The P 28, designed by Harry Hallberg, was built during nineteen years 1955 - 1973 up to construction number 536. Nineteen years of production is the longest production span in the yard's history. The P 28 has been built in many different versions. In the beginning all hulls and superstructures were built in mahogany and had fractional rigging. At the end of the 50s a masthead rig replaced the fractional rig and the design of the main window was improved to two individual portlights. As early as 1963 the revolutionary GRP hull was introduced. At the same time the hull was made a bit wider. During an overlapping period 1963-1966 there was a choice between wooden hull and GRP hull.


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.


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)

P 28 Data Sheet

Designer Harry Hallberg
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