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Price: $36,900
Brand: Hunter
Type: Sailboat
Year: 2008
Length: 27 ft.
Name: Island Girl
Location: Erie, PA


In-Mast Furling, Hot/Cold Pressure Water, Electronics, Bimini, Very Clean & Well-Maintained

Novice sailors and veterans alike appreciate a boat that is easy to sail, packed with extra value and offers plenty of performance. The exciting Hunter 27 delivers all that and much more, resulting in an exceptional weekend cruiser with all the comforts of home. The Hunter 27’s impressive interior incorporates a refreshing sense of spaciousness with its large salon and 6’2” headroom. This interior shares the same warm, elegant design and materials with the largest Hunters. Other interior highlights on the Hunter 27 include solid wood cabinets and bulkheads, an L-shaped starboard galley, forward V-berth, private aft cabin, plus a fully enclosed head.


Island Girl, a 2-owner vessel, was sold to her original owner in July of 2008 and has always been here in Erie’s fresh water. Principally used as a daysailor she has been lightly used and shows like new. She has been professional maintained by RCR Yachts and a local mechanic. 



Length Overall      27'4"

Hull Length           27'0"

Waterline Length  23'7"

Beam 9'11"  

Draft – Deep   5'0"

Displacement –Deep  7,505 lbs    

Ballast – Deep  1,901 lbs 

Mast Height – From Waterline – Standard  39'9" 

Mast Height – From Waterline – Furling     43'8"    

Sail Area – Furling Main      369 ft sq 

I -   27'0"  

J -  8'11"    

P – Furling  34'5"   

E – Furling  14'4" 

Headroom 6'2"  

Fuel Capacity  15 gal 

Water Capacity  20 gal 

Holding Tank Capacity – Optional  10 gal 

Water Heater – Optional  5 gal 

Inboard Engine - Yanmar 2YM15 -14 HP Diesel

CE Classification   B/4


Standard Boat with Factory Supplied Equipment:



• Solid rod Boom Vang

• Inboard Jib Tracks w/Adjustable Cars

• Internal Halyards Led to Cockpit

• Jib Furling System

• Jib, 110% Furling w/Acrylic Sun Cover

• Mainsail, In-mast furling

• Mainsheet Purchase System

• Mast, B & R w/Fractional Sail Plan

• Reefing System, Dual Single Line Led Aft

• Rigging Line Stoppers and Organizers, Two Sets

• Winch Handles (2)

• Winches, (2) Jib & Rigging, 1-Speed, Self-Tailing, #16


• Anchor Roller, Single

• Anchor Well w/Space for Rode and Chain

• Bow Pulpit, Stainless Steel

• Deck Handrails, Stainless Steel

• Hatches, (2) Opening Deck, w/Screens

• Hull, All Solid FRP Construction

• Hull, Structural Grid Reinforcement

• Keel, Shoal Draft

• Lifeline, Single w/2 Gates and Stainless Steel Stanchions

• MAXGUARD® Gelcoats for UV Protection

• Mooring Cleats, (4) Stainless Steel

• Nonskid Deck

• Port, (1) Fixed

• Ports, (2) Opening, w/Screens

• Rudder, Balanced Spade, w/Stainless Steel Shaft

• Sliding Companionway Hatch

• Stern Rail Seats, Stainless Steel, w/Drink Holders

• Swim Platform w/Stainless Steel Telescoping Ladder

• Through-Bolted Hull/Deck Joint w/Full Rubrail

• Through-Hull Fittings, All Bronze Below Waterline



• Steering Console w/Single Lever Engine Control, Wheel Brake,

      Lighted Compass, Space for Instruments, & Stainless Steel

      Wheel Guard

• Bilge Pump, Manual

• Cockpit Table, Pedestal Mounted

• Helm Seat, Removable

• Lewmar® Chain and Cable Steering Mechanism

• Locker, (1) Storage

• Stern Rail Seats, Stainless Steel, w/Drink Holders



• Cabin Lighting

• Convertible V-Berth/Storage Area

• Deck Hatch, Opening

• Designer Bedding Fabrics

• Mattress, Foam

• Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

• Storage Shelving



• Berth, Double w/Foam Mattress

• Designer Bedding Fabrics

• Hanging Locker, Cedar-Lined

• Storage Shelves and Compartment Storage Space

• Ports/Hatches, (2) Opening w/Screens



• Accord Shades

• Cabin Lighting

• Chart Table

• Deck Hatch, Opening w/Screen

• Deck Side Windows, Fixed w/Shades

• Deluxe Cushion/Fabric Package

• Dinette Table with Hinging Leaf

• Everwear® Laminate Sole

• Gloss Finish "Cherry" Woodwork

• Handrails, Hardwood on Both Sides

• Hanging Locker

• Head Compartment, Enclosed with Vanity and Shower

• Lift-Assisted Engine Access

• Selected Hardwood Trim



• Waste Bin, Built-In

• Dishware w/Custom Hanging Storage Bag

• Dometic Dual voltage refrig/freezer (2017)

• Laminate Countertop

• Sink, Single, Stainless Steel w/Cutting Board

• Storage Cabinet (1)

• Stove, Single Burner Butane



• 12-Volt DC Electrical System w/Breaker Panel

• 14-Hp Yanmar® Diesel Aux Engine w/Two Blade Prop

• Alternator, 60-Amp

• Battery Box, Engine Start  2017

• Battery Box, House 2017

• Bilge Pump, Electric, Automatic

• Manual Water Pump System

• Navigation Light Package

• NMMA Certification On All Systems



• Air Horn

• Anchor w/Chain and Line Lewmar Claw 2017

• Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors

• Emergency Tiller

• Fire Extinguisher (2 new in 2016)

• Handheld Flares

• Life Jackets (4)

