9/1/06, 1974 Newport 27, Traverse City, Michigan, asking $10,500, price reduced 6/6/08 to $7,000

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1974 Newport 27 "Perica"

  • made by Capitol Yachts
  • CPY-27429-0474
  • LWL 25' Draft 4'3" Beam 9'2"
  • Displacement 6000#
  • 34' mast (stands 39' off the water w/ antenna)
  • with 2800lb mooring and chain in West Grand Traverse Bay


  • There is no fiberglass damage and the bottom of the hull looks as it has been recently repainted. The rudder and Keel are both in remarkable shape for the boats age.


  • Includes Main with black Sunbrella cover, and 150+ Genoa racing sail which was brand new in 2000 and barely used.
  • Hood Roller furler new in 2000
  • Brand new Forestay in 2006!!!


  • Includes Dual axle trailer which has been used primarily for storage purposes but will go down the road. ( I towed it 45 minutes without a problem at all.) There are no lights at the moment but they could be added if necessary.


  • The boat is powered by a 30hp Atomic4 which was rebuilt in 1995 and only has 230 hours on her since rebuild according to the hourmeter. It runs great so I have no reason to doubt that. I did a tune up this summer including a Pertronix Flame Thrower High Performance Coil for better spark and starting power. The boat has a 12" three blade prop (Pitch 6RH, Bore 7/8) to move it through the water with ease.
  • The engine area is rigged up with lighting for a much easier time working on the motor or retrieving parts from the storage underneath.
  • Has Temperature, Tachometer, AMP, and Hour gauges


  • 12volt and 120volt capable.
  • Full cabin lights
  • Switch panel
  • 2 brand new batteries this spring including one Deep Cycle and 1 Marine starting. Both are wired into a dual battery switch.
  • Automatic battery charging system for shore power
  • Shore power cable with adapters and extensions


  • Garmin GPS 76
  • Autohelm Autopilot with all books and instructions new in 2001
  • Numerous charts and charting tools, including waypoints all over the great lakes to guide you anywhere you need to go.
  • Newer Standard/Horizon VHF
  • 2 compasses (1 inside the cabin and 1 in the cockpit new in 2001)
  • Autohelm Depth and Knotmeter new in 1997
  • a brand new laminated tiller, purchased this year, with black Sunbrella cover


  • Brand new Main and Jib Halyards this summer with Technora core line. New dock lines, Main sheet and Jenny sheet new in 2000 and all in extremely good shape.
  • A huge bag of lines in all sorts of diameters and lengths is included


  • 19 Gallon fuel tank
  • 25 Gallon water tank
  • 14.5 gallon waste tank


  • Includes 4 winches. 2 mast winches for the halyards and 2 for in the cockpit with matching black Sunbrella covers
  • Several winch handles, most of which are locking.


  • 2 bags full of life jackets
  • Large first aid kit.
  • 4 fire extinguishers
  • Large container of sealed Flares
  • 1 electrical with float switch, 2 manual handheld, 1 fixed mount manual in cockpit.
  • 1 Sea anchor


  • 2 burner Alcohol stove
  • Icebox
  • Sink with faucet.
  • Head with almost full standing room OTHER ACCESSORIES:
  • 2 climbing harnesses with carabeeners. (they work, trust me)
  • 1 telescoping whisker pole
  • Numerous spare parts including blocks, assorted stainless marine grade bolts, screws and nuts,
  • All sorts of tools, cleaners and maintenance parts.
  • Folding swim ladder
  • Numerous dock fenders and cushions.
  • Interior cushions re-upholstered in 1995 and look new.
  • 3 telescoping boat hooks.
  • 2 companionway hatches including a full screen hatch for those warm summer nights.
  • Sony AM/FM Cassete stereo with speakers.
  • 30 watt Hailer system
  • Two cockpit cushions new in 2002 for those long voyages.
  • Almost all the wood is in great shape. Looks to have been replaced at one point. Some sanding and Varnish could be done but there is no rotting on any part of the boat. Interior wood is immaculate.
  • 2 Danforth Anchors 25' chain and 150' of rode


  • I do not believe the boat has ever seen saltwater, but I know it has not for the last 10 years.
  • I had a mooring installed in about 12 feet of water in beautiful West Grand Traverse Bay this summer as well. We can work out a deal to include this if you are interested. If slips are needed, there are transient slips available less than a half mile from the mooring at Clinch Park Marina in Traverse City, Michigan. In/Out service is 1/4 mile away at Elmwood Harbor.

    6ft Dinghy is included free with purchase!!!

    So many extras I can't even remember. Basically everything you need to sail safely . The boat is very stable and relatively fast in the water. It is very easy to handle under sail. I have sailed her through some rough conditions and never felt unsafe.

    The boat is in the water now and can be sailed away or stored for next spring at buyers desire. I can accommodate storage for this winter if need be. I have the capability to tow this somewhere if needed as well for a reasonable charge.

    We are selling it because we honestly donít have the time for a big boat and we are going to get back into dinghy sailing. I would be willing to entertain partial trades on racers such as lasers, 420's, or JY's.

    Feel free to contact me with any questions, to get more pictures or to arrange a sail!

    The Newport is sold! I ended up having to ebay it after I moved to Florida and lost my storage spot. Still turned out ok (5500), and it was better than having to truck it from Northern Michigan to Florida. Thanks again for all your help. Iíll be in the market for a new boat soon, and your site will be the first I search.
    Traverse City, Michigan

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