Fantasia 27
Ballasted centerboard

Philippe Harlé designed the Fantasia to be the successor of the Aquila. This small cruising monohull is one of the first sailboats to have an actual aft cabin. Interior spaces are voluminous and cozy. Multiple panoramic windows of the coachroof together with cockpit and transom porthole ensure generous daylight inside the boat.

The abundance of the interior space increases windage area, and cut off the depth of the cockpit. Fantasia 27 might turn out to be a little less intense than Aquila; generally she is a pleasant and well¬-thought cruising boat both in the harbor and at sea.

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Main Features

ModelFantasia 27
VersionBallasted centerboard
Sailboat typeCruising monohull
DesignerPhilippe Harlé
Building years (first/last)1982 / 1991
Number built1743
PredecessorJeanneau Aquila
SuccessorSun Way 27
Regulation2eme Cat. 5/6 pers.
ConstructionGlass fiber/polyester, monolithic hull, sandwich deck
Appendage typeCenterboard
Ballast typeCast iron exterior ballast with steel centerboard
Rudder bladeSingle transom hung rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Length over all27.2 ft
Hull length25.3 ft
Waterline length21.5 ft
Beam over all9.4 ft
Draft (max./min.)5.6 / 2.6 ft
Light displacement5578 lbs
Ballast1940 lbs
French customs tonnage6.11 Tx

Rig and sails

Rig typeMasthead Sloop
MastDeck stepped mast
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging material1x19 strand wire
Number of rows of spreader1
Spinnaker typeSymmetrical spinnaker
Upwind sailarea379 ft²
Downwind sailarea656 ft²
Mainsail area138 ft²
Genoa area241 ft²
Working jib area203 ft²
Jib area115 ft²
Stormsail area48 ft²
Spinnaker area518 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

26.6 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

9.2 ft

IFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachement)

31.8 ft

JFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)

9.8 ft


Ballast ratio34.8 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement149.7 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement259.1 ft²/Ton

Auxiliary engine

Type1 x 1GM
Power max (optional)1 x 8 hp
Fuel capacity7.1 gal
Fuel typeDiesel
Transmission typeShaft-line
Propeller typeTwo-blade propeller


Number of cabin1
Number of berth5
Number of shower room1
Fresh water capacity13.2 gal
Fridge/cooler capacity18.5 gal
Headroom max6.1 ft
Headroom kitchen5.7 ft
Headroom shower room5.5 ft
Headroom5.8 ft
Table dimensions3.3 x 2.5 x 1.9 ft
Length of berth5.8 ft
Width of berth*1.8 ft
Fore cabin
Headroom3.0 ft
Length of berth6.2 ft
Width of berth*5.2 ft
Aft cabin
Headroom5.5 ft
Length of berth6.4 ft
Width of berth*4.3 ft
*Maximal width : at head

Based on specification1990

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