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1972 27 (ft.) ERICSON YACHTS 27

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General Information

Listing# 95497

Stamford, CT, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
27 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Number of Engines

General Details

For Sale, 1972 Ericson sloop converted to Tohatsu 9.8 hp electric start outboard power located in Stamford CT. The ever popular Ericson 27 has been one of Ericson’s more successful designs. With the fin keel and spade rudder, 2900 lbs of enclosed ballast, the Ericson 27 is an easy sailor, a well handling small family cruiser well adapted for the novice yachtsman or a more discerning club sailor.

The traditional masthead rig with the 130% genoa on a roller furling gear makes for an easily handled boat well suited for light airs, but easily stepped down for the occasional more serious blows. She is a relatively stiff boat, dry in 20+ knots wind and easily sailed upwind as well as down. The tiller mate auto pilot makes single handing this boat a breeze even in a seaway.

Originally built with an Atomic 4 gasoline engine, this boat has had the inboard removed and is modified for an outboard motor on an adjustable heavy duty bracket. No more fussing with the inboard engine and inherent mess in the cabin space, the reliable 9.8hp 4 stroke keeps all the engine mess and gasoline on deck and out of the way, while still maintaining the ease of electric starting and battery charging from the alternator.

The interior is the simple traditional Ericson style, probably the feature that has made these boats so popular with cruising families over the years. There are realistic berths for 5 adults between the forward cabin, saloon settees, and the pilot berth. The upholstery is attractive and in excellent condition. The saloon table has a drop leaf, or can fold against the bulkhead. There is a nicely functional galley are with a near centerline sink, traditional ice box as well as a 110 v refrigerator, and, or course a 2 burner alcohol stove. Grilling can be accomplished on deck on the rail mounted gas grill. The head is a simple Sani Pottie in a spacious enclosed cabin for privacy.

Recent upgrades include new, to code, wiring for the shore power and 110 v battery charger, as well as a new 20 gal freshwater tank.

This Ericson is built solid but there is plenty of room for cosmetics and upgrades to add new value to this fine sailing yacht. She would be a perfect boat for a handy person who loves to tinker around on boats.

The headsail and main are a bit tired but have some life in them yet. The light air genaker is lightly used and in excellent condition.

She is in the water and ready to sail away today in Stamford, CT. A recent survey is available to prospective buyers.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Full Specifications
MAKE:  ERICSON               MODEL:  27             YEAR:  1972 LOA:    26’ 9”                          LWL:  20’ 6”                BEAM: 9’                     DRAFT:            4’                    WEIGHT:  6600 lbs                  BALLAST:  2900 lbs      SAIL AREA:  323 sqft    SA/DISP:  14.73 HULL CONF:  FIN KEEL / SPADE RUDDER       RIG:  MASTHEAD SLOOP         BRIDGE CLEARENCE: 36’ 4”    HEADROOM:  6 ‘ HULL MATERIAL: FIBERGLASS            DECK MATERIAL: FIBERGLASS            TANKAGE FUEL: 30 (6)            WATER: 20 gal                        WASTE: Sani Pottie 3 gal ENGINES AND MACHINERY NUMBER OF DRIVE ENGINES:            1                      MANUFACTURER:  Tohatsu    MODEL: MSF9.8EFL                HORSE POWER: 9.8    FUEL:   GASOLINE                    HOURS:UNKNOWN                 DRIVE TYPE: OUTBOARD        BATTERY STARTING:   1          HOUSE:  1        TYPE:   WETCELL         SWITCH:PARALLEL SHIPS VOLTAGE DC:    12v      SHIPS VOLTAGE AC:    110v    SHORE POWER AMPS:  30      NUMBER OF INLETS:   1          CORD LENGTH: 50ft    BILGE PUMPS: 1 electric         BATTERY CHARGER: Guest Procharger 2623 3 bank             ACCOMMODATIONS SLEEPS TOTAL:            5         FORWARD BERTHS:2  SALON BERTHS:2        AFT BERTHS:1 HEADS:            HEAD:  Sani Pottie       GALLEY AREA:                         SINK REFRIGERATOR:          AC                                                                                            COOKTOP:                   ALCOHOL SALON AREAS:             HINGED TABLE:           SEATS  4 PERSONS                                     STEREO SOUND SYSTEM        DECK AREAS                COCKPIT                      SEATS: 6 STERN RAIL     SWIM PLATFORM       SWIM LADDER                        PRIMARY ANCHOR:    Danforth          CHAIN LENGTH:  6 ft               RODE LENGTH: 150 ft             SECONDARY ANCHOR:Danforth         CHAIN LENGTH:  6 ft               RODE LENGTH:  150 ft                        ELECTRONICS, NAVIGATION AND SAFETY DEPTH FINDER: Data Marine                         MODEL: Corinthian S200DL    Digital read out AUTO PILOT:   Raymarine                  MODEL: ST1000+                    Tiller  Helm VHF RADIO:     ICOM                           MODEL: ICM502 LOG:                Data Marine               MODEL: Corinthian S100KL    log/speed FIRE EXTINGUISHER/S:            AUTOMATIC FIRE SUPRESSION SYSTEM        FUME DETECTORS      LIFE RINGS: 1               LIFE JACKETS:  4          FLARES                        HORN              CANVAS CANVAS COLOR: Green          Dodger                        Main Sail Cover          Tiller Cover OWNERS NOTES:   Original Atomic 4 inboard engine has been removed and replaced with a Tohatsu 9.8 hp, four stroke outboard motor with electric start and charging alternator in 2004. Outboard engine is mounted on a heavy duty Garhauer transom bracket. Bottom sanded and freshly painted in 2012 20 gal freshwater tank added in 2012 2  Dacron main sails in fair condition 2 Dacron130% headsails in fair condition 1 Dacron Genaker in good condition Roller furling head sail. Primary winches:  Barlow #16 Halyard winch: Lewmar #7 Tiller Steering in cockpit with auto helm with remote control Cockpit cushions in like new condition Below upholstery in good condition Teak cockpit table Bosun chair Gas grill with deck mounts Dodger and sailcover in poor condition Standing rigging in excellent condition Running rigging in good condition
  Please contact the listing broker, Robert Moore, (203) 858 3858 to discuss this boat or any other boat. This boat is shown by appointment only.