Boat Details

27 Norsea



Yacht World Number: 3111845
Located in San Carlos, Mexico
Year: 1981
Hull Material: Fiberglass
The NorSea 27 is one of the strongest boats you’ll ever find. She is a full keel lapstrake hull with a slight cutaway forefoot and external rudder. The Nor’Sea hull is hand laminated in one piece The Nor’Sea’s are designed to sail oceans! This boat is beautiful she shows better in person than she does in the pictures, give us a call or shoot us an email for more information or to schedule a showing This vessel is located in beautiful San Carlos Sonora, Mexico, A short 250 mile drive on a safe 4 lane highway from Nogales, Az. San Carlos is a known boating destination/community, featuring breathtaking scenery, quiet anchorages nearby, great fishing, diving, two marinas, 3 haul out facilities and much more.

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.

San Carlos Yacht Sales
Division of Mazatlan Marine Center
Don Brame
Marina San Carlos Loc-3
San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico 85506

Toll-free (voice/fax) 1-855-846-7245

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Tel 011 52 (622) 226-0037


Detailed Information


  • LOA:  30 ft
  • LOD:  27 ft
  • LWL:  25 ft
  • DRAFT:  4 ft
  • BEAM:  8 ft
  • DISPLACEMENT:  8,000 lbs
  • BALLAST:  3,000 lbs
  • HEADROOM:  6 ft
  • KEEL TYPE:  Full with cutaway forefoot

Engine and Propulsion

  • ENGINE MAKE:  Yanmar
  • ENGINE YEAR:  1981
  • ENGINE HOURS:  861
  • HORSE POWER:  13 hp
  • CRUISING RPM:  3,000
  • CRUISING SPEED:  4 knots
  • MAX SPEED:  5 knots
  • MAX RPM:  3,400
  • FUEL TYPE:  Diesel
  • PROPELLER TYPE:  2 blade fixed bronze

Tank Capacity

  • FUEL CAPACITY:  35 gallons
  • FUEL TANK MATERIAL:  Aluminum (replaced in 2014)  (1)
  • WATER CAPACITY:  30 gallons
  • WATER TANK MATERIAL:  Polythene (2)
  • HOLDING CAPACITY:  10 gallons


Interior all wood, no visible fiberglass,  interior lights all new in 2014 white/red LED clock and Barometer.

  • CABINS:  1
  • HEADS:  1


REFRIGERATION/Freezer:  Engel Fridge of Freezer Polycarbonate body MR 040F-VI (2014).

  • STOVE:  2 Burners Kerosene (Taylor 030L, oven unused)
  • SINK:  1
  • OTHER:   Drain sink

Electronics and Navigation Equipment

  • VHF:  Raymarine 70 with AIS (2017)
  • GPS:  Raymarine A6, Mexico Navionics (2014)
  • AIS RECEIVER:  Yes (2017) see VHF
  • DEPTH SOUNDER:   Raymarine I50 depth (2014)
  • KNOTMETER:  Raymarine I50 speed (2014)
  • PLOTTER:  Raymarine A6 (2014)
  • COMPASS:  Danforth with light
  • OTHER:  Acurite weather station (2014)

Electrical Systems

Totally re-wired, including mast in 2014.

New batteries in 2014.

New Nav lights in 2014

  • HOUSE BANK 1:  (2) Golf cart 6V, 70 amps
  • HOUSE BANK 2:  (2) Group 27, 70 amps
  • BATTERY MONITOR:  Cruz PRO VAH 65 (2014)
  • BATTERY SWITCH:  Blue Sea (2014)
  • GENERATOR:  Portable Honda 1000W as new (2014)
  • GEN HRS:  10 hrs
  • ALTERNATOR:  Yanmar 2GM
  • SOLAR PANEL:  Solar Land 85W (2014)
  • OTHER:  110V Vacum cleaner (shop Vac), shore power cable 30 mts, water hose 2 x 10 mts.

Sails & Sailing

  • MAIN:  very good, 3 battens
  • JIB:  very good, new UV strips 2014
  • STAYSAIL:  New on detachable inner forestay
  • STORM STAYSAIL:  Brand new (2014)
  • STORM TRISAIL:  Brand new (carol hassey) 2014
  • DRIFTER:  Good
  • SAIL MATERIAL:  Dacron
  • SAIL AREA:  Approx 350 ft
  • BOOM VANG:  Yes
  • MAST:  Aluminum
  • STANDING RIGGGING:  New/replaced in 2014 (West Marine)
  • WINCH:  Harkens 40 X 2 in cockpit
  • WINCH:  Sail/mast winches X 2
  • ROLLER FURL:  Schaeffer 700 (2014)
  • OTHER:  Lazy jacks (2014)

