Caledon 27 – Luxurious Woods Inside, All Business Outside

Caledon Boatworks has been building quality yachts – and acquiring a reputation for these vessels – for 30 years in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. Caledon is a family company that shows fierce pride in their work, and an equal affinity for and loyalty to those who own their boats. If you’ve cruised aboard a Caledon boat, you’re not likely to forget it … the rich wood finishes, the tough over-built hull, the quiet hum of the engine(s) … it seems the British Columbian trawler is reborn with the molding of each new hull.
Rich in it’s wooden coverings and comfortable throughout, the Caledon 27 won’t betray its B.C. commercial boat heritage until you need it to, but with countless owner stories of adventures in 8’ and larger seas, the yacht’s sea worthiness is nothing short of legendary.

The exterior of the Caledon 27 is low-maintenace and tough. There are four ports (that seem like they are imported directly from a 50’ tug) in the forecastle, and about a dozen large windows in the salon that make for about a 340-degree view from the helm (the area to port that is enclosed for the head and shower being the only blind spot). Stainless steel rails are positioned high for protection at the bow, and stainless grab rails adorn both sides of the roof. A pair of heavy-duty, no-nonsense windshield wipers are positioned on the port and starboard windshields. Port and starboard walk space is ample (11” wide) for transiting forward and aft, and the vessels large cockpit is adorned in a non-skid finish for both safety and low maintenance. A centered settee sits at the transom in the rear, and makes an excellent perch from which you can take in the view. 

Aft of the transom, a two-foot bolted and fiberglassed hull-extension (faired to/with the hull and painted to match) features a swim ladder and provides generous mounting space for single or dual outboard engines, as well as easy boarding access from a dinghy. The cleats on the boat are substantial, fabricated of stainless steel, and are positioned where they’ll be handy when they’re needed.

Caledon incorporates PVC coring in the boat’s topsides and deck for insulation, floatation and for weight consideration. The bottom, cleat areas and foredeck feature a brawny, solid half inch of fiberglass. The hull to deck joint is fiberglassed together from inside the boat, which creates a solid, one piece assembly. One gets an idea of the yacht’s low center of gravity when one first looks at her, and this results in a sense of stability and comfort, as well as added safety, especially in turbulent seas.
Enter through the one, cockpit sliding door, and you find yourself immediately awash in the luxurious wood finishes and other comforts for which the Caledon is known. The (6’5”) interior takes one back to when most boats were built this way, and the Caledon’s builders excell at the joinery of the woodwork.
Immediately upon entering, the galley (which features a stove, oven, fridge, stainless steel sink, a 15-gallon water tank, an automatic water pump and storage cabinets) is to starboard and the head/shower is enclosed to port. There’s plenty of counter space, and a propane solenoid switch adds convenience that is not usually found on this size of boat. 

The head facility is much more spacious than the one in the Caledon 25 (where it is forward of the helm in the V-berth area) and features a Jabsco manual marine toilet, a fiberglass sink, and a hot/cold shower. In keeping with the motif of the boat, Caledon has lined the interior of the head with aromatic teak. There’s ample lighting for the shower and head compartment as well.

Just forward of the head compartment is the dinette with a convertible table that quickly makes into a small double bed or a generous single. The forward-most seat for the dinette does double-duty as the navigator’s seat when it is reversed. Across from the two position seat is the helm, designed by someone who knows about boating. The helm has a quality destroyer wheel positioned comfortably, and controls and gauges are in easy proximity. There are options for every type of electronics, including a (top) mount for a MFD (Multi-Function Display) at near eye level, but below the helmsman’s line of site. A high-quality DC switch panel is located near the pilot’s feet on the outer wall of the helm area, and a combination stainless steel red/white lamp is located directly above, with an accompanying (white only) lamp positioned further aft.
Step forward and the V-berth (6’6” long) and a cedar lined hanging locker are close at hand. These are tastefully wrapped in wood, including the access hatch to the forward chain and rope storage compartment for the ship’s ground tackle. There are two stainless steel Halogen reading lamps located at convenient reading angles, an overhead hatch for ventilation or emergency escape, and overhead and underneath storage facilities. The V-berth separates from the main cabin/salon via a wooden folding door. Two of the four portals open and feature bug screens (three way ventilation with the overhead hatch).



