Kemily II | 1991 MetalCraft Kingston 27

Lions Head, ON, CA


MetalCraft Marineis a renowned builder of patrol boats and fire boats for the government sector, but custom-built this vessel for use as a family recreational boat. The welded aluminum hull, deck and fittings will stand up to daily commercial use, and the efficient Volvo Penta TMD-41B diesel (only 68 hours) will be cost effective to operate. With a 10' 6" beam, this is a big boat for her length.

If you are looking for a small dive boat, crew transfer vessel or work boat, or perhaps as a rugged adventure cruiser, this terrific hull and engine may meet your needs. Some updates and commercial certification would be needed, but this is an exceptional opportunity to get a sturdy, durable boat at a great value point. Sellers are open to offers.


  • Length: 27ft
  • Builder: MetalCraft Marine
  • Beam: 10' 6"
  • Draft: 3' 0"
  • Year: 1991
  • Hull: Aluminum
  • Status: Active

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  • Builder: MetalCraft Marine
  • Designer: Tom Wroe


  • Length Overall: 26.67 ft
  • Max Draft: 3' 0"
  • Beam Measure: 10' 6"


  • Total Power: 150
  • Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
  • Year Built: 1991
  • Engine Model: TMD41B
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 68
  • Engine Power: 150 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (25 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (50 Gallons)


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

From Designer Tom Wroe

“She was based on a tug style cruiser that we had built in1985; slightly larger and has more of a trawler look. We cut away the aft part of the keel to let her maneuver faster while still providing protection for the prop and rudder.”

Deck and Cockpit

At the bow, we have a good flat working surface, welded aluminum railing and anchor roller with hawse pipe to the chain locker below.

A good size, quality hatch provides light, ventilation and access to the cabin interior.

The side decks provide a secure walkway aft, with the helm access by a sliding door on starboard. Welded aluminum handrails on the cabin top provide a good grip, or double as tie-downs for gear stored on top.

The cockpit is deep and secure. The transom has fold-out steps down to and below the waterline for easy access to/from the water.

A vented propane locker on the port side is made from welded aluminum, and another welded locker on starboard provides gear stowage.

Another sliding door provides access from the cockpit into the main salon.

Mooring cleats are welded in, forward, mid-ships and aft. Removable floor panels in the cockpit provide access to the steering gear.


The single Volvo Penta TMD41B is a turbo-charged 6-cylinder marine diesel that develops approximately 150hp. It is fitted with a standard Volvo Penta control and instrument panel at the helm, and is equipped with a keel cooler.

The hour meter shows 68 original hours, and has been verified as working by the seller. Yes, the boat really has been very lightly used.

The engine starts remarkably quickly on turning over and runs smoothly.

The Volvo Penta transmission drives a solid stainless shaft through a dripless shaft seal to the big four bladed bronze prop, located just forward of the rudder for good handling.

The prop and rudder are protected by the keel forward and steel beams running aft below the prop to the rudder.


Entering the cabin from the aft cockpit, we have a generous open space. A settee on port could be used as a bunk, and a fold-out chart table is built in to the wall on starboard.

Large windows provide plenty of light, ventilation and visibility throughout.

One step up to the wheelhouse level, and we have the helm station on starboard, with a sliding door to the side deck. Opposite on port we have a galley area with sink, stowage and a two-burner propane cooktop.

Access to the engine mechanical systems is easy, below the floor boards.

Stepping down to the forward cabin, we have the private head on port, with sink, marine toilet and stowage lockers.

The forward berth area provides a bunk space, stowage and access to the chain locker. An overhead hatch leads out on to the foredeck.

Electrical and Mechanical Systems


A 12 Volt DC electrical system is driven by two batteries (replacement suggested), one each for engine starting and house systems. Charging is through the engine alternator.

At the helm station, we have switches/fuses for nine circuits covering lighting and accessories.

Some minor work is required to bring the system up to contemporary ABYC standards with respect to battery fusing and disconnect switches.

There is no shore power equipment installed at present.


The boat has a Humminbird 899 Ci HD sonar/GPS chart plotter, with side imaging. New about 2-3 years ago. It uses a transom mounted transducer.

A VHF radio is fitted with a rooftop whip antenna.

There is a vintage AM/FM/Cassette stereo deck.


Potable water pressure pump

Fuel filter

Propane piping from the propane locker to the range. ( Shut-off solenoid must be added for contemporary standards compliance)

Safety Equipment

  • Automatic Bilge Pump
  • Anchor with chain/rope rode
  • Spotlight
  • Boat hook
  • Re-boarding via transom steps
  • 1x Fire extinguisher
  • VHF Radio

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.


Please contact Jeff Cole directly – jeff@harrisellis.comor by text or phone at 226-791-2881


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Kemily II | MetalCraft Kingston 27 27ft

CAD$ 125,000

Lions Head, ON, CA

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