More than 5,000 kilometers to participate in a regatta in pairs in the northern seas. This is the long journey of a couple of friends, owners of a Seascape 27, who have gone from Ljubljana in Slovenia to reach the distant Oslo and participate to the Skagerrak Twostar 2013: 200 miles of sailing from the capital to the town of Arendal and return.
The Seascape 27 is a 26’2” (7.99m) cruiser-racer sailboat designed by Sam Manuard Yacht Design (France). She was built between 2012 and 2018 by Seascape (Slovenia). She has been awarded “2015 – Cruising World – Boat of the Year: Cruiser/Racer“.
The Seascape 27 has also been marketed as First 27 – 2018.
This Slovenian-built creation from a pair of Mini-Transat veterans (Samual Manard is the designer) is only 3,100 pounds, and its billed as a mini crossover. In Europe, they’re racing them one-design and offshore. It’s quick, road-ready, ocean-worthy, and perfect for weekends with the tribe. For $120,000 it’s fully loaded and racing.
The interior is an exemplary use of volume, with a retracting spinnaker bin, a head, two big and long settees, and sitting headroom. The centerboard’s manual hydraulic pump brings it home with a few pumps.
DESIGNED FOR: Shorthanded racing, camper cruising, and daysailing
REQUIRED CREW: Solo, twin, or four around the cans
BEST ATTRIBUTES: Innovative details, versatility, performance, trailerability, one-design class