Junk rigged Varne 27 'Barny' for sale

  • 25 May 2021 18:18
    Message # 10551732

    Dear all,

    It is with a heavy heart that we put our beloved boat, 'Barny' on the market.

    With the combined effect of Brexit and Covid we are finding that having a boat in the UK is really problematic. We are unable to visit and use Barny and our intended voyage to the Baltics also became questionable.

    Barny is a junk rigged Varne 27, a true pocket cruiser. Very safe and seaworthy, and with her big single junk sail she is very fast in light winds. She was launched in 1999 and had been outfitted to participate in the Jester Challenge, a solo trans oceanic race. She has a custom keel (a steel plate with a big flat bottomed lead bulb) and semi balanced rudder designed by Ian Nicholson to give her more performance. As a result she feels and handles like a much bigger boat.

    We bought Barny in 2018 in Ipswitch. We sailed her up to Scotland along the East coast, crossed the Caledonian canal, and cruised the Hebrides for two seasons. Barny is currently ashore in a boatyard on the Isle of Skye. She is in very good condition, ready to sail away, fully equipped for cruising. Equipment include a windvane, autopilot, Jordan series drogue, chartplotter, AIS receiver, solar panels, several anchors with chain/rope etc.

    A reliable 1 cylinder Volvo Penta with saildrive provide ample power to leave and enter marinas and anchorages and in the inland waterways.

    Our asking price is GBP 5500. 

    Please feel free to contact me with questions or for additional photos.

    Best regards, Denes

    PS: All pictures are from last summer.


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  • 26 May 2021 16:35
    Reply # 10557430 on 10551732

    A perfect boat at a perfect price, but on the wrong side of the Pond.

    Curses, foiled again!

    Somebody is going to get a great deal

  • 27 May 2021 18:43
    Reply # 10564200 on 10551732

    How many berths are there ? Thanks.

  • 27 May 2021 20:11
    Reply # 10564643 on 10551732

    Hi Denes

    Would it be possible to inspect the boat on Sunday 30th May? Is the boatyard open on that day ?  I have emailed you with further questions and provided contact details. 


    Nigel B

  • 28 May 2021 11:49
    Reply # 10568211 on 10551732

    Hi Denes

    Sent you an email regarding viewing and offer. 

    Thanks a lot 

    Best Regards 

    Napoleon Mannering

  • 29 May 2021 11:50
    Reply # 10572090 on 10551732

    Hi Denes,

    Thanks for a great post.  Do you have a plan and/or photos of the inside?

    I am interested that it was set up for the Jester Challenge.



  • 30 May 2021 08:41
    Reply # 10573996 on 10551732

    Where did Dénes go?

    One can find a link to his personal website on his member profile and then at the bottom of the landing page a link to many more great pictures of Barny inside and out and their time cruising.

    It is an amazing website with gorgeous pictures and narrative of sailing adventures.
    Well worth a visit.

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