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FOR SALE…27 foot Catalina 27 Tall Rig, 1975 / 2000, inboard auxiliary sloop, with custom keel and rudder situated in Bridgeport Connecticut.
The Catalina 27 is an incredibly successful small coastal cruiser designed by Frank Butler and Robert Finch. 6,662 hulls were completed during the 20 year production run, 1971 through 1991.
The tall rig / deep draft combination is recognized as the fastest configuration amongst the many different iterations of this popular classic racer / cruiser.
The Catalina 27 has a reputation as a well mannered lady with decent speed for a friendly competition between piers. Demand for Catalina 27s in good condition remains strong among first time buyers and sailors moving up to their first cruising boats.
The Catalina 27 is a spacious, user-friendly family cruiser.
Even by today's standards, these boats are quite roomy for a 27-footer. The designers provided this room and decent cruising accommodations in a package that remains good looking and "yacht-like" to most sailors’ eyes. A PHRF rating of around 210 means that the Catalina 27 can be raced competitively on Wednesday nights or in active one-design fleets, although racing is not its forte. It is an ideal boat for the way most of us use our boats, that is day sailing and weekend outings.
The Catalina 27 was a "big" boat when it was first introduced in 1971. In fact, at the time it was the queen of the Catalina fleet. The look is " California1970s modern." This translates into an almost flat sheer line with a large but nicely blended cabin trunk and cockpit coamings. There is plenty of freeboard and nearly 9 feet of beam, which, of course, creates space below. Under the water, the high aspect custom fin keel sweeps aft, as does the custom spade rudder.
The Catalina 27 hull is solid fiberglass and the thickness tapers significantly from the waterline up.
On deck, the Catalina 27 has a comfortable cockpit with a locker to port and aft lazarette. The companionway is enormous and there is not a bridge deck to speak of. The headsail tracks are inboard, allowing close sheeting angles. The forward hatch mounts flush, which is nice looking and saves a few toe bruises.
Down below, the interior is spacious and user-friendly. The huge companionway makes stepping below a breeze. The layout includes a V-berth forward followed by an enclosed head. The saloon has two opposing settees and the galley is aft to port. This configuration includes plenty of storage, Headroom is about 6 feet and ventilation is adequate.
Valteris is a clean, well maintained, cruiser racer in great condition with many upgrades and all of the toys that make sailing the sport it is. She is a terrific family cruiser with berths for five and a comfortable cockpit with a tiller helm. Her tall rig makes her a natural for the coastal sounds and bays, perfect for Long Island Sound and a trip out to Block Island or the Elizabeth Islands. Easily sailed, well suited for a young family or a singlehanded sailor, please consider this yacht as your next adventure on the water.
The Catalina 27 didn't become one of the most popular boats ever built without good reason. It offers good sailing, comfortable accommodations, one-design fleets and active owner’s groups.
Hull ID # Documentation # 572688
MAKE: Catalina MODEL: C 27 Tall Rig YEAR: 1975
LOA: 26’ 10” BEAM: 8’ 10” DRAFT: 4’ 0” LWL 21’ 9”
Displacement: 6850 lbs Ballast: 2700 lbs Sail Area: 342 ft2
HULL MATERIAL: FRP DECK MATERIAL: FRP
TANKAGE FUEL: 20 gal WATER: 7 gal
ENGINES AND MACHINERY
NUMBER OF DRIVE ENGINES: 1
MANUFACTURER: Universal MODEL: Atomic 4 HORSE POWER: 30 hp
FUEL: gasoline HOURS: unknown DRIVE TYPE: direct
COOLING SYSTEM: FRESH WATER (CLOSED)
BATTERY STARTING: 1 HOUSE: 1 TYPE: wet cell SWITCH: parallel
SHIPS VOLTAGE DC: 12 v SHIPS VOLTAGE AC: none
BILGE PUMPS: gusher manual BILGE BLOWER:
SLEEPS TOTAL: 5 FORWARD BERTHS:2SALON BERTHS:2 AFT BERTHS: 1
HEADS: 1 HEAD: Manual
GALLEY AREA: ICE BOX:
SALON AREAS: FOLDING TABLE: SEATS 4 PERSONS
STEREO SOUND SYSTEM
DECK AREAS COCKPIT SEATS:6 with tiller helm
BOW PULPIT BOW RAIL STERN RAIL SWIM LADDER
PRIMARY ANCHOR: 12 lbs Danforth CHAIN LENGTH: 10’ RODE LENGTH: 150’
ELECTRONICS, NAVIGATION AND SAFETY
CPMPASS: Twin bulkhead
DEPTH FINDER: Data Marine MODEL: S200DL analog
AUTO PILOT: Raymarine MODEL: ST1000 Tiller Pilot
VHF RADIO: Alpelco MODEL: 8500
WIND INSTRUMENTS: Data Marine MODEL: 3600
KNOT METER Data Marine MODEL: CS100
CANVAS COLOR: White MAIN SAIL COVER WINCH COVERS RAIL COVERS
PRIMARY WINCHES – LEWMAR 30 2 SPEED
MAST WINCHES- LEWMAR 16 / MERRIMAN 10
COACH HOUSE WINCH – MERRIMAN 16
ALL NORTH SAILS
RACING ROLLER FURLING
MAINSAIL – NORTH DACRON – RECENTLY NEW
130% NORTH 6.5 OZ DACRON HEADSAIL – GOOD CONDITION
#2 NORTH DACRON HEADSAIL – EXCELLENT CONDITION
¾ OZ NORTH SPINNAKER – ALMOST NEW
ALL DECK HARDWARE REINSTALLED WITH BACKING PLATES
ALL TANGS REINFORCED WITH BULKHEAD TIES
2016 NEW COMPANIONWAY HATCH FLANGES AND RAILS
SPREADER SOCKETS REPLACED WITH STAINLESS STEEL
ALL SEACOCKS & Through hulls upgraded with bronze
LAST SAILED IN 2016
1985 CUSTOM NACA KEEL & RUDDER
RACING QUALITY BOTTOM
AWLGRIPPED TOPSIDES AND DECK
ATOMIC 4 ENGINE REBUILT 1994
2016 NEW CYCLINDER HEAD AND EXHAUST MANIFOLDS
1998 NEW GAS TANK
2014 NEW CUTLASS BEARING AND STUFFING BOX
2014 NEW EXHAUST SYSTEM
2014 NEW FUEL PUMP
2014 RAYNARINE ST1000 TILLER PILOT
2012 NEW HEAD
2011 NEW BATTERY SWITCH