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  • Manufacturer: MG
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Year: 1992
  • LOA: 27'5" (8.36m)
  • Beam: 10' 0'' (3.05m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.25
  • Keel: Fin Racing
  • ID no.: 1011245
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heating: N/A
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 185 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo Penta MD10-B
  • Horsepower: 10hp
  • Drive Type: Saildrive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 50 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 5 Knots
  • Top Speed: 6 Knots

Broker Remarks

This MGC 27 is an exceptional example; she was ordered by Rob Humphreys himself as his very own personal boat. He designed her to have a lead fin keel with a bulb shape at the foot which gives an excellent sailing performance. She is slightly shallower than that of the Standard fin, but has a better profile and is made from lead.
When Rob Humphreys ordered the boat to be built it was a hull only build from Northshore Yachts, the hull was moulded in 1992, and he sat on the boat for a further two years until he put the hull on the market. The buyer then took an additional two years to complete the fit out of the boat, and she was finally launched as a complete boat in 1996!
The current owner has owned her for the past four years and has mainly cruised her short-handed with regular coastal cruises. She has been set up for this type of sailing, with all lines leading aft to the cockpit.
The owner has had the engine professionally winterised each season and recommissioned during the spring, he also had the saildrive seal replaced during the winter of 2013/14, and he has also replaced the seacocks during his ownership.
The sails wardrobe is good with a plethora of different size headsails to chose from depending on how much wind there is, they are all generally in good order with the most recent additions in very good condition.
If you are looking for a fine example of an MGC 27 which was one of the last built and launched, then this yacht should certainly be on your list of boats to view.

Owners Remarks:
We purchased Collaboration from the original owners in 2013 and subsequent seasons have used her mainly for day sailing and cruising along the Southwest coast, where her impressive sailing performance and excellent seakeeping qualities; comfortable and spacious cabin and general ease of use have made her a pleasure to own.
Collaboration has been professionally maintained with a hull, and rig surveys carried out before the 2018 sailing season.
She is currently afloat in Plymouth, occupying a marina berth which is available for the remainder of the 2018 season!


Sleeps up to six
Forward of the saloon table is a raised double berth, separated from the saloon
Port and starboard single settee berths in the saloon
The saloon has the galley to port and an aft-facing chart table to starboard
Aft of the galley is a large quarter berth
Separate heads to starboard

L-shaped galley to port
Neptune Atlantic two burner gas hob, grill and oven
Stainless steel sink
Sink seacocks replaced in 2016
Manual cold water
Cupboard, shelf and drawer storage

Separate head positioned to starboard
Jabsco sea water toilet
Heads seacocks replaced in 2016
Moulded GRP hand basin
Sink seacocks replaced in 2018
Manual cold water
Hanging wet locker
Shelf and cupboard storage

Chart Table:
Aft facing chart table
Chart stowage
Red navigators chart light

Mechanical and Rigging

Hull moulded by Northshore in 1992 for Rob Humphrys himself  (boat completed and launched in 1996)
Designed by Rob Humphreys
GRP hull deck and superstructure
Chopped strand mat and woven rovings lay up
Internal liner moulding with injected foam core, forming a dense and rigid structure
Original gelcoat on the topsides and decks
Underwater profile epoxy coated since new (self-eroding antifoul used since)
LEAD! fin keel
Transom hung deep rudder (upgraded version)
Laminated tiller
Windows removed and replaced during the winter of 2015
Seacocks replaced in 2016/2018

An insurance survey is available, it was carried out in October 2017!

Volvo Penta MD10-B 2 cylinder diesel engine
Fresh water cooled
The engine has been professionally serviced and winterized at the end of each season (recommissioned in the Spring) 
Vetus water lock exhaust system
Saildrive transmission (saildrive seal replaced during the winter of 2013/14)
Folding two blade propeller 

12V 100ah battery
12V 85ah battery
Charging from engine alternator

Freshwater capacity 185 litres (40 gallons) in two GRP tanks
Fuel capacity 50 litres (10 gallons) in a single stainless steel tank

Professional rig survey August 2018
Aluminium Z spars, deck stepped mast (new 2008)
Single spreader rig
Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2008)
Selden rod kicker
Harken roller furling gear (new foil 2012)
Dyneema backstay (new 2015)
Dyneema mainsheet (new 2015)
Dyneema main halyard
Mostly dyneema running rigging

The majority of sails made by North Sails and one genoa by Westaway Sails
Laminate fully battened mainsail  
Laminate genoa No 1, 150%
Dacron genoa No 3  100%
Laminate genoa No 4
Dacron genoa No 3/working jib (new 2014 by Westaway Sails)
Spinnakers x 2 (newest spinnaker very crisp)
Laminate code 0


Navigation Equipment:
In the Cockpit;
Autohelm ST40 tridata
Simrad TP52 tiller pilot
Steering compass

At the Chart Table;
Garmin GPS 72, handheld GPS
Garmin DSC, VHF radio

Ground Tackle:
8kg Brittany anchor
Chain and warp
Stainless steel bow roller

Deck Equipment:
Harken #32, two speed, halyard winches
Harken #32, two speed, sheet winches
Spinlock rope clutches x 4
Harken Camcleats
Genoa tracks 
Blade jib tracks
Harken mainsheet track with traveller
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
Opening deck hatch
Opening cockpit portlight
Mooring cleats and fairleads
Aluminium toe rail
Self-draining cockpit
Teak coachroof grab rails

Safety Equipment:
All Safety equipment listed is included in the sale but the vendor offers no warranties
The purchaser must service the safety equipment and ensure that it is appropriate for his purposes
life jackets x 3
Horseshoe lifebuoy
fire extinguishers x  3
Fire blanket
Navigation lights
DSC enabled VHF (linked to Garmin handheld GPS)
Webbing jackstays
Anchor ball and motoring cone

North Sails canvas boom cover
Canvas tiller cover
Winch handles
Various warps and fenders
Spinlock extendable tiller extension
Radio/CD player
Fusion saloon speakers
Ships clock and barometer

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Disclaimer : Network Yacht Brokers (Southwest) Ltd t/a Network Yacht Brokers Plymouth 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.