Am pulling this from memory but the Northerner 28 is a Gunter Heuchmer & Don Lees collaboration and she is fundamentally a C28 with a flat cabin
top built in Sutherland in the late 1970s/early 80s.
My personal opinion is that the best of this family
is the Duncanson 29. But I think the Northerner 28 is a fine seaboat modeled on the Holman and Pye Twister with accents of Folkboat
Remember David Adams
tackling the Tasman alongside Cottee's Blackmore's First Lady in a C28 in the 1980s? If, as some one mentions up-thread, she does well under survey
, it's hard to go wrong with such a boat
. I once thought to buy a Compass
28 but time aboard was seriously claustrophobic for a 190cm man.
Visiting a local Compass-built H28 called Lewie on Woodford Bay 15 years ago (this is an underrated boat from those bloody kiwis) suggested to me that a modest increase in beam is under rated. I have a review from an early Sea Spray Magazine of the N28 I could share if you're interested.