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27 Open (Runabout)

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Video shown for the: Caribbean 27 Open (Runabout)  - Custom


The Caribbean 27 Open (Runabout) a completely brand new hull from a new mould, is now both longer and wider than her predecessor the Caribbean 26. She is a high performance styled Runabout, the perfect day-boat and her layout is very versatile and can be customized quite easily, particularly now with the additional beam and length of this 27 foot vessel.

Each Caribbean model delivers over 50 years of experience behind her timeless lines, solid engineering reliability and blue-water offshore performance. All of which has earned Caribbean, the respected reputation as one of the finest boat manufacturers in the world today. She is proudly built at the famous Caribbean Gardens in the Melbourne suburb of Scoresby, and exported all over the world. Caribbean, the boat the experts buy…

Depending on your layout choice, she may include either the standard; single helm and companion seat configuration complete with an integrated sink unit and insulated ice-chest. Or the optional Sports Fisherman layout including; Face-to Face Dinette (converts to bed) & Insulated Ice Box. The Starboard-side boasts; helm seating and galley units incorporating Spirit Stove, Pantry Cupboards & Sink. A full-flush marine toilet is located within the spacious V-Berth cabin. This combined with her huge open style cockpit area, This combined with her huge open style cockpit area, mighty fuel efficient Twin Mercruiser Petrol Sterndrives; round-off this wonderful and highly respected vessel. The Caribbean 27 Open (Runabout) is a very versatile and popular, entry level cruiser with a flexible internal layout, able to be customized by our team to suit your specific needs & unique floor-plan. The Caribbean 27 is the envy of most boat manufacturers and the dream of many mariners.

The Caribbean 27 Open style Runabout features a single control station. Just great for day-cruising in and around our Bays, maybe down to the Mornington Peninsula for the summer, taking the kids for a ski or just simply entertaining. You may even tow her up the East-Coast as she quickly becomes the ultimate sports fishing vessel.

The Caribbean 27 (Open) Runabout offers plenty of space, a wide beam and huge cockpit room to facilitate the customization of her layout. Customizing can make her into the perfect day boat for your family and corporate entertaining pleasure. The new size of Caribbean 27 Open (Runabout) gives additional space both in terms of length and width (beam) in the cockpit area, particulary created to enhance the wide-open space for personalizing her layout and interior.

The 2008 release of the Caribbean 27 Open (Runabout), see's the production retirement of the Caribbean 26 Open (Runabout), which has served the Australian boating community exceptionally well, over a number of years. We have a number of quality USED Caribbean Boats,  specifically the ever popular 26 Open (Runabout) and the 26 Flybridge Sports Fisherman available For Sale.

The Caribbean 27 Open (Runabout) - Custom, leaves ample available room for your imagination to run wild....You may have seen one our of many customized Bertram 23, 25 or the recently replaced Caribbean 26 Open down on the Mornington Peninsula or around Queenscliff. They are eye catching with individual layouts. These vessels are becoming quite a talking point around the marinas with individual and unique customisation works, for which we are well-recognised.

** Sistership vessel shown. This vessel is fitted with many non-standard features, options & accessories.



Adult Capacity: 8
Net Weight - 2,700 kg (Petrol model)
Height Above Waterline - 2.10m (incl Targa & Bimini)
Sleeping - 4 persons (2 + 2 VBerth/Dinette) plus Cockpit
Cockpit Area - 13.10 sq m.
Fuel Capacity - 550 Litres
Length Overall - 8.23m (27’) plus Swimming and Bow Platforms
Beam - 3.21m (10' 7”)
Water Capacity - 160 Litres


Power Units:  Twin Petrol Sterndrive Engines.
Twin x Mercruiser V6 4.5L 250hp (MPI) Multi Point Injection Sterndrives

Cruise Speed - 20 knots
Fuel Consumption (test conditions, 20 knots @ 3,200RPM) approx. 25L per engine/per hour
Top Speed - circa 38 knots

Towing Weight

Vic Roads - Permit
In Victoria and based on the beam (width) of the vessel as listed above, towing of the complete boat, engine & trailer package - can be undertaken without the need for a towing permit.

