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Hunter Pilot 27

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Boat REF# 173571
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.15m (26'9")
Year 1996
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 15hp, Nanni 2.5 SE (1996)
Lying Langstone Harbour


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Extra Details

Designer David Thomas
Builder British Hunter
Lying Langstone Harbour
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 150.0 ltr (33.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/10/2002


Engine 1 x Diesel 15hp
Engine make and model Nanni 2.5 SE (1996)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


LOA 8.15m (26'9")
LWL 6.88m (22'7")
Beam 2.80m (9'2")
Draft Min 1.05m (3'5")
Draft Max 1.05m (3'5")
Airdraft 11.35m (37'3")
Displacement 2,745kg (6,052.7lbs)
Headroom 1.88m (6'2")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Z-Spars Aluminium spars (1996) with stainless steel standing rigging (1996)


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Mainsail Hyde - Slab (1996) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Hyde - Furling (1996)
Other sails Cruising Chute (Crusader) (2004)

The Genoa is self-tacking.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Finish Gelcoat finish

White hull, moulded non-skid on deck. GRP moulded interior with varnished teak veneered marine ply. Cast iron twin keels. Transome hung spade rudder, with tiller and interior hydraulically operated wheel.
In February this year the hull and keels were blasted, sanded, re-epoxied and antifouled by JWS. In addition they replaced the teak step leading to the companionway


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Curtains tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

5 berths in two cabins plus the saloon. Great headroom throughout, and a well laid out galley. The cooker has an oven AND a grill. The upholstery is in tip-top order.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

NASA Target Depth Sounder.
NASA Target Wind speed.
NASA AIS Receiver.
Simrad TP10 Tiller Pilot.
Navman 7100 DSC VHF.
GPS Map 172 Cart Plotter.
Yeoman Plotter.
NASA Target Navtex.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

1 halyard winches
2 anchors
20.00m (65'7") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of warp
Wetline 260ECO dinghy (unknown year)
2.5hp outboard, Suzuki, Short Shaft (unknown year)
The anchor cable/warp dimensions are approximate.
The sheets and halyards are controlled from the single coachroof winch.

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

The Liferaft is in need of a service.

Broker's Comments

This Hunter Pilot 27 for sale with Boatshed Port Solent has got to be the only deck saloon cruiser available is this “bijoux” size! She is a quick sailer, she is well appointed, well looked after and will make a great family cruiser. She has all the benefits of a deck saloon – loads of headroom, inside steering position, great visibility from down below, and yet she is still only 27 feet LOA!

She is well equipped – Garmin plotter, AIS receiver, Navtex, tiller pilot - have a look at the spec. on the website for the full list.

The owner says “We bought the Pilot when our family was relatively young. She is a very safe and sea-kindly yacht with an amazing amount of accommodation for her size. She has the option of being wheel steered from below when sailing or motoring and we have used that a few times. The rig is simple with a self tacking jib and all the controls are led back to a single sheet winch in the cockpit – this makes her a very simple boat to sail.”

This is a great boat for a couple with little ones, well capable of doing a bit of distance, or she is just right for fettling about in the shallows, drying out to her own anchor – lovely!

Give me a bell and we’ll get along and see her!

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

This Hunter Pilot 27 has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Dawes of Boatshed Port Solent. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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