Sailboat for Sale by Owner
Newport 27s Sloop Rigged Coastal Cruiser
S/V Diana Lynn Is SOLD - Lying alongside in Pensacola, Florida USA

Contact: Capt. Noel - 850 393-7008 or Email

The yacht Diana Lynn is a well found coastal cruiser owned and maintained by a professional merchant marine officer. She is well-equipped and well-maintained and ready to sail any coast or Caribbean with the right captain at the helm. Ready to sail away or can be delivered the East Coast, Gulf of Mexico or Caribbean by:

She is a veteran Baja Mexico cruiser whose hailing port was Bodega Bay, California. We sailed with our family which includes small children, up and down the California Coast. She was sailed to Pensacola via the Panama Canal. Currently she is lying alongside in Pensacola, Florida USA.

She is offered for sale because of the owner's professional sailing and business commitments which sadly allow little time for pleasure sailing.

Hull Dimensions:
Hull & Sail Number: 525
Built 1976 by: Capital Yachts
Length Overall: 27 feet
Total Beam: 10 feet
Draft: 5'0"
Air Draft: 39 feet
450 sq. ft. sail area
Headroom: 6'3"
Sleeps: 6 adults
Displacement: 6,000 lbs.
Rig: Sloop
Auxiliary Engine: Universal Marine Atomic 4
30HP 1,000 Hours
Cruise speed 5.5k - Max speed 6.5k
15 Gallons Fuel Tank
25 Gallons Fresh Water Tank
Tiller Steering (steering stand for wheel Included)

Primary winches are two speed #30's. Three #7's, one speed winches for Main halyard, jib halyard, and mainsheet. Mid-boom traveler. Tiller steering. Danforth Fortress 14 lb. anchor with 15ft. chain and 250ft. 5/8' nylon line.
Reaching pole, Bosun's chair, Jack lines.

Principal Equipment:

Furuno Model 1721 Mark-2 2 KW CRT Radar
Furuno FCV-600 Color Depth Sounder
JRC J-Nav 500 Differential GPS
Garmin GPS 120XL with Garmin GBR-21 Differential Beacon Receiver
Raytheon Autohelm ST2000+ with NEMA Interface Box
Autohelm Digital Windvane Interfaced to Autopilot
Windpilot Servo Pendulum Self Steering Windvane
Apelco VHF Marine Radio
Kenwood KDC3007 4-speaker CD/AM-FM High Power Sound System in Marine enclosure
Standard Horizon AS45 Knot Meter
Plastimo Mini-Contest Compass
Guest Model 2610 10amp 2-Bank 3-Stage Fixed Battery Charging System

Principal Equipment Continued:

Davis Echomaster Radar Reflector
Davis Windex Windvane
Kenyon 2 Burner Marine Stove
500 watt Aircraft Landing Light mounted below Radar Dome in a stainless steel enclosure for embarrassing ships, tugs and other pests that fail to give way or acknowledge your presence.


Two deep cycle batteries, one is a group 27 and the main house battery is a 4-D. Interstate (New May 2003) and 110 Volt shore power.
Phone hookup

Upgrades and Improvements:

All spars removed and painted with seven coats of AWLGRIP aliphatic polyurethane paint in 1999

All standing and running rigging and turnbuckles replaced with 316 in 1999
New lifelines in 2003
New batteries in May 2003
Rebuilt engine with 1,000 hours
Ablative bottom paint in good condition and cleaned quarterly by a diver
All electrical wiring and lights replaced in 1999
New stainless steel 3-bladed Prop installed in 2002
New Pertronix Electronic Ignition System installed in 2002
New Primary Ignition wires installed in 2002
New Oversize Raw Water Strainer Thru Hull and Hoses 2002
New Main Sail Cover in 2003
New Alternator belt installed in 2003
New High Capacity Fresh Water Cooling Pump installed in 2003
Engine freshly tuned, oil changed, and fuel filter replaced in August 2003

Owner Comments:

Diana Lynn looks good and is a pleasure to sail. The rig and all the systems work perfectly. All of the electronics are interfaced and talk to each other. With the right software (we use MaxSea) you can plug in your laptop and enjoy point-and-click voyage planing and navigation. I will include charts of the Gulf of Mexico and provide the new owner with a sea trial, proper turnover and vessel familiarization. She's a sweet gal at a fair price and deserves a home with a good owner who will appreciate her and care for her like I have. "Remember, when you buy quality you only cry once".


Capt. N Shaw - 850 393-7009 or Via Email

Here you can see the chillybin, sink and J-Nav 500 Differential GPS.

Deigo Garcia North Shore BIOT

Looking aft out the companionway you can see first mate Laurie sunning in the cockpit in beautiful Santa Rosa Sound. Notice the rail bristling with sensors and antennas. The big wooden paddle on the stern is the oar for the Windpilot Servo Pendulum self steering gear. It doesn't use any electricity and will steer a perfect coarse based on wind angle all day and all night long. It makes no noise and there are only a few moving parts.

Caicos Beach

Looking forward towards the companionway you can see the mounted GPS and the Autohelm along with the knot meter and compass. Check out the slick AWLGRIP job on the traveler. You can thank Laurie for the seven coats of Cetol Marine stain and three coats of Cetol gloss on the brightwork.

Diego Garcia Yacht Club BIOT

Here is what girls like to do best, you guessed it . . . chill out, kick back and catch some rays.

Captain Tony's Ride - Second Life

90 sq. ft. - Working Jib & 45sq. ft. - Storm Jib
Ratings: PHRF:196 / IOR:21.7 / CCA 24.7

140% Genoa - 225 sq. ft.

Big Boy Toys

This is a glimpse of the settee and the starboard side bunk. The back of the bunk folds up into bunkbeds. This is where the kids like to sleep. There is a leecloth for the top bunk that keeps you from rolling out of the rack in a seaway.

The settee (tabletop) folds down to create another double berth. This is where two adults would sleep if they were guests. You could technically sleep six people with two in the bunks, two in the settee and two in the V-berth.

It is cozy for two adults and two-three kids. You could sleep four adults if you're close friends. The head door swings out to separate the V-berth from the main cabin.

This is looking aft at the companionway. The steps are removeable to access the engine compartment. The space down to the left is an additional quarter berth that we have carpeted to use for additional storage. I use it all the time when single-handing as it is very secure in a seaway because it is down low and near the center of the boat so there is not much motion.

This is the countertop, sink and the head. It is small but functional and the wood is highly varnished.

Here is the head (marine toilet). You can see the Furuno Color Depth Sounder on the lower right.

Other Equipment:

Cockpit cushions. 4 safety life vests. Sunbrella sail cover, and covers for all winches. 3 Dry chemical manual fire extinguishers. Fog horn & bell. Safety flare, smoke and signalling kit (Expires April 2004)

Sailing towards Deer Point in the Santa Rosa Sound. You can see some of the rig and AWLGRIP paint job on the spars.

Check out the clean deck and the nice white sails!

Here is the Nav Station. You can see the GPS, Radar, VHF and Stereo.

Colombier Bay

Nice figurehead, every boat should be so blessed to have such a babe on the bow. No, Laurie's not included with the boat . . . She's priceless.

My "Office"

Our spokes model says, "All we need now are some tasty victuals and good company to enjoy it with."

The spacious v-berth has plenty of room to sleep 2 adults in comfort. Sleep is over-rated anyway. Just party all night and sail all day when you go to a regatta! You'll have plenty of sleep when your dead ;-)

300 Class LMSR - My other ride