JGM Madeira 27

Running & usable light Project
£8,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  277733
  • Length  ·  8.22m
  • Year  ·  1980
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 30hp, BMC 1.5 (1980)
  • Lying  ·  Oulton Broad
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
Steve Biggs

Extra Details

Lying Oulton Broad
Fuel capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 136.0 ltr (29.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 30hp
Engine make and model BMC 1.5 (1980)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

The engine starts and runs as it should and regularly cruises on the broads


Length 8.22m
LOD 8.22m
LWL 7.92m
Beam 2.80m
Draft Min 0.60m
Draft Max 2.13m
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Vendor is open to sensible offers


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Sink 2
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

2 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Cockpit Enclosure

Safety Equipment


1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Here we have a spacious, diesel-powered 27 foot JGM Madeira river cruiser that is fully usable and cruisable and just needs a small amount of work to bring her back to her former glory. She is being sold as a light project as she is in need of some things doing that are predominantly cosmetic. I would estimate her as being 95% there, but fully usable as she is.

Her BSS is valid to July 2022

She seems to be a delightful and nicely running boat that starts on the key and runs smoothly. She benefits from a pump out toilet and is light and bright inside with her spacious layout of a forward vee berth and dinette in an open plan format.
These are popular river cruisers and this one is ready to cruise the Broads (and has been doing so ) as she is. She would make a great first boat and a very light painting project that would get you afloat this season.

She boasts a large cockpit allowing great views out over the Broads and would be delightful on a sunny day with the canopy stowed away. She benefits from large and safe rear access through the open canopy with pushpit rails at the aft corners.

She has a separate basin and vanity unit in the forward sleeping area as well as the galley basin which all have covers in place. the whole interior feels very bright and roomy for her size and would sleep 4 with ease using the dinette infill. she has an open plan layout which gives a good feeling of space. The separate pump-out heads compartment completes the interior space.

The main tasks of note would seem to be a repaint at some point, as the paint is peeling in several places: a canopy zip needs to be replaced; some new cockpit cushion covers are needed as the current items are split. Lastly, the gas system would need to be re plumbed by a registered gas engineer should you want piped gas on the boat. She does have a gas hob installed and some gas lines fitted from her original build, however the gas system has been partly decommissioned at some point in her life and thus will need to be recommissioned should you wish do so. The current owner has been using a portable gas stove on her quite happily, so reinstating the gas system was of no interest to her.

This vessel is sold as a light project to be completed but is fully usable to enjoy the river as she is.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This JGM Madeira 27 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Biggs of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

3 years

Why are you selling her?

got two boats, one has to go

Where have you sailed her?

Norfolk Broads

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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