C&C 27 mk III

LOA: 27’ 10 1/2”          LWL: 22' 10 1/2"



MMOTGL Accession Number 

2008.0012.0157 ( 3 - 11 )

Designer / Draughtsman

C&C Design Group, 

Ball, Robert Wilson

Killing, Steve

Project Manager

Godwin, Tony

Year of Design



C&C Yachts Limited


Mark III: Hulls 451 to 914 were produced from 1974 to 1981. 

The Mark III was really cast from a new mould. The hull was stretched, with six inches added to the cockpit/stern area, but no change in the beam. Draft was increased, ballast was decreased, and the overall displacement remained the same. The rig height was again increased by another 2 feet, this time with an increase in sail area. The rudder took on a higher aspect shape. Early Mark III's had clear port lights with aluminum casings. These were later replaced by a recessed design with smoked acrylic. Later hulls had an anchor locker in the bow, and lifelines became toe rail-mounted. 

Small changes were made to the interior detailing, but the basic layout remained unchanged. A key change in the Mark III was that the cockpit was lengthened, and the traveller was now mounted forward. This opened up the cockpit, and wheel steering became the popular option in 1975. 

Diesel power became available in 1978, and by the end of the Mark III's run, the single-cylinder Yanmar diesel had become standard.


 (No boats were ever sold as C&C 27 MK III and it's a designation adopted later.) 

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