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Nicholson 26

Nicholson 26 is a 26 ′ 6 ″ / 8.1 m monohull sailboat designed by Camper & Nicholson and built by Halmatic Ltd. and Camper & Nicholson starting in 1968.

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Auxilary power, accomodations, calculations.

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio .311 Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64) 2/3

  • SA : Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D : Displacement in pounds.

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Ballast / Displacement * 100

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam 1.33 )

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

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Nicholson 26 Yacht / Sailboat

Nicholson 26 Yacht

Nicholson 26 Yacht

The Nicholson 26 is the smallest of the Nicholson fleet, and 64 were made overall. It is one of the most successful yachts in the Nicholson range. It is a trusty sea-boat with a long keel and 4 ton displacement. The hulls were molded by Halmatic and built by Burnes Shipyard, meaning the Nicholson 26 has a high quality finish.

The Nicholson 26 has an encapsulated ballast keel and is a strong, sturdy sail, receiving great reviews from owners. It has a good reputation as an early GRP classic. The boat was developed by South Coast One Design in the 1960s.

The interior of the boat has more than 6’2″ headroom in the saloon, which means that the Nicholson 26 is surprisingly spacious and comfortable. The boats have four berths and so can be used for family cruising. The Nicholson 26 is more than capable of sailing long distances and can be sailed singlehandedly without great difficulty. Even though the Nicholson 26s are small boats, they are classically designed and retain a timeless elegance. The Nicholson 26 is reliable and safe and is a popular, sought after yacht.

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Length : 26’7” Beam : 7’9” Weight : 10,280 lbs Sail Area : 302 sq. ft Berths : 4

Nicholson 26

The nicholson 26 is a 26.58ft masthead sloop designed by camper & nicholson and built in fiberglass by halmatic ltd. since 1968., 64 units have been built..

The Nicholson 26 is a very heavy sailboat which is under powered. It is reasonably stable / stiff and has an excellent righting capability if capsized. It is best suited as a heavy bluewater cruising boat. The fuel capacity is originally very small. There is a very short water supply range.

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  • Boat REF#  ·  327270
  • Length  ·  8.20m
  • Year  ·  1969
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 10hp, Yanmar 1GM10 ()
  • Lying  ·  Brighton

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Engine last serviced January 2021

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars () with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2021)

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine

Construction

New stainless steel compression post

Accommodation

2 burner propane Stove

2 halyard winches 2 sheet winches Manual windlass 1 anchors (Plough) 20.00m of chain 30.00m of rode dinghy () (Inflatable) Sail cover Jan 2024

Nav Equipment

TYpe B AIS transponder

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

2 life jackets Life raft needs servicing

Broker's Comments

This looks like a nice Nicholson 26 - very easy on the eye!

For her size, she has a good sized and well equipped cockpit and a really decent sized interior, with the features that you'd generally expect on a boat like this.

As you may imagine, there are jobs to do and improvements may be possible.

If you're looking for a really well priced, good looking and capable smaller yacht for coastal sailing and fun, then I'd recommend you take a look at this one.

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How long have you owned the boat for.

Since December 2021

Why are you selling her?

For health reasons

Where have you sailed her?

UK coastal waters

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Nic 26 experience/opinions please...

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  • Start date 15 Feb 2011
  • 15 Feb 2011

V1701

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Hello all, I'm struggling to find much information about these, there is an owners site but not much on there, I do know that not many were built. There is a favourable review from YM scanned in on one of the posts on the owners forum, but then the reviewer was the guy who designed it. Also on the owners forum members list there are web sites listed for some of the members that I've begun to trawl, they seem mostly to be for their businesses though (one took me to a site advertising a sex tape of Kendra Wilkinson, whoever she is)... Back to the boat, the LWL is only 20 feet and it's heavy so is it slow compared to, say, a Vega? I am after something small (25-30 feet) for about £10k or bit less, fit for longer passages, so Vega, Halcyon 27 or similar. Vega is the main contender so far... Cheers, David.  

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Forum member "Gunfleet" has had one for years and been all over the French coast in it. He hasn't been on the forum for a bit but if you send him a PM and tell him I said he was the source of all knowledge on these boats, I am sure he will fill you in. http://www.ybw.com/forums/member.php?u=674 If you click on that link you should go to his profile.  

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MrCramp said: Forum member "Gunfleet" has had one for years and been all over the French coast in it. He hasn't been on the forum for a bit but if you send him a PM and tell him I said he was the source of all knowledge on these boats, I am sure he will fill you in. http://www.ybw.com/forums/member.php?u=674 If you click on that link you should go to his profile. Click to expand...

