Construction: --- Aluminum
Length on Deck: --- 28' 1.5"
Length Waterline: --- 21' 8.5"
Beam on Deck: --- 7' 11.0"
Beam at Waterline: --- 6' 9"
Draft: --- 3' 8"
Displacement: --- 5540 lbs
Ballast: --- 1660 lbs
Sail Area --- 382.0 sqft
Displacement to Length Ratio: --- 242
The Bezier 28 is a classic style fractional rigged daysailer with gracious line designed to appeal to "Radius Chine" builders.
Designed to the same hull plating configeration use by "Radius Chine" designs, which places a large single radius between two developable surfaces to emulate a true round hull shape.
While the Bezier 28 was designed using the "Bezier Curve" design and construction method which places a True Round surface between upper and lower developable surface. Using "Bezier Curve" results is a design that significantly reveals more true round surface curvature above the waterline, while extensively reducing the slab sided look of a "Radius Chine" hull.
Frame construction is conventional for a metal hull with closely spaced longitudinals supported by angle iron transverse frames. This framing system assures a fair hull, and a strong one, yet is within the ability of a competent amateur builder.
The Metal Boat Plans for the Bezier 28 detail an underbody with a Full keel for good directional stability. A tall mashead rig is well suited to day sailing.