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Parker 275

Brief details

Builder

Parker Liftkeel Yachts Ltd, Lincolnshire.

The Parker 275 offers very high performance and good accommodation, plus the ability to use drying moorings. Like all Parker lift-keel yachts, they command higher prices than you would expect compared to similar sized non-lift-keel yachts

LOA

27' 11"

Sail area

380 sq ft

LWL

24' 7"

Rig

fractional sloop

Beam

9' 3"

Cabins

2

Draught

1' 3" to 5' 3"

Berths

6

Displacement

5,500 lbs

Engine

Yanmar 1GM10

Ballast

2,050 lbs

BHP

9

Keel type

Lifting ballasted daggerboard

Parker 275

In 1978 Ron Holland, at the time one of the most successful small racing yacht designers, designed the Super Seal 26 for John Baker's boatyard. Around 100 were built before Baker sold the rights to G.W. Parker of Boston, Lincolnshire, in 1983. Parkers continued production for a short while, progressively making minor variations on the design, mainly but not exclusively to the interior fit-out, and in 1984 Parkers retitled the design the Parker 27.

The Parker 27 remained in production until 1990, when the Parker 275 was introduced, this having a complete new moulding, with a slightly longer hull and more headroom, although still remaining very similar to the original Ron Holland Super Seal design.

The Super Seals and Parker 27's had relatively light keels, with most ballast internal. Parker 27 keels are quoted in different Parker documentation as either 136 Kg or 160 Kg in weight (ie 300-350 lbs) The Parker 275 had a much heavier keel, weighing 700 lbs, which was thus more difficult to lift. Finally the 275 became the Parker 285, in which the keel is lifted electrically. The Parker 285 was in production until Parker Liftkeel Yachts Ltd. ceased trading in summer 2009.

 

All these boats offer a remarkable combination of sailing performance and cruising accommodation. The hull has the majority of the ballast in the bilges, with a deep, efficient daggerboard style fin keel and fractional rig providing superb windward performance. Offwind the hull is also fast, surfing readily.

Parker 275

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Parker 275

The interior, whilst not as spacious as many less performance orientated yachts, is comfortable and very nicely finished, with about 6' headroom. There is a double quarterberth aft, with a fold-down chart table and seat forward of the berth entrance. Opposite this is the galley. The saloon has two settee berths, with a removable table. The two doors forward, separated by the keel box, lead to forecabin and heads.

The saloon table is removable to open up the space in the interior. The boat in the photos above is one of the last 275s, with more lockers and wood trim than earlier boats such as the one pictured at left here

The standard engine is a Yanmar 1GM10, with enough room in the engine compartment to fit a small water tank with calorifier for hot water

Parker 275

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The hull has a moulded shaft log for the folding propellor, and with keel and rudder raised draws just 1' 3"

A fairly large sailplan is based on a fractional rig. The boom is fitted with slab reefing, with control lines led aft to the cockpit. The deep fin keel lifts vertically by means of a winch handle on the deck forward of the mast.

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