Mark Cameron Yachts


Pintail 27 yacht for sale

Mark Cameron Yachts are delighted to a reduced asking price for the 1973 Hugh Rossiter designed Pintail 27 ‘SPINTAIL’.

The Pintail 27 is widely regarded as one of the best quality yachts under 30’ built in the 1970’s. The class were much admired with the quality of workmanship standing them head and shoulders above other yachts of the time. A triple keeled cruiser they became very popular with those restricted to drying harbour berths. Her heavy displacement delivering a comfortable passage even in heavy weather.

The Pintail 27 SPINTAIL is one of the later examples. With just her third she has enjoyed significant upgrading and routine maintenance. Wintering ashore under a full cover, due for relaunching in April 2022. Her inventory highlights include:

  • GRP moulded hull
  • GRP moulded deck
  • Yanmar 2GM20 marine diesel engine
  • Merlin SmartGuage battery monitor
  • Icom IC-M423G DSC VHF, CommandMic in cockpit
  • Raymarine e7 plotter
  • Raymarine ST60+ Tridata display
  • Raymarine ST60+ Graphic repeater
  • NASA Clipper wind instrument
  • NASA Target depth instrument
  • Raymarine ST4000+ tiller pilot system with S3 Course computer
  • Digital Yacht AIS receiver
  • Full battened, slab reefing mainsail
  • Roller reefing genoa
  • Cruising chute with snuffer
  • Lewmar 44 self-tailing, two speed primary winches
  • Lines lead aft to cockpit
  • Liferaft
  • October 2020 insurance survey available upon request

Fantastically well equipped the Pintail 27 SPINTAIL is a unique opportunity to acquire a ready to go classic. Seriously for sale the owner will consider all sensible offers on the asking price. Available for viewing in the harbour at Aberdour, near Edinburgh by prior appointment.



Hugh Rossiter yachts

Rossiter Pintail 27 ‘SPINTAIL’

Pintail 27 deck

Rossiter Pintail 27 ‘SPINTAIL’

Pintail 27 doghouse

Rossiter Pintail 27 ‘SPINTAIL’

Pintail 27 cockpit

Rossiter Pintail 27 ‘SPINTAIL’

Pintail 27 'SPINTAIL'

Rossiter Pintail 27 ‘SPINTAIL’


When I bought Spintail in late 2013 she was described on the builders website as ‘The finest example of the Rossiter Pintail on our brokerage for years.  Since my purchase of the boat I have continued to invest in her, updating the navigation and electrical systems as well as improving the keels for use in drying harbours. I believe ‘Spintail’ is in very good overall condition, well equipped and well maintained.


My use of the boat has been restricted to short cruises from our base on the east coast of Scotland. I have found her to be a dependable sea boat and rewarding to sail. The triple keel configuration has proven to be ideal for use in the small drying harbours around this area. Under full sail SPINTAIL is a pleasure to sail and a real head turner in port or at full sail’