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.
(interior, hulls, topsides, and bottom) August 2008.
New standing rigging
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 wiringI 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.
Beam 1310 telescoping to 710 for trailering
12 board up
4 board down
Twin kick-up rudders, draft 3
Weight 1250 pounds
388 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 knotsWow.
Longest cruise450 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 PeninsulaA Guide for the Shoal Draft Sailor, available through www.alibris.com
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
Transom mounted fuel/water separator for great reliability
Centerboard modified to fit flush on deck
more room for coolers.
Up-grade composite glass/foam rudders, adjustable rake.
Composite tiller extension, adjustable.
, working jib
jib. Auxiliary reaching track (4 long, 4 from centerline) with barber hauler to adjust lead angle.
Reacher, 7/8 hoist tacked to stock bridle.
, 7/8 hoist asymmetrical tacked to separate bow mounted bridle.
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.
and Garmin GPS
mounted in custom binnacle.
2 house batteries for extra capacity.
: Guest 10 amp.
and charge indicator.
lights: fore deck light mounted at spreader, and cockpit
light mounted under boom.
lights: 2 reading/work lights each hull
, plus galley
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
Cockpit light mounted under boom for ease of work and extended evening conversation. Seats 8 friends easily.
2 life jackets with bag, and throwable with floating line.
bunks: 1 starboard, 2 port. Linens included.
, new 2006.
Multiple pockets, pouches, and hammocks for stowing gear
, all instantly removable.
, 8 pound danforth-type.
Twin anchor rode
wells installed in port and starboard foredecks.
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.
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).
Contact: fryefamily at cox.net 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