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Pacer 27 Sport For Sale
Fast and light one design offering sparkling performance and lots of fun on the water. The Pacer 27 Sport was conceived by Simonis Voogd as a thoroughbred racer but can also be used for coastal cruising with short crew. Modern hull shape with wide stern, chines and vertical bow. Lifting keel and maximum beam of 2,50 m make the Pacer 27 an easy trailer boat. Trailer available. Transport in container is possible.
Designed by Alex Simonis and Maarten Voogd, who also designed the successful Maxfun 25 and which is doing well in Europe, our brief was for a boat which would perform offshore the South African coast (Cape of Storms), and still be great fun on inland waters. It was also important to have a small interior capable of sleeping 2 adults and 2 children for those family units where dad races hard, but still wants to be able to treat the kids to a night or two on the boat.. To make the boat into a One Design class which enjoys good fleets no matter where the sailing venue may be, it was important to ensure that it could be easily slipped and towed. The retractable keel and removable cassette type rudder means that the boat sits low on it’s trailer, tucking in behind the tow vehicle, and it’s low mass means it can be easily pulled by a 2.5ltr car or light van. The rig is easily dropped or raised, with just 3 persons, and will take about 40 minutes from arriving at the waters edge to launching the boat.
Whilst Carbon masts are sexy and all the rage, we opted for a performance alloy rig in order to keep costs down, and after receiving advice from Sparcraft/Southern Spars.
The Hull is Gelcoat, Polyester and Foam composite, resulting in a rigid but relatively lightweight boat, whilst the deck is Gelcoat, Polyester, Balsa composite. The area around the chainplates is strengthened and there is a bulkhead beneath the cockpit floor directly under the mainsheet traveller position, plus a partial bulkhead below the companionway. The interior consists of a one-piece tray which has integral berths and supports as well as a ‘well’ for an off-the-shelf portaloo if required for ‘family sailing’.
Lightweight build process, designed for really exciting sailing for between 2 to 6 persons.
Construction is Vinylester Laminate with Balsa Core and high quality white gelcoat finishes.
The Keel offers a high quality race finish, with a cast Alloy foil, Lead/Antimony Bulb, retractable via a simple winch system.
The Rudder is balanced, on a s/s stock through a bearing system, fitted into a removable cassette which slots into the transom.
The Rig is a Pacer Alloy performance section, with taper with a natural anodized finish.
The sail plan offers typical Sportboat asymmetric Spinnakers flown from a retractable shooting pole, non-overlapping foresails, and a powerful main.
2 Main Sails (Dacron Laminated)
4 Furling Genoas (104% & 86%)
4 Spinnaker (1 New)
Sparcraft Mast and Boom
Retractable bow sprit
2 Lewmar ST winches 28
1 Harken ST 1 Speed winch 16
Portable navigation lights
Windesign Regatta Timer
Radar reflector6 Life jackets
1 Life ring
Anchor with chain
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.