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27' Nor'Sea 27


RYLEE MICHELE is a Nor' Sea 27 designed by Lyle Hess and built by Nor'Sea Marine in Laguna Hills, CA. The vessel is a masthead sloop pocket cruiser with an aft cabin. Known as a "Go anywhere heavy weather long distance blue water pocket cruiser". The Nor' Sea 27 is built by hand with up to 22 layers of mat and woven roving. The vessel features a Yanmar diesel for auxiliary power. She has very similar lines to other Lyle Hess designed vessels with a shallow full keel that is swept back so it does not disturb the movement of water and she will go aground gently. The large sail area and long waterline provide excellent performance in both light and heavy air. Like all Hess boats, this is a remarkably big boat for her deck length. Included with sale of the vessel is a custom built three axle trailer.

Make: Nor'Sea
Model: 27
Year: 1984 Length: 27ft

Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type:
Located In: Alameda, CA

  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Cruisers
  • LOA: 31 feet
  • Beam: 8 feet
  • Max Draft: 3.83 feet
  • Ballast: 3100 pounds
  • Displacement: 8100 pounds
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Yanmar Diesel
  • EngineModel: 2GM
  • EngineYear: 0000
  • EngineFuel: diesel

  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 27 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 50 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 10 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Single Berths: 2
  • Double Berths: 1
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions


RYLEE MICHELE has the popular traditional layout with the dinette, chart table, and V Berth forward. The dining table slides up and out of the way but has plenty of room for 4 to provide dinner in comfort. Large overhead hatch adds light and ventilation to the cabin with additional opening side ports that also add ventilation. Aft below the companionway are port and starboard quarter berths. Rich wood oiled teak and mahogany ceilings and trim, with teak and holly floor allow for a warm and inviting cabin.

The Galley is located to starboard and is complete with gimbaled propane stove, Ice Box, and pressure water with foot pump and stainless sink. Abundant storage is available behind and below. LPG Cylinder in bow compartment with manual shutoff, regulator and gauge.

Enclosed Head is to port with integral holding tank; shelf and cabinet space outboard.

  • Yanmar Diesel two cylinder Model 2GM
  • 13.0 hp @ 3400 rpm
  • Raw water cooled with cast iron risers and exiting through flexible hose aft. System then exits through exhaust port located at transom.
  • Kanzaki Model KM 2-A transmission
  • Dripless packing gland
  • 12V DC System. with electrical panel and breakers
  • 4 batteries, 3 house and 1 start
  • 1 x Main battery switch
  • 30V 120V Shore Power inlet and cable to 120V A/C Main Panel with breakers
  • 120V Outlets throughout the vessel
Head and Plumbing
  • Lavac Manual Marine Toilet
  • Holding tank with deck plate for pump out
  • Grey Water discharge to thru hull valves directly,
  • Garmin GPS 76 in main cabin
  • Stern mounted mechanical wind vane auto helm
  • Autohelm depth display at helm
  • Autohelm Speed Display at helm
  • Cockpit compass
Propulsion Gear
  • 14' Bronze Two Blade Propeller
  • 1" Stainless Prop Shaft
  • Side-Power Bow Thruster
Mast and Sails
  • Aluminum mast and boom
  • Deck mast step, hinged tabernacle
  • Single spreader rig
  • 2 baronet #19 winches and 1 Baronet #10 self tailing cabin top winch.
  • Custom built 3 axle trailer

Additional Features


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Bill Adams

Yacht & Ship Sales

415-425-5099 - mobile
415-484-1300 - office

3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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    For additional information and viewing of this fine quality yacht please contact listing agent Bill Adams. I am always available on my mobile phone at 4154255099 or e-mail me at