Taipan 28

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The Taipan 28 is a cruising sailing yacht. The 28 ft GRP bermuda rigged sloop was designed and built in Pak Sha Wan, Hong Kong by Interchem Engineers Ltd.

Around 100 were built from approximately 1970-1980 starting with hull number 100. These vessels have a full keel and a relatively short rig. Different interiors were built, with interior tables or berths to starboard and 3-4 berths. Powered by an inboard diesel engine.

Taipan 28 moored at the RHKYC, Middle Island, Hong Kong



Length Overall (L.O.A): 28'0" 8.53m
Waterline Length (L.W.L): 20'9" 6.3m
Beam: 7'9" 2.36m
Draft: 4'6" 1.37m
Ballast Keel: 3,064 lb 1,389 kg


Displacement: 7,850 lb 3,560 kg

Sail Area

Working Sail Area: 338 ft2 31.4m2
With Genoa Jib: 450 ft2 41.812

Tank Capacity

Fuel 9 gallon 34 litre
Water 23 gallon 87.06 litre


Almost all fitted with MD1B Volvo Penta engines. Marine Diesel, 10 HP, 1 cylinder, 4 stroke, water cooled, max speed 2500 rpm, ratio 1.87:1 with 12 volt dyna starter. Engined supplied by 9-gallon stainless steel diesel oil tank.

Known Vessels

Name Year Hull Country
Great Transition 1972 Hong Kong
Islander [1] 1972 Brazil
Crescent Moon 1973 133 United Kingdom
Nomad 1974 134 Hong Kong
Titanic 1974 137 Hong Kong
Naiiad 1977 177 Hong Kong
Scrimshaw 1979 Hong Kong
Shao Tai Tai 1980 Hong Kong
Don Quixote Hong Kong
Ragamuffin Hong Kong
Triton Hong Kong
Mystic Hong Kong
Schederazade Hong Kong
Yarramoor Hong Kong
Xanadu Hong Kong


The Aberdeen Boat Club[2], Hong Kong holds an annual Classic Yacht Rally[3] which includes a division for locally built Choey Lees and Taipans.


  1. [1] Islander Taipan Refit
  2. [2] The Aberdeen Boat Club website
  3. [3] Classic Yacht Rally

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