Caledon 27 Specifications:

Length – 27’3″

Beam – 8’6″

Draft – 24″

Displacement – 6,000 lbs.

Sliding windows in the salon contribute ventilation to the interior, and there’s chart storage in the opening dinette table. Caledon has attended to many of the items one might add to the vessel, including a convenient storage shelf on the starboard side.

Caledon 27 – Standard Equipment

5 year hull warranty Blower motor
One piece hand laid hull with PVC foam core from chine up 40 amp starter battery
Solid 1/2” fibreglass bottom, cleat areas & foredeck 100 amp house battery
Solid 5/8” keel 2 Blue Seas battery select switches
One piece hand laid deck with PVC foam core Automatic battery charger
Hull and deck glassed together from inside, hence making solid waterproof 1 piece unit Automatic electric bilge pump with 3 way switch
S.S. anchor roller on mahogany or fibreglass bowsprit Manual bilge pump
S.S. self opening hinged hawse pipe Blue Seas AC panel with volt meter
6” S.S. chocks & 10” S.S. bow cleat Blue Seas DC panel with volt meter & amp consumption meter
4 – 8” S.S. cleats, 2 mid ship & 2 astern 12 volt output receptacle
Easy 11” wide walk around decks Fire retardant interior gelcoats
S.S. handrails on cabin top
S.S. handles on exterior cabin corners No feed-back steering system
S.S. bow tow eye Aqua meter compass
Regulation lights with anchor light Heavy duty port & starboard windshield wipers
Courtesy lights in cockpit 12 volt horn
Access hatches in cockpit Digital speed log with temperature
Day & Night S.S. Nicro 2000 Vents Tilt & tank gauges
Mahogany or fibreglass fore hatch RPM gauge
Mahogany or fibreglass door Sliding helm seat with foot rest
Non-skid on decks & toe rails Helm step
INTERLUX PROTECT 2000 system below water line & anti-fouling paint
High density rub rails
6’6” in length
2 – 24 gal fuel tanks with filter/water separator 2 S.S. halogen reading lights
110 volt 30 amp shore power inlet Folding privacy door
Overhead & under v-berth storage
12 volt 2.4cu ft fridge with ice cube compartment Access to anchor locker
15 gallon water tank 2 fixed port holes
Automatic electric water pump 2 opening port holes with mosquito screens
Two burner propane stove
S.S. sink with cold water tap 6’5” head room
Propane solenoid switch 2 seat dinette with telescopic table, convertible to forward looking mate seat with footrest or berth
CFCI receptacle with indicator light Chart storage under dinette table
Utensil drawer Storage shelf along starboard side
Under counter storage Main cabin sliding windows
15 gallon holding tank Aromatic cedar lined hanging locker
JABSCO manual household sized toilet 2 S.S. cabin lights, one with red light illumination
Aromatic cedar lined head Dual 110 volt receptacle
Head compartment light  





Caledon 27 Options 

Air conditioner and heat pump
Canvas awning with mosquito screens/windows
Hot and cold pressurized water with deck shower, includes 30 gal tank
Teak rub rail with stainless steel rub strake
Mahogany rub rail with stainless steel rub strake
Anchor windlass with helm control
Propane/kerosene cabin heater with pressure tank
Remote control searchlight
12 volt macerator w/bronze thru hull and sea cock
12 volt wash down pump
Teak and holly cabin floors
Mahogany cabin floors
Cockpit seat
Two additional corner seats
Larger custom aluminum fuel tanks (80 gallons)
Larger stainless steel water tanks (30 gallons)
Additional stern bulkhead sliding window
Three step swim ladder
Fishing rod holder (each)
Divided hanging locker
Mahogany fish rod rack
Mahogany bookshelf
Additional 12 volt outlet

Power Options
Four stroke Yamaha motors
Twin 50 HP or T50 (high thrust motors)
Twin 60 HP or T60
Twin 75 HP
Single 90 HP
Single 115 HP
Single 150 HP
The Caledon 27 seems like a lot of boat for the money (use the link that follows to contact the mftr. for the current price) and an ideal boat for the skipper who desires a downright rugged, well-built, go anywhere yacht with the signature Caledon wood-lined interior. Take a look at her before you buy your next boat.  You’ll find a sort of magic in the combination of luxury and strength in the Caledon 27.
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