New Boat: Andrews 28

The Andrews 28 is billed as a sport/cruiser. So, that probably means the design brief called for a hull to be light and stiff, the rig to provide plenty of sail area ponies and a retractable bowsprit to help off wind drag racing, the keel to have a narrow chord and a heavy bulb, while also providing “cruiser friendly” accommodations. And by the looks of it, the Andrews 28 pays attention to all those areas. Another key feature is the retractable keel that should ease trailer ramp woes. Preliminary info also reports that the keel box has a positive lock to keep the keel securely in the down position, and that keel grounding forces are distributed in the hulls structural frame on impact. Interesting. It looks quick and is scheduled to be at the Annapolis Boat Show, so I’ll have more hard data in the a couple weeks.

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