Cutter EVERGREEN and her 1994 Custom-built Pacific Trailer are for sale and ready to roll.
Price: asking $40,375
Location: Jordan, NY 13080 - Convenient to the New York State Thruway and the New York State Erie/Barge Canal
EVERGREEN, my much-loved Nor'Sea 27 - that I've owned and sailed since 1994 - is being offered FOR SALE BY OWNER. Both my wife and I have age and health concerns that highly motivate this sale; we are seeking a knowledgeable and caring new owner to give Evergreen a new home.
1978 NOR'SEA 27 CUTTER, "Go-Anywhere Heavy Weather Long Distance Blue Water Pocket Cruiser" - presently winterized and covered - READY FOR TRANSPORT on her 1994 custom-built tri-axle Pacific trailer - parked near Jordan, NY 13080, close to the NYS THRUWAY and the NYS ERIE/BARGE CANAL.
Evergreen is a 1978 Heritage Marine Factory-Completed Ship, Hull Number HLK001251278. She is a Federally Documented Vessel, USCG Documentation Number 603273, outfitted with the factory-upgraded two cylinder Yanmar 2QM15 Diesel, serial number 82578.
This aft-cabin model Nor'Sea has a well-protected center cockpit with a large comfortable cabin just aft. She was rigged with the personal approval of Lyle Hess as a CUTTER, with a self-tending (thus easy to tack) staysail, 130 % genoa on a Harken Roller-Furler, a fully-battened mainsail -with 3 reefing points - in lazyjacks (for easy furling), and a lightweight "flyer" (small, simple spinnaker).
All sails are TANBARK - in excellent condition, new in 1994 - made by North Sails.
All sail-covers are emerald green SUNBRELLA cloth, new in '94, also in excellent condition. Evergreen is a compact, but very seaworthy vessel.
It's a real dream ship that can take you anywhere you want to go.
Originally designed in the mid-1970's by the renowned Naval Architect Lyle C. Hess - at the request of Heritage Marine company founder Dean Wixom for a TRAILERABLE "Go-Anywhere Heavy Weather Long Distance Blue Water Cruiser" - capable of sailing anywhere in the world yet be reasonably transportable from one destination to another.
One of only a few vessels that fit this niche market, none are more highly regarded than the Nor'Sea 27. Beautiful Nor'Sea 27s can also be efficient full-time live-aboards (for two). Nor'Sea 27s never stay at the dock for long; they have sailed all over the WORLD, with numerous documented & completed circumnavigations and over 152 Pacific and Atlantic crossings. She has very long range fuel and water tankage. Very few pocket cruisers have as much going for them as Nor'Sea 27s.
The lapstrake hull of the Nor'Sea 27 is constructed of alternating layers of 1 1/2"-oz. fiberglass mat and 18-oz. woven roving with polyester resin. Laminate thickness varies from 5/16" at the sheer to 3/4" at the keel.
Although the lapstrake hull is more costly and time consuming to build, it does add strength to the overall structure.
Ballast is 3,000 lbs. of encapsulated (inside the 3/4" hand-laid keel laminate) lead pellets, so there is no concern for maintaining keel bolts. The deck is fiberglass with plywood core for strength and stiffness, and is joined to the hull with adhesive sealants and stainless steel bolts on six-inch centers.
Fiberglass liners and plywood bulkheads combine to provide the necessary structural reinforcement.
Bottom line - one would be hard pressed to find a more stoutly built 27-footer, it is one of the world's strongest sailboats, heavily built and rigged for the open ocean.
Evergreen is ready for transport on her 1994 custom-built tri-axle PACIFIC TRAILER with heavy-duty roller bunks and surge brakes. This Pacific trailer is in nearly-new condition - it has only been used for two trips - a total of approx. 2500 miles; it has never been used to launch Evergreen, it has been used for over-the-road transport only, and it has never been immersed in water. It is fully galvanized, and is plumbed with fresh-water brake washdown lines. Its eight tires (including two spares) are also nearly-new. Replacement value (for the trailer alone) on this Pacific Tri-Axle Trailer was set by marine survey at $10,500.00, in 2009.