Varne 27 - Yacht Varne Deux

Lying Blyth, Northumberland, UK

Rigged For cruising: roller reefing foresail with stack pack on mainsail.

For Sale - £ 8,000 GBP

Varne Deux starboard tack close hauled

Year Built: 1978. In the present owner's care since 2013. Selling due to purchase of a larger boat.

Varne yachts are known for handling heavy weather easily, aided by the deep "v" bow and attract rave reviews for their seaworthiness. Accommodation for a boat of this size is generous. The forward cabin is a large storage area, but there are still 4 berths. Lighting internal and Nav has been upgraded to LEDs. The engine, uprated from the original has very few hours.


LOA: 8.45m (27'9")
Beam: 2.70m (8'10")                                                                                         
Draft: 1.30m (4'3")
Displacement: 2,812kg (6,200.5lbs)
Headroom: 1.78m (5'10")
Engine: Beta Marine (2013)


  • Mainsail: Kemp boom, 2 Reef Sail supplied and fitted new by Storrar marine sail (2015)
  • Stack Pack: 2015 (Douthwaite sails)
  • Headsail: Furling (new Profurl 2016). Sail supplied and fitted new, including UV protection snubber, by Storrar marine in 2015
  • Spinnaker: Good condition, with pole
  • Rig: Professionally set 2016


  • Engine New 2013 - Beta Marine 14 (very few engine hours)
  • Drive: Sail drive, 2 bladed folding propellor
  • Fuel: Single on-board Diesel tank

Navigation and Other Equipment

  • Tiller Steering
  • Compass: Yes
  • Speed: Yes
  • VHS: Yes
  • Sprayhood fitted 2015 by Douthwaite sails
  • Internal Lights: Yes
  • Nav lights Rewire and LED converted in 2016
  • New sprayhood 2015
  • Water: 2 x water tanks
  • Cooker, Grill, Sink, Manual water system

Other Notes:

The owner recommends that, had he not bought a larger boat, he would perform the following maintenance: painting above the waterline, replacing headlining, Wind generator replacement bearings

Latest Varne 27 Review: Sailing Today May 2008
"Duncan Kent ... sails a curvaceous classic, the Varne 27 which ... handles like a dream"
"The Varne 27 is an old school classic in the mould of the Nicholsons, Contessas and Rustlers of her day. She is fast and formidable in a good blow while remaining impeccably mannered. Her motion at sea is supremely smooth, as you'd expect from a deep-veed hull with long overhangs, and she is built to withstand a storm at sea with little consequence" "A Perfect Sense of Proportion", "The little known Varne 27 is a treat for those who want a compact, well behaved and seakindly offshore cruiser", "Downright Gorgeous" "steady as a rock off the wind"

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Click photos below for higher resolution

Varne Deux Broad Reach
Varne Deux on a Broad Reach


Varne Deux from the bow
Varne Deux shown from the bow on a reach (note: this photo is at maximum resolution already)

Varne Deux Reefed Port Tack
Varne Deux Port Tack

Varne Deux Stbd Tacking
Varne Deux


Varne Deux in a hoist Cradle
Varne Deux Cradled and hoisted

Varne Deux - interior cabin
Cabin Detail in Varne Deux


Varne Deux cabin shot 2
Cabin Detail 2 in Varne Deux

Varne Deux's Galley
Galley - Varne Deux

New Bets Marine engine in Varne Deux
Beta Marine 14, New in 2013 and low running hours

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