Price AU $25,000
The North Shore Fibreglass 27 was produced after numerous requests to builder John Buck for a larger version of his Cole 23. When Peter Cole was unavailable to develop the follow up boat for John's company, John and his team built the NSF27 a heavier, more stable cruiser race that the Cole 23. Launched at the 1979 Sydney Boat Show and by the end of that year 20 had been sold. Now known as the Northshore 27, this 1985 example still shows why it was so popular. Plenty of room, racey design (for it's day) and an exceptional vessel under sail particularly in medium to fresh winds. Whilst she presents well, "Sugar & Spice" is due for both an antifoul an upgrade of electronics and lighting. She is though, a very comfortable cruiser, with plenty of cockpit space, a lovely engine and sails and can easily be sailed short handed.
John Buck / Peter Cole
Northshore Fibreglass, Narrabeen NSW
27' 0" - 8.23m
Keel / Ballast
Cast Iron fin keel with 907kg
8hp Bukh DV8SME single cylinder sail drive diesel with 2 blade folding prop. Engine last service May 2018.
23 litre stainless steel tank.
80 litre stainless steel tank.
Moulded sink with pump water, maxi 2 burner metho cooktop and insulated ice box, cupboards and drawers.
Quarter berth and galley to starboard, closed heads opposite followed by two settees with drop-leaf table between. Forward of the bulkhead is the V berth. Headroom is 183cm, the interior offers good natural light and ventilation along with ample storage space.
Electric marine toilet with holding tank.
New (July 2018) dodger.
4.5kg plough anchor with 20m of chain, electric 2 way anchor winch.
Flares, fire extinguisher, fire blanket, life jackets, electric and manual bilge pumps, horse shoe float.
2 batteries, rotary isolation switch, Xantrex battery charger, 240v shore power inlet.
Sea Eagle 55 VHF, sounder.
Fully battened mainsail, furling jib, MPS with snuffer, storm jib.
Mast / Rigging
Fractionally rigged, single spreader alloy rig with deck stepped mast and adjustable backstay. Standing rigging was new in 2011.
Timber tiller, cockpit cushions, timber grab rails, large cockpit locker, lazarette, fenders and mooring lines.
Antifoul due November 2018.