The C&C 27
This fast and handsome
racer/cruiser from the 1970s
is an example of what made
C&C Yachts such a
C&C 27 evolved through four different versions, but retained
the classic C&C sheerline and what designer Robert Perry has
called "the well integrated cabin trunk."
|Left:: Note the swept-back rudder and keel of the Mark I. In 1974, the rudder was redesigned, which reportedly did nuch to eliminate the weather helm that resulted from the earlier rudder. The interior plan is quite conventional. Perhaps it's chief shortcoming is the small galley.|
"This is a lot of boat for a 27-footer. She is as roomy as many 30s, and
is fast. There is no pressurized water or shower but she is very
comfortable for two while weekend cruising. I am extremely pleased
with the design and quality of C&C."
--Owner of a 1980 Mark IV model in Dansville, New York.
"Coachroof height is difficult to see over; doesn't quite have the same
elegant profile as larger C&Cs, but finish and teak are up to that standard.
Cockpit is about 2 feet too short for a tiller layout but interior is just right
for a couple and two children."
--Owner of a 1973 Mark II model in New Orleans, Louisiana
"Some cracking in deck gelcoat around stanchion bases; could be better
--Owner of a 1975 Mark III model on Lake Huron
"Ventilation is a problem. Cockpit camings so-so. Headroom is not
there for people over 5'10". But if you want a fast, beautiful, well-built
boat that you will day sail, race and coastal hop, you can't beat this
--Owner of a 1972 Mark II model on Lake Michigan
"Our boat has a folding prop on centerline so it pulls to one side. The
shaft was offset in later years - 1973. After 13 years we have some deck
cracks and underwater boat pox. Woodwork is excellent. Boom on
Mark I is too low for a dodger; this was changed in 1973 with a higher mast
and boom. Atomic 4 has excellent accessibility. The gas tank, however
is aluminized metal and must be inspected and replaced periodically."
--Owner of a 1971 model in Port Washington, New York