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S/V Osprey is for sale…


This sailboat is in very good shape. Set up for medium range cruising with accommodations for four in two separate cabins. Good for local lakes or a run to Alaska. Call John at 509-779-4766 or

Primary Features

Year/make - 1978 / Balboa 27’           Designer – Lyle Hess         Feature – Trailerable sailboat

L.O.A. –  26 ft, 6 in (length overall), L.W.L. - 23 ft, 0 in (load water length) Beam – 8ft, Displacement – 4,900#

Keel – Shoal draft 2,460 lbs, Centerboard – Retractable140 lbs 31” below keel

Draft –   2 ft, 5 in (centerboard up) 5ft, 6in (centerboard down)

Sail area – Main 134 sq ft w/bag, Genoa 295 sq ft w/bag, Spinnaker 472 sq ft w/bag , chute & spinnaker pole

Motor -   2000 9.9 Yamaha OB,  Model T-9.9 EXHQ code 6GB-VL  13 amp charge outboard remote controls in cockpit

Hull - Heavy duty handlaid fiberglass, Decking - Heavy duty fiberglass sandwiched marine plywood

Interior  Standing interior headroom 6’1”      

Galley - 2 burner propane with oven (new 2005), stainless sink with pressurized water system and built-in ice box,

Main Cabin - Port & starboard settes (storage beneath) with fold-down dinette table seats 4

Forward Cabin - V-berth sleeps two with storage beneath

Mid-ships - Head to port with storage area, hanging closet to starboard

Carpet & Upholstery - New 1998 and in good shape

Trim - Teak trim highlights throughout the cabins


New as of spring 2005

Over $4,000 in upgrades (receipts available) 2 person easy custom mast raising system, aft equipment arch with davits, custom swim step, custom swim ladder, custom anchor roller, upgrade to mast boot, upgrade to gooseneck, boom upgrade, new bottom paint, new topsides paint, new forepeak vent; smoked lexan/teak companionway boards

Other Features

Trailer -                                  EZ Loader, tandem axel with new tires 2003

Auto-pilot                             Navico H6000 with handheld remote

Dodger –                               Sunbrilla w/alum frame (new ’96 and in good shape)

Cockpit Cover -                    Sunbrilla with windows replaced 1996

Mainsail cover -                   Sunbrilla replaced 1997 and in good shape

Weather Cloths -                 Port & Starboard new 1997 and in good shape

Secure Netting -                   On port & starboard linelines

Roller Furling -                      CDI Flexiable Furler

Water Tank -                         21 gallons beneath forward berth      Fuel Tank - 13 gallons in cockpit locker

Cabin Heater -                       Catalytic propane space heater

Cockpit cushions -               Three white in fair shape

VHS Radio -                          Uniden interior cabin mount with masthead antenna

GPS -                                      Handheld Garmin 12

Depth Sounder -                   Dodger mounted SupraPro –ID Eagle Fish Finder/Fathometer

Batteries -                              3 – two deep cycle with one back-up starter

Dinghy -                                WM Zodic with 6-hp Fisherman outboard

Anchors -                              3 – 22 pound Danforth style with 60’ chain, 200 feet rode (2 other)

BBQ-                                      Force 10 rail mount

Other -                                    Ships clock, barometer, fenders, docklines, ships bell, horn, tape player, solar panes, radar                                             reflector, battery selector switch, shore power wired (cord provided)

 $15,000 or best offer: Complete photo CD disk available with specs & info call

John at 509-779-4766 or     

This vessel is on trailer and ready to go… Reason for selling – bought a bigger boat…