Sailing yachts

27′ Bermudan Sloop

(REF: 18111)


  • Designer: Kilroy W.D
  • Builder: Primmer & Snook, Burseldon, Hants
  • Year: 1936
  • Location: Cork, Eire
  • Length on deck: 27'
  • Beam: 6'6
  • Draft: 4'

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Wooden Ships Comments on this 27′ Bermudan Sloop

Designed and commissioned by a WD Kilroy for his own use and built to a high standard.  The present owner bought her in 2005 and he replaced some deck planks – the deck beams were found to be sound.   This is a very pretty boat and perfect for weekend sailing or coastal cruising.   The owner tells us she sails beautifully and is easily sailed single handed.

27′ Bermudan Sloop



Full-length carvel pitch pine planking on oak ribs at approx 8” centres.   Copper rivet fastened.   Bronze floor straps.  External lead ballast keel.  Bronze keel bolts, one drawn 2006 and in excellent condition.


Decks and Cockpit

Oiled pine deck.  Varnished teak cockpit.  Galvanised, SS and bronze deck fittings.  Galvanised stemhead fitting.  Tiller steering.



Varnished teak cabin sides.  Painted ply coachroof deck.  Portholes forward and aluminium windows in coachroof sides.




Fractional Bermudan sloop

Deck stepped ‘Noble’ hollow spruce, varnished.  New 1997.   Varnished timber slab reefing boom, new 1998.  Wooden spinnaker pole.

SS standing rigging, new in 1994.   Forestay and backstay replaced 2006.  SS rigging screws, swaged terminals.  External bronze chain plates.  Single backstay.


Battened mainsail by ‘Crusader’, triple sewn, new 1996 and in usable condition.

Jib by ‘Fastnet Sails’ new 2007 and good condition.

Storm jib, usable.

Spinnaker, usable.


Main and jib halyard winches on the mast.  Tufnol handed jib sheet winches.





Volvo Penta MD5, 7.5hp inboard.  1980.   Valves reground and head skimmed 2012.

Offset 3 blade propeller.  Cruising speed 5 kts, max speed 6 kts



Main battery new 2014 + a new spare battery.



Fuel:  20 litres in SS tank

Water: Approx 45 litres, flexible tank with electric pump.





2 x 6’ berths in main cabin with infill to make a double.

Galley with SS sink.  No cooker.

Heads not fitted but thru-hull fittings are there.

Full size chart table with drawers and chart stowage.

12v lighting in cabin and forepeak.

Bengo SS charcoal stove on forward bulkhead.





Sestrel Major compass mounted on the coachroof.

Thru-hull fitting for echo sounder.  Seafarer 700 unit not fitted.

Log thru-hull fitting, no head unit.

Raymarine VHF with masthead aerial

Bi-colour bow light on pulpit, bronze mastlight and stern light.


Safety gear

Horseshoe lifebuoy

1 Fire extinguisher

Electric bilge pump with float switch.

Manual bilge pump in cockpit


Ground tackle

20lb Sowester plough anchor,  chain and warp

Spare folding anchor and warp.



New cockpit cover, boom cover and boom tent, 2014.

Mooring warps, fenders.






These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.