1983 Catalina 27 sloop East Tawas, MI
Posted on September 30, 2017 / 313
Price : $9,900
Listing Type : SailSloop
Builder | Manufacturer : Catalina
Condition : Used
Year : 1983
Length : 27ft
Model : 27 sloop
Hull Material : Fiberglass
Fuel Type : Gas
Engine/s : Other
Engine Make : Atomic 4
Engine/s Year : 1983
LOA : 27'
Beam : 8.83
Max Draft : 3.4
1983 Catalina 27 sloop
1983 Catalina 27 sloop


The Catalina 27 is an American classic. First launched in 1971, more than 6,600 boats were built during a 20-year production run, making it possibly the best-selling 27-footer of all time. Frank Butler, the 27’s co-designer, as well as the founder and driving force behind Catalina Yachts, has an uncanny knack for creating boats that people love. The Catalina 27 is a spa­cious, user-friendly family cruiser.

Even by today’s standards, these boats are quite roomy for a 27-footer. The designers provided this room and decent cruising accommodations in a package that remains good looking and “yacht-like” to most sailors eyes. A PHRF rating of around 210 which means that the Catalina 27 can be raced competitively on Wednesday nights or in active one-design fleets, although racing is not its forte. It is an ideal boat for the way most of us use our boats, that is day sailing and week­end outings.

One of the most surprising features of the 27 is how nicely it sails. The boat is fair­ly well balanced, and thrives upwind in moderate conditions. The Catalina 27 is responsive, relatively fast and easy to sail. The Catalina 27 fits the vague description of coastal cruiser and casual racer. With that said, several boats have made impressive pas­sages.

The Catalina 27 hull is solid fiberglass and the thick­ness tapers significantly from the waterline up. The deck is plywood cored.

On deck, the Catalina 27 has a shallow but comfortable cockpit with a locker to port and aft lazarette. The companionway is enormous and there is not a bridge deck to speak of. The traveler is mounted over the companionway. The headsail tracks are inboard, allowing close sheeting angles. The forward hatch mounts flush, which is nice looking and saves a few toe bruises.

Down below, the interior is spacious and user-friendly. The huge companionway makes stepping below a breeze. The layout includes a V-berth forward fol­lowed by an enclosed head. The saloon has two opposite settees and the galley is aft to port. This configuration includes plenty of storage, Headroom is about 6 feet and ven­tilation is adequate.

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Accommodations & Furnishings
  • Carpeting
  • Cushions
  • 2 Tables
  • 1 Head
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box
  • Microwave
  • 30 Gallon Water Capacity
  • Water Heater
Electronics & Navigation
  • Compass
  • Depth Sounder
  • Navigation Lights
Electrical Equipment
  • 120 V Air Conditioner
  • 2 Batteries
  • 12 V Ship Power
  • Dockside Electrical Cables
  • Lights
Deck & Safety
  • Anchor w/ Lines
  • Bilge Blower
  • 2 Bilge Pumps
  • Bow Rails
  • Side Stanchions w/ Lines
  • Dodger Canvas
  • Bimini Top
  • Fenders & Lines
  • Fire System
Sails & Rigging
  • Roller Furling
  • Main and Spinnaker Sails
  • #1 Genoa
  • Winches
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.
Contact Information

For more information, please call Certified Professional Yacht Broker, Rock, at 989-891-2116 or email at rock@freshwaterboats.com!


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