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Hunter Pilot 27

Brief details

Builder

British Hunter, Rochford, Essex

The Hunter Pilot 27 is one of the smallest true deck saloon sailing yachts, and thanks to Hunter's efficient 'twin fin' bulbed bilge keels even the bilge-keel version performs well. The Pilot 27 offers a great deal of accommodation and comfort in a small, cheap to moor, package.

LOA

26' 10"

Sail area

290 sq ft

LWL

22' 6"

Rig

fractional sloop

Beam

9' 2"

Cabins

Forecabin, saloon & aft cabin

Draught

3' 5"

Berths

5

Displacement

6,051 lbs

Engine

Nanni 2.5 HE diesel

Ballast

2,365 lbs

BHP

14

Keel type

Twin iron bulbed bilge keels and transom-hung rudder

Hunter Pilot 27 sailplan

The Hunter Pilot 27 was designed by David Thomas for British Hunter. Although both fin-keel and twin keel versions of both were built, the twin-keel versions were more popular.


Hunter resolutely refused to call these boats bilge-keelers, preferring the term 'twin fin' to emphasise the performance. The two keels are asymmetric, and angled, to provide lift when heeled. In practice, there is little performance difference in most conditions between fin and bilge-keeled British Hunters.

The Hunter Pilot 27 was built from 1996 to 2005, with around 100 in total produced. The hull design appears to be the same as the Hunter Channel 27, a cruiser without deckhouse, produced from 1999 onwards.

British Hunter have always offered their boats both as complete boats and in kit form, though as all structural work was always done in the factory there are rarely major differences between factory-completed and kit boats.

Hunter Pilot 27
Hunter Pilot 27
Hunter Pilot 27
Hunter Pilot 27
Hunter Pilot 27
This Hunter Pilot 27  for sale
Hunter Pilot 27
Hunter Pilot 27
Hunter Pilot 27 aft cabin
Hunter Pilot 27 heads

The usual engine fitted was a 14 hp freshwater cooled Nanni diesel,
these being based on the same Kubota engine blocks used by Beta diesels.

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Hunter Pilot 27 cockpit
Hunter Pilot 27

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