Fast, level sailing in a practical and economical package - the F-27 is a flat out fun boat. So much fun that it is in the American Sailboat Hall of Fame. This is a well preserved example of an F-27 that has been used lightly. She has been in the same hands since 1996 and was pleasure sailed on family outings for years and garaged each winter. Eventually she found herself garaged for a number of years. Recently, she was taken out of storage and detailed and again launched. She has accommodation for two in the main cabin, one in the fore peak and one (or a cozy two) in the aft cabin. A compact galley is to port of the companionway and a marine head is located in the forepeak cabin. The action is on deck though where you will find the he F-27 to be a fast coastal cruiser and a blast around the buoys. This F-27 has had a cushy life and is well rested with everything in operational order. She is ready to go exploring again!
Equipment & Specifications
Foam sandwich construction is used throughout for its stiffness, excellent impact resistance, insulation, and floatation properties. Interior moldings further reinforce the hull and distribute point loadings in a totally integrated structure. The result is a light, robust craft with outstanding dependability. There are 12 watertight compartments and 3600 lbs. of built in foam buoyancy
The rig is a well proven, highly efficient fractional rig, strongly stayed, and with all control lines led aft to the cockpit. A roller furling boom, plus jiffy reefing, is standard equipment for super easy and efficient sail handling. A custom mast step pivoting in line with the shrouds allows the mast to be lowered for trailering.
The main is a square top high-tech laminated sail with on-boom roller furling. It has seen two seasons use. There is a 90% Jib, a 130% Genoa on a furler, a Screecher on the bowsprit with furler, a symmetrical Spinnaker with a spin pole (unused), and an asymmetrical Spinnaker in a dousing sock.
The cabin has been carefully designed with the cruising sailor in mind. The main cabin features two single settee berths, one on each side. There are large storage areas under and behind the settees. A foldaway table provides a dinette capable of seating four. A pop-top gives standing headroom in the galley area and exceptional ventilation. The pop-top behind the dodger creates excellent visibility and is fully weatherproof for overnighting. A boom tent provides cover to the cockpit for comfort at anchor.
The central cockpit works well in a high stability multihull, as the crew are not required to all sit out on the weather side. A long cockpit is unnecessary and you can then have a surprisingly roomy aft cabin. This has proven to be the most popular berth (big enough for a double) while it also makes a great kids' cabin. Another berth is located in the forward cabin along with a private head area.
The F-27 offers features unobtainable in yachts of similar size, with its space and lack of heel. The skipper will often be left alone, as the crew will soon find many more interesting spots. The bow nets are a favorite for watching the main hull knife through the waves, and the wingnets are ideal for sun-bathing or sleeping under the stars on warm summer nights. There's even enough room to carry a full size dinghy. The self-draining cockpit has lockers each side - one for storage, the other for the gas tank. Additional storage areas are in the floats.
With no need for a heavy keel, the F-27 is light and has excellent trailering characteristics. The low towing weight allows the discovery and exploration of many previously out-of-reach cruising grounds, and trailering also offers a significant saving in dock fees and maintenance. The shallow 14" draft avoids having to completely submerge the trailer for launching, and launching is always done folded so no more space is taken at the ramp than with a conventional boat. The galvanized Pacific trailer has fresh tires and new lights.
Once afloat, stability is excellent and the F-27 can be motored in a folded condition. If desired, the F-27 is easily docked in a marina. Folding takes only minutes.. The wingnets fold or tension themselves automatically. Each beam is bolted down into the center hull with one bolt, the receiving bolt pad being bolted into a reinforced internal bulkhead. The folding struts are precision engineered from solid high strength aluminum with glass reinforced nylon bush inserts insulating them from the stainless steel pivot pins.
A built-in outboard well, just aft of the cockpit, puts the outboard in an easily reached position. The prop is well forward, similar to an inboard prop, helping to avoid cavitation, which is often a problem with transom mounted outboards. Once underway, the outboard can be tilted up clear of the water. An 8 hp motor is ample, giving a cruising speed of 6 to 7 knots.
The Corsair Marine F-27 is now out of production, with over 450 made between 1986 and 1996. Call now. This lightly used and well-cared for F-27 is not one to be missed.
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