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Stag 28

Brief details

Builder

Emsworth Shipyard/Salterns Yacht Agency

The Stag 28 is not a particularly well-known yacht, mainly because they were always quite expensively built, and relatively few are around. Conceived as a reasonably fast yet roomy shoal-draught cruiser, with a civilised interior, they were built in both fixed-keel and drop-keel versions. The centreboard version has a steel drop keel inside a stub fixed keel. They are quite sought after by those who want a small shoal draught yacht with a very nicely fitted out interior

LOA

28' 0"

Sail area

284 sq ft main & working jib

LWL

24' 8"

Rig

sloop

Beam

9' 10"

Cabins

2

Draught

4' 5" shallow fin or 3' 1" to 6' 11" centreboard

Berths

5

Displacement

7,500 lbs

Engine

originally usually Volvo MD7A

Ballast

2,800 lbs

BHP

13

Keel type

Shallow iron fin keel with transom-hung rudder, or drop keel inside stub fixed keel

Stag 28

The Stag 28 was designed for Salterns Yacht Agency in 1976, with the design brief including shoal draught, good performance, and well over 6 feet headroom, with a fully fitted cruising interior. Peter Milne, well known at the time for the Fireball and other dinghies, was commissioned as the designer, and the yachts were built by Emsworth Shipyard.

About 50 were built between 1976 and 1980, before production costs made continuing uneconomic. They were by then already far more expensive than comparable sized yachts from other UK builders, and French production yachts were then also coming onto the market at yet lower prices.

"Practical Boat Owner" describe the Stag 28 as "....far removed from your average 28 ft cruising yacht; she exudes an air of solidity, practicality and thoughtful design that lets you know she was conceived and designed by people with priorities other than minimising production costs".

Stag 28

Stag 28

There is a good sized forecabin with standing space and lockers. The saloon has a linear galley to port and a U-shaped dinette to starboard, which can convert to a double berth 6' 10" long. Aft there is a good sized enclosed heads compartment to starboard, and a chart table and quarter berth to port. Saloon headroom is 6' 5"

The yacht is fitted out in teak and ash to a high standard. As you often find with a good quality original build, this example has worn amazingly well for her age.

The forecabin vee-berth converts to a double. The quality of the fit-out and joinery is remarkably good throughout. In their review of the design "Practical Boat Owner" said that the forecabin ".... looks as though it was lifted straight out of a 40-footer".

Stag 28
Stag 28
Stag 28

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The chart table and a quarterberth are to port, the forward end of the berth providing a chart table seat. A small wet locker is tucked in under the companionway, next to the engine

The mast is mounted in a tabernacle, on this yacht with one set of shrouds fitted with stainless steel bar lower sections, making the hinge point line up with the mast foot to allow lowering without a crane

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There are deep lockers to the starboard side of the cockpit

At 4' 5" draught and with a mast that can be lowered without assistance from a crane, the Stag 28 offers the option of tackling inland waterways, whilst being still a thoroughly seaworthy coastal cruiser.

Below: Somehow Peter Milne has managed to achieve 6' 5" headroom in a 28-footer, whilst retaining a fairly sleek, almost sporty exterior

The Stag 28 photographed here under sail: owners photograph

 

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