img10902The new Legend 27 is a brand new boat from Opal Marine designed to provide an entry level into this popular fleet of yachts built in the USA and Portland UK. The 27 will be available in three versions; a competitively priced basic sail away boat, a fully equipped cruising yacht and a performance optimised racing version.

img10901The Base version has wheel steering, portable toilet, mainsail with roller furling jib and an inboard diesel. The Cruising version provides additional luxuries such as shore power, pressurised hot and cold water, marine head and shower and electrically powered insulated cooler. Both yachts have the choice of shallow, deep or bilge keels. The race version has tiller steering and a taller mast with racing sails and a deep keel. Although the interior will match that of the cruiser, it is built with weight saving materials and techniques developed for the company's well known express cruiser the HC50.

Considerable thought has been put to special accommodation features that make life easier for skipper and crew. An galley locker houses a fully removable cooler. This unobtrusive unit can easily be taken home to refill with stores or to clean. The aft cabin features a top loading hanging locker with removable liner and storage pockets while a specially designed canvas storage system contains the dishware. All these items can be removed for cleaning and preparation for the next weekend aboard.

The Legend 27 has a generous hull volume which both maximises performance and sea keeping qualities while allowing a comfortable accommodation layout. An open plan saloon with "V" berth, fully enclosed head and private aft cabin. The L shaped galley, chart table and ample stowage ensures the new boat is an extremely comfortable family coastal cruiser.

The Southampton Boat Show will see the launch of the Cruising Version on stand F9 while the Racing Version will be available in the autumn.

Legend 27


Length O/A8.33 m27.32 ft.
Waterline7.18m23.55 ft.
Draft (shoal or twin)1.05m3.44 ft.
Displacement (Shoal, Cruising Version)3,296 kg7266.36 lbs.
Sail area (cruising version)36 sqm387.5 sq. ft.

Further information can be obtained from:

Phil Hoskins
Opal Marine
Tel: +44 (0) 2392 583242

Legend Yachts are marketed in North American as Hunter sailboats. See