TALAVAYA | 1989 Catalina 27 Tall Rig Sloop

Belleville, ON, CA


The Catalina 27 was conceived in a 1970 design partnership between Robert Finch, and the founder of Catalina Yachts, Frank Butler. Butler built an incredible number of 27s (over 6000) at his boat factory in Southern California using modern boatbuilding processes that are not too different to methods employed today. Initial production started in 1971. She had an incredibly spacious interior and she was affordably priced at a time when cruising sailboats had captured the public imagination. These factors helped the boat find immediate success, in fact in the first three years 1,500 boats popped off the production line thats ten per week.

Its rare to find a late 80s model Catalina 27 in such great condition as TALAYAVAespecially with her having both a tall rig and a wing keel. The Catalina 27 is a roomy, affordable, family friendly boat. Whether its a day sail in in the 1000 Islands or a cruise through the North Channel, TALAVAYA is ready to go.

This boat is in immaculate condition inside and out. The current owners have attended to every detail to make this a comfortable cruise ready boat for any couple or family. Catalina 27s are incredibly roomy, with 62 headroom down below, a big V berth, 3 single berths, with an enclosed head compartment. Theres a tidy galley near the companionway.

TALAVAYA has a furling jib and comes with a cruising spinnaker. This is a wing keel model with a draft of just 4 feet, perfect for exploring smaller anchorages. These boats have a roomy cockpit and are fun and easy to sail.

Auxiliary power is Universal M3-20 Closed Cooling diesel. Her electronics package rivals those of larger modern yachts.

The owners have extensive documentation for all upgrades. TALAVAYA is ready for a summer of cruisingjust bring sunscreen, smiles and snacks.


  • Length: 27ft
  • Beam: 8' 9"
  • Draft: 3' 6"
  • Year: 1989
  • Displacement: 6850 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Speed: 7
  • Status: Active

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  • Designer: Frank Butler
  • Keel: Winged Keel


  • Length Overall: 26.83 ft
  • Length Waterline: 21.75 ft
  • Max Draft: 3' 6"
  • Displacement: 6850 lb
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 2700 lb
  • Cabin Head room measure: 6' 2"
  • Beam Measure: 8' 9"


  • Total Power: 20
  • Engine Brand: Universal
  • Year Built: 1989
  • Engine Model: M3-20 Closed Cooling
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1400
  • Engine Power: 20 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (25 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (20 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 1
  • Number of heads: 1

General Equipment

  • Anchor: 10 kg Bruce
  • Anchor Chain: 30 feet
  • Anchor Rode: 100 feet
  • Batteries: 2 x 12v house batteries new in 2023
  • Battery Selector Switch
  • Bilge Blower
  • Bilge Pumps: 1 Manual
  • Bilge Pumps: 1 Electric bilge pump with float new in 2023
  • Alternator Info: new in 2021
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Bow Rail
  • Bow Roller
  • Cabin Curtains and Blinds
  • Cockpit Table: Custom wood folding table
  • Companion way custom screen door
  • Storage Cradle
  • Fenders: 6 new in 2020
  • Head: Manual
  • LED lights in galley and Main cabin
  • Pressured Water
  • Screens on Hatches and Ports
  • Shore Power Inlets: 1
  • Shore Power Amps: 30 amps
  • Shore Power Cord Length: 30amp power cord with 15 to 30 amp cheater
  • Spare Prop: 3 bladed prop installed with a spare 2 bladed prop


  • BBQ: Force 10 propane BBQ – needs new rail bracket
  • Icebox
  • Stove: 2 burner pressurized alcohol stove

Safety Equipment

  • Boat Hook
  • Fire Extinguishers: 2
  • Horn
  • Life Ring
  • Life Jackets: 4


  • Auto Pilot: EV100 Raymarine Autopilot with ACU 100 auxiliary power and SeaTalk network, includes p70 helm control (fully calibrated for this vessel) new in 2023
  • Chart-Plotter: Raymarine Element chart plotter fully connected to SeaTalk with auto pilot new in 2023
  • Compass on Binnacle
  • Depth Sounder
  • Knot Meter
  • VHF with DSC: New in 2022
  • Small solar panel on pole

Canvas Info

  • Colour: Cadet Grey
  • Main sail cover and foam life line covers grey Sunbrella Cadet grey 2020
  • Sunbrella Cadet Grey helm cover
  • Awning
  • Mainsail Cover
  • Pedestal Cover
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Hatch Covers

Sails and Rigging

  • Keel Type: Wing Keel
  • Rig: Tall Rig Sloop
  • Spar Material: Aluminum
  • Rigging: SS Wire
  • 2nd original Catalina 27 rudder (never been used)
  • Mainsail: Full batten mainsail 10 years old
  • Traveler: on coachroof
  • Lazy Jacks
  • Headsail 1: 150 Genoa original
  • Headsail 2: 125 Genoa 12 years old
  • Roller Furling: Furlex
  • Symmetrical Spinnaker
  • All New running rigging with spinnaker halyard in 2021
  • New sheets main and foresail sheets in 2021
  • New led anchor light in 2021
  • New mast steaming light with deck light in 2021
  • Whisker Pole: new in 2021
  • Back Stay Adjuster: Split Backstay
  • Boom Vang
  • Topping Lift
  • Emergency Tiller
  • Winches Standard: 1
  • Winches Self-Tailing: 3
  • Winch Handles: 2
  • Wheel Steering: Edson wheel with new stainless shifter and throttle levers


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.


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TALAVAYA | Catalina 27 Tall Rig Sloop 27ft

CAD$ 24,900

Belleville, ON, CA

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