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Essentially designed and built as a fast ‘one-design’ sport boat, the Pacer 27 is a precision-built product, with the strictest quality control measures in place to ensure a near cloning of boats off the production line. This translates into a class boat where any two boats off the line are identical in build, mass and weight distribution – critical for one-design racing. In an age where technological advances in composites tend to drive prices up, the Pacer 27 remains fast and exciting using build materials which include Polyester with marine core foam and double bi-axial E-Glass, with racing spec Aluminium spars and running rigging.
The competitive sailor will find this boat a joy in a breeze, being fast on the beat and pure exhilaration on the run. A crew of between four or five will be needed to extract all she has to offer in performance, whilst the ‘club’ sailor can sail it 2-up, enjoy the boat with family and friends, sleep aboard with his children if he wishes, and enter the odd organized rally or club race with the confidence that he will always be able to handle her, and beat the opposition to boot.
In summary, here is a boat which will appeal largely to the competitive sailor, but also the ‘club’ sailor who enjoys a little adrenalin.
Can be shipped anywhere in container
The Pacer 27 Sport is a new generation trailer sailer which offers very exciting sailing and top speeds at a fraction of the cost of boats twice it's size.
Designed by Alex Simonis and Maarten Voogd, who also designed the successful Maxfun 25 and which is doing well in Europe, our brief was for a boat which would perform offshore the South African coast (Cape of Storms), and still be great fun on inland waters. It was also important to have a small interior capable of sleeping 2 adults and 2 children for those family units where dad races hard, but still wants to be able to treat the kids to a night or two on the boat.. To make the boat into a One Design class which enjoys good fleets no matter where the sailing venue may be, it was important to ensure that it could be easily slipped and towed. The retractable keel and removable cassette type rudder means that the boat sits low on it's trailer, tucking in behind the tow vehicle, and it's low mass means it can be easily pulled by a 2.5ltr car or light van. The rig is easily dropped or raised, with just 3 persons, and will take about 40 minutes from arriving at the waters edge to launching the boat.
Whilst Carbon masts are sexy and all the rage, we opted for a performance alloy rig in order to keep costs down, and after receiving advice from Sparcraft/Southern Spars.
The Hull is Gelcoat, Polyester and Foam composite, resulting in a rigid but relatively lightweight boat, whilst the deck is Gelcoat, Polyester, Balsa composite. The area around the chainplates is strengthened and there is a bulkhead beneath the cockpit floor directly under the mainsheet traveller position, plus a partial bulkhead below the companionway. The interior consists of a one-piece tray which has integral berths and supports as well as a 'well' for an off-the-shelf portaloo if required for 'family sailing'.