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Macwester 27

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Boat REF# 10155
This boat has been sold
Length 8.23m (27'0")
Year 1984
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 53hp, VW (Bowman Conversion) (1985)
Lying Portsmouth


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Extra Details

Designer Jim Roy
Builder Macwester
Lying Portsmouth
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 53hp
Engine make and model VW (Bowman Conversion) (1985)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Bladed fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Engine Hours circa 2000.


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 8.23m (27'0")
LWL 7.62m (25'0")
Beam 2.74m (9'0")
Draft Min 0.91m (3'0")
Draft Max 0.91m (3'0")
Displacement 3,500kg (7,717.5lbs)
Headroom 1.75m (5'9")


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1985) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1990)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Ray Blackmore - Slab (1990)
Headsail - Other (1990)
Other sails Cruising Chute (1990)

Mainsail has recently fitted Lazy Jacks system.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

ST1000 Autohelm

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR and Danforth)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
Compass dinghy (2004)
2.5hp outboard (2004)
Danforth anchor has 3 metres of chain and 25 metres of warp.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

This boat has been viewed and photographed by Peter Watt of Boatshed Portsmouth. Register or log in to see 43 more photos of this boat. Good is a word which was used repeatedly whilst aboard this Macwester. Good accommodation, Good equipment level, Good headroom and so on. It is possible to find boats which are excellent in SOME areas at this price. However to find boats of this age which are excellent in all areas you will undoubtedly have to pay at least three times this price to be in with a chance. In the meantime we can settle for GOOD in most areas for a modest sum. A good family cruiser for coastal waters and beyond. When you get to the engine and her, better than good output, you may emit a restrained "By Jove". Water-skiing isn't on the agenda but neither is standing still in a strong tide!. 53 H.P. and readily available parts supply. Enough said.
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Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.