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Skipper Jer 04-13-2011 03:03 PM

The $10K budget isn't going to get you a Nor'sea 27 on a trailer. Triple the 10K then you are in the game. Nor'sea's have circumnavigated.

Edit: Do you have at least a 3/4 ton truck to pull the boat?

Cruiser2B 04-13-2011 04:02 PM

I would think a pearson Triton or even an Alberg 30, which is trailerable, would work. These boats are plenty strong and most in your price range will need some TLC but it will allow you to do the boat the way you want. Albin Vega 27 seems like a stout boat as well. I personally have an Alberg 30 and I am speaking from the research I did when looking for the same type of boat. These were the boats recommended to me. Check out as well
I did alot of looking and reasearching about my Alberg for under 5k and sailed it home 200nm, yes she needs work but I think the deals are out there.

mikel1 04-13-2011 04:16 PM

Ericson 27 (one used to hold the record from San Fransisco to Japan)...I have mine for sale east coast (Rhode Island) ....

bljones 04-13-2011 04:31 PM

The 10K budget is the tough part, but two come to mind- Halman Horizon and
Westerly Centaur.

johnnyandjebus 04-13-2011 06:54 PM

As already mentioned check out James Baldwin's site. I would add the contessa 26 to the list, but it is small, even for a 26' footer so it may not fit your needs
The Contessa Corner - A site for Contessa owners, sailors and dreamers.

I would argue that most if not all Carl Alberg designed boats 30 ft and smaller are candidates.
Carl Alberg's Yacht Designs


thehardaground 04-13-2011 06:56 PM

Vancouver 27, but good luck finding one for under $10k

sidney777 04-13-2011 08:52 PM

Vancouver 25 : One person's offshore sailboat is another's NOT an offshore boat. Take a look at Mahina website, Atom voyages site, Westerly sailboats, and the book "Upgrading the offshore sailboat" and and other books about offshore, bluewater sailboats. And this unexpected entry; Hunter 27 offshore sailing??? -
Re: Hunter 27 offshore sailing???

If any 27-footer could be safe in heavy seas then a Cherubini 27(Hunter of certain yrs)of a would be that boat. I doubt any 27 was built heavier. Still it was not ever meant as an offshore boat. There is the deck-stepped mast, the plastic windows, and a less than stout steering system.

CBSanford 04-13-2011 08:53 PM

I know of Coronado 25's that have transited to Hawaii and further. There are many Catalina 27's that have done serious "blue water" work. If you are in the military and have limited time, I assume that you really mean to do coastal cruising. These boats can be had from $2500 to $10,000. BTW I have been offshore in storms in my Coronado 25 when we were viewing greento clear water out of the windows (we were essentially underwater)... but never blue. Above deck, I really did not notice the colors at the time... Greys.. Greygreen, Whites, foam... no blue.

landmineop 04-13-2011 11:15 PM

There is a Westerly Centaur in St. Pete with a deisel in your price range. Listed on sailboatlistings dot com. Not sure where you are but it may be worth a look.

Memopad 04-14-2011 12:48 PM

I'm trying to sell my International Folkboat ;) It's 26ft, a few have gone around the globe. My boat was an inboard but the engine has been removed. Now has an electric start outboard on the back. The boat is in good condition, the sails could use some work. I used them last summer and they work fine but new ones would be great. Also comes with a trailer. Asking $3500, I don't need two boats!

I'd use a lift or crane for getting the boat on the trailer. If you can weld, and afternoons work on the trailer would let you float it off easily. The rear supports are currently too high and aft to do that. A friend and myself raised to mast with a ginpole easy enough, could probably do without the pole i don't think it was helping. When we took the mast down he used the spin halyard, turned around the bowcleat, and lowered the mast while i walked it back. Took 5 minutes.

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