However, this vessel may be towed with:

1>  Oversize sign displayed on transom (back end) of boat
2>  Flags or Flashing Lights displayed on each corner (left & right) at the stern of the vessel
3>  Due to the 3.21m vessel beam falling between 3.10m - 3.50m,  inaccordance with Vic Roads,  this vessel must only be towed during day light hours.

For interstate towing, we suggest you contact the Government Office responsible for Motor Vehicle Registrations in the state in which you are heading, for exact confirmation prior to your planned departure.

We are not aware of any other special conditions required, but they do sometimes change. Consequently, for an understanding of the current Victorian requirements, please contact Vic Roads directly on 13 1171.

Remember: Aways check your vehicle owner's handbook and your tow-bar compliance, to confirm your manufacturers, recommended tow-capacity and load requirements. Failure to do so, may result in a towing accident and/or the cancellation of your vehicle together with your boat insurance policy.

Standard Features


Mechanical and Electrical:

  • Single helm control station with dual lever gear and throttle controls, hydraulic steering and comprehensive instrumentation.
  • Electric power trim.
  • Dual 70 amp/hr batteries with isolating switches.
  • Water separating fuel filters.
  • Electric bilge blower.
  • Automatic electric bilge pump.
  • Electric fuel gauge and engine hour meters.
  • Navigation and anchor lights.
  • 12 volt switch board with protection fuses.
  • 12 volt wiring and lighting throughout.
  • Pressurised water system.
  • 550 litre fuel tank.
  • On-board sterndrive oil bottle reservoir.
  • 12 volt reversing anchor winch, operational from helm and fore deck.

Forward Cabin:

  • Self draining chain locker.
  • Dual V-berths with fill in cushions for conversion to double bed and stowage under.
  • Upholstered side trays.
  • Carpeted throughout.
  • Full bulkhead with lock up door.
  • Full flush marine toilet.
  • Toilet roll holder.
  • Mirror
  • 12 volt lighting.
  • Overhead deck hatch.

Main Cabin:

  • Armour plate front windows with acrylic side windows.
  • Windscreen wipers.
  • 150 litre water tank.
  • Carpeted side stowage pockets.
  • Hinged starboard side helm seat mounted on FRP seat box with sink unit, tap and stowage locker under.
  • Hinged port side companion seat mounted on FRP seat box with icebox under.
  • Comprehensive lower control station.


  • Fibreglass non-skid floor with inspection hatch.
  • Fibreglass engine box.
  • Engine box cushion.
  • Upholstered side panels raised for placement of feet under and easy access to hull sides.
  • Deck side stowage compartments.
  • Fibreglass swimming platform.
  • 12 volt cockpit light.
  • Flush mounted cockpit shower in transom panel.
  • Stainless steel targa bimini with envelope.
  • Fuel tank dipstick.


  • Bow platform with electric anchor raising system, anchor and chain.
  • Mooring cleats forward and aft.
  • Stainless steel bow rail.
  • Deck fuel filler.
  • Rope lockers X 2.
  • Chain locker access.
  • Non-skid deck.
  • Colour co-ordinated deck & chine lines.
  • Single Helm Station




Caribbean 27 Open (Runabout) shown with basic configuration. Also with the optional Sports Fisherman layout which includes;

  • Port-side: face-to-face dinette (converts to bed), Insulated Ice Chest
  • Starboard-side: Helm seating, Galley unit with sink, spirit stove and cupboards

Boat Reviews & Tests

Buyers Guide to older models (buying a used Bertram 25 or Caribbean 26) feature article published July 2016 about the metris of buying a USED (older style) Bertram 25 or Caribbean 26.

Read more, click here 

Ethanol Blended Fuel

Date:     25/11/2009
From:   International Marine, (makers of Caribbean Boats)

   Notice to ALL dealers

For immediate circulation to all

With the increasing availability of ethanol blended fuels, we find it timely to reiterate our caution as listed in our Boat Owner’s Manual regarding its use in boats.

Ethanol blended fuels are NOT suitable for use in FRP and aluminium fuel tanks, NOR are they suitable for the fuel system and the motor/s installed. We would therefore urge you to pass on this very important information to all your customers with petrol powered boats of any brand. 

John Barbar
International Marine Pty. Ltd


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