EVENTIDE 27 (sold) – £1,950

Year: 1968

LOA: 27′

Beam: 8′

Draft: 3′

Construction: Steel

Hull/Keel: Triple



A Steel built 1960’s Eventide with sails, 3mm plate all around and triple keel. When East Coasters wish to epitomise coastal cruising in their area, they evoke Maurice Griffiths. No other design reflects the spirit of the great designer more than the 26ft (8m) Eventide. Designed and launched by Yachting Monthly in 1962, she is a hard-chine bilge-keeler with a remarkably spacious interior. This is due to the raised sidedecks, topped by a coachroof that is almost an extended doghouse. So many modifications have been made to the marque over the years and so many different building methods were used, that it is difficult to generalise about her. There are also stretched and shrunk Eventides. Many were home-built in marine ply from plans, though there are a good few professionally-built ones, too. She has also been built in steel and GRP. The accommodation is usually four-berth, with various configurations of galley and chart table. She had a reasonably large rig but her shallow draught and rather encumbered underwater area, means she struggles a bit in light airs, particularly to windward. In a blow, she can have serious weather helm – many owners have added a short bowsprit to improve balance. Plans for this, the earlier Eventide 24, and many other of Griffiths’ 140 designs are available from the highly active and helpful Eventide Owners’ Association. It is well worth contacting the association before buying.


Engine(s) & Electrical:

Perkins 4108, 15hp diesel. Fuel capacity: 20 litres. Twin batteries charged from the engine. Shore power.


Accommodation & Below Deck:

3 berths, 2 cabins, 5’7″ headroom, parafin heater, head, cold water system, gallery sink, grill/oven.


Deck & Canvas:

Steel deck, roller furling genoa, steel cable rigging, battened mainsail, 2 genoas, 2 anchors, anchor windlass, warps, fenders, boarding ladder.


Navigation & Safety:

Radar, VHF radio, Gyro compass, echosounder/fishfinder, navigation lights, wind speed direction indicator, life jacket, radar reflector, fire extinguisher, horseshoe bouy, bilge pump.



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The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Highway Marine Ltd who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified independent agents to carry out a survey, and/or any mechanical and electrical checks.

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