"Safari"   Mirage 2700  Lying  Essex

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Manufacturers Comments - (abridged from original data sheet)

Characteristically, Mirages are excellent to windward. The Mirage 2700 is no exception.
The wide-bodied hull has clean lines, a fine entry with a low centre of gravity and a high ballast ratio.
Efficient long luff genoas, mainsail with slab reefing and deck led halyards to winches make the modern sail plan easy to work.
On deck the working space is clear and uncluttered and the deck is anti-slip throughout. There's a foothold by the mast and good sized pulpit plus lifelines and stanchions.
A high coaming surrounds the cockpit, which has plenty of room to encompass the average family with shelter and safety.

Bold styling and a generous beam amidships allowed us to push the use of space in the interior to new limits in this wide- bodied new performance cruiser.
Wide side decks and a low profile cabin on a hull of good freeboard contribute to excellent headroom and a feeling of airy spaciousness in the six berth layout.
The forward cabin offers a double berth, with shelves and plenty of stowage under the bunks. To  starboard, the separate toilet has a vanity unit with wash basin and pump. Whilst to port, there's a good sized hanging locker.
In the main saloon, the berths are separated by a solidly mounted table with folding leaves, which give you that option of leaving one leaf up, with the other down for access to the fore cabin.
The galley includes gimballed cooker; stainless steel sink; an ice box and chopping board with stowage under.
To starboard is a large chart table which folds neatly away under the side deck.
Aft the quarter berth is a cosy double.
Both cabins are lines with condensation resistant material and the cabin floor is ply-decked. The layout is designed to give good access to the engine from within the cabin with engine controls in the cockpit.

Owner's Comments 

When we purchased Safari we were looking for a strong, safe, boat with plenty of room and a decent performance. We needed to accommodate six of us as we have four children.  The Mirage 2700 has a deep safe cockpit which is very sheltered.

The saloon is beamy with a light and airy feel. The finish is in teak of a good standard as is the rest of  boat. Myself and the previous owner (who is a friend and had her from new) have used her lightly - mainly up and down the East Coast and for day sailing. She has always been wintered ashore and has had long periods ashore and out of use before I bought her.

I have sailed her single handed AND with a crew of seven! She is easy to sail, with a light, well balanced helm. She takes the wind very well and the need for mainsail reefing occurs rarely. She is directionally very stable and holds a course very well.

We have done a lot of close quarters work and she manoeuvres well. She is surprisingly versatile in astern - she goes where she is pointed!

For sailing, all lines (except the topping lift) come back to the cockpit.

Last year we were not intending to sell her - in fact she has had quite a lot of new equipment in the last 12 months. However we have now found a larger boat which we hope will enable us to "live" on board for longer periods in preparation, we hope, for more extensive sailing on retirement.

Safari has been lightly used, built in 1980 but not launched until 1983. She has had only two owners from new and is stored ashore each winter. She was out of commission for four or five years prior to her current ownership. The Mirage 2700 is regarded for both its quality of build and for its space below for family sailing. Safari has been well maintained and is offered for sale in excellent condition.

Broker's Comments

This is one of the best presented Mirages that I have come across. She really does look lovely both inside and out. With her recent rigging, recent genoa and reconditioned engine she is well worth inspection.

Adrian Espin

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