Viking 28


L.O.A.: 28' 2" (8.59 m)
L.W.L.: 22' 0" (6.71 m)
Beam: 8' 5" (2.57 m)
Draft: 4' 6" (1.39 m)

Displacement: 4755 lbs. (2159 kg.)
Ballast: 2250 lbs. (1022 kg.)
Sail area: 362 sq. ft. (33.66 m²)

Motor: inboard gasoline engine.
Headroom: sitting
Berths: 4
Rating  (PHRF-LO) : 177

Price range: $14,000 to $16,000

    The Viking 28 is a fast, relatively light weight boat that was designed by C&C and built by Ontario Yachts. Its cabin does not have standing headroom, which is something of an oddity for a modern production 28 footer. On the other hand, this meant there was no need to incorporate a high freeboard, or otherwise compromise the lines of this design, in order to accommodate for standing headroom in this boat. As a well known British designer (UffaFox) once said, "If you want to stand up, go on deck". It should also be noted that many of the Viking 28s were sold as kit boats. Because of its lack of headroom, this boat usually sells for much less than most other 28 footers on the used market.

    by Michael McGoldrick.
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