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Nova 27

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Boat REF# 77541
removed from sale
LOA 8.23m (27'0")
Year 1972
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 10hp, Saab 10 HP (unknown year)
Lying Portsmouth


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Extra Details

Designer John Westell
Builder Penryn Boats, Cornwall
Lying Portsmouth
Fuel capacity 38.0 ltr (8.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 180.0 ltr (39.6 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 07/09/2007


Engine 1 x Diesel 10hp
Saab 10 HP (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Raw Water
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.8 ltr (0.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots


LOA 8.23m (27'0")
LWL 6.74m (22'1")
Beam 2.78m (9'1")
Draft Max 1.29m (4'3")
Displacement 3,450kg (7,607.3lbs)
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year), with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


10% discount on sails
Mainsail Sanders - Slab (1995)
Headsail - (unknown year)
Other sails No. 2 Jib (unknown year)
No. 3 Storm jib (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


10% discount on Ultrasonic Antifouling!

GRP Construction with Long keel underwater profile, paint finish


Cooker tick
Heads 1 heads

Gas cooker available with oven.

5 berths with 1 doubles and 3 singles in 2 cabin(s) 2 burner Other cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 sheet winches
1 anchors
5.00m (16'5") of chain
15.00m (49'3") of warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Not having encountered a Nova before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I found pleasantly surprised me. There was a lot to like. This is a very solid cruiser that looks highly sea-worthy, with her long fin and deep transom-hung rudder. The hull has polished up beautifully for her age, and I like the timber toe rail that encircles the deck, with some lovely detailing in timber at the peak of the stem. I also liked the way the hatch roof is in sections that can slide forward, opening up the cabin to the air when in harbour, like a big sunroof. All the timber work is very solid, not least of all in the cockpit floor. The depth of the hull allows for plenty of headroom in the saloon. She’s had quite a bit of updating: the winches, sink and running rigging all look pretty recent, and I secretly suspect that the microwave oven may not have been original equipment. When shore power is unavailable for cooking, a new-looking double burner Origo spirit hob has been fitted. She could use a bit of a tidy of course, but there’s a lot of boat here, for not a lot of money.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Nova 27 has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan West of Boatshed Portsmouth. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.