Hunter Horizon 27 TK

Offers considered

  • Boat REF#  ·  261577
  • Length  ·  8.23m
  • Year  ·  1990
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Bilge
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 12.2hp, Volvo Penta D1-13F (2017)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Designer David Thomas
Builder Hunter Marine
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 20.0 ltr (4.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 25.0 ltr (5.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 12.2hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta D1-13F (2017)
Engine Hours Engine1: 245
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 bladed, folding prop
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Engine fitted by Volspec 2017, with a 60 month / 10,000 hour warranty.


Length 8.23m
LWL 6.53m
Beam 2.74m
Draft Max 1.00m
Displacement 2,235kg (4,928.2lbs)
Headroom 1.55m
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1990) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1990)


Reefing mainsail Dolphin Sails - Slab (2016) 2 Reefs
Headsail Dolphin Sails - Furling (2016)
Other sails Asymmetric spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Spray dodgers 2017.
Fractional rig.
Running rigging led aft.
New pushpit mounted spinnaker bag 2018.
New sail covers 2017.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish

The boat is designed to accommodate 6, but comfort is maximised with four, particularly families.
Lifted ashore and scrubbed twice a year.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Insulated cool box.
£100 Antifoul available.

2 burner propane Stove


Manual water system

Insulated cool box.
£100 Antifoul available.

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Instrument Covers

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
10.00m of chain
30.00m of rode
dinghy (unknown year)
Lewmar winches.

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Safety harnesses x 2.
Sea anchor.
Fire extinguisher.

Broker's Comments

Hunter 27s have a popular reputation as comfortable cruiser / racers. These boats have seaworthy characteristics and good sailing performance, partly due to the Hunter 'twin fin' keel design. The twin keels also provide wider sailing opportunities, for a boat capable of drying-out, cruising rivers and estuaries, but also able to make extended coastal passages.

This version has been well maintained throughout its ownership, not least the recent investment in re-engining the boat and the high standard of the sail wardrobe, which has helped this boat become a very successful club racer. The running rigging is led aft and well thought through, being manageable for single handed and family sailors alike. The boat is tidy, with accommodation that is comfortable to use both at sea and in port and there has been consistent investment in upkeep.

When I visited the boat I was struck by its great potential for good sailing performance, a reliable engine and spacious, comfortable accommodation. This boat would be suitable for a range of uses, from club racing to exploring shoal waters and longer passage making. With many uses and positive features, this boat has lots to offer singlehanded and group sailors alike..

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Hunter Horizon 27 TK has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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