The Bezier 27 was designed as a Pocket Cruser, and is a true round classic design built using the Bezier curve method. This design is a Type 3 Bezier hull configeration, that is a true round hull form from the sheer to the top of the keel. There are no developable surfaces intergated into this design. This is a true round hull design equal to a any fiberglass constructed hull.
The Metal Boat Plans for the Bezier 27 Pocket Cruser detail an underbody with a Fin keel along with a masthead sloop rig that is well suited for coastal crusing.
Frame construction is conventional for a metal hull with closely spaced longitudinals supported by flat bar transverse frames. This framing system assures a fair hull, and a strong one, yet is within the ability of a competent amateur builder.
Construction: --- Steel
Length on Deck: --- 27' 0"
Length Waterline: --- 19' 11.5"
Beam on Deck: --- 8' 11.0"
Beam at Waterline: --- 7' 1.5"
Draft: --- 4' 5.5"
Displacement: --- 7200 lbs
Ballast: --- 1760 lbs
Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: --- 14.4
Sail Area --- 335.7 sqft
Displacement to Length Ratio: --- 4.3