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Notes for prospective buyers

The Sabre 27 was designed by Alan F. Hill and the prototype was built in 1969 by Eric White of Marine Construction (UK) Ltd (Marcon). Between 1969 and 1979 some 400 hulls were moulded.

On this page are various Sabre 27 yachts for sale in the UK and abroad. The Sabre 27 is available as either a fin or twin keel boat.

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Notes for Sabre 27 sellers

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Sabre 27 Yachts for Sale

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Boats currently listed for sale: 9

Sabre 27 Scabbard - Cockpit looking forward

Scabbard, Fin Keel, 1972

Latest Entry Update: July 12, 2024
Location: Moored in Poole Yacht Club, Dorset
Contact: Rowland Forrester
Telephone: 01202 684226


  • SABRE 27′ Marcon construction, GRP,  fin keel Circa 1972
  • Powered by a Betamarine BD722 3 cylinder 20hp diesel ( originally an Ailsa Craig Albin 2 cylinder petrol engine )  which I installed approx. 10 years ago…superb engine !
  • 3 blade, stainless steel prop shaft and new stern gear coupling fitted.
  • 2x 12v batteries with 4 position rotary changeover switch fitted.
  • Jabsco sea toilet.
  • Camping Gaz 2 burners, grill and oven
  • Roller reefing on foresail.
  • Lazyjacks and bag on main/boom.
  • Raymarine Autohelm.
  • 100 litre Plastimo freshwater tank situated under foc’sle berths
  • Sailor RT 144 marine radio.
  • Garmin chart plotter.
  • New anode and antifouled April this year.

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Sabre 27 Blue Oyster - On Hard Standing

Blue Oyster, Twin Keel

Latest Entry Update: May 21, 2024
Location: Robertsons Boatyard, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Contact: Roger Guthrie
Telephone: 07776 413267


On shore at Robertsons Boatyard, Woodbridge, Suffolk

  • 5 berths in two cabins with standing headroom
  • Twin encapsulated keels ideal for East Coast sailing
  • Excellent Nanni N3.21, 2 cylinder 21HP diesel, approx 100 hours only, regularly serviced
  • In boom furling and fully battened mainsail
  • Furling genoa with UV strip
  • All standing rigging replaced 2021
  • Running rigging upgraded 2024
  • Sprayhood and Cockpit tent
  • Shore power installation
  • Raymarine tiller pilot
  • NASA wind and depth instruments
  • Icom VHF radio
  • Solar panel linked to domestic battery
  • Radar reflector
  • Blaupunkt cassette radio
  • Automatic and manual bilge pumps
  • Fenders, warps, two anchors and chain etc
  • Two burner and oven gimbled gas cooker
  • Jabsco toilet
  • Equipped and ready to go

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The Claire Lee

Claire Lee, Twin Keel, 1972
£2,500 - genuine offers will be considered

Latest Entry Update: April 23, 2024
Location: Southampton, tidal berth on the river Itchen
Contact: Lee (via email button below)


A 1972 Twin Keel Sabre 27, that is now in need of love, attention and complete renovation.

The Claire Lee was my late Father’s yacht, he owned it from new.

From the paperwork I have found, it was built by Marine Construction UK Ltd (Marcon) between late July until mid-September 1972 and it was registered in early 1973. My Father knew Eric White, owner of Marcon.

Always moored in Southampton, it meant during my childhood and adolescence most Sundays during the warmer months (April to October) we would have day trips and weekends away to the Isle of Wight. Summer holidays would be to either stayover on the Claire Lee at Cowes week, or stay at Poole Harbour or we would venture further afield to Alderney and Cherbourg.

The Claire Lee was easy to handle, this was especially relevant to us as a family as we were novice sailors when she was new.

After much soul searching, unfortunately no one in the family wishes to take on the Claire Lee as sadly she has become a ‘project boat’, my father was unwell for a number of years before he died and this lack of maintenance has taken a toll on the Claire Lee as the photos testify. She is now in need of a refit/refurbishment. She is most definitely a ‘project boat’ and definitely not a jump on and sail away yacht.

The Volvo Penta engine (MD1B) was last run in the Summer of 2020. The engine currently turns by hand and this can visibly be seen on the flywheel and the prop. Also she requires a replacement gear-change cable to cockpit.

The tidal berth/mooring would allow for viewing below the waterline ( when the tide is out !! ).


