No I am not out sailing, just working.....grrrrr....oh to be independently wealthy!
Jeanneau.fr link with some specs etc
Fantasia 27 Sailboat JEANNEAU shipyard, boatbuilder for sailing : sailboat, dinghy, powerboat racing boat cruising fishing yachting
From another source, the boat appears to have been produced from 82-92. So quite awhile actually. Alize - Fantasia
Mine anyhow as mentioned, is a bit tender to a degree, but a fun boat to sail. Which Jeanneau's generally speaking sail well! Better than an equal Catalina, Hunter, beneteau other than the firsts. But close behind etc.
Layout appears to be similar to my boat which is about 2' longer. Mine is tight, I am sure this one will be too. Headroom is on the shorter side of things. BUT, for a 27'ish foot boat, one does not always want head room if you want to sail vs get blown sideways etc.
Not sure about the tenderness of the CB model. I know of one person with my boat and a CB, he has not complained, nor have I seen any CB owners of other boats complain either. Granted most of like mine, 29-32', but still........Could be the owners of the tender boat do not know how to sail well, trim sails, have blown out sails etc. If I was in your shoes, a CB model would be on my list frankly. Not sure what the measure in feet is for 2.88M, maybe faster has it quicker in his brain than I. I am thinking that is a bit more than 8.5'.....but even at 9', one can trailer that with out too many issues behind a pickup. All one needs sometimes for local roads is an overwidth sign on the front of the pickup and rear of the boat. all of $50 for signage, and away you go! Even a fixed keel version would be easily trailerable frankly if you had the right trailer, a hoist to put it on etc..........
here are phrf ratings plus mine as it was the listing below, so easy to copy and paste....1st is high/fastest rating, middle low/slowest and the 3rd the ave in the USSailing regiment of divisions.
JEANNEAU 27 FANT IB CB 216 225 219
JEANNEAU 27 FANT OB CB 204 204 204
JEANNEAU 27 FANTASIA 201 222 213
JEANNEAU 30 ARCADIA 159 191 171
Some issues with Jeanneau's of that era. The foam backed vinyl liner is rotted, so if it has not been replaced, figure that into your fun of owning the boat. I can get you links to how I did mine at http://jeanneau.tripod.com/
also linked sorta above ie third link given, search that site for more info. The wood work frankly is pretty top notch IMHO especially compared to todays. The interior frame is tabbed to the hull. Most of the interior is screwed in, so if you want to remove, take parts home and revarnish as I did from in the water, easy! When I did do the interior vinyl, I should have probably looked at the wiring a bit better than I did, and replaced where appropriate, None is shot. Not sure it is tinned as most is today. This may be an issue from any boat back in the 80' frankly.
I personally feel comparing boats of that era, Jeanneau is a step above some of the other mass produced boats. Others will dissagree......on the other hand, I've noticed those that like Catalina, do not like jeanneau, and vice versa. Reality is, choose the flavor that you feel will work for you.
forgot the owners network forum link.........watch out for 2 of the three mods, someone named MartyB and another zanshin?!?!?! any way..............