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Com-Pac 27

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Underwater profile
Long Keel

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 20hp, Yanmar 3YM20 (2015)

Abaco Islands, Bahamas -- Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Bob Johnson
Builder Com-Pac Yachts / Hutchins Co. Inc.
Lying Abaco Islands, Bahamas -- Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 19.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 55.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 10.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3YM20 (2015)
Engine Hours Engine1: 325
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.5 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.7 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots

Seller has been meticulous in his care of the engine. Spares and manuals included.

Edson "rack and pinion" wheel steering

Four 6-volt batteries, wired for a 12-volt system.


Length 27'0"
LOD 26'11"
LWL 24'3"
Beam 9'6"
Draft Min 3'6"
Airdraft 35'8"
Displacement 6,001.0lbs
Headroom 6'1"
Storage Dry storage


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (2015) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2015)


Reefing mainsail Mack Sails - Slab (2015) 2 Reefs
Headsail Mack Sails - Furling (2015)

All lines run aft, center boom traveller mounted on cabin top, all Harken winches are self tailing, sheet winches are two-speed.
Harken headsail furling.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Total LOA -- 29'7"

Custom construction features -- hull and non-skid color, extra layer of fiberglass in the layup of the foredeck and house, 200 lbs extra lead in keel.

Hull is solid below the waterline and cored with foam above the waterline. Deck is foam cored -- no balsa. The hull/deck joint is outward turned flanges, bedded, bolted, capped with a very heavy nylon rub rail with SS striker plate. The inside of the joint is fiberglass taped as well.

From a seaworthiness standpoint:
40% ballast ratio
Double lifelines, full length hand rails and relatively wide side decks make going forward easy.
A proper seahood to keep spray out of the cabin
Single line jiffy need to leave the cockpit
Furling head sail...easy to reef
Triple, relatively straight drop boards (they won't fall out when jarred like a big V'd companionway
A proper bridge deck
Cockpit mounted manual bilge pump and electric as well.

Holding tank constructed of stainless steel.
Fuel tank of poly.
Water tank of fiberglass.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed does not independently verify capacities and measures which are reported from seller-provided information and/or literature.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

The seller of this boat had it built to his specifications, and selected this model because it was a well-ventilated, shallow draft boat that was very 'livable'. His plans were for the Bahamas and possibly Cuba.

Key accommodation features include:

Two very large cockpit lockers
Large, front access "under settee" storage (no lifting cushions each time)
Large storage areas behind settee backs (great for lighter items)
Head has medicine cabinet, cabinet above and below vanity
V-berth has under berth storage port/starboard, a hanging locker (cabinet above) and bank of drawers

Three good drawers, cabinets behind and below stove "Tip-up" counter extension, large icebox with Engel refrigeration
Gimballed two-burner propane stove with 20 lb tank in cockpit locker

Large 50 gallon water tank plus five more gallons in the hot water heater (works off 120V or engine heat)
Pressure water for both sinks, head shower and cockpit Shower

This is a big 27. Both settees are comfortable. The port settee slides out to form a bouble bunk
The V-berth has standing room in front of the berth with the sliding door closed
The aft head is very usable and away from the V-berth.
Engine access is very good.


Lots of teak inside, very "warm" feeling.
Floor has inlaid teak/holly plywood

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
AIS Receiver tick
Depth sounder tick

Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS VHF with DSC, with large AIS antenna; Raymarine bidata (speed/depth/water temp), Raymarine Autohelm, Standard Horizon CP 1801 plotter.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Swim Ladder tick
Bimini tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
(Delta 22 lb)
73'0" of chain
150'0" of rode
Anchor handling is very good with the bow sprit keeping the anchor away from the bow
The rudder is quite large and "balanced" (about 25% forward of the post)

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

This Canadian-owned, Florida registered Com-Pac 27/3 is in extraordinary condition and is uniquely situated in the Abaco Islands of the northern Bahamas. This gem of a pocket yacht represents a unique opportunity for sailors who want to cruise the Bahamas in their own capable and well-equipped boat, and avoid the rental fleets. Acquisition and continuing ownership of this well-priced cruiser couldn't be easier. This boat has been cruised in the Abacos for 4 winters and hauled out/stored “on the hard” in off seasons. Delivery back to Florida is available.

The Com-Pac 27 was designed by Bob Johnson of Island Packet fame to be the ultimate cruising boat in her size range. With its 9'-6" beam this is a big 27 and is loaded with cruising features! Unsurpassed ventilation with eight opening ports, two forward facing hatches and two dorade vents make living aboard comfortable at dock or anchor. Double lifelines, full length hand rails, proper seahood, self tailing winches and single line reefing make life underway safer.

Her 20HP three cylinder Yanmar diesel runs smoother and more powerfully than the standard 14HP engine, has extra “punch” when needed, yet sips fuel at cruising speeds. Her shallow draft opens up anchorages and passes that others avoid. This is a great Bahamas or Florida Keys cruiser!

On top of a long list of standard features, the experienced owner ordered this boat with many custom upgrades:
Upgraded 12 to 19 gallon fuel tank
Marine head with option to gravity empty holding tank when offshore.
Extra lamination for strength in topsides and foredeck
Custom cabinets at galley, behind settees, under V-berth and at starboard settee converting it to two reading chairs with armrests
All LED lighting
Low electrical draw Engel refrigeration
Custom canvas including dodger, bimini, fill-in joiner, sheet/halyard bags, bbq, wheel and sail covers
195 watt solar panel c/w adjustable mount and MPPT charge controller. As a testament to the effectiveness of this system the boat has NEVER been plugged in to shore power

This compact cruiser offers all the comforts but keeps moorage and storage fees low. Included is a storage space at “Abaco Yacht Services” on Green Turtle Cay. This is a desirable yard with a long waiting list of boats wanting to store there.

If you have thought of winter cruising the Bahamas by simply flying in and launching, this could be the perfect set up. Offered at only half the replacement price for a boat with only four seasons of use and very low engine hours.

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

This Com-Pac 27 has been personally photographed and viewed by Scott Helker of Boatshed Seattle. 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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