Designed by Hubert Van de Stadt and built by Vandestadt and McGruer in Owen Sound, the Sirius 28 is a Canadian classic with contemporary features.
A Canadian Yachting review by Paul Howard in 1986 described the Sirius 28 as a reliable, appealing cruiser of 'modern, conservative' design.
The generous beam, high freeboard and high coachroof create a wonderfully spacious interior, and the beam carried aft results in a large cockpit, generally found on newer designs. Inboard shrouds, slab reefing with internal lines, inboard sheeting and halyard led to the cockpit create simple and efficient sail handling.
A long waterline, fin keel, spade rudder and sharp entry were cutting edge design features, still common today. The boat handles easily, tracks well and accelerates nicely in the puffs.
The deck is foam cored, and stanchions are bolted through solid fibreglass.
Yanmar 2GM 13hp Inboard Diesel
2 Blade Fixed Prop
[No engine hours meter]
Storer Fully Battened Mainsail [recently recut] with Cover
North Sails Newer Furling Genoa
Harken Headsail Furling
Lewmar #24 2 Speed Primary Winches
Lewmar #7 and #10 Coachtop Winches
Traveller at Helm
Deck Stepped Mast
Dodger, Bimini and Connector
Cockpit Cushions [Newer]
Raymarine Wheel Autopilot
Mariner 7800 VHF Radio
Garmin Fishfinder 400C
U Shaped Galley
Origo 4100 2 Burner Alcohol Stove
Comfortable and Spacious Vee Berth with 2 opening Ports and 1 Hatch
Settee to port
Dinette to starboard
5 Opening Ports
Fold Up Nav Desk aft to Port
Galley aft to Starboard
Dinette Table convertible to Double Berth
Jabsco Marine Toilet
Holding Tank relocated to the Cockpit Locker
2 12v Batteries
Shore Power with Cord
Fenders and Docklines
CQR Anchor with Chain and Rode
Genco Boom Tent [needs a batten]
Folding Steel Cradle