2004 27′ Nor’Sea 27  $39,000

This fine Nor’Sea 27 is being offered for sale because the captain’s wife, a former race boat owner, has sailed 60 years and is seeking an easier routine on water. The craft is a kit boat built out to very high marine-grade standards by a young couple in Idaho and sailed on the Pacific.  In 2006, it was purchased by the current owners and moved to the Great Lakes.  Since then it has been sailed and cruised extensively and seen a lot of places.  It has been continually upgraded and now has quite new North Sails – roller furling genoa and a fully battened cruising main.  In 2008 it was repowered by a new 2-cylinder Yanmar.  Over the last five years, all standing rigging has been replaced and it got new lifelines.  It is equipped with Monitor wind steering which was rebuilt in 2013.  Included is an 8-foot Dyer Dhow sailing dinghy with like-new mast and sails and a solstice inflatable 8-foot dinghy with an electric pump.  The original fuel tank was replaced with a new aluminum removeable tank with full-access cleaning and inspection.  In 2013 the bottom was taken down with sandblasting and hand sanding and refinished with epoxy and Interlux Interprotect 2000 and Micron CSC.  Electronics are high quality and recent.  The double-axle trailer it sits on when out of the water has all new axles, hubs, brakes and electrical.  With the right vehicle, it is ready to take you far away to exotic places.

General Description

27-feet LOD, 30.5 feet LOA (bowsprit to end of rudder) 8-foot beam, 4-foot draft.

Sails, mast, and rigging

Fully battened 200-square-foot North Cruising Main. Two reefing points.  Reefing system operating.  Sail cover, lazy jacks – three lines.

North roller furling genoa, 136%, about 236 square feet. Harken roller furling.

Monitor wind steering. Rebuilt by Scanmar in 2013.  Spare parts kit.  Used it a lot — a magical item that can even bring you through a tack with a little tug on a line.

All halyards external. If you have a problem, you can see it and fix it.

Storm trysail

Asymmetric spinnaker – never used

Anchoring sail.

LeFiell mast and boom. The Caterpillar Tractor of cruising boat masts.  Totally stripped and repainted in2016.  Tricolor, spreader, deck, and steaming lights are LED

Four-part Ronstan mainsheet tackle –

Lazy Jacks – three lines.

Harken self-tailing winches – 5/8-inch jib sheets.

7/32 1-19 stainless standing rigging. Norseman terminals. New in last six years.


Heavy fiberglass construction, not cored. Laid up as one piece, not spliced down centerline.  Complete interior insulated with foam/aluminum insulation and sheathed in pine tongue-and-groove.  Stays cool in summer until noon and warm in winter.  Bottom sand-blasted and sanded down in 2013.  Four coats of Gougeon epoxy and then four coats of Interlux Interprotect 2000 barrier coat.  Micron CSC bottom paint.  Water-tight bulkhead at bow for anchor rode compartment.  This compartment drains to back of boat via poly tube.  Bronze seacocks, only two under water line.

Deck and cockpit items

Lofrens anchor windlass.

17-pound Bruce and 23-pound Danforth anchors

100 feet 5/16 galvanized chain and 200 feet rope.

Cockpit grate – Cedar and epoxy.

Cockpit sun cover.

Two large cockpit drains in footwell. Also drains on front outer edges of cockpit seats.

Hatch covers, custom made bug screens.

Hard dodger – marine ply, glass, and plexi.


Two 6-volt Trojan AGM golf cart batteries in series. Total of 220 amp-hours.  120 volt/12 volt charger wired in.

700 Series Garmin touch-screen GPS/Fishfinder.

Garmin 126 GPS

Standard Horizon Depth

Icom VHF, DSC  Antenna top of mast.  Very clear, long-range reception.

Cigarette lighter style outlet in back cabin for phone charging, anchor light, etc.

150-watt inverter in front cabin for electric razors and other low wattage 110-volt items.

Raytheon tiller pilot,


Stainless steel lifelines. Johnson fittings.  Top-of-line pelican hooks.

MOB kit

Flares, two fire extinguishers

Boarding ladder

Ring at front of mast with line and carabiner to clip in while at mast.


Double forepeak berth, single berth in aft cabin

Buddy wood stove with Charlie Noble chimney – works very well

Hillerange 2-burner stove with oven. New burners.  Runs off two 11-lb propane tanks behind aft cabin in sealed compartment with overboard ventilation and solenoid.

Stainless sink with chromed hand pump supplied by 13-gallon Nauti tank. Extra tank available.  Foot pump supplied by lake water.

Cabin lights fore and aft, some LED. All function.  Car radio/DVD with two speaker.

Six bronze port lights, four with screens.

Cabinets and storage spaces too numerous to mention. Dedicated place for cooler.

Two Thetford porta-potties, one for each cabin. Unit in front cabin has discrete hiding place.  Can be emptied into standard flushing toilets with no need for “direct contact.”

Engine and Mechanical

Yanmar 2YM15 13.5 hp diesel installed in 2008.  2.3:1 reduction gear.  1-inch prop shaft with flax packing.  Three-blade Michigan sailor bronze prop.  13 x 11.  Runs smooth as silk, no vibrations.  Vetus wet mixer/muffler.  Vacuum breaker next to engine and shut-off seacock where exhaust exits hull above waterline.  11-gallon removable diesel tank.  Inspection lid with all fittings through lid.  175nm range in reasonably smooth water while running engine at 2500 rpm.   Two bilge pumps.  Whale gusher hand pump to clean out sump to bottom.  Eight inches above sump bottom a 1500 gph Rule pump sits on a removable platform -wired directly to battery.  It is activated by a Johnson water-sensing switch and only comes on if water level gets up to eight inches.  Hose from Rule drains into cockpit so you can see that your pump is on.


Location: 84190 Pikes Bay Rd
Bayfield, WI, United States, 54814

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