• Manual Bilge Pump

• Reference Book, US Sailing Basic Cruising Manual

• NMMA Certification On All Systems

• Throwable Device


Factory Supplied and Installed Optional Equipment:

Deep 5’ 0” Fin Keel

In-Mast Mainsail Furling w/Rigid Boom Vang

Helm Sheeting Package for Jib w/Winches and Tracks

VHF Radio w/DSC and Stainless Steel Antenna

Marine Head w/Waste Holding Tank and Macerator Pump

Painted Steel Cradle


Mariner Discount Option Package:

RayMarine ST40 Knotlog

RayMarine ST40 Depthsounder

Lewmar® Folding Steering Wheel

Stereo, AM/FM w/CD Player & Speakers


Dockside Package:

Pressurized H/C Fresh Water System w/Heater

Shower in Head

Transom Shower

110 Volt Shore Power System with Cord

2 Burner Stove (one electric, one Butane)

Battery Charger

Microwave Oven



Docking Package - dock lines (4), spring lines (2), 3 Taylor Superguard Fenders, telescoping boat pole.

3 Sets Braided Dock Lines

Safety Package – signal horn, Horseshoe, First Aid Kit, throwable boat cushion, Flares, Type 4 Lifesvests.

Anchor Package – Danforth Anchor Chain & Rode

7 Jackstands, Safety Chain and blocking


Canvas – Bimini, Binnacle Cover New 2016, Custom Winter Cover & Frame

Custom Cockpit Cushions


Island Girl can be seen by appointment at Commodore Perry Yacht Club

Contact Broker Tracy Buczak at 716-680-4554 or


Review from

Keep it simple could easily be the mantra for the little Hunter 27.

At a time when yachts are growing larger than a B-double, how refreshing to find an innovative, yet compact package at a price point that should encourage a lot of people to take the sailboat plunge.

At a glance this trim little craft with its B&R rig could only be a Hunter. Those racy-looking, swept back spreaders and the absence of a backstay, are a dead giveaway.

Otherwise, she is a thoroughly modern miss with a vertical stem, a bubble cabin top and the sort of rear end that makes you wonder whether she asked the designer, “Does my bum look big like this?”

There are some nice details – especially the rubrail round the hull to minimize marina scrapes and scratches – and the ease with which you can hoist yourself aboard from the stern. And despite the compromises in designing a small family yacht, there’s no doubt the 27 is an attractive boat – one that has what the Americans like to call “row away appeal”.

Hunter 27 Cockpit

The nerve centre immediately impresses. There’s enough seating for five at a pinch, the skipper has a cosy perch on the transom and the two seats on the wing of the transom are the perfect place to perch with a beer in hand.

The mainsheet has plenty of grunt, but it’s a pity the winches are on the cabin roof.

A boat this size would probably be better served with a tiller (easy to hinge it up out of the way when at rest), than the standard wheel but again, for those new to sailing, there’s no doubt as to the appeal of a wheel.

No danger though of crew being donged in an accidental gybe with the boom set high on the mast.

Hunter 27 Under sail

There was just enough breeze to fill the big roachy main and its handily sized, slightly overlapping heady but the little yacht didn’t need much wind to get moving and soon she was trickling along happily at 3 to 3.5 knots.

The steering proved very direct and coupled to the feeling of responsiveness from the boat made her feel a little like a grown up dinghy – albeit a very stable one.

Like all small modern boats a strong gust would require some attention to sail trim to keep her on her feet.

The 27 comes with a diesel engine option, from nine to 18 hp – any one of them capable of uncomplicated and frugal motoring at hull speed or close to it.

The test boat with a 14hp Yanmar ran up to 6.5knots, cruised happily at 2500 revs and showed little evidence of prop wash.

Hunter 27 Down below

Smart thinking here. Rather than trying to recreate the feel of a big boat, the designers have adopted a sensible open plan arrangement with plenty of headroom (1.8metres).

Wood trim is kept to a bare minimum (sensible) with lots of white moulded linings to encourage a feeling of lightness.

There’s a sleeping platform up the pointy end which merges into wrap-around seats along both sides of the boat.

Down the back a couple can get away from the kids in an enclosed double cabin with plenty of stowage and a decent sized bathroom with a shower, vanity and mirror and either a porta potti or a proper marine toilet.

There’s pressurised hot and cold water (optional) and a really clever and surprisingly spacious galley.

The most intriguing feature is a 12-volt esky which slides on rails under the sink and can be lifted out and taken home.

Hunter 27 Verdict

The Hunter 27 is a great boat for any number of people: a couple downsizing from a larger yacht; a comfy and easy to use family boat, or an easy to sail first boat for someone dipping their toe in the sailing water. Well thought out, sprightly and pleasantly styled, she should be a winner.

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Tracy Buczak, CPYB - Sales & Brokerage

Erie, PA


Phone: 814-455-6800

Tracy has sailed for over 30 years. As a former winner at Youngstown Level Regatta, he met Don Finkle and built a relationship that lead to his position at RCR. In addition to sailing, Tracy has a USCG Master’s Captain’s License. He considers himself lucky to have turned my avocation into his vocation. Sharing his knowledge and love for sailing and boating in general with both experienced boaters and those new to the sport has given him great pleasure and added new friendships to his life. As a founding member of Sail Erie helped shape the group of sailors with common interests focused on cruising and educational activities in the Greater Erie area. Tracy joined RCR Yachts in late 2001 and helped open RCR Erie in the spring of 2002. Since then he has enjoyed building our Erie office as a successful part of Erie and our regions boating community. Hundreds of boats, both power and sail have been sold from this office and their owners have joined the RCR Family of owners. We continue to focus our efforts to making the buying and boating experience a good one for our customers.