The Nor’Sea 27 is a small but rugged pocket-cruiser with live-aboard comfort and seaworthiness at the heart of her design. Designer Lyle Hess, best known for designing Lynn and Larry Pardey’s bluewater cruising yachts Seraffyn and Taleisin was approached with the challenging brief to design a heavy weather, long distance cruiser which could be legally trailerable. Unfazed, Hess came up with this tough and traditionally styled 27-foot double-ender which is transportable between oceans if not strictly trailerable.
According to Lyle Hess “any boat that points her bow out to sea should be designed so that the crew need not worry about a safe return–no matter what tricks the weather may play”. And with four circumnavigations and more than 160 Pacific and Atlantic crossings under her hull, the Nor’Sea 27 is testament to this philosophy.
Since its introduction in 1977, the little cruiser has gained a cult following. In total around 450 have been built and production continues to the present day.
Current owner recently pulled the mast, replaced all fittings, and replaced standing rigging.
Come have a look. Nice vessel!
Engine / Mechanical Equipment
Sails & Winches
Cabin and berths: Aft cabin sleeps 2, V- berth forward sleeps 2, head, shower
Cabins and berths located aft and forward
Galley: Kerosene gimbaled stove with 2 burners, oven, and one burner gimbaled propane stove, Ice box, Double sink
Holds 100 gallons of water in three plastic tanks
Hot and cold pressurized water (Hot water heater disconnected)
Head located port amidships, seawater flush toilet
Vessel Walk Through
Starting forward is large anchor locker and sail storage. Midship port side is a settee with table that converts into v-berth with storage under and behind. Across is the navigation table that has a fold-out leaf for charts. Forward of the navigation station in the galley with sink, stove, icebox. Companionway stairs located on centerline into center cockpit. Aft of cockpit is aft cabin with two pilot berths.
By any standards, the Nor’Sea 27 is a remarkable yacht, constructed to a standard that is rare in a cruising boat of this size. With her one-piece, hand-laminated hull, all lead ballast, top-quality metalwork and remarkable joinery, the Nor’Sea 27 is the ultimate in transportable yachts. According to the builder, the Nor’Sea 27 Lyle Hess designed pocket cruisers have made 4 circumnavigations and more than 160 Atlantic and Pacific crossings. Last owner performed a Re-Fit and "Flora Lee" is better than ever. Easy to show!
The Flora Lee completed the trip from Ventura California to Hawaii in 2001
Achilles 7'10" Dinghy
Yamaha 2 hp 4 stroke outboard
Custom teak cabin floors and drop knees
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