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varne 27 Boat for Sale

  • Manufacturer: varne
  • Location: Dover
  • Year: 1977
  • LOA: 27'9" (8.46m)
  • Beam: 9' 0'' (2.74m)
  • Berths: 5
  • Draft: 1.31
  • Keel: Fin Keel
  • ID no.: 38449
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: No
  • Heads: 1
  • Engine Make: Beta
  • Horsepower: 20hp
  • Drive Type: Saildrive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 45 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 6
  • Top Speed: 7
  • Engine Hours Port: 430

Broker Remarks

The Varne 27 has been described as 'an old school classic, beautifully balanced, close winded with a sea kindly motion and handles like a dream, Low engine hours, owner is selling due to ill heath, a 2019 survey report is available on request. Viewing highly recommended.


The accommodation offers five berths in two cabins. V berth forward. Full width heads compartment with marine toilet and washbasin. Two single berths in the saloon. Chart table to starboard with galley opposite. Aqua Marine two burner gas cooker with grill and oven (new 2020), cool box, Sink manually pumped freshwater. Quarter berth to port. Upholstery finished in red.

Mechanical and Rigging

Sails and Spars

Masthead rigged Bermudian sloop. Anodised aluminium mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging replaced as required, all lines are led back to the cockpit, Z spars single line reefing. Slab reefing mainsail. Headsail furling system. Two halyard winches, four sheet winches all 2 speed, plus one on the coachroof. 



1 x Genoa (Dacron East Wilkinson's new 2022)

1 x Mainsail (Dacron East Coast Sails year unknown serviceable)

1 x Jib 100%  (year unknown very good condition)

1 x Spinnaker (year unknown good condition)



Mechanical Systems

Located abaft the companionway a Beta three-cylinder 20hp diesel engine, fitted in 2014 with 430 hours as of June 2022. Electric start. Seawater cooled. Saildrive to a, folding two blade propeller (2020) with rope cutter, saildrive gator replaced 2021. Single lever control. Engine last serviced 2021, last out of water maintenance April/May 2022. A full service kit is present, this includes 2 saildrive zinc anodes.

Electrical System

1 x 12-volt domestic battery 2018, 1 x 12-volt engine battery 2018, charging from the engine alternator, shore power connection with RCD, and 12-volt battery charger. LED lights throughout.


Deck Equipment

  • Anchor (CQR) with chain
  • Mainsail cover
  • Sprayhood
  • Cockpit dodgers (named)
  • Boarding ladder
  • 6 x Fenders
  • 4 x Mooring warps

Navigation Equipment

  • Compass
  • Speed/Depth 
  • VHF Radio (ICOM new 2019 with AIS)
  • GPS/Chartplotter (Standard Horizon plus Raymarine Dragon Fly 5)
  • AIS receiver
  • Autopilot (Raymarine ST 2000)
  • Electronic charts (Raymarine 2020)
  • Navigation lights
  • Masthead light
  • Clock/Barometer

Safety Equipment

  • 3 x Fire extinguishers (2020)
  • Fire blanket
  • Gas leak detection (bubble gauge)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Cockpit harness points
  • 2 x Harnesses 
  • 2 x Lifeline gates
  • Life jackets
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Floating light
  • Danbuoy
  • First aid kit
  • Radar reflector

History and Construction

Built in 1977 by Varne Marine to their own design. Blue painted GRP hull. White GRP superstructure with moulded non-slip to decks. Fin keel. Skeg hung rudder. Tiller steering. Aft self-draining cockpit. "Silvarne" was featured in2006 Sailing today magazine, pdf copy available on request.

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Disclaimer : Network Yacht Brokers Kent offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.