Deck Equipment

All anchors new in 2014, spare 50 ft 5/16’’ under floor

  • ANCHOR:  Delta 35
  • Chain length/size:  140 ft 5/16’’
  • Line length/size 150 ft ¾’
  • ANCHOR 2:  Delta 22
  • Chain:  100 ft ¼’’
  • Line:  80 ft ½’’
  • ANCHOR 3:  Fortress
  • Chain:  20 ft 5/16’’
  • Line:  80 ft ½’’
  • WINDLASS:  Lewmar PRO FISH new in 2014 (with remote to foredeck)
  • NAV LIGHTS:  Yes, pulpit mounted R & G Aqua Signal (2014)
  • SPREADER LIGHTS:  Combined running/deck light (2014)
  • RAILS:  Dyneema (2014)
  • BOW PULPIT:  Yes
  • DECK LIGHTS:  Yes, Aqua Signal (2014)
  • BOW ROLLER:  Yes

Mechanical Systems

Engine has 860 hours genuine, runs perfectly, transmission drive has new flexible coupling (2017), engine re-aligned 2017. Run 100 hours without problems.

  • FIRE EXTINGUISHING:  First alert 4 lbs (2014)
  • WATERMAKER:  Katadyn 35 (2014)
  • BILGE PUMP:  Rule 80 gph
  • STEERING TYPE:  Tiller
  • RAW WATER SEA STRAINER:  Yes, Perko 0493
  • HOUSE FANS:  Yes, 3 off Hella 12V (2014)

Safety Equipment

  • LIFEJACKETS:  (1) 2014 self inflating
  • JACKLINES:   Yes
  • HARNESSES:  (1) 2014
  • FLARES:  Yes, gun plus 8 cartridges

Covers & Cushions

New foam and covers (2014)

  • DODGER:  Yes
  • COCKPIT:  Yes
  • BIMINI:  Yes
  • HATCHES:  Yes
  • MAINSAIL:  Yes
  • GENOA:  Roller furling UV strip new 2014
  • TRISAIL:  Yes
  • STAYSAIL:  Yes

Excluded Items

Camera, computer, Ipad, radio, clothes, tools

Construction Info

This is the aft cockpit version.

The NorSea 27 is one of the strongest boats you’ll ever find. She is a full keel lapstrake hull with a slight cutaway forefoot and external rudder. The Nor’Sea hull is hand laminated in one piece — not two halves glued together, which you don’t want offshore. The lamination schedule calls for a minimum of seven layers of alternating 1 1/2 oz, mat and 18 oz. roving on the sides, increasing to nine layers at the waterline, 11 layers at the garboard and 22 layers at the stem, keel, and stern. Thicknesses vary from 5/16″ on the side to 3/4″ at the keel. Chainplate areas are heavily reinforced. This is approximately the same lay-up schedule as used on much, much larger “cruising” boats. Lapstrake construction requires approximately 40% more labor hours in lay-up than a smooth hull. The benefits obtained — much greater rigidity and strength, and a dryer ride in a choppy sea are well worth the extra cost and effort. Nor’Sea owners can take pride and comfort in knowing they are staking their safety on one of the strongest hulls ever built. Nor’Sea ballast is all lead, not iron or iron punchings, or old engine parts. All lead cast in resin! Lead is much more dense than iron, resulting in a more stable, stiffer sailing boat. The Nor’Sea 27 deck and cabin top is immensely strong. It is of fiberglass and wood composite construction. The cabin top is 1 1/4″ thick. The decks are 1″ thick; and the cabin sides are 3/4″ thick. The hull-deck joint is the most critical area on any fiberglass boat. Most low-cost boats are built with the hull and deck fastened by an aluminum “H” channel into which the fiberglass is secured by pop rivets or self-tapping screws. Some of the better boats use a combination of self-tapping screws with a bolt every 12″ (a la Westsail) or every 24″ (a la Valiant 40). Consistent with our “super heavy duty” philosophy, the Nor’Sea uses a 1/4″ stainless steel bolt and an aircraft stainless steel self-locking nut every six inches. The Nor’Sea rudder is two layers of fiberglass surrounding a very high density (12 Lb.) foam core. It will withstand repeated hammer blows or minor groundings without significant damage. The rudder pintles and gudgeons are comprised of nearly 40 IBS. of high tensile manganese bronze. The three massive sets of pintles and gudgeons provide immense security when great stresses are imposed by heavy weather. The Nor’Sea’s are designed to sail oceans! (And Yes. They do.) It you dare, they will take your there!