PYD Design

Franchi 28 One Design
Fast Cruiser

L.o.a. 8.21 m.
Beam 2.55 m.
Draft 1.85 m.
Displacement 1500 kilogram’s

P. 10.05 m
E. 3.74 m
I. 11.00 m
J. 3.20 m

Mainsail 23 M2
Jib 19 m2
Spinnaker 58 m2
Gennaker 73 m2

The 28 OD arises from the desire for a very fast, sporty and modern sailing yacht which can be raced easily yet cruises well. The design of the 28 OD is practical, comfortable and stylish. High stability, rigidity and a generous sail area ensure excellent sail performance of the 28 OD.
The mast of the 28 OD is 9/10 fractionally rigged with sweptback spreaders and it combines structural advantages (no runners and good lateral stability) with excellent aerodynamics properties. Mainsail and 110% Jib can be easily carried up to 20 knots true wind. This ensuring that ease of handling does not result in loss of sail "power". The special keel shape has a low hydrodynamic resistance and low ballast centre of gravity. This provides safe and nimble sailing under all conditions.
The hull - keel attachment by means of a keel box system is very strong, effective and reliable.
The rudder profile is designed for maximum effectiveness at every speed. The relatively forward position of the rudder insures that, even under large angles of heel, the rudder is always immerged this allowing easy control of the boat even under difficult circumstances.
The interior accommodations include a forepeak bed and 2 sofa berths, Galley with sink and room for cooker, Space for toilet, and 2 lockers for sail clothing etc. Under the cockpit storage for sails etc.

Technical data


Composite E-glass with 20 mm Airex in Epoxy-Vinylester resin
laminated under vacuum and post-cured
Gelcoat finish

Composite E-glass with 20 mm Airex in Epoxy-Vinylester resin
laminated under vacuum and post-cured

High Density cast iron

Carbon composite construction
Crash-box system
Solimar bearing system

Mast and Boom of aluminium two pair of spreaders set at 15 *
Discontinues rod-rigging
Retractable bowsprit made of carbon

Deck equipment:
Deck hardware: Harken
Hatches and port lights: Lewmar
Accessories: Spinlock and Wichard

Inboard 13hp diesel with saildrive
2 blade folding propeller

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