Our 27 Islander is roomy enough for day-tripping a large family or a comfortable week’s cruising for a couple. Behind her gracefully-flared bow, she carries a 10'3” beam on a hard-chine hull that rises easily onto plane with twin 150-hp outboards or a single 250-300 mounted on a bracket.
This model retains the dry, soft-riding characteristics at useful speeds for which Eastern boats are known. Belowdecks, a forward V-berth converts to a settee with table or a spacious double bunk with the table lowered. An enclosed head provides a Vacu-flush toilet and a shower. Opposite to starboard is a hanging locker. A berth under the mid-deck presents additional sleeping capacity or capacious storage. A flat-screen TV for the cabin is standard, with reverse-cycle air conditioning optional. The mid-deck provides a galley-up aft of the helm seat. To port is a double forward-facing companion seat opposite the helm, with a double lounge seat and an aft-facing cooler seat behind.
An optional aft Bimini top can shade the upholstered transom bench seat, and a bow thruster can ease the docking process. Where can she take you?