27ft Rossiters Pintail. GRP Sloop.


Price Details

Price: £19,950 GBP
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland GB
Make: Rossiter’s of Christchurch, Dorset.
Year: 1973
Condition: Very good and in commission.
Category:  GRP Bermudan Sloop Sail
Class: Pintail 27.  Sail Cruiser
Keel Type: Triple Keel


Vessel in the water in commission and Ready to Go. GRP moulded hull and decks , Yanmar 2GM 20 Marine Diesel engine.
She is one of the last examples of this Rossiter’s Pintail 27 design to be built (approx 40 built) . Her present owner and only her third since new, has carried out some

significant upgrading and updating to the  the navigation and electrical systems.  He had stainless steel shoes on the keel as she is kept on a hard drying mooring

October 2020 insurance survey, available upon request.  Part I MCA registered.

She provides very comfortable accommodation , 4 berths in two cabins with good standing headroom.  Taylors paraffin cabin heating.

She is in good overall condition well equipped and routinely maintained.

Found to be a very dependable sea boat , rewarding to sail cruise.


Length Overall: 8.31m   LWL: 7.01m

Beam: 2.67m   Draft:1.07m

Cabin headroom  5ft 11ins.    Air draft:  Approx 10m

Displacement: 5.20 tonnes
Engine Power: 20hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Taylors Stainless steel Paraffin cabin heater  with tank installed new in 2003.

two water tanks with 126 litre capacity . Foot pump supply , cold water only to heads and the galley sink.

Heads separate compartment with a pullout basin and an original Baby Blake toilet.

240v shore power ring main with RCD protection, sockets in the saloon and fore cabin.. A long shore power lead.

Solar panel changes the domestic battery.  1 of two 12v  heavy duty batteries,  Engine driven alternator.

Merlin Battery Monitor


Builder:  Purbrook Rossiter of Christchurch, Dorset.
Designer: Hugh Rossiter
Boat Name: Spintail


Engine Model: Yanmar GM20 installed, new 2003. Twin cylinders, raw water cooled, naturally aspirated.
Fuel Type: diesel consumption approx 2 litres pr hour

Engine located under the companionway/cockpit sole.  Electric start , last serviced 2021.

Triple bronze propeller  forward and reversing gear box..    Cruising speed of 5.5knots  Maximum 7.5 knots.


GRP moulded hull, GRP moulded deck with grey Treadmaster laid on top. . Black Topsides. Varnished wooden top rail and covering boards.

White superstructure . Deep open aft cockpit all fitted out in vanished wood.
Twin bilge keels, 2 ton long lead keel. Stainless steel  shoes added to each keel, as she stands on a gravel / stone drying mooring.
Transom hung rudder, tiller steering

Major refit in 2003 and since the vessel has continued being updating and routine maintenance carried out. .


Sprayhood, Dodgers with name . Over head height boom crutch.
Fenders and warps. Flag staff and holder on the transom.

Plough anchor  50m chain,  CQR kedge anchor.  A manual anchor winch.


A Bermudan rigged sloop, rigged by Kemps

Gold anodised deck stepped mast with a silver boom , a boom crutch

Sail wardrobe:  Dacron main sail, in good condition, Full battened, slab reefing : single line two reefing points,  stack pack with lazy jacks.
A Roller reefing,  Tan, Dacron genoa, controlled from the cockpit, good condition with new sacrificial strip.
Cruising chute with snuffer, hardly used. 2 x further hank on smaller sails
2 x Lewmar 44 self-tailing Sheet winches , two speed. 2 x  Halyard Lewmar 16 and a 7, winches .

All lines led back to cockpit organisers  including the reefing lines and the kicker. Stainless steel standing rigging replaced in 2014.

Most of the Running rigging both wire and rope has been renewed in 2021.

Navigation Equipment:

Large Brass Sestral compass,

Icom IC-M423G DSC VHF with Commandmike in cockpit
Raymarine E7 plotter
Raymarine ST60+ Tridata display
Raymarine ST60+ Graphic repeater
NASA Clipper wind instrument
NASA Target depth instrument
Raymarine ST4000+ tiller pilot system with S3 Course computer
Digital Yacht AIS receiver

Safety Equipment:  Life raft,  Stainless steel Pushpit and pulpit stanchions and guard wires.
3 x bilge pumps. LED flares, Deck lifelines.


Disclaimer: Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.