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1987 O'Day 272

$8,900 Gloucester, Massachusetts
Make O'Day
Model 272
Year 1987
Condition Used
Price US$8,900
Type Sail
Class Cruiser (Sail)
Length 27 ft
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass
Location Gloucester, Massachusetts
LOA 26 ft 11 in
Length at Water Line 22 ft 11 in
Beam 9 ft
Max Draft 2 ft 11 in
Keel Type enums.keel-type.kt-wing
Displacement 4870 lb
Ballast 1870 lb
Cabin Headroom 6 ft 2 in
Designer C. Raymond Hunt Associates
Builder O'DAY Yachts
Double Berths 1
Heads 1
Fuel Tanks 1 x 10 gal (UK) (Aluminum)
Fresh Water Tanks 1 x 25 gal (UK)
Holding Tanks 1
Hull Shape Monohull


Price lowered to $ 8,900 to encourage a Fall Sale.

"The O'DAY 272 was designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates to be fast and nimble, moderately light and lively and easily sailed by one or two".  She is simply rigged with a roller furling jib, mid boom sheeting and most sail controls led aft.  She sports a modern wing keel made of lead (not iron) drawing only 35" and weighs in at 1870 lbs for good stability.  With berths for up to 4 plus a child and decent headroom and a 7' cockpit, she can be cruised or daysailed in comfort.

OASIS has only had two Owners and has benefited from always being professionally maintained by the same Boat Yard since new.  She has been adult owned and primarily daysailed throughout her life so she shows minimal wear and tear.  Her cushions are in very good condition.  OASIS has a FWC WESTERBEKE 10 HP diesel with only 275 hours, not an outboard.

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Headroom at the companionway is 6'2 lowering to 5'10 at the main bulkhead forward.  The forward cabin V-Berth for two is 7' long and 5' wide at the head and has a filler piece.  There is an overhead hatch and cabin lights.  Next aft is a sink and vanity to port with a locker outboard and marine toilet to a holding tank with overboard discharge to starboard, hanging locker outboard.  The main salon sleeps one each in a portside 6'8 berth with a 5'6 "child's" berth opposite to starboard.  The aft portside quarter berth is 7' long and 5' wide at its head.  The L-shaped galley is aft to starboard and contains a two burner alcohol stove, cutting board, sink and icebox.  Ample storage outboard and below the counter.   There is a fixed dining table that folds up against the forward port main bulkhead. The interior is nicely finished with teak venners and fiberglass sole with teak and holly inserts.  Two throw rugs complete the bright, inviting and practical cabins.

Hull and Deck

OASIS's original white gelcoted topsides are in great condition.  Her original blue cove and waterline stripes shine nicely.  The deck has a contrasting nonskid finish that cuts down on glare and is appealing to the eye.  There are teak handrails and toerail caps.  She has bow and stern pulpits with life lines.  The life lines can be dropped at the cockpit to make boarding easier. Forward she has an acnhor locker well and aft she has a nice swimming ladder.  The cockpit has a deep locker to starboard and another locker aft of that where a gas tank would go is she were outboard powered.  OASIS has an outboard rudder and is tiller steered.

Sailing Equipment

Anodized aluminum mast and boom.  Single spreader masthead rig.  SELDON FURLEX 100S jib furling system new in 2005 including a new winch, halyards and deck clutches for the lines led aft.  Sails include a mainsail which was serviced in the Spring of 2011, 130% genoa and a working jib.  Single line reefing system led aft.  Mainsail cover.  Internal halyards, outhaul and reefing lines.  Adjustable topping lift. Midship traveler means no mainsheet hanging over your head!   Windex and flag halyard.


VHF Marine radio with masthead antenna.  2012 AUTOHELM tillerpilot.  DATAMARINE digital depthsounder and knotmeter mounted in port bulkhead.

Electrical System

12 Volt Circuit Breaker Panel.  Two marine batteries new in 2011 with selector switch.  Navigation lights. Interior lighting.


Original FRESH WATER COOLED WESTERBEKE Model 10TWO 10 HP Diesel with about 255 hours on the meter.  Always professionally maintained and never a problem.  It did get a new water pump and alternator in 2005.  Engine gauges include water temp, oil pressure, hourmeter and voltmeter.  Access for servicing is good.

Additional Equipment

DANFORTH Type Anchor, Vinyl Coated Chain and Rode

New Bulkhead Mounted RITCHI Compass

Original O'Day Boat WESTERBEKE Manuals

Pump Handles, Yacht Ensign, Docklines and Fenders

(4) Life jackets, Tiller Cover




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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