Watkins 27

1977 — 1984
Designer
Walter Scott
Builder
Watkins Yachts
Association
Watkins Owners
# Built
500
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
27 0 / 8.2 m
Waterline Length
23 7 / 7.2 m
Beam
10 0 / 3.1 m
Draft
3 8 / 1.1 m
Displacement
7,500 lbs / 3,402 kg
Ballast
3,500 lbs / 1,588 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
352.9 ft2 / 32.8 m2
Total Sail Area
352.6 ft2 / 32.8 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
161.2 ft2 / 15 m2
P
29 11 / 9.1 m
E
10 9 / 3.3 m
Mast Height
38 6 / 11.8 m
Foresail
Sail Area
191.4 ft2 / 17.8 m2
I
34 9 / 10.6 m
J
10 11 / 3.4 m
Forestay Length
36 5 / 11.1 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Yanmar
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
20 gal / 76 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
40 gal / 151 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.52 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
14.74
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
46.67
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
252.48
moderate
Comfort Ratio
21.73
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
2.04
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

A pilot house version was available, but less than 10 were built. A keel/centerboard version exists but is also rare.
Draft BU: 2.75’
Draft BD: 6.50’

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