Southwind is a 1979 Pacific Seacraft Orion 27, a sturdily built and very capable blue water cruiser.
Southwind comes with a complete set of sails (mainsail new 2017, 135% Genoa new in 2012), ground tackle including three anchors (Spade, Fortress, CQR), reliable Raymarine tiller pilot and many other spares and extras.
She has had significant improvements and work done over the last two years by an ABYC certified boat yard while she's been in Deltaville, VA.
Bottom paint, trim work (Cetol) and boot and cove stripe paint (Interlux) as well as new tiller, USB chargers, bilge pump, main battery, throttle cables and start/stop buttons have all had recent work completed.
The Betamarine 20HP diesel was an upgrade over the original Yanmar 16HP and was installed new about 10 years ago by a professional boatyard. It has been a great motor with around 1000 hours to date. This summer the engine was remove and many deficiencies were corrected while the boat was not being sailed.
In August 2020 her engine was removed, the head was reconditioned, valves rebuilt, all (three) fuel injectors replaced, exhaust hose to thru hull replaced, new heat exchanger header tank installed. She got a new pressure relief cap and handle, injector lines, raw water hose and glow plug bus bar.
To complete this significant rebuild all four engine mounts were replaced, engine compartment painted, engine painted and reinstalled.
Southwind was recently (May, 2020) inspected by a certified surveyor and the running rigging, deck, compression post, mast, boom and hull were found to be free from any deficiencies.
As with many 40 year old boats some issues will need to be addressed. Forward hatch lens, minor interior water damage and companion way hatch needs replacement.
The current owners are in Arizona due to the pandemic and unable to complete their sailing plans.
'Southwind' is currently on the hard in Deltaville, Va and is being sold at a deeply discounted price 'as is'.