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27' 1973 Dufour 27

27' 1973 Dufour 27


Norfolk, Virginia

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Please call owner Karl at 919-720-3890. Boat is in Norfolk, Virginia. They say that when you buy a sailboat, plan on spending an equal amount in upgrading and outfitting. If you are looking for a sailboat that needs nothing read further. I purchased this sailboat a little more than a year ago as part of my retirement plans. I purchased it from the family of the original owner. It was in very good condition, however it had the original very basic outfitting, being used primarily as a daysailer. I have spent the last year or so totally upgrading and outfitting to make it the perfect comfortable weekend cruiser. I have spent in excess of my asking price on just the upgrades and outfitting. Just about everything on the boat is brand new. Here's a partial list of some of the new upgrades and outfitting: Dual Battery System, 30 amp Shore Power, Automatic Bilge Pump, Head, Plumbing, and Holding Tank, Fresh Water Holding Tank, Ventilation Fan, LED Interior Lighting, Companionway Hatch with lock, Standard Horizon CP190i GPS Chartplotter, Standard Horizon GX1700 25 Watt Marine Transceiver, Sony Marine CDX-H91OUI AM/FM/CD/IPOD Stereo System, Clipper Duet Depth/Speed, Clipper Wind System, Compass, Tri-Radial Main, Tri-Radial Jib, Storm Sail, Jib Bag, Mainsail, Tiller, Winch Covers, Cajun Running Rigging Complete System, Docking Lines, Fenders, Mustang Inflatable Life Jacket (2), Stearns Inflatable Life Jacket (2), Mustang Life Jackets (2), Stearns Type I Life Jacket (4), Microwave, Alcohol Stove, Salon and V-Berth Cushions, Complete set of charts, cruising guide, navigational instruments, extensive library of sailing books and references, and much more. The bottom was done last year. Every thing you will need is there and is brand new: flares, fire extinguishers, dishes, pots/pans, silverware, cooking utensils, life rings, and more. There is also an ICOM BC-152 Handheld VHS Radio. An additional Genoa and two Spinnaker sails are included. I also have a like new Zodiac 260RU with Nissan 3.5 HP Outboard in excellent condition that is not included but I will sell for an additional $1,000. I just spent almost $400 getting the outboard completely overhauled to insure perfect running condition. Here are the specification for the DuFour 27: LOA 27'3", Beam 9'2", Draft 5'2", Headroom 6', Engine Volvo Diesel MD6A 10 hp. After all this work, why am I selling? I am an ordained minister and I am going to be doing missionary work full-time overseas for the next three years. I actually live in Edenton, NC and the Dufour 27 is berthed in Norfolk, VA. I will show by appointment only. Title in hand. Serious inquiries only. I believe that if you are seriously looking for a sailboat this size and price range and you see it, you will buy it.

27' O'Day sloop - moving away from ocean - must sell soon :(

27' O'Day sloop - moving away from ocean - must sell soon :(


New York, New York

Year 1975

Make O'Day

Model Sloop

Category Cruiser Boats

Length 27'

