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Halcyon 27

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8.23m (27'0")



Underwater profile
Long keel


1 x Diesel 6hp, sabb (1974)

Essex, UK (By Appointment Only)


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Extra Details

Designer Alan Buchanan
Builder Offshore Yachts Ltd
Lying Essex, UK (By Appointment Only)
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 6hp
Engine make and model Sabb (1974)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Variable pitch 2 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


The original Sabb 6hp diesel engine has been maintained and has always been reliable.

Aero4gen wind generator


LOA 8.23m (27'0")
LWL 6.17m (20'3")
Beam 2.34m (7'8")
Draft Min 1.22m (4'0")
Draft Max 1.22m (4'0")
Displacement 3,048kg (6,720.8lbs)



Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1974) with stainless steel standing rigging (2004)


Mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Cruising Chute (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick


The sails we are told are in good condition; in addition to the main and furling genoa there is a cruising chute and a spinnaker.

Electrical Systems


12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 3
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Manual water system tick


The owner removed the heads as he sailed alone . it would be a comparatively easy job to install a WC in the original space.


2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick


Lowrance Globalmap 3500c with UK charts. Cobra Marine DSC VHF.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick


1 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Manual windlass
1 anchors
25.00m (82'0") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of warp

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Horn tick


2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)


The valise liferaft needs servicing, date of last service unknown.

Broker's Comments

This Halcyon 27 is in commission and although the interior could do with some attention it is a sound boat. The hull tops sides are original gelcoat which is often not the case on boats of this age; the decks and coachroof have been painted. The engine we are told is reliable and works well with the variable pitch propeller.
The modifications that the owner has made to the interior means at present there are only 3 berths although it would be relatively straight forward to turn it back to the original layout. The forecabin has the traditional Vee berth and an infill could be added to make it a double.
The boat is equipped for short/single handed sailing; all halyards are led back to the cockpit. There are no heads but the original space is still there, although currently used for storage.
So in summary we think it’s a sound boat that could be used as it is but would benefit from some attention particularly to the interior.

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

This Halcyon 27 has been personally photographed and viewed by Nick Hillman of Boatshed Essex. 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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