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Bénéteau R C 27 Shoal draft is a Cruiser-racer sailboat built by Bénéteau and designed by Bureau Mauric. Her first hull was built in 1978 with an overall lengh of 8.4 m or 27.7 ft long and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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BENETEAU R C 27 SHOAL DRAFT Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft8.4 m / 27.7 ft
Designer(s)Bureau Mauric
VersionShoal draft
categoryCruiser-racer sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
Number of Hulls Built70
First Hull Built1978
Last Hull Built1980
AppendagesKeel fin without bulb
HelmSingle tiller
RudderSingle spade rudder
CockpitClosed aft cockpit
Ballast TypeCast iron
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi masthead
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Number of Cabin(s)1
Number of Berth(s)6
Number of Head(s)1
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal90 L / 23.8 gal
Ballast Ratio0.38


Overall Length (LOA) 8.4 m / 27.7 ft
Hull Length7.95 m / 26.1 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)6.55 m / 21.6 ft
Beam (width)3 m / 9.10 ft
Draft1.35 m / 4.5 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 2400 kg / 5291 lb
Ballast Weight900 kg / 1984 lb


Critical Hull Speed6.21 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)242
Ballast Ratio0.38
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement22.59 m²/T / 243 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement39.05 m²/T / 420 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL11.3 m / 37.1 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders1
Spreaders Angle0 °
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire continuous
Upwind Sail Area40.5 m² / 436 ft²
Downwind Sail Area70 m² / 753 ft²
Mainsail Area15 m² / 161 ft²
Genoa Area25.5 m² / 274 ft²
I34 ft * 10.36 m
J10 ft * 3.05 m
P29.6 ft * 9 m
E9.2 ft * 2.8 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 outboard or inboard engine
Fuel Tank Capacity25 L / 6.6 gal

Below Deck

Maximum Headroom5.11 ft * 1.81 m
Head Headroom5.1 ft * 1.56 m
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