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Aquarius is easy to single hand, is great for day sailing yet sleeps five to six in four bunks (two in the fore-peak, one to two amidships, one on either side of the engine bay that has drop down sides for engine access). She's great for either a beginner or a seasoned sailor. O'Days are very popular, often raced, and there are several internet sites with information, forums and and offering of parts. I've had the pleasure of owning Aquarius for ten years now and I love her. We're relocating and after much procrastinating I realize that the ocean will just be too far way. The previous owners had her in Oyster Bay NY for many years. She is surprisingly fast yet very stable (2,230 lb lead keel) - although not suggested, we've powered through 6'-8' seas with her. She sails very close to the wind, is roomy with loads of storage, and you can stretch out on the 6'-6" cockpit seats with custom cushions (both with lockers beneath) or seat several. There's approximately 6' headroom. She has a 30 horse power Universal Atomic Four engine whereas most boats her size have either 9.9 HP outboards (which cavitate in lumpy water) or 7 to 13 HP diesels. She starts fast, runs clean. Uses about a gallon an hour. These are so popular that new parts are still made for it - even an optional hand crank! Here's one major source of new parts, service and info: She has a new jacket side plate from Moyer Marine. There's incredibly easy access to the engine from both sides and the front. There's even an engine "room" light. She has the original 12 gallon main gas tank along with the then optional 6 gallon plastic auxiliary tank (located on a shelf in the port side locker). Aquarius was made just before the cost of oil, gas and related resins sky-rocketed and caused many boat companies to skimp on construction and then to go out of business. Her hull is solid fiberglass - no balsa to worry about, and is about 3/8" thick. The prop is bronze. The prop shaft is bronze with a recent sacrificial zinc. I consider her the best year - 1975 had the best interior layout and has a lead ballasted fin keel with skeg mounted rudder (offering some protection to it). She has a 4' draft and nice freeboard which allows for usually dry sailing and calm guests.. My son worked at West Marine during school which gave us great discounts - she has new lifelines, new lazy jacks on the main boom, new main-sheet, new bronze thru-hull valves and Y-valve for the macerator toilet, new VHF radio, solar powered charger to keep her batteries charged between use, original Loran C, new coil and ignition parts, new water pump impeller, new engine exhaust pipe to the water muffler, new rubber diaphragm on her bilge pump, a cockpit tent in almost new shape, recent 12 volt receptacle, dual batteries with selector and gauge, tiller steering with nice looking new laminated wood tiller, old auto tiller, dual cockpit scuppers, cockpit cushions, anchor, teak and stainless steel swim ladder between the split stainless steel rear pulpit, auto-tiller, loads of storage, two sinks, cabin lights, electric macerator toilet between the fore peak and the main cabin with folding teak doors for privacy, curtains, cabin inclinometer, hanging locker, cockpit "table" (portable, that spans across the seats), storage under all the berths, a 12v hand vacuum, carpeting, a large ice box under a lid in the counter that drains to outside, alcohol stove plus a propane grill that attaches to hang off of the stern. There's a GPS/Depth sounder along with the original one that still works by a light revolving within its face and is entertaining to watch. There's roller furling, a wind vane and radio aerial atop the mast, stainless bow pulpit, a boom vang, a whisker pole for downwind sailing, genoa in reasonable shape, two jibs (one is older and a bit soiled), two mainsails (one also is older and a bit soiled). Two new stainless fishing rod holders, I've several life jackets, am/fm/cd stereo, full safety equipment including fire extinguishers, radar reflector ball, first aide kit, floodlight, Lifesling overboard rescue system, a flare gun, horn, boat hook etc. I can throw in a new medium sized dog life jacket if the buyer needs it. The upholstery is in very good condition. Loads of interior teak in good condition. The former owner gave us the original set of plastic dishes, silverware and ice tongs, and I'll give them to the new owner so they can stay with the boat. What I'm aware of: minor scars from dock battles etc, and a couple of soft deck spots which I was planning on repairing this season. The hardware & connections to the hull have been resealed over the years and should be checked. We had a problem with gunk in the main tank so we had it drained and we were planning on replacing it. We've been running off of the 6 gallon tank which has given us more than enough range. The sink hand pumps aren't working but I've a new electric pump to pressurize the system waiting to be installed (Whale offers refurbishment kits if you'd rather hand pump). The hatch boards are ready for replacement, last year there was minor weeping at the toilet - it may need tightening or a new gasket, and there's some minor rust here and there on the engine. Very little rain water weeps in from the ports - I do a yearly sealing but this year haven't gotten to it yet. She's a pretty dry boat. Aquarius has loads of spare parts including a new small holding tank for the toilet, new deck hardware along with a good-sized used winch for the cabin top to make single handling even easier, new electric water pump to pressurize the water system, new electric bilge pump - all ready to be installed. Obviously I love the boat - we weren't planning on moving from Brooklyn but the house that we've bought was an amazing deal in a historic small town and we realized that's where we want to semi-retire. She's out of the water in Gateway Marina (opposite Floyd Bennett Field) in Brooklyn open to the bay and to the ocean. The marina owes us a launch but it seemed to make sense to allow prospective buyers a look at her bottom. Here's more info:, and There was an ad in Craigslist for her but it was put in without my knowledge by a marina service employee. It was taken off. The boat is sold as is, and will need to be picked up or sailed from her location in Gateway Marina, Brooklyn, NY by the new owner. Storage and shipping arrangements are the responsibility of the purchaser. You may see the boat by appointment. She is fairly priced - serious offers only please. 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