Mark Cameron Yachts

Sabre 27


Full package, great value cruiser



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelSabre 27
DesignerAlan Hill
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with bolt-on ballast keel
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineBeta BD722 marine diesel engine (2006) 20hp 3 Cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled Mechanical reversing marine gearbox Single lever morse control
Engine Hours926
Fuel Capacity45l


Drinking Water Capacity125l


Designed by Alan F. Hill the prototype Sabre 27 was built in 1969 by Eric White of Marine Construction (UK) Ltd (Marcon). Following on from the successful launch of the prototype the class entered mass production with some 400 hulls being moulded between 1969 and 1979. The Sabre 27 proved itself to be an ideal single boat for single handing with everything easily manageable from the helm. Below decks against other designs of the period she offers more internal volume and can easily accommodate a family of four.

The Sabre 27 JANMARIS has been with her current owner since 1995 and has provided more than 25 years of enjoyable coastal sailing around the coast of Scotland. With her owners now reluctantly ‘swallowing the anchor’ she is offered for sale as a ready to launch and sail package including:

Beta BD722 marine diesel engine, 20hp (2006)
Both batteries replaced in 2019
Deck mounted solar panel (2021)
Raymarine ST2000 Tiller Pilot (2011)
Depth – NASA Clipper (2021)
Plotter – Garmin GPSmap 172C (2005)
Origo 2 ring spirit stove, with 2 spare burner cassettes. (2011)
Mainsail Kemp Sails 2013
Genoa Kemp Sails 2009
Seago inflatable dinghy (2016)
Honda 4-stroke, 2.5hp outboard (2016)

Lying ashore the Sabre 27 JANMARIS is available for immediate viewing by prior appointment.


Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded hull.
GRP moulded rudder skeg
Plywood bulkheads
Topsides finished with blue paint.
Red antifouling below waterline.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded deck with integrated coachroof and self-draining cockpit
Deck moulding finished in white gloss paint
Deck and coachroof finished in painted non-slip deck paint panels
Cockpit seating finished in non-slip deck paint panels, aft seats finished with smooth TreadMaster type panels.
Teak cockpit sole grating.

Keel & Rudder:
Fin keel.
Bolt-on iron ballast keel
Full depth skeg hung rudder


Beta BD722 marine diesel engine (2006)
3 Cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled
Mechanical reversing marine gearbox
Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine serviced autumn 2021
Recorded engine hours 926hrs
Cruising speed 5kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shaft
Stuffing gland type sterngland
3 blade, bronze fixed prop
Tiller steering with folding extension

Raymarine ST2000 Tiller Pilot (2011)


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard supply

Battery Banks:
Battery Bank 1 – 1x 12VDC lead acid battery (2019)
Battery Bank 2 – 1x 12VDC lead acid battery (2019)

Solar Panel:
Sprayhood mounted panel with regulator (2021)
Regulator with battery voltage display and USB charging points.

Battery Monitoring:
Voltage display on solar panel regulator


Fresh Water:
Manually pumped cold water only system
Manually pumped taps in galley and heads

Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump


Single diesel tank
Approximate capacity 45ltrs

Fresh Water:
Single fresh water tank.
Flexible bag tank
Approximate capacity 125ltrs


On Deck:
Depth – NASA Clipper (2021)
Plotter – Garmin GPSmap 172C (2005)
Magnetic compass

Communications Equipment:
VHF – Navico Axis RT1400


Galley Stove – Origo 2 ring spirit burner, with 2 spare burner cassettes. (2011) Gimbal mounted.

Heads – Jabsco manual marine toilet
Pull out wash hand basin
Manually pumped cold water tap

Overhead lighting throughout interior

Sony Radio/CD player
Speakers in saloon


Forward Cabin:
Twin single berths in V-berth layout with standing room between berths.
Storage units at forward ends of bunks outboard with cave locker and countertops above.
Access to chain locker forward

Located to starboard aft of forward cabin
Manual marine toilet located outboard
Pull-out sink above with storage locker outboard
Hanging locker opposite heads

Bench settee to starboard, extending out to double width single bunk.
Linear galley to port forward
Single seat to port at forward end of port quarter berth
Storage lockers outboard of seating overhead.

Linear galley to port side of saloon forward.
Coolbox below worktop forward
Stainless steel sink centrally
Gimbal mounted stove below worktop level aft with worktop infill section
Storage lockers below worktop and outboard

Quarter Berths:
Quarter berths on port and starboard sides.
Port berth extending forward to provide single seat at forward end.
Partition at forward end of starboard berth to divide between saloon and quarter berth


Single spreader, deck stepped, masthead sloop rig.
Anodised alloy mast and spars
Stainless steel tabernacle
Full replacement of standing rigging in 2013.
Rotostay furling gear on forestay
Roller furling boom, converted for use with slab reefing mainsail
Block and tackle kicker
Spinnaker pole, stowing on starboard side deck
Running rigging replaced on a rolling basis

Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 16, two-speed, self-tailing.
Mast Mounted Winches – 2x Single speed tufnol winches.

Mainsail – Tan dacron, slab reefing. Kemp Sails 2013
Genoa – Tan dacron, roller reefing. Kemp Sails 2009
Cruising Chute

Canvas Work:
Mainsail Cover

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – CQR 28lbs anchor on 40m chain rode
Manual Anchor Windlass
Mooring Warps - Selection
Fenders – Selection

Inflatable Dinghy – Seago dinghy (2016)
Outboard – Honda 4-stroke, 2.5hp (2016)

4 Pad yard cradle.

Double bow roller
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails
Deck mounted stainless steel stanchions supporting single guardwire
Deck mounted manual windlass
Samson post mounted aft of windlass
Deck mounted alloy mooring cleats forward and aft.
Hardwood grabrails running along edges of coachroof port and starboard.
Moulded cockpit coamings with primary winches mounted on coaming tops outboard.
Bench seating to port and starboard sides of cockpit
Cockpit lockers beneath aft sections of both seats
Boarding Ladder


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Steaming light
Navigation lights

Life saving:
Horseshoe Buoy with light and floating line

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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