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  • 16 Feb 2011

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Nicholsons... I haven't sailed the 26, but I own the 32, and what I can typify Nichs as is: 1) Incredibly well built, blue-water capable boats, with fantastic construction for the day. That means lots of nice joinery and teak, lots of less-than-modern epoxy/fiberglass layup. As a result, they are strong but heavy hulls, with some having a tendency to blister. On the other hand, if they haven't sunk yet, they ain't going to...pop those blisters and put some epoxy on it... 2) A design from a perspective of heavy weather sailing, not fast coastal cruising. On the other hand, if all you are doing is local cruising, how badly do you need that extra knot and 3 degrees of pointing? And if you want to make up that knot, feathering props are cheapish... 3) A great marque - the Nicholson name still has some remnants of prestige, and still has a beautiful design - I sail mine into Cowes and never feel bad that she is 44 years old - in fact we are rather proud of her. The 26 is, in my mind, a descendant of the Nicholson South Coast One Design, which is a hell of a pedigree.  

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That looks EXACTLY like a SCOD inside and out - but then Nicholson designed them both. I imagine it sails and handles in an identical manner. I remember taking a friend sailing with me on our SCOD. He was a very experienced offshore yachstman but had only ever sailed modern fin keeled yachts. I remember the look on his face when the wind blew up and the SCOD just leaned over and went faster. He used to laugh that the only concession I made until it got really bad was to open the leech of the genoa at the head a bit. He also wondered why we took so long to tack until he tried it; compared to a fin keeled boat you lean on the tiller and wait..... Its not all good though. I handed it over to him to take into the berth one day and when he realised that it didn't spin on a sixpence under power either and 4.5 tonnes on 26 foot doesn't stop instantly with only 9 hp of diesel. In fact his face went white when he realised that parking the thing was not like parking his dinghy.  

Kelpie

That's exactly what I thought- a plastic SCOD! And that is not a bad thing. They look virtually identicla to me, but the Nic26 seems to have a more cutaway forefoot and it is masthead as well. I've sailed a friend's SCOD so can compare it to my own boat, a Vega. My friend liked his boat because he prefered the security of the much heavier displacement, keel stepped mast, full length keel, and transom hung rudder. Things like the anchor chain arrangement is much more seamanlike, keeping the weight in the right place. He lived aboard the boat for two years and at 6ft+ wouldn't have been comfortable in a Vega. He also got the boat to Norway and back which was quite an achievement. However there is no denying that the Vega has the legs on the heavier, shorter boat. When sailing in company I found that I needed to take a few rolls in the genoa to let the SCOD keep up. Of course I never actually beat him in a race but that wasn't down to the boat! For the type of cruising SWMBO and I do, we are glad we have the Vega instead. Big roomy cockpit with ample space for dogs- we tried them on the SCOD and there was just nowhere for them to go. You can barely fit three people in the SCOD's cockpit at the same time. Much, much more stowage space on the Vega. Generally better passage times and light wind performance, meaning our engine can stay off more of the time. And despite the extra headroom, the SCOD's saloon doesn't feel quite as spacious, probably because of the shorter setees with trotter boxes. There are also about 3,400 more Vegas than Nic26s, so you're more likely to find one for sale. It all depends on what sort of sailing you want to do, really.  

Robwhelton said: That's exactly what I thought- a plastic SCOD! And that is not a bad thing. They look virtually identicla to me, but the Nic26 seems to have a more cutaway forefoot and it is masthead as well. I've sailed a friend's SCOD so can compare it to my own boat, a Vega. My friend liked his boat because he prefered the security of the much heavier displacement, keel stepped mast, full length keel, and transom hung rudder. Things like the anchor chain arrangement is much more seamanlike, keeping the weight in the right place. He lived aboard the boat for two years and at 6ft+ wouldn't have been comfortable in a Vega. He also got the boat to Norway and back which was quite an achievement. However there is no denying that the Vega has the legs on the heavier, shorter boat. When sailing in company I found that I needed to take a few rolls in the genoa to let the SCOD keep up. Of course I never actually beat him in a race but that wasn't down to the boat! For the type of cruising SWMBO and I do, we are glad we have the Vega instead. Big roomy cockpit with ample space for dogs- we tried them on the SCOD and there was just nowhere for them to go. You can barely fit three people in the SCOD's cockpit at the same time. Much, much more stowage space on the Vega. Generally better passage times and light wind performance, meaning our engine can stay off more of the time. And despite the extra headroom, the SCOD's saloon doesn't feel quite as spacious, probably because of the shorter setees with trotter boxes. There are also about 3,400 more Vegas than Nic26s, so you're more likely to find one for sale. It all depends on what sort of sailing you want to do, really. Click to expand...

Nichs and storage... You don't buy an old design for storage...you buy them because you love the way they look, and you like history. Having said that, given how poor the stowage is on my 32, I can only imagine what it must be like on the 26...  

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djbreeze said: Hello all, I'm struggling to find much information about these, there is an owners site but not much on there, I do know that not many were built. There is a favourable review from YM scanned in on one of the posts on the owners forum, but then the reviewer was the guy who designed it. Also on the owners forum members list there are web sites listed for some of the members that I've begun to trawl, they seem mostly to be for their businesses though (one took me to a site advertising a sex tape of Kendra Wilkinson, whoever she is)... Back to the boat, the LWL is only 20 feet and it's heavy so is it slow compared to, say, a Vega? I am after something small (25-30 feet) for about £10k or bit less, fit for longer passages, so Vega, Halcyon 27 or similar. Vega is the main contender so far... Cheers, David. Click to expand...

This Nic is at a pretty good price- new sails, recent engine, windvane... http://falmouth.boatshed.com/nicholson_26-boat-121211.html But I don't see how you would fit a folding bike and scuba gear into it. Maybe if you use the forepeack as a storage space, and sleep in the saloon. The Vega and the Nic are built to different design philosophies, which is evident by their repsective displacements. What sort of sailing are you wanting to do?  

Robwhelton said: This Nic is at a pretty good price- new sails, recent engine, windvane... http://falmouth.boatshed.com/nicholson_26-boat-121211.html But I don't see how you would fit a folding bike and scuba gear into it. Maybe if you use the forepeack as a storage space, and sleep in the saloon. The Vega and the Nic are built to different design philosophies, which is evident by their repsective displacements. What sort of sailing are you wanting to do? Click to expand...
  • 17 Feb 2011

Well somebody's getting a good deal with that Nic, shame it isn't you. For long distance live-aboard cruising, I think you'd find the Nic just wouldn't have enough stowage, IMHO. The Vega has proven herself to a tough little boat, I'm sure you know their reputation as circumnavigators. There's even one attempting the NW passage this year, which I think is pushing it a bit for a GRP boat. The Vega does have the advantage of safety in numbers- with 3,500 or so of them, somebody else is bound to have encountered every sort of problem already- and thanks to Steve at the VAGB this wealth of knowledge is easily accessed. Still, probably best not to wed yourself to one particular make/model of boat- be realistic with your requirements and then look for the boat that meets them and is well equipped and well priced (like that Nic you missed out on... windvane, recent engine, 2 good sets of sails, that was a bit of a bargain!) Out of curiosity, why are you so sure you need to move on from the Jeanneau? Accepted wisdom? Or experience of finding its limits?  

Seajet

Waterline Length The fable of waterline length equating to speed, ;'1.4 X square root of wetted length ' is just that, a fable. My boat has a waterline length of 19'3", but regulalrly passes much larger boats like Rival 34's to windward in a F6 +; and she is not a planing, ultra-high speed job. Waterline length is a useless guide; rig efficiency, wetted area drag and ballast ratio are much more useful considerations, and I'm afraid the Nich' 26 doesn't come out well when thinking of these... As for stowage, if you can't find space on a 26' boat, you're bringing too much junk !  

I owned that particular Nic from 2003 for about a year. It had been out of the water for a couple of years when I bought it , and the hull was still very damp (apparently all Nics of that era were). I would say it was priced about right, as it was struggling to sell even at a reduced price of 10k, not long after the updates were done. Although I think it was minus the windvane. It's a narrow boat for it's length, compared to what you already have. Very pretty outside, but less 'liveaboard' than the Vega IMHO.  

Seajet said: My boat has a waterline length of 19'3", but regulalrly passes much larger boats like Rival 34's to windward in a F6 + .... Click to expand...

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Get a Vega - But then I am biased, slightly!!!! Steve B  

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Basic specs..

The boat is typically equipped with a Volvo Penta C10 diesel engine at 10.0 hp (7 kW), which gives a max speed about 3.3 knots.

The fuel tank has a capacity of 23 liters (6 US gallons, 5 imperial gallons).

Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

What is Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)?

The capsize screening value for Nicholson 26 is 1.42, indicating that this boat could - if evaluated by this formula alone - be accepted to participate in ocean races.

What is Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed?

The theoretical maximal speed of a displacement boat of this length is 6.0 knots. The term "Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed" is widely used even though a boat can sail faster. The term shall be interpreted as above the theoretical speed a great additional power is necessary for a small gain in speed.

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Nicholson 26 is about 96 kg/cm, alternatively 540 lbs/inch. Meaning: if you load 96 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 540 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.

Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

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What is Displacement Length Ratio?

SA/D (Sail Area Displacement ratio) Indicates how fast the boat is in light wind: - Cruising Boats have ratios 10-15 - Cruiser-Racers have ratios 16-20 - Racers have ratios above 20 - High-Performance Racers have ratios above 24 Sail-area/displacement ratio (SA/D ratio): 10.22

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  • Boat REF#  ·  150174
  • Length  ·  8.10m
  • Year  ·  1969
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  3
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Yanmar 2GM20F rebuilt in 2003 ()
  • Lying  ·  Plymouth

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Shore power ring main with outlet in cabin. Nov / Dec 2015 - prop shaft seal re-newed

Sloop rigged Sparlite Aluminium spars (1969) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2012)

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 3 batteries charged by: engine

Construction

The last survey showed this vessel to be in overall sound condition. Some minor matters were raised and all addressed by the vendor.

Rigid plastic fuel tank. Bladder water tank. Nov 2015 - fuel tank checked and cleaned

Accommodation

2 x adult single berths (with canvas lee cloths) in saloon & 1 x adult single berth starboard, aft of the navigation station (cockpit has also been used as extra accommodation in harbour in moderate conditions with the use of a strong boom tent & full length cockpit cushions). New Jabsco heads 2011 Eberspacher cabin heating with two outlets.

2 burner spirit Stove

2 halyard winches 2 sheet winches Electric SL Sprint windlass 2 anchors (Bruce) 40.00m of chain Walker Bay 8' + oars dinghy () (Hard Dinghy) A winter storage cradle is also available by negotiation.

Nav Equipment

Raymarine A60 Chart plotter NASA Clipper Depth & Log Navman VHF DSC radio Clipper Navtex

Safety Equipment

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Webbing jackstays Rescue line and strop Fire fighting equipment New electric bilge pump Jan 2014.

Broker's Comments

The smallest of the Nicholson fleet, 64 of these 26 footers were built. They are very good sea going yachts with their long keel design. Many of this marque have crossed the oceans and voyaged to far off places. This particular vessel appears to have been well maintained and a particularly nice example. She has all that you would need to set off on your own journey. Accommodation is available with just three berths, but for a solo or couple she is very comfortable and comes with lots of creature comforts such as hot pressurised water, cabin heating, fridge and electronic windlass - all of which would not normally be on this model. Even the dinghy is a Walker Bay!

Contact the broker today to arrange your own personal inspection as I know that you will not be disappointed.

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  • Boat REF#  ·  301261
  • Length  ·  8.10m
  • Year  ·  1969
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 10hp, Yanmar 1GM10 (2010)
  • Lying  ·  Essex

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New engine fitted in 2010, only 150 hours use. All manuals for the engine and instruments are available

Sloop rigged Original Aluminium spars () with Stainless Steel standing rigging ()

The owner fitted a new boom in 2015 that incorporates the reefing lines. The main Sail has short battens in the leech.

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine

Construction

Accommodation.

2 burner propane Stove

2 halyard winches 2 sheet winches 2 anchors (CQR) 10.00m of chain 30.00m of rode Spare anchor kept below deck in astern bunk

Nav Equipment

Includes a Raymarine ST2000 Auto-Helm

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Nicholson 26 is the smallest of the Nicholson fleet, and 64 were made overall. It was one of the most successful yachts in the Nicholson range and recognised as a trusty sea-boat with a long keel and 4 ton displacement.

The hulls were molded by Halmatic and built by Burnes Shipyard, meaning the Nicholson 26 has a high quality finish. Whilst being made in 1969 she appears to be in good condition and well maintained.

The interior of this boat has more than 6’2″ headroom in the saloon, which means she is surprisingly spacious and comfortable. The boat has four berths and so can be used for family cruising, and is more than capable of sailing long distances singlehandedly without great difficulty.

The headlining does need a little attention but on inspection this purely looks cosmetic and a simple repair. All receipts for work carried out professionally over the past 10 years. If you would like to know more, or arrange a personal viewing, then please do contact our office and we would be pleased to help.

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Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for, why are you selling her.

Change of circumstances

Where have you sailed her?

South Coast and Essex coast

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  • Boat REF#  ·  255447
  • Length  ·  8.10m
  • Year  ·  1969
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Beta 20 (2014)
  • Lying  ·  Neyland Pembs

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Extra Details

LED lighting

Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars () with Stainless Steel standing rigging ()

New Stackpac - not fitted.

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine

Construction

Accommodation.

2 burner propane Stove

2 halyard winches 4 sheet winches Electric windlass 2 anchors (Danforth) 30.00m of chain Blondie-Hasler windvane self-steering system New Ratsey sprayhood 2016 Mast ladder

Nav Equipment

Safety equipment.

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Fire fighting equipment

Broker's Comments

The Nic 26 is a 'proper little ship' that could take the competent and adventurous sailor anywhere where there is sufficient water to sail. Rugged construction from a quality builder in the days when GRP was still something of a novelty but traditional boat building skills were still in abundance . No concessions to comforts like heating, showers or hot water certainly, but a hull, keel and rig as 'bomb proof' as they come. This example is in 'end of season condition', with some tidying up to do, when her professional mechanic owner finds the time from his day job (and the fabulous 36 footer he's just purchased, currently lying Spain!). 'Tidy up' he intends to do, but if one were to accept the work for oneself, an early offer might save a pound or two. Just a thought? In any case she benefits from a nearly new motor, spray-hood , stacpac and saloon upholstery and I dare say she can find her own way by now to the Isle's of Scilly, having been every year with her current happy family!

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Make & Model

Camper & Nicholson 26

MEASUREMENTS

Description.

2 Burner Gas Hob

Sink with fresh water pump tap

Bench seating to port and starboard, double as single berths.

Port Quarter Pilot Berth

Starboard Quarter Pilot Berth

Naviagtion table to port

Marine toilet

Stowage forward

Navigation Suite

Cobra VHF Radio with DSC

Navman Wind

Navman Speed and Depth

Lawrance Chartplotter with full UK Charts

Garmin Fishfinder

Bulk head compass

LED Navigation lights

Autohelm Tiller Pilot

On Deck Equipment

Anchor with chain and warp

Fenders and warps

Spinnaker pole

Mooring lines

GRP Hull and Decks

Encapsulated ballast long keel

Beta 14 HP - New 2016

60 Engine hours

Last service 2019

Sails and Rigging

Rolling Boom Reefing

Furling Jib

Engine Count

Engine Horse Power

ABOUT CAMPER & NICHOLSON 26

The Camper & Nicholson 26 is 26 feet long and has a 8 feet beam. This 1969 Camper & Nicholson 26 with 14 HP horsepower

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  • Boat REF#  ·  106770
  • Length  ·  8.10m
  • Year  ·  1969
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  3
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Yanmar 2GM F ()
  • Lying  ·  Falmouth

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Extra Details

Sloop rigged with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1999)

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power

Construction

Epoxy treatment 2003

Accommodation

2 burner Other Stove

2 halyard winches 2 sheet winches Electric S&L Sprint windlass 2 anchors (35lb Bruce, 15lb Kedge) dinghy (2007) (Inflatable)

Nav Equipment

Raymarine Chart Plotter

Safety Equipment

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Fire extinguishers

Broker's Comments

This boat built by Camper Nicholson performs well under sail and makes an excellent cruising boat. The interior is spacious and comfortable with plenty of storage and really good headroom.

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  • Boat REF#  ·  123254
  • Length  ·  7.90m
  • Year  ·  1968
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 6hp, Sabb Single Cylinder (1968)
  • Lying  ·  Portsmouth

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Extra Details

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1968) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2001)

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels

Construction

Accommodation.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Safety equipment.

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

Stand down, Kim and Aggie, Gok’s been here! This yacht has had a make-over. When I first photographed her, it was impossible to avoid drawing attention to how sad and unloved she looked. That’s all changed, and in spectacular style. The exterior woodwork has been completely repaired and finished, and she’s had a really good clean throughout. The good news is, the price is the same, so now she’s better value than ever. Once upon a time, all proper yachts looked like the Nic 26. With her long deep keel and full-length keel-hung rudder; her deep, safe cockpit and cosy berths, she is a small yacht with an impeccable design pedigree. Nothing flash about her, but there is a timeless elegance apparent in her lines and a reputation for dependable sea-keeping that makes Nic owners fanatics about the marque. A classic yacht, for all her diminutive size. These boat details are subject to contract. Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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