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Halcyon 27

Brief details

Builder

Offshore Yachts

A classic small offshore cruiser - a tough, seaworthy little boat with useful accommodation, and thanks to the deep hull form quite good headroom than in many comparable sized boats.

LOA

27' 0"

Sail area

365 sq ft main & genoa

LWL

20' 3"

Rig

sloop

Beam

7' 8"

Cabins

Forecabin & saloon

Draught

4' 0"

Berths

4

Displacement

6,720 lbs

Engine

usually originally a Sabb single-cylinder inboard diesel

Ballast

3,000 lbs

BHP

10

Keel type

Long keel (encapsulated lead ballast) with transom hung rudder

Halcyon 27

The Halcyon 27 was designed in 1968 by Alan Buchanan, as a development of the earlier 'Diamond II' design, and about 200 were built by Offshore Yachts. With a full keel and transom-hung rudder, they are a solid cruising boat with good sailing performance in all conditions

Halcyon 27
Halcyon 27
Halcyon 27

The accommodation consists of vee-berth forecabin, heads with hanging locker opposite, and in the saloon two settee berths, galley and chart table. Headroom is about six feet in the doghouse

Below: The galley and chart table are by the companionway, this being the standard layout for the class (though a few were fitted out differently to give six berths)

 

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Halcyon 27

Right and below: The interior of one of the batch of boats produced for the Joint Services Sailing Centre, which had six berths, with two quarterberths aft and galley forward. Apart from the nine built for the Services, others may share this layout.

Many of these boats will still have the original Sabb engine, this low-revving heavy flywheel design being very long-lived.

 

They were mostly originally fitted with a variable pitch 'reversing prop' which meant the prop kept turning even in neutral. It is not uncommon for this to have been changed to a normal gearbox and fixed prop

Above: photos of two different boats - one has been fitted with doors in place of the standard hatchboards

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Halcyon 27
Halcyon 27

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