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MGC 27

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Boat REF# 174151
This boat has been sold
Length 8.23m (27'0")
Year 1986
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 20hp, Volvo Penta D120 (2012)
Lying Gosport


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Extra Details

Designer Rob Humphreys
Builder MG Yachts
Lying Gosport
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 135.0 ltr (29.7 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 06/11/2008


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta D120 (2012)
Engine Hours engine1:   180
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) 2-blade folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.7 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

115a/h alternator fitted.

Engine and sail-drive replacement 2012.


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Length 8.23m (27'0")
LWL 7.16m (23'6")
Beam 3.05m (10'0")
Draft Min 1.65m (5'5")
Draft Max 1.65m (5'5")
Displacement 2,608kg (5,750.6lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage Ashore


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Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2004)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Kemp - Slab (2006) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail Kemp - Furling (2006)
Other sails Sanders self-tack jib (1986)
Sanders spinnaker (1986)
CJ Marine cruising chute (2013)
No 1 genoa (2000)
Sanders main (1986)
Spinnaker gear tick

Furling foresail has no sacrificial strip, as owner always stores it after use.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Fridge tick
Drapes tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Quarter berth is a tight double or generous single!

Re-upholstered 2013

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Instrumentation replaced 2006.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
3.00m (9'10") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of rode
All sheet and halliard winches are 2-speed Lewmar 16s, apart from single speed reefing winch at gooseneck.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Fume detector tick
Life buoys tick
Swim ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

Originally sold as the Contessa 27, a replacement model for the Contessa 28, the moulds and design of the Contessa 27 were purchased by MG Yachts and thereafter sold as the MGC27. A fast, modern-styled small cruiser, they have an excellent reputation for sailing performance and handling. This one appears to have been well-looked after. She was re-engined in 2012, together with a new saildrive. She was re-upholstered in 2013 and looks neat and tidy below decks. She has a comprehensive sail wardrobe including a self-tacking jib, spinnaker and a 2013 cruising chute. It would seem she goes well too: 2nd in class Cowes Week 2014. Owner is keen to sell, however, as he has been distracted by a larger wooden boat that is taking up too much of his time.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This MGC 27 has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan West of Boatshed Portsmouth. Click here for contact details.
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.