  • Original sails (Main, Jib and Genoa) – these haven’t been checked and so will need inspecting
  • Boathook
  • Fenders
    Original compass

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Sabre 27 for sale, Shareem

Shareem, Twin Keel, 1974

Latest Entry Update: July 31, 2023
Location: afloat Hayling Island
Contact: John Boyle
Telephone: 07770917003


  • Beta diesel engine, new and unused, professionally installed
  • Gas cooker
  • Storm jib, working jib, main and genoa
  • Fenders lines etc.
  • Cockpit cushions,
  • Inclusive inventory and ready to go

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New sprayhood and stackpack

Chiquita, Fin Keel, 1974

Latest Entry Update: June 21, 2023
Location: Rosneath, Firth of Clyde
Contact: Andrew Furness



  • 1974 Sabre 27 mk2
  • Located Rosneath, Firth of Clyde.
  • Sleeps 5 in 2 cabins
  • Sensible and comfortable well behaved family sized sailing yacht designed by Alan Hill (Tomahawk, Rival etc)
  • Standing headroom and 6ft+ berths
  • Major refit in 2020/21 including new paintwork and epoxy treatment below waterline
  • New Jabasco flushing toilet
  • New water tank and hand pump/ pipe work
  • New forepeak cushions and headlining, new shelves
  • Saloon sofa with new swivelling folding teak table makes use of good space.
  • New 5kw diesel heater capable of heating the entire boat
  • New Vetus quenching box
  • Gas cooker with 4.5kg calor gas bottle
  • New standing rigging 2021
  • Fin keel

Items include

  • Good Beta 14HP (low hours 1200, regularly services)
  • Cruising speed 5k
  • Good quality 125% genoa (with protective UV strip)
  • New MCSails Mainsail 2022
  • Cruising Spinnaker (no pole)
  • New Stackpack 2021
  • New Spray hood 2021
  • New lazyjacks 2022
  • Tiller pilot (auto helm)
  • New Diesel heater (5kw)
  • New Victron Battery Charger 2021
  • New 105ah leisure and engine batteries 2021
  • New curtains and flooring
  • New electric bilge pump 2021
  • 2 hand operated bilge pumps
  • New Standard Horizon DSC VHF 2021
  • Standard Horizon C180i chartplotter
  • New clipper masthead wind instrument 2021
  • New clipper depth /log 2021
  • New Clipper battery monitor 2021
  • New Racor Fuel Filter 2021
  • New LED lighting 2021
  • New masthead LED Tricolor including auto light sensitive anchor light 2021
  • New LED steaming light 2021
  • New Plastimo 101 compass 2021
  • Plenty of storage
  • New Fenders 2022
  • Dodgers
  • Lifebuoy
  • Throwline
  • Genoa sheets halyards etc
  • Navigation lights
  • Ensign
  • Great boat to sail singled handed or with the family
  • Enjoy survey free insurance through GJW Direct ( costs £223 pa fully comprehensive )
  • Inspection welcome
  • Priced to sell £9,950.00
  • Reason for sale – upgrading to bigger boat

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Taganita - Sabre 27

Taganita, Fin Keel, 1969
£4,000 ono

Latest Entry Update: June 21, 2023
Location: Lymington
Contact: Ian Brook
Telephone: 01590 674117


Sabre 27 “Taganita” built by Marcon in Southampton 1969

  • Registered in Harwich. One owner since 1980
  • LOA 7.4 m Breadth 2.75 m Gross Tonnage 5.7
  • Single Keel
  • 3 sails in good order, Main, Genoa and Spinnaker
  • Engine 10 HP Bukh Completely reconditoned by David Crawford in 2002
  • Done very few hours since
  • Last survey for insurance 2017
  • Sound and seaworthy but in need of some renovation below deck.
  • Sleeps 6

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Stern, Sabre 27 Sabravon

Sabravon, Twin Keel
£10,500 or very near offer

Latest Entry Update: June 20, 2023
Location: Afloat on a mooring in Penzance Harbour
Contact: Brian Johnson
Telephone: 01736 363680


27foot GRP encapsulated twin keel 6 berth yacht with standing headroom

Well maintained easy to handle and fully equipped with many additional features. Ready to sail.

  • Yanmar 2YM15 inboard engine, with upgraded alternator, New 2007, less than 200 hours run time.
  • Folding 2 blade Prop.
  • Kemp power main with single line slab reefing and Kemp furling genoa with foam luff. Both in excellent condition.
  • Spare additional sails including storm jib and spinnaker. Movable baby stay to allow different sail combinations. Lazy jacks for easy mainsail handling.
  • All control lines led aft to cockpit, with halliard clutches and winches.
  • 2 speed sheet winches with self-tailing tops.
  • Garmin GPS and Lowrance Hook2 4X Sonar fishfinder /depth sounder.
  • Both above on hinged mounts to allow viewing from saloon or cockpit
  • Pull out chart table with Yeoman chart plotter linked to GPS and Simrad TP20Tiller pilot.
  • Navico RT6500 VHF radio
  • Folding stern ladder with easy access centre section on pushpit.
  • Saloon cushions newly upholstered.
  • Tailored bedding for forepeak berth.
  • Galley with gimballed meths. double burner and SS folding stove top oven.
  • Safety clip on points in cockpit and removable webbing jack stays to bow.
  • Stainless steel main anchor, manual anchor winch and kedge anchor.
  • GRP tender part fitted out for conversion to sail.

