Very seldome on the market; this Halman 27 was in fresh water untill she came down to Guatemala where again she is stored in fresh water.
She was sailed on the Great lakes for 22 years.
Kept ashore in the winter and only in the water during the summer.
The Halman 27 has proven itself to be one of the most sturdy, durable, seakindly blue water pocket cruisers. Bulletproof construction and double ender design have become the trademark of these amazing boat design with a skeg hung rudder and long fin keel, externally mounted.
Designed to take you anywhere with comfort and minimal cost.
Forward is a large V-Berth with a marine head and vanity to port aft and a hanging locker opposite. Aft is the main salon which features a dinette to port which converts to a double, and a galley to starboard featuring a stainless steel sink, a two burner propane stove, 12 volts fridge. Aft of the galley is a quarter berth with the navigation station opposite.
What the boat need eventually is new bottom paint and a new shaft packing.
Some info on Halman Manufacturing Company.
Halman Manufacturing made a range of boats in a small plant in Beamsville ,( Niagara area) Ontario, including the well known Halman 20 which was almost identical at first appearances in design concept to the Nordica 20 that has a following even as far away as Europe
The small Halman plant and its CEO Richard Navin became the builder of the 21 Bluejacket Pilothouse and in the last years of operation in the mid 1990s, the famous class racer the Shark 24.
The plant laid up all its boats by hand and used skilled local labour and a wide range of North American and known international equipment and fittings. Sadly like so many other Canadian quality builders, Halman went out of business in 1996/7 unable to survive the recession and the the hand-built versus mega factory competition of USA and French companies.
The Halman 27 was initially built as a larger version of this North Sea inspired traditional form, but with significant differences, the most significant being the use of a skeg hung rudder and large fin keel. An OMC 15 inboard S-Drive gas engine was the primary power unit on earlier boats but later both Yanmar 15 and Volvo diesels were installed.
By report, the designer, Michael Vollmer P.Eng. at one point worked for C and C Yachts and currently operates his own design and consulting company in Southern Ontario and is an active, long service, well known Board member of CYA and OSA.