sabre 27 for sale

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

£4,750 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
sabre 27
Used sail boat for sale
£4,750 GBP
Price comment
All reasonable offers considered
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Alan F Hill
Length overall
8.23 metres
Length waterline
6.70 metres
2.80 metres
1.37 metres
3,084 kg
Bilge Keel
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

About this sabre 27

The sabre 27 handles easily gibing and tacking with alacrity and both foresail and mainsail sheets can be trimmed from the helm, which boosts her appeal for solo sailors. Her deck- stepped mast is slotted into a tabernacle and can therefore be easily lowered to get her under low bridges – ideal for canal use.

She sports a single-spreader rig with fore-and-aft lowers and a split backstay, setting a small genoa relative to her mainsail, which makes for easy short-tacking but means the mainsail needs reefing early to maintain the balance of sails and helm. For both comfort and performance, she needs to be sailed as upright as possible.

Her main-sheet traveler runs across the bridge deck, which is great for sail trimming.

What’s she like, in port and at anchor?

When Alan F Hill drew the boat, way back in 1969, his brief was to create a yacht that the ‘average wage earner’ could afford, suitable for ‘a week’s cruise with the whole family’. For a family of four she ticks all the boxes there’s plenty of room on the foredeck for anchor handling and the chain doesn’t impinge on the fore cabin – it goes down through a hawse pipe into a forward chain locker. The side decks, too, are spacious enough for a crewman to get forward safely and there’s enough elbow room in the cockpit for a crew of four to relax. Better form stability than most yachts of her era means less rolling at anchor.

Would she suit you and your crew?

The Sabre 27 would certainly suit – as was intended 44 years ago – a small family with a modest budget. She’d make a good starter boat, a capable coast-hopper for a cruising couple, or an easily manageable single hander. She’s got generous accommodation for her size, is easy to handle under sail or power and her thick hull lay-up will take a few hard knocks when you’re coming alongside. In short, the Sabre is a viable alternative to the benchmark Westerly Centaur. She’d be OK if caught out in a blow. The twin keels allow her to dry out upright on a cheap half-tide mooring and is far more versatile up rivers, on canals and in shoal waters. Svelte is well maintained and in good condition considering her age now looking for new owners and new adventures


6'2" Headroom with brown soft furnishing

2 double berths & two single berths

Heads with sea toilet and hand basin manual cold water

Oven with two hob burners and grill

Galley sink manual cold water



Beta BD662 20 Hp 3 CYL engine new 1992 serviced July 2018

Spare filter belts & impeller


Two 12 volt batteries




Raymarine Auto-helm

Horizon explorer DSC radio

Navigation lights



Alloy Mast - boom - spinnaker pole


Main sail - storm Jib - Genoa with furling system


Stainless standing rigging (age not known) Terylene running rigging replaces 2018

Two Lewmar Halyard winches

Four Lewmar sheet winches

Two tracks cars & blocks

Plough anchor 20 Lb - 6 m chain - 75 M warp

Spay Dodger

Two dodgers

Boarding ladder

Warps and fenders


Two fire extinguishers

One electric & one manual bilge pump

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Beta BD662 (1992)
Fuel capacity
30 litres
Maximum speed
12 kph
Cruising speed
9 kph
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
50 litres

Cowes Yacht Agency are acting as brokers for the vendor who is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. These details are prepared from information provided by the vendor and are intended only as a guide to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and to have the vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor. Details are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Cowes Yacht Agency. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Cowes Yacht Agency

Mr Neil Clifford
One The Parade,
Isle of Wight,
PO31 7QJ,
United Kingdom
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