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Bènèteau Evasion 28

Brief Notes


Bènèteau, France

The Evasion 28 is the smallest of a range of motorsailers manufactured in the 1980s by Bènèteau. With a traditional sailing yacht hull, and good sail area, they offer a very useful compromise between sailing ability and comfort. Although fitted with a powerful diesel, the Evasion 28 is also a capable sailing yacht.  

Length OA

28' 0"

Sail Area


Length WL

21' 7"




9' 4"




4' 1"




4.43 tons

Engine type

Volvo MD11C


1.3 tons

Engine bhp


Keel type

Long fin keel

The Bènèteau Evasion 28 represents an unusual type of yacht, a small motor-sailer that is also a genuine sailing yacht. Unlike the more familiar Colvic Watson motor-sailers, which are based on motor fishing boat lines, and are very slow under sail, the Evasion is quite capable of being used as a pure sailing yacht, with performance comparable to most other long-keel cruisers of similar lengths. In unpleasant weather, however, the owner of an Evasion can retreat to the interior steering position in the pilothouse, and either sail or motor in comfort. 

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Bènèteau Evasion 28

There is virtually nothing else on the market which resembles the Evasion - a small comfortable motorsailer with genuine cruising performance under sail.  Similar yachts are available in larger sizes (Moody Eclipses, Southerlys and some Westerlys) but within this size (and price) range there are few others to choose from. The Hunter Pilot 27 offers similar interior steering, but in a lighter and more modern hull, and at greater cost as the boats are newer.

Bènèteau Evasion 28

The Evasion 28 has one quarter berth in the wheelhouse, aft of the removable helmsmans seat, and in the saloon there is a dinette, convertible to a double berth by lowering the table, and a single settee berth. There is no forecabin: the forward part of the boat forming the heads compartment.

Bènèteau Evasion 28

Bènèteau Evasion 28

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