Mark Cameron Yachts

LM 27


In exceptional condition for her age



Lying: Tighnabruiach, Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelLM 27
DesignerPalle Motensen
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingTighnabruiach, Argyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeLong Keel


EngineBukh DV24 marine diesel engine Installed 2021, ex ships lifeboat engine 2 cylinder, naturally aspirated, raw water cooled Mechanical reversing marine gearbox Single lever morse controls
Fuel Capacity120l


Drinking Water Capacity120l


The Danish company LM (Lunderskov Mbelfabrik) was established in the 1940’s as a manufacturer of wooden furniture. In years that followed the company moved with the times, incorporating fiberglass initially in to the design and construction of its furniture before changing its name to LM Glasfiber and starting to build GRP boats. Introduced in 1972 with LM27 firmly established the companies offering with all subsequent models sharing the same design features, canoe stern and pilot house forward of a large open cockpit. Before ceasing boat production in 1995 to diversify again; into the manufacture of wind turbine components, the company had produced a total of approximately 3000 boats in four different models LM24, LM27, LM30 and the LM32.

The LM27 must be one of the world's most popular sub 30’ motorsailers with over 1500 hulls manufactured since its launch in 1975 before eventually being re-worked to become the LM28 and later the Scanyacht 290. With her design heavily influenced by the traditional Scandinavian sailing lifeboats the hull is well proven and capable of making good progress under sail alone. Built in 1982 the LM27 SWANSONG is presented in fantastic condition for her age and boasts a comprehensive inventory with highlights such as:

Original gelcoat finish to topsides and deck
Bukh DV24 marine diesel engine, installed 2021
PSS shaft seal
Raytheon ST1000 tiller pilot
Lowrance HDS7M chartplotter / radar
NASA Clipper navigation instrumentation
Standard Horizon Matrix AIS GX2100 DSC VHF
Hardwired shore power system
Domestic and Engine batteries replaced for 2021 season
Split charging system installed 2021
Solar panels with charge controller installed 2021
New upholstery throughout in 2021
Ebersapcher Airtronic D2 diesel-fired blown air heating system installed new in 2020
Mainsail cover fitted new in 2021
Cockpit tent and tonneau cover fitted new in 2021
Electric anchor windlass

Lying afloat on her mooring in Tighnabruiach the LM27 SWANSONG is still in regular use with her current owners and is available for viewing strictly by prior arrangement.


Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Hand-consolidated GRP laminate
GRP formed internal structural members
Plywood bulkheads
Original Dove grey gelcoat to finish topsides
Navy blue sheerband and boot top
Underwater hull finished with CopperCoat antifouling

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded deck, incorporating coachroof and pilothouse superstructure
Hand-consolidated GRP sandwich laminate with balsa core
GRP moulded pilot house roof
Original Dove grey gelcoat to finish mouldings
Moulded non-slip finish to coachroof top
Non-slip paint finish to side and foredeck

Keel & Rudder:
Full-length encapsulated long keel
Full depth, skeg supported rudder


Engine & gearbox:
Bukh DV24 marine diesel engine
Installed 2021, ex ships lifeboat engine
2 cylinder, naturally aspirated, raw water cooled
Mechanical reversing marine gearbox
Single lever morse controls

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced autumn 2023
Cruising speed 5.5kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel propshaft
PSS shaft seal
3 blade bronze fixed prop
Shaft Knife rope cutter
Single station, cable drive wheel steering
Removable tiller for steering from cockpit
Rudder position indicator

Raytheon ST1000 tiller pilot


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power system

Shore Power:
Single 16 amp connection
Extension lead to connect to shore supply
Ring main, immersion heater

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, lead acid (2021)
Domestic Battery – 2x 12VDC, 75Ah, lead acid (2021)

Battery Monitor:
Solar Panel Controller displays battery voltages

Single engine driven alternator
Split charging relay (2021)

Solar Panels:
Two independent panels mounted on wheelhouse roof (2021)
Perfect Suitor solar charge controller with USB charging ports (2021)

Other Electrical:
12VDC auxiliary power socket in saloon
Windscreen wiper


Fresh Water:
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Hot and cold water taps in galley and heads
Hot water provided from 230VAC immersion heater

Bilge Pumps:
Manual Bilge Pump
Electric Bilge Pump


Single diesel tank
Approximate capacity 120ltrs

Fresh Water:
Single fresh water tank
Approximate capacity 120ltrs

Tank Monitoring:
Fuel tank gauge on engine dash panel


In Wheelhouse:
Plotter/Radar – Lowrance HDS7M with pole mounted radar scanner
GPS – Furuno GP32
Depth – NASA Clipper
Wind – NASA Clipper
Magnetic Compass

Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Standard Horizon Matrix AIS GX2100 DSC VHF


Cooker – Built-in two burner gas cooker with two burners and grill
Fridge – Engel Light 30
Stainless steel sink
Hot and cold water mixer tap

Toilet – Jabsco manual marine toilet
Wash hand basin
Hot and cold water taps

Ebersapcher Airtronic D2 diesel fired blown air heating system (2020)
Independent fuel tank
Thermostatic cabin controller
Outlets in saloon and forward cabins

Overhead lighting in wheelhouse and heads
Bulkhead mounted lighting in saloon and forward cabin

JVC Radio/CD head unit in saloon
Speakers in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:
Twin/Double cabin forward
Saloon provides up to four occassional berths

Accommodation Finish:
Joinery work of mahogany/sappelle veneered plywood with solid mahogany trims
All joinery work finished in satin varnish
Woven fabric upholstery throughout in an oatmeal colour (2021)
Fitted carpets in saloon and forward cabin
Wheelhouse plywood soleboards finished in traditional teak and holly veneer
Vinyl fabric hull linings in the forward cabin

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
Twin V-berth with standing room between berths
In-fill section converts to a double bunk
Overhead storage lockers outboard to port and starboard
Storage lockers beneath bunks forward and aft
Pull-out door to isolate from saloon

Bench settees to port and starboard sides
Centrally located, double drop leaf saloon table
Both settees can convert to either single or double berths providing up to a maximum of four berths
Storage lockers and shelves above settee backrests, outboard to port and starboard
Hanging locker aft of starboard settee aft, opposite heads compartment
Door to isolate from wheelhouse

Self-contained heads compartment aft of port saloon settee.
Jabsco manual marine toilet mounted outboard, facing inboard.
Pull-out GRP wash hand basin above toilet with hot and cold water taps
Vanity lockers above wash hand basin

Located to the port side of wheelhouse.
Stainless steel galley unit with inbuilt sink forward and cooker aft
Fold down worktop sections to cover the sink and cooker, providing worktop space.
Worktop space outboard with storage locker space beneath
Selection of lockers and drawers beneath worktop
Engel fridge fitted in locker space beneath helmsman's foot rest.

Access from cockpit with bi-fold doors and hinge down threshold
Galley to port
Helm station to starboard
Forward facing helmsman’s seat with foot rest
Ships switch panel outboard of helm seat
Steering wheel forward with engine dash forward
Navigation instruments and chart plotter mounted in pod forward of helm
Companionway hatch to saloon folds down to create a sloped chart working area


Deck stepped, single spreader, masthead sloop rig
Anodised alloy mast and spars
Stainless steel standing rigging replaced in 2020
Colnebrook roller reefing system on forestay
Slab-reefing mainsail
Rod kicker

Primary Winches – 2x Meissner 8, single speed
Reefing Winch – Colnebrook captive line winch system
Mast Mounted Winch – 1x Single speed

Mainsail – White Dacron, slab-reefing.
Genoa – White Dacron, roller-reefing.

Canvas Work:
Mainsail Cover (2020)
Cockpit Tent – Roll-up side and aft panels (2020)
Cockpit Cover – Tonneau style cover (2020)

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Delta 16kg anchor on 8mm chain rode
Kedge Anchor – Danforth type anchor
Electric Anchor Windlass
Mooring Warps – Selection
Fenders – 6 off standard fenders 1x ball fender all new 2022
Beaching Legs – Extendable alloy legs
Tennamast Prop Stands x4 (2022)

Double stainless steel bow roller
Stainless steel pulpit
Stainless steel, toe rail mounted stanchions supporting double tier stainless steel guardwires
Below deck anchor locker with access hatch
Single forward mooring cleat
Hardwood grabrails running length of coachroof, outboard to port and starboard
Traditional mahogany deck hatch aft of mast step
Hardwood grabrails running length of wheelhouse roof, outboard to port and starboard
GRP moulded coaming wrapping around cockpit
Primary winches mounted on coaming outboard of cockpit
Bench seating to port and starboard sides of cockpit
Fold down section of seating to extend seats forward to bulkhead if required.
Two section fold out cockpit table
Stainless steel, split pushpit rail with gate centrally
Stern mounted, stainless steel, folding swimming ladder
Stainless steel radar pole to starboard aft
Outboard storage bracket to port side of pushpit rail


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Steaming Light
Low-Level running lights

Life saving:
Horseshoe Lifebuoy
Carbon Monoxide Alarm

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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