Swedish boat building pride.
A P 28 is part of the movie "The way we were", with Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, recorded 1973, but the action in the movie should show the era between the end of the 1930s and the beginning of the 1950s. So actually some years ahead of when the first P28 was launched.
RACING SUCCESS FOR P28 FROM MID 1960s
Classic P 28 "Orion" from the mid 1960s has won the prestigious regatta "Regata Illes Balears Classics" in Palma for the second year in a row 2018 in the class "IR Classics".
Congratulations to Tiffany Blackman with crew receiving the trophy from José Luís Arrom (manager of the Club de Mar in Palma)
|Hull length, hull # 1 - 499||8.61 m / 28' 3"|
|Hull length, hull # 500 - 536||9.04 m / 29' 8"|
|Waterline at rest||6.55 m / 21' 6"|
|Beam||2.35 m / 7' 9"|
|Draft, empty standard boat||1.28 m / 4' 2"|
|Displacement, empty standard boat||3.1 tons / 6835 lbs|
|Keel weight||1.3 tons / 2 865 lbs|
|Sail area with jib||34.5 m² / 371 sq ft|
|Engine, hull # 1 - 499||Albin O-21, petrol|
|Engine, hull # 500 - 536||Volvo Penta MD 1 B, diesel|
|Engine power||7.5 kW / 10 HP|
|Engine shaft||25 mm / 1"|
|Fuel tank||40 litres / 10.6 US gallon|
|Fresh water||65 litres / 17.2 US gallon|