A little cruising boat with big-boat seaworthiness and a dedicated following
The Nor'Sea 27 was designed by Lyle Hess, and that fact alone makes the boat worthy of a close inspection. Hess, who died at age 89 years old, was a master of creating handsome, spirited, ocean-going small boats. When asked in an interview many years ago what the common quality in his designs was, he thoughtfully replied, "I feel that any boat that points her bow out to sea should be designed so that the crew need not worry about a safe return." That is a sound and timeless premise, one that should be tacked to the wall in every yacht designer's office and one that is certainly fulfilled by the capable Nor'Sea 27.
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LOCATED IN HONOLULU!
Hull Type: Long keel w/trans. hung rudder
Rig Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 27.00' / 8.23m LWL: 25.00' / 7.62m
Beam: 8.00' / 2.44m Listed SA: 366 ft2 / 34 m2
Draft (max.) 3.83' / 1.17m Draft (min.)
Displacement: 8100 lbs./ 3674 kgs. Ballast: 3100 lbs. / 1406 kgs.
Sail Area/Disp.1: 14.57 Bal./Disp.: 38.27%
Designer: Lyle C. Hess
Builder: Heritage Marine
Construction: FG Bal. type: Lead
First Built: 1976 Last Built: # Built: 450
Model: Type: Diesel 2GM20F
Water: 50 gals. / 189 ltrs. Fuel: 27 gals. / 102 ltrs.
RIG AND SAIL PARTICULARS KEY
I(IG): 29.50' / 8.99m J: 12.50' / 3.81m
P: 30.80' / 9.39m E: 11.80' / 3.60m
SA(Fore.): 184.38 ft2 / 17.13 m2 SA(Main): 181.72 ft2 / 16.88 m2
Sail Area (100% fore+main triangles): 366.10 ft2 / 34.01 m2
Sail Area/Disp.2: 14.57 Est. Forestay Length.: 32.04' / 9.77m
Mast Height from DWL: 34.50' / 10.52m
The Nor?Sea 27 is a heavily-rigged sloop with moderate displacement, a shoal draft of 3' 10" and the 8ft beam which allows trailering without a permit. On the early boats ballast packages of standard (2500 lbs) and heavy (3000 lbs) were offered but since 1980 all boats have 3100 lbs of encapsulated lead ballast.
Nor'Sea Yachts maintain a super heavy duty philosophy in construction and the Nor'Sea 27 is a prime example. The hull is of solid hand-laid one piece laminate with up to 22 layers of mat and woven roving, and molded in lapstrakes which although costly and time consuming to build provide extra stiffness and strength as well as traditional looks and a drier boat. The thickness of the laminate varies from 5/16 at the sheer to 3/4 at the keel. Interior plywood bulkheads and a partial molded fibreglass liner provide further structural reinforcement resulting in an extremely strong hull.
The plywood-cored deck is fixed to an inward flange with adhesive sealant and stainless steel bolts spaced at 6-inch intervals. Deck fittings and hardware are oversized and through-bolted to stainless steel backing plates. This build quality gives the Nor'Sea 27 the strength of a larger boat.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.