1978 Norsea 27

US$ 22,293
Chester, NS
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Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 866-590-9210
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Chester, NS
Hull Material:
Current Price:
Can$  29,500 (US$ 22,293) 
Sale Pending

This is the aft cockpit version.

The NorSea 27 is one of the strongest boats you'll ever find. She is a full keel lapstrake hull with a slight cutaway forefoot and external rudder. The Nor'Sea hull is hand laminated in one piece -- not two halves glued together, which you don't want offshore. The lamination schedule calls for a minimum of seven layers of alternating 1 1/2 oz, mat and 18 oz. roving on the sides, increasing to nine layers at the waterline, 11 layers at the garboard and 22 layers at the stem, keel, and stern. Thicknesses vary from 5/16" on the side to 3/4" at the keel. Chainplate areas are heavily reinforced. This is approximately the same lay-up schedule as used on much, much larger "cruising" boats. Lapstrake construction requires approximately 40% more labor hours in lay-up than a smooth hull. The benefits obtained -- much greater rigidity and strength, and a dryer ride in a choppy sea are well worth the extra cost and effort. Nor'Sea owners can take pride and comfort in knowing they are staking their safety on one of the strongest hulls ever built. Nor'Sea ballast is all lead, not iron or iron punchings, or old engine parts. All lead cast in resin! Lead is much more dense than iron, resulting in a more stable, stiffer sailing boat. The Nor'Sea 27 deck and cabin top is immensely strong. It is of fiberglass and wood composite construction. The cabin top is 1 1/4" thick. The decks are 1" thick; and the cabin sides are 3/4" thick. The hull-deck joint is the most critical area on any fiberglass boat. Most low-cost boats are built with the hull and deck fastened by an aluminum "H" channel into which the fiberglass is secured by pop rivets or self-tapping screws. Some of the better boats use a combination of self-tapping screws with a bolt every 12" (a la Westsail) or every 24" (a la Valiant 40). Consistent with our "super heavy duty" philosophy, the Nor'Sea uses a 1/4" stainless steel bolt and an aircraft stainless steel self-locking nut every six inches. The Nor'Sea rudder is two layers of fiberglass surrounding a very high density (12 Lb.) foam core. It will withstand repeated hammer blows or minor groundings without significant damage. The rudder pintles and gudgeons are comprised of nearly 40 IBS. of high tensile manganese bronze. The three massive sets of pintles and gudgeons provide immense security when great stresses are imposed by heavy weather. The Nor'Sea's are designed to sail oceans! (And Yes. They do.) It you dare, they will take your there!

  • Motor Yanmar 18 HP with alternator about 400 hrs with new fuel filter, new fuel pump

  • Pella vacuum pump for changing lub oil in the motor.

  • New marine battery charger, independently charging 2 batteries (spare oil filters under the cushions forward). Lub oil for changing in the motor compartment.

  • 2 new AGM batteries , 110 Ah each

  • New DC/AC converter

  • All electrical wiring, including switch board renewed in 2014

  • Shore power connection with several plugs over the boat providing 110V power supply. All equipment on board works on 12V power supply.

  • 2 solar power batteries with charging regulators – new- not yet installed, but on board

  • Chart plotter Raymarine C80 with charts

  • Raymarine fish finder showing data on the Raymarine C80 screen

  • Morrow - Back up echosounder

  • Tiller pilot Raytheon ST2000

  • Wind vane Monitor

  • Navtex receiver with it's own antenna on the mast, providing messages on the computer.

  • Sextant

  • VHF stationary radio

  • VHF hand held unit with charger

  • Spherical compass Plath

  • Back up compass of the same size – Ritchie

  • 2 anchors – 1 CQR 35 lbs, and one Bruce 25 lbs

  • approx. 250' of chain

  • Manual windlass – S-L Double Action Lever Windlass

  • Anchor chain snubber – new

  • Fiorentino parachute sea anchor with 6' dia – new

  • Mast Mate – removable mast climbing ladder

  • 2 fresh water tanks – 60 liters each

  • Ample supply of mooring and general purpose ropes

  • Force 10 marine kerosine stove

  • Kerosine cabin heater with permanently mounted kerosene ss tank

  • Marine head

  • Holding tank with maceration pump

  • Bilge pump with the activation float

  • 2 manual bilge pumps

  • Life ring with floating MOB flag pole

  • Barometer

  • Sail repair kit

  • Dodger

  • Outboard ladder

  • Cockpit high quality cushions

  • Sails in good condition with main sail new, and back up main sail

  • Storm sails

  • New halyards

  • 2 spinnaker poles

  • Floating custom made mooring arrangement - new

  • Courtesy flags from many countries

  • Radar reflector

  • Spare winch – Lewmar 8 - new

  • Reverse osmosis emergency water maker – manual, never used – needs new membrane

  • New VHF antenna

  • AIS receiver- Icom – with the internal VHF antenna splitter. New. For connection needs update of the software on Raytheon C80 and some cables. Not connected. Current software 4.30. To operate AIS latest version of C80 software needed – probably 5.16

  • Various nautical, sailing books.

  • Various tools

  • West Marine barbecue

  • Custom made high quality winter cover.

    Whole old anti - fouling paint on the bottom was scraped out in 2015 and 2 coats of West Marine PCA Gold, Premium Ablative copper oxide paint - applied.

Fully equipped for offshore adventures!!!


Full specs to follow.

Contact us for details on how to buy this boat - we handle everything from pre purchase surveys through to financing(if required) and insurance needs - one call - full service! Toll free at 866 590 9210. Thanks.

Contact John Suederick for more info or a viewing appointment 902 529 0802

Please contact Sunnybrook Yachts at 902 444 4500

Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 866-590-9210
Tel: 902 444 4500

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