The Spacesailer 27 is a 27-foot (8.3 metre) fiberglass yacht designed by local naval architect Kim Swarbrick in the 1970s.
The SS27 was designed for high performance racing whist at the same time providing spacious accommodation for cruising at a reasonable cost. Today, there are over 40 SS27’s in use in WA, including 15 at South of Perth Yacht Club.
They can be competitively raced with a crew of 4, but optimum racing performance is more comfortably achieved with a crew of 6.
A single design racing yacht or short-medium range cruiser.
The yacht is easily sailed by a skipper and one crew when cruising. The interior layout varies from boat to boat but typically includes up to six berths, dinette, sink, ice box, head (marine toilet) and hanging storage space. There is full headroom over most of the cabin area. An inboard diesel engine of 10-18 HP is commonly used for auxiliary propulsion.