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Sabre 27

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Boat REF# 155143
removed from sale
Length 8.23m (27'0")
Year 1970
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 20hp, Volvo Penta MD2B (unknown year)
Lying Falmouth


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Extra Details

Designer Alan Hill
Builder Marcon
Lying Falmouth
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Fuel capacity 60.0 ltr (13.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta MD2B (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Engine had injectors removed and serviced 2011
Oil and Filters replaced yearly
Adverc battery charging system
Replaced alternator 2010
120 Ah domestic + 80 Ah starter. New OFF-1-2-BOTH switch.


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Length 8.23m (27'0")
LWL 6.75m (22'2")
Beam 2.80m (9'2")
Draft Min 0.91m (3'0")
Draft Max 0.91m (3'0")
Displacement 3,258kg (7,183.9lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage Ashore


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Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1970) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - Slab (2007)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Genoa – sacrificial strip replaced 2011.
Kemp Mainsail – Performance Cruise – new in 2010 – very few hours of usage.
Spinnaker gear but no spinnaker

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Stainless steel pushpit mounted C-Chef barbecue (takes standard disposable barbecues).
¾ Marine Ply Storage locker for two gas cylinders behind tiller, top forms seat.
Primary winches changed for new Harken self-tailing winches.
Two bronze Harken snubbing winches installed for spinnaker handling.
Locker lids replaced and hinged, rather than loose.
New dodgers, with boat’s name.
Kemp boom with internal slab reefing lines.
Harken self tailing winch for reefing lines and main halyard.
New high capacity manual Whale Bilge Pump fitted in cockpit taking water from new strum box in bilge.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

New stainless steel, gimballed two burner + oven cooker.
Iroko worktop.
Iroko sink cover doubles as cutting board.
New deep stainless steel sink with new bronze through hull drain cock.
New tap fed by new Whale diaphragm pump from new 75 litre flexible tank in forward cabin.
New keyless filler cap fitted on deck for fresh water.
New heavily insulated Chest Refrigerator with compressor below sink.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Depth sounder tick

GPS can be connected to laptop to create a plotter, cards and software will be included if required

Plastimo Contest Compass, NASA Clipper Depth, GPS repeater, Wind, Log all new within last three years. Furuno GPS, ICom transceiver.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Beaching legs tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric windlass
3 anchors
(Plough, Fishermans, Danforth)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
The rudder on Sabres are known to often have a problem such that there are mild steel tangs welded to the stainless rudder shaft – all of which is embedded within the rudder in foam and always wet or at least damp; the welds (between dissimilar metals) suffer from corrosion and are prone to break. Such a failure whilst sailing could lead to a very serious incident.

The rudder on this boat was split open last winter (2011-2012), the mild steel tangs were removed and replaced by stainless steel ones by a local marine welder. The rudder was epoxied back together and finally a layer of glass cloth epoxied onto the whole rudder.

Broker's Comments

A sabre 27 in generally good condition overall with room for improvement, engine is original but runs like a champ, hull looks good with a couple of small gelcoat repairs, top sides about the same as the hull.
Interior wise its time to get the sewing machine out, knock up a few covers and the boat will be transformed. There are a couple of bits of headlining to replace and thats about it. Sails are good and usable and everything works apparently.

These boats are a great family starter for not much money and pretty capable. Owner retiring from sailing hence the sale.

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

This Sabre 27 has been personally photographed and viewed by Tony Hicks of Boatshed Falmouth. 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.