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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » L - Boats starting with 'L' » Liberty

 
Liberty 28
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Description: Liberty 28
Keywords: Liberty 28
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon January 11, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Liberty built custom built boats by order in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Gabrielle was built in the early 1980s and is a heavily constructed fiberglass boat. I purchased the boat in 1990 and have been very happy with the boat. I was looking for a well built boat with enough room for one person, possibly two. She has a wide beam which makes her roomy inside and steady underway. I have had her in heavy seas -- 10 foot and greater -- and she has taken it well. She is easy to single-hand and very forgiving. I would suggest this type of boat, if you can find one for sale, to anyone interested in cruising slowly and safely.
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Registered: January 2011
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Review Date: Sat January 15, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I've been living aboard my Liberty 28 for 32 years, and cruised some 25,000 miles with her. In my estimation, this boat is one of the best small cruisers ever built. Heavily built, with a very nice motion in a seaway (I've had mine in 15 - 18ft seas) and quite speedy for the type and size. The designer has told me that most of these top out at 8.4 knots. Mine does better. I have hull #6 of the 30 (I think) built. The guy that had #4 had been across the Atlantic and back something like 10 times before selling her in Istanbul. On one of these trips, he encountered a force 12 storm in the Bay of Bicay, and suffered no damage other than breaking his vane gear. I've had mine as far as Grenada. These were semi custom boats, and as such were tailored to the needs of the owners. Several layouts were produced. I've seen ballast range from 4800lbs to the 5500lbs in mine. Early boats featured a bumpkin, which was later dropped for a split backstay. Some particulars - Disp. 12,000lbs, beam 9'7", LWL 24'4", SA 525sq.ft., draft 4ft. Great boat.
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