Cutwater 28 – Specifications
|LOA molded||28′ – 0″||8.5 m|
|LOA rigged (with swim & pulpit)||32′ – 4″||9.85 m|
|Bridge clearance (with folded mast)||9′ – 1″||2.76 m|
|Beam||8′ 6″||2.59 m|
|Fuel capacity||100 U.S. Gal||378.5 L|
|Water capacity||40 U.S. Gal||151.4 L|
|Holding tank capacity||30 U.S. Gal||113.6 L|
|Weight (Dry)||6,400 lbs||2,904 kg|
|Engine||Yanmar 6BY2 260 HP|
The Cutwater 28 boasts what it calls a “radical departure from conventional deep-V hull geometry”, largely due to the builder’s Keel Stepped Hull bottom with tapered intake tunnels. This system distributes an uninterrupted flow of air evenly across segments of the running surface, while vectoring air away from the propeller. The result is said to be a smooth ride, straight tracking, responsive performance, and excellent fuel economy. In case you’re wondering if this the same concept used by Regal Marine, it is similar, but not identical. The father and son team that is the ownership of Fluid Motion LLC, David and John Livingston, is also the designer of this revolutionary hull, and in the 90’s they designed the Regal hull.
A “substantial keel skeg” extends down the aft third of the hull, contributing to the boat’s straight tracking and providing protection to the propeller and shaft against submerged objects. The keel pad that runs the length of the Cutwater 28 plays a part in distributing air along the bottom, reducing drag which, in turn, yields benefits in hull speed and fuel efficiency.
The well-appointed yacht comes with a single diesel for propulsion. The Yanmar 260hp, 6-cyllinder 6BY2 diesel is the only propulsion option, and seems well suited to the boat. The Keel Stepped Hull lets the boat achieve about 28 knots (33 mph) and the Japanese diesel is quiet at the helm and throughout the interior of the boat.
The Cutwater 28 includes a long list of standard features (like stainless rails and built-in fenders to protect your dingy on the oversized aft swim platform) that you need to see and experience to appreciate what it’s like to have aboard your boat. And, perhaps best of all, the Cutwater 26 and 28 are both trailerable (8’6” beam) so when you’re done on one coast, getting to the other and all the lakes and rivers between is just a matter of trailering the boat and saying “see ya”!
* Photos courtesy of mftr. website: