Eastern Boats 27 Tournament: 2021 Boat Buyers Guide

The 27 Tournament mixes an efficient ride with many fishing features.

December 14, 2020
Eastern Boats 27 Tournament running to the inlet
The 27 Tournament is a downeast outboard with a powerful bow. Courtesy Eastern Boats

Eastern Boats launched in 1981 with a single 18-foot Classic boat built in a two-bay shop. Today it builds Eastern, Seaway and Rosborough boats, 18 to 30 feet long, in four warehouses at the New Hampshire facility.

Eastern Boats 27 Tournament

Eastern’s 27 Tournament is a downeast outboard with a powerful bow, a 10-foot-3-inch beam and hard chines that produce dry, soft ride offshore. Powered by twin 150s or a single 250 to 300 on a color-matched Armstrong bracket, it’s efficient at any speed.

The boat’s pilot-house cabin has sliding windows and dual-opening windshields served by electric wipers. A double-wide companion seat adjoins the bolster-equipped helm seat; the companion reverses to face aft, sharing a teak table with a portside upholstered bench.


Below, the 27 Tournament has a forward V-berth with overhead rod racks, and an enclosed head with sink and shower. Atop the cabin is a 20-inch-square hatch.

The cockpit has a transom door, transom livewell and insulated fish box with pump-out, four gunwale-mounted rod holders and two more on the transom; the hardtop carries a five-rod rocket launcher. The cockpit galley includes sink, refrigerator and stove.

Popular options include additional rod holders, anchor windlass, bow thruster, full camper enclosure and air conditioning.


Reader Response

  • “Stability, and she sips fuel”


LOA: 27′4″

Beam: 10′3″

Fuel Capacity: 192 gal.


Dry Weight: 8,000 lb. plus power

Max HP: 300

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