The design philosophy for the H28 kept in mind:
- The fact that "most of the owners of H-28's will have to report to the office without fail on a Monday morning, so had best have a motor".
- "Maximum room for the cost without sacrificing looks and speed."
- "A shape that should stay entirely tight even if exposed to considerable strain or twisting."
- "A draft that is deep enough to allow good windward performance in heavy weather but shallow enough to avoid the need to row miles to shore when anchored in a picturesque bay."
It is perhaps these four key points that explain why so may H28s have ventured off shore. Not one of the fast modern designs but a very sea worthy and durable vessel.