The LM 27 is a popular choice for those looking to escape poor weather yet still enjoy helming on
the tiller from the large aft cockpit. This example has interior and exterior steering in the spacious
cockpit, fully battened mainsail with lazy jacks, furling headsail and asymmetric cruising chute.
Zenta has an extended keel which allows her to point higher into the wind and makes her even
more sea kindly than that for which regular lm27s are justly renowned. She is unashamedly built
for the warmth and comfort of her crew
She has had the same owner for sixteen years and has undergone continuous and extensive
refurbishment to all systems in that time to facilitate extended and unassisted cruising.
The fuel tanks give a range in excess of 700 nautical miles under engine.
Two separate water tanks and systems in the bow and stern can provide up to 30 man days.
Where possible, all essential systems have multiple redundancy.
Viewing by appointment with the owner
The accommodation offers four berths in two cabins with 6' headroom. There is a V-berth
forward with hatch to the foredeck and stowage under berths.
In the saloon to starboard there is a dinette table and seating for four which converts into a
double berth with storage below. There is further storage in cave lockers along the hull.
In the saloon to port is the galley comprising gimballed stove, grill and oven, stainless steel sink
with hot and cold pressurised water system plus separate gravity feed cold water, storage
cupboards and cave lockers along the hull.
The separate heads compartment to port contains a marine toilet and washbasin with hot and
cold pressurised water system with pull out spray head and 12 volt bilge pump plus separate
gravity feed cold water system.
Opposite the heads to starboard is a generous hanging locker with storage below.
Steps up to the semi-enclosed wheelhouse with captain’s chair, navigation station, wheel helm
and autopilot to starboard. The first mate’s chair is opposite to port with self draining gas locker
A hatch in the wheel house roof provides good vision when close maneuvering or the ability to
steer and control the engine whilst standing on the side deck with lines in hand when coming
alongside or taking a buoy.
There is a cave locker beside each chair.
Benches to Starboard and Port in the cockpit which have folding sections to facilitate sheet
handling are over 6ft long and have been used as passage berths as well as seating for 6 around
a folding cockpit table.
There is storage below each bench with cave lockers behind.
The cockpit has full cover with furling sides so that the boat can be sailed in shelter.
There is a removable tiller with tiller pilot.
Located under the cockpit, in an insulated compartment, is a 29hp, three cylinder, Nanni
marinised Kubota diesel engine, 2005 It is seawater cooled, has single lever controls and electric
start. An Aquadrive isolates the fixed pitch 3-blade propeller from the engine and gearbox. The
drive shaft is in perfect alignment with the stern tube and drives against a hull mounted plate.
Consequently, vibration is not transferred either way and minimises wear and tear on the whole
system. After 1500hrs the original cutlass bearing shows no signs of wear and the gearbox is
Inbuilt fuel tank to starboard with diesel return and primary filter - 175ltrs
Inbuilt fuel tank to port with sight tube and primary filter - 175lts
Full engine instrumentation.
Spare filters, impeller and belt.
Calorifier below port cockpit bench heated by engine cooling system or 240 volts.
2 x 12 volt house batteries charged via engine alternator and isolated by diodes.
1 X 12 volt start battery charged via engine alternator and isolated by diodes.
Each battery is isolated from the other two by a system of diodes unless specifically connected to
assist the start battery or provide essential navigation equipment in an emergency by individual
Fully rewired by the owner in 2005, every terminal and junction is coated in Vaseline. There are
no corroded wires or terminals on Zenta.
Full 12 volt cabin lighting.
12 volt charging points in cockpit and saloon.
240 volt lead with three pin plug to calorifier.
Sails & Spars
Masthead Bermudan rigged sloop. Gold anodised aluminium deck stepped mast and boom.
5mm Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging. Roller reefing headsail. Two
Halyard winches. Two sheet winches. One snubbing winch.
• Tan fully battened mainsail - crisp condition
• Tan head sail - crisp condition
• Tan flying jib sail - unused condition
• White mainsail - crisp condition
• White head sail - useable condition
• Asymmetric cruising chute
• Spare lengths of batten
• 25lb Bruce anchor with chain
• 25lb CQR anchor with warp and chain
• 25lb folding anchor with warp and chain
• 12 volt Quick anchor chain windlass with rope winch
• Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires
• Fixed stainless steel boarding ladder
• Coachroof and wheelhouse grabrails
• Safety rails over cockpit canopy
• Full cockpit canopy/enclosure
• 2 x Windscreen wipers on wheelhouse
• Folding cockpit table
• 4 x Fenders
• Various mooring warps
• Boat hook
Drogue sea anchor
• Cone and anchor ball
• Folding dinghy
• Pair of oars
• Steering compass
• echo sounder/fish finder
• Wheelpilot autohelm
• Tillerpilot autohelm
• DSC radio
• Deck level and masthead navigation lights
• 2 X fire extinguishers
• Fire blanket
• Horseshoe lifebuoy with led floating light
• 4 man life raft - full service including bottle 2016
• Radar reflector
• 2 X 12 volt automatic bilge pumps
• Manual bilge pump
• 240 volt lead and three pin plug to calorifier.
LM 27 built in 1973 by LM Glassfiber A/S to their own design. White GRP hull with styling stripe,
superstructure and decks with non-slip surfaces. Long keel with encapsulated ballast. Wheel and
tiller steering to keel hung rudder. Semi-enclosed wheelhouse with full cockpit cover.
She has been in her present ownership for 16 years - her owner is moving to a smaller boat.
|Vessel type:||Motor Sailer|
|Designer:||B. J. Anderson|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Nanni 29|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||8.40m|
|Length at waterline:||7.10m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Dry Weight:||4 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||350 Litres|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.