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Old 18-05-2009, 14:35   #1
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Location: Deale, MD
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For Sale: Stiletto 27 Cat

I am saddened to let this great boat go - I had her out by myself just this past weekend - and was reminded that the Stiletto must be the easiest to handle, fast, fun boat available. A swift racer, the ultimate day sailer, or a capable coastal cruiser; pick your mood. But I have purchased a long-distance tank of a boat and do not have the time for both. My loss - The Stiletto is more fun.

1979 Stiletto 27 Description.

New paint (interior, hulls, topsides, and bottom) August 2008.
New standing rigging 2005.
Partial refit 2008; 8 blocks or cleats, all halyards, jib sheets, traveler line, reacher bridle, potable water pump, spreader/deck lights, engine maintenance.
Includes original Long trailer. Telescoping for highway transport. New tires, hubs, axles, and wiring/lighting 2008.

Customizations to increase speed and ease of handling:
Improved sail rigging and blocks, storm jib, up-grade rudders and centerboard, chute with forward bridle.
Many customizations to increase cruising comfort above stock Stiletto 27:
All of these additions were carefully designed to be quickly removed, leaving only trace mounting hardware and some wiring—I know, since I just stripped the cabin bare for painting. Just back from 2 week-long cruises this past summer and freshly refitted, this speedster is ready to take you places!

• Material; 3/8” Nomex/epoxy prepreg.
• Length 26’10”
• Beam 13’10” telescoping to 7’10” for trailering
• Draft 12” board up
• Draft 4’ board down
• Twin kick-up rudders, draft 3’
• Weight 1250 pounds
• Mast 38’8” above water, plus 18” vhf antenna
• Average cruising speeds, under sail, about 7-14 knots.
• Average cruising speeds, under power, 8-12 knots.
• Highest speed, this boat, 22 knots… and it was easy, just me and my 10-year old daughter for crew!
• Highest speed reliably reported, 34 knots—Wow.
• Longest cruise—450 miles around the Delmarva Peninsula… we did it twice, the first one was so much fun. Boat is featured in the book “Circumnavigating the Delmarva Peninsula—A Guide for the Shoal Draft Sailor”, available through

Engine & Fuel System
• 18 hp Nissan 2-stroke, long shaft, electric start with charger. Serviced 2008; oil change, water pump impellor, tune-up.
• Built-in composite (alcohol fuel rated) 12 gallon fuel tank under port cockpit seats.
• Transom mounted fuel/water separator for great reliability.

Centerboard & Rudders
• Centerboard modified to fit flush on deck – more room for coolers.
• Up-grade centerboard.
• Up-grade composite glass/foam rudders, adjustable rake.
• Composite tiller extension, adjustable.

• Storm jib, working jib, genoa jib. Auxiliary reaching track (4’ long, 4’ from centerline) with barber hauler to adjust lead angle.
• Reacher, 7/8 hoist tacked to stock bridle.
• Spinnaker, 7/8 hoist asymmetrical tacked to separate bow mounted bridle.

Spinnaker and storm jib are newer and very lightly used. Other sails are older but all are in good useable condition with all repairs made and have been re-cut to maintain draft position.

• Lighted compass and Garmin GPS mounted in custom binnacle.
• Depth sounder
• Navico TP1000 autohelm
• 2 house batteries for extra capacity.
• Installed charger: Guest 10 amp.
• Upgraded panels and charge indicator.
• Twin deck lights: fore deck light mounted at spreader, and cockpit light mounted under boom.
• 6 cabin lights: 2 reading/work lights each hull, plus galley and head.
• 12v plug in each hull. 110v inverter in port hull.
• Fresh water pump.

• Pressurized water system with built-in composite (potable water rated) 12 gallon fresh water tank under starboard cockpit seats. Feeds sink spritzer hose, useable as a deck shower.
• Sink, flip-up leaf, and cabinet space (factory).
• Roller-pantry hides under galley (transom space), holds 2 week supply of groceries.
• 1 burner portable propane stove.

• Custom cushions
• Cockpit light mounted under boom for ease of work and extended evening conversation. Seats 8 friends easily.

• Flare kit
• Fire extinguisher
• Lightning grounding system
• 2 life jackets with bag, and throwable with floating line.

• 3 single bunks: 1 starboard, 2 port. Linens included.
• Portable head, new 2006.
• Multiple pockets, pouches, and hammocks for stowing gear, all instantly removable.

• Anchor, 8 pound danforth-type.
• Twin anchor rode wells installed in port and starboard foredecks.
• 150-foot rode and bridle.
• 2 fenders
• Chesapeake Bay chart book.
• All original manuals for boat, engine, and electronics.
• 4 rod holders: 2 aft of canopies, 2 aft of seats. All are removable.
• Below deck rod holder (port bow) for 4 rods.
• Sun awning
• Flag halyard to spreaders.

Please e-mail for more photos.

Located in Deale, MD, just south of Annapolis MD. Very inexpensive slip should be available($100/month, no contract).

Drew Frye
Price: $17,500
Contact: fryefamily at Keywords: Stiletto 27, catamaran, chesapeake, cruise, race, sail, boat, trailer Boat Make: Force Engineering Boat Model: Stiletto 27 Year Commissioned: 1979 Length Overall (state units): 27 feet Waterline Length (state units): 25 feet Beam (state units): 13 feet 6 inches Draft (state units) 15 inches board up, 4 feet board down Engines 1 x 18 HP NIssan Fuel Capacity 12 gallons Water Capacity 12 gallons Sails Main, storm jib, jib, genoa, reacher, spinakkar
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