Which Mirage 27? The Mirage company of Quebec
(RIP) made several hundred 27s, including one of Bob Perry's best designs. (I'm a bit prejudiced because I have hull
number 413 and I'm very fond of the boat.)
But I think there is also a British marque, about which I know nothing.
I also know nothing about the other vessels you mention, so I can't make a comparison.
The Canadian Mirages, however, are pretty solid cruiser/racers. They are reasonably fast although pilot error keeps me from winning any races. They're also pretty forgiving of newbie mistakes
and with a couple of reefs
, they'll ride out most weather
-- or at least most that we get on Lake Ontario
is long enough for me to lie down in (at 6 feet) but the wheel
makes scrambling around a ... well .. scramble. The coamings are high enough to feel secure and comfy to lean on.
is comfortable (again with room for a six footer to sleep comfortably on the port settee.) The v-berth will sleep two, unless one of them has to get up in the night.
is a bit limited, I fear.
What else? Masthead rig, reverse transom, fin keel
. The deck
has balsa core
in most of it, so there's a possibility of water
incursion around deck
fittings. (Connemara has some areas of moisture but is pretty dry for a 28-year old boat. No delamination
.) The hull
itself is solid glass.
So, if that's the Mirage you're looking at, there's some info.