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Sabre 27 Grey Goose Saloon

Grey Goose, 1982

Latest Entry Update: October 7, 2022
Location: Eling, Southampton
Contact: Richard Pike
Telephone: 07846856486


  • 1982 Sabre 27 mk2
  • Located eling Southampton.
  • Sleeps 6 in 2 cabins
  • This boat has enjoyed many sailing trips with the family and on my own
  • Grey Goose has all comforts you will want in a boat and a spacious feel for being 27ft.
  • Garmin 95sv chart plotter flush mounted for use of use.
  • Standing headroom and 6ft+ berths
  • Hot water system
  • Tinted windows also allow privacy.
  • Saloon sofa easily turns to a double and cushions, and also a table makes use of good space.
  • Boat has 2kw eberspacher which is more than capable of heating the entire boat
  • New cooker and fridge install 2021
  • Comfort of an electric toilet
  • The boat also has a 32” TV
  • The boat will be a great boat for a family and comes with items to make sailing and times away hassle free.

Items include

  • Beta 20 (professionally refurbished 2019 installed)
  • All lines back to cockpit
  • Main sail less than 4 years old
  • Good quality 150% genoa.
  • PSS system, (so not dirty seal packing)
  • Cockpit tent
  • Spray hood
  • Cockpit cushion
  • Tiler pilot (auto helm)
  • Pressurised hot and cold water
  • Diesel heater (eberspacher)
  • Macerator electric toilet
  • 32” TV
  • 1500 inverter
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • VHF
  • Garmin 95sv chart plotter
  • Plenty of storage
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • Fenders
  • Life bouy
  • Radar reflector
  • Great boat to sail singled handed or with the family

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Sabre 27 fin keel, La Palourde

La Palourde, Fin Keel, 1972
£6,995.00 ono

Latest Entry Update: September 1, 2021
Location: Queenborough harbour
Contact: Mr John Gates
Telephone: 07944 781393


Vetus Diesel Engine 10HP – Six berth Coastal Cruiser

Extensive refurb 2 years ago, she was lifted out of the water for the winter:

Work on Hull & Deck

  • Repainted hull and antifouled
  • Wood work restrained
  • New deck grabs rails fitted
  • New Anode fitted
  • New Stern Gland fitted
  • New windows fitted
  • All deck fitting removed and re-sealed
  • All new sea cocks
  • Engine serviced
  • New external table
  • New Danbouy
  • New ropes and sheets
  • New deck speaker fitted

Work Inside

  • New headlining
  • New grey vinyl interior
  • Galley refurbished
  • New sea toilet
  • New steps install
  • Refurbished table
  • New gas monitor
  • FM Stereo fitted
  • Lighting rewired
  • Inside walls painted
  • New woodwork in Heads

Work by previous owner

  • Engine Head removed and serviced
  • Recent new mast
  • Recent new boom
  • Lazy jacks installed
  • New spray hood and sail covers
  • Recent fully batten mainsail
  • Recent Genoa

Other Equipment

  • Roller reefing
  • Spare Genova
  • Spare Mainsail
  • Storm Jib
  • Spare boom
  • Spinnaker
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Nasa Depth gauge
  • Nasa Speed log
  • Nasa Wind speed
  • Navigation and auto helm
  • Compass
  • Four burner stove and oven (non-gimble)
  • Sink
  • Cold water tank
  • Engine battery
  • Axillary batteries
  • 2 x anchors
  • Warps
  • Fenders
  • Control lines fed back to cockpit

The boat is currently set up as a day boat, it is designed for 6 berth but it would suit 4 in more comfort. All bedding foam is available but these have currently been left out of the boat at the moment. The boat can be under sail in a matter of 5 mins due to her easy set-up, all sails can be reefed quickly and safely.

Great first cruising boat, she has had a lot of work put into her over the last few years and is great fun to sail. You have to remember she is now over forty years old, but she is a very strong boat as these were made in Cowes and well made. We have the original paperwork for her. Currently moored in Queenborough harbour.

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