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1978 Leisure 27

Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom


'OdJob' has had only two owners from new and is therefore in quite original condition. She is in need of updating throughout, which is reflected in the asking price. The Leisure 27 is a popular cruising yacht with well mannered performance. Being the twin keel version of the Leisure 27, 'OdJob' is perfect for exploring the East Coast or taking advantage of drying moorings.

Viewing by appointment only through our Essex office on (01621) 785600.

Basic Boat Info

Price: £4,995
Boat Name: OdJob
Make: Leisure
Model: 27
Year: 1978
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Cobramold
Designer: Frank Pryor
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Twin Keel


Length: 27 ft
Length Overall: 27 ft
Waterline Length: 22 ft
Beam: 9'3 ft
Max Draft: 3'11 ft
Displacement: 3,068 kg
Ballast: 1,527 kg
Single Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: MD7A
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 13hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 1978
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 4.5 kn
Maximum Speed: 5.5 kn
Displacement Type: Dry Load

The accommodation offers up to three berths in two cabins with approx. 6' max. headroom. Forepeak with a Lavac marine toilet and storage areas. Hanging locker to port with stowage and space for wash basin/bowl opposite. Saloon with seating area (single berth) to port and removable saloon table. Single settee berth with trotter box to starboard. Seat backs to saloon berths can be re-positioned as lee boards. Galley aft to starboard consisting of a gimballed two burner Plastimo Neptune 4500 gas cooker with oven and grill (new 2017). Removable chart table over quarter berth aft to port. Brown vinyl upholstery. There is no interior plumbing.

Mechanical Systems

Located below companionway steps. 1978 Volvo Penta MD7A, two cylinder, 13hp diesel engine. Raw water cooled. Single lever controls with electric start. Volvo Saildrive with fixed three blade propeller. 4.5kts cruising and 5.5kts maximum speed.

Electrical Systems

2 x 12v batteries charged via engine alternator. Interior lighting.

Sails & Spars

Masthead rigged sloop. Black anodised aluminium mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail. Facnor headsail furling system. Some lines led aft to cockpit. 2 x Barlow 23 sheet winches. 2 x Barlow 16 halyard winches.

  • Mainsail
  • Furling Genoa
  • Cruising chute & snuffer
Deck Equipment
  • Fortress anchor with chain
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and aluminium stanchions
  • Blue Stackpack mainsail cover with lazyjacks
  • Blue sprayhood
  • Clear/see-through cockpit dodgers
  • Removable cockpit table
  • Fenders and warps
Navigation Equipment
  • Plastimo Contest compass
  • NASA Stingray echosounder
  • Garmin GPS72H handheld GPS
  • Yeoman plotter
  • Navico TP100 tiller pilot
  • Clock, barometer & hygrometer
  • Navigation lights (need attention)
Safety Equipment
  • Fire blanket
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Floating line
  • Four person valise liferaft (needs servicing)

Leisure 27 moulded in 1978 by Cobramold Limited to a Frank Pryor design and completed by her first owner. White GRP hull, superstructure and decks with moulded-in non-slip surfaces. Aluminium toe rails. Cast iron twin bilge keels. Tiller steering to skeg hung rudder. Self draining cockpit.


The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

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