A number of H28s were built during the 1980s by Walker Boat Co Ltd in Geelong Australia. The original brochure makes mention of the robustness of the construction and the capability for long ocean voyages. The layup is heavier than other fibreglass H28 designs and the cockpit drains quickly expel green water.
Differences to Original Design:
The Walker H28 hull has a lifted sheer and the draft has been increased. Also the transom is curved with the tiller passing through a slot in transom and attached at right angles to the rudderstock between the top pintle and the water line. This slot also acts as the cockpit drain, and because of this setup they have no lazarette or stern locker as the two side seats in the cockpit are moulded right through to the transom. The cockpit is enlarged.
The deck moulding is also different with more of an upstand at the gunwale to take the stanchions. Most of the yachts built are ketch rigged with a bowsprit and taller rig with two sets of spreaders.