Congratulations Henry and wish you well with the new boat.
The Spacesailor 27 is a great design - like a big brother of the Spacesailor 24 - both from the board of Kim Swarbrick who had a knack of squeezing a lot into the boats he designed. The brialliant thing is both carry a lot of space below (hence the names) but both also sail really well.
There were not very many 27's built and they used to be always in high demand. Had a couple of pals who owned two and despite being built for family
cruising, neither were slouches around the race
We built one of Kims later designs, a Swarbrick 9.7 around 1993/4. I am not sure how that fleet developed since we left WA in 1996, but it was more of a one design offshore race
boat with cruising possible on the side. Almost the reverse of the Spacy 27.
Anyway, well done. Enjoy sailing her.