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Evolution 26

Evolution 26 is a 25 ′ 9 ″ / 7.9 m monohull sailboat designed by Julian Everitt and built by Evolution Yachts Ltd. starting in 1976.

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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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Evolution 26

The evolution 26 is a 25.75ft masthead sloop designed by julian everitt and built in fiberglass by evolution yachts ltd. (uk) since 1976., 75 units have been built..

The Evolution 26 is a moderate weight sailboat which is slightly under powered. It is stable / stiff and has a low righting capability if capsized. It is best suited as a day-boat.

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Whats the best 26' drop keel?

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  • Start date 23 May 2005
  • 23 May 2005

T_S

Whats the best 26\' drop keel? Looking with interest at 26' trailer sailers. So far the top two within sensible budgets are the Seal 26 & the Evolution 26. Anyone here sugest any others or give me the pros and cons of the above please? Dave  

aidancoughlan

Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? Rushed in here to say "Super Seal"... but you've figured it out already. I thought about one for a while, seems they have a v.good reputation as a fast cruiser.  

Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? Hi Aidan. Yes I like the SS and have looked at a few of the members boats in the 'Seal Sailing Association'. I know of a Evolution 26 that keeps comming first in its class at Canvey, in fact it canes everything including a Super Seal! Regards......Dave  

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Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? Dave, you mean the Evo 25 (12k). The Evo 26 (10k) is a racer with restricted headroom, minimal interior, outboard motor, 750kg (!) less ballast. Same hull, and lift keel (hydraulic) different deck. Good sailing caravan, once slept 11 on mine. Evo 26 also has taller rig, both fractional. Wasn't a particulalrly good CHS rating, don't know since then. You might want to look at the Beneteau First 25(12-13k) too and the Jouet 760 (12-15k) or the particularly well regarded Jeanneau Fantasia 27 (17-19k). Thought the Hunter Delta 25 (10k) and the Dehler 25 (10k) (both good sailers) were cramped. Jaguar 25 (7-9k) lacks headroom and are not fast, but they are cheapish, a lot homebuilt. All of them are a lot of boat to lug about and launch/recover though. Couldn't recommend it. How about a Seal 22 on the water in pristine condition? Luvverly-jubberly..... Jim  

sailorman

Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? Jim i seem 2 remember that the Dehler 25 comes with a be-spoke trailor that launches the boat  

Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? Hi Jim.....Yes I think it could be the Evo 25 then which is the boat stuffing everyone at the I.Y.C. I think the next time we speak on the phone I shall bend your ears a bit on what one you think the best! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif As for my boat .......she's has about two months left I feel! Regards ........ Dave  

Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? Doe's the Dehler have water ballast tanks Roger?  

  • 24 May 2005

Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? You have all missed out the best of the lot. Trapper TS 240. Best bargain of the bunch. Very unfairly handicapped though. Has outboard in well. Make sure the keel is sorted. Have a look at the test in PBO 383 Nov '98 "Evolution harder to sail" "Etap much heavier" I must admit Seal's are well thought of but their ballast is too high compared with the Trapper See the Trail Sail Club for their opinions Regards Briani  

StugeronSteve

Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? The Dehler does have a very efficient water ballast system, a bespoke trailer with launch trolley and a mast raising/lowering system that is simplicity in itself. I can confirm that the D25 is a good sailing boat and, provided that you take the outboard and rudder off the back, very well behaved on the trailer (will tow at a steady 55mph behind a Ford Galaxy). Bit cramped on headroom, but a really nice boat.  

PeteCooper

Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? What about a Tripp 26? I remember reading a report in one of the comics a few years ago and it sounded good. No idea of cost.  

Pisces

Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? As a new super seal 26 owner - I must say that I am impressed so far - She is quick, polite and reasonably roomy for a 26 footer. The seal Association are also very helpful. They produce a very good booklet on the 26 with all sorts upgrades, issues and specs in. I looked at a evolution 26 - it has a keel that would not retract - had a large 'torpedo' on the bottom - I am not sure if this is standard, but I needed to take to the ground level, so it was a killer for me. I looked at several others but kept comming back to the seal. Good luck with your search - there are several for sale on the seals web site.  

Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? Pisces, the Evo 25/26 standard does not have a bulbe, it is a straight up and downer!  

Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? I though it looked like an add on!  

Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? I believe Pisces is right. There was a contempory of these boats with an "add on", I remember reading a report saying it added nearly a foot to the draft (queried by another). This does not say a lot for the stability of the boat does it? Regards Briani  

Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? Briani, totally agree as I said in an earlier post on this thread, the Evo 26 has 750kg less ballast and a taller rig. It therefore goes like hot snot in light puffs, but soon needs reefing and is tender. When answering Daves original qustion for a Cruiser I listed the 26... and why I can recommend the (much heavier) Evo 25, as I had one for 7 years. Be sure it hasnt still got the 'orrible BMW D6 donk in it. Mine was called Chou Fleur III (sail number 119 in Beige/Orange), and caused much merriment to the natives when berthed in Calais! To think, the original owner had alsready had two previous boats with the same moniker! Julian Everitt certainly didnt conceive it to have another foot on the keel! Jim  

Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? Right, and ,as I recall, J E designed the E Boat, which behaves like a dinghy, that is, been known to lean too far! Regards Briani  

Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? Thanks for your post Brian, never thought that the Trapper was a lift or swing keel otherwise I would have been reading up on it! Regards........Dave  

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Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? Yer all rong!! Got to be a Telstar. With decent sails, 8 knots upwind, 12-13 on reach. Do I hear 'Huh?' /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif  

Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? Not really, as we were discussing mono hulls! /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif  

  • 26 May 2005

Re: Whats the best 26\' drop keel? [ QUOTE ] I know of a Evolution 26 that keeps comming first in its class at Canvey, in fact it canes everything including a Super Seal! Regards......Dave [/ QUOTE ] Yes, Gerry does do very well with Aires doesn't he? But he doesn't cane Tiptoe that often ... Such as last weekend's Upnor race when he ended up retiring, but I managed to finish (though in last place, but there's an extremely good reason for that). Or in 2003, when after a long beat from the Spile to Upnor I finished a mere 20 minutes after him to take 1st overall .... (and they say bilge keelers don't go to windward!). But the Evolution 26 seems a really fine boat. Regards Mike 'Tiptoe' - Ballerina II  

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evolution 26

Discussion in ' Sailboats ' started by jonny kennedy , Jun 20, 2005 .

jonny kennedy

jonny kennedy New Member

We bought a evolution 26 designed by Julian Everitt. i have just started racing this boat in Lough Neagh Sailing club and am trying to get information on this boat. Any info will be greatfully accepted. thanks  

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http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/pl_display_photo.jsp;jsessionid=euKQKXfKgYac?slim=quick&currency=USD&units=Feet&currencyid=100&boat_id=1403569&boatname=108%27+Evolution+Yachts+EVOLUTION+110&photo_name=Photo+1&photo=1&url= here another "evolution"  

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I don't know much more than that the Evolution was designed as a quarter ton (IIRC) racer/cruiser. I think only a few were built. One, "Absolution", was mis-rated (measurer's mistake) and dominated Solent racing about '81, winning against the flat-out racing quarters. She actually performed quite well even when allowing for the incorrect rating IIRC. If you have access to a library of Seahorse mags back to about '81 you'll find a season summary from Absolution's skipper in the "Coastal round up" they did each year. There was also a report in Seahorse about the measurement error and that may have some comments about the boat, from memory. EDIT; I happened to find my old Seahorse binders. Absolution won Solent Points in her class for two years, so both '80 and '81 Seahorses had reports (about 600+ words) from the skipper. He had some quite detailed info about sheeting angles, sail selection etc BUT (big "but") apparently Absolution was modified from the standard masthead rig to a fractional rig and therefore all that stuff would be of little use to you. If yours is a fractional, post and I may be able to copy out some of his info.  
mine is a mast head rig and it weighs just over 2 ton  

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grumpy_gorilla New Member

I have owned an Evolution 26 ("GrumpyGorilla" ) for 10years and race it on the Solent, normally Thursday evening racing around the cans at Royal Lymington Yacht Club. They were originally built at Christchurch (5 miles away) . We have 2 fractional rig 26's ( including "Absolution") ,2 masthead 26's and 1 fractional Evolution 25. The 25 has the same hull as the 26 but a different coachroof allowing more headroom down below. There were various combinations of rigs ,normal masthead, fractional ,whereby the mast was moved 8inches forward of the original step , and an odd-ball fractional rig that was 30inches taller than the standard fractional rig. Apparently , this was popular in places like Poole harbour ,where quite a number of them can be found, where the wind is more "flukey" because of the number is islands. "Absolution" still outstrips any of the other Evolutions and often bigger boats in other classes. I think it was 2000 when she came 18th overall in the "Round the Island Race", not bad out of 1800 boats racing. Christchurch has a larger fleet, as does Poole, and they often have match racing against each other. We are trying to get Lymington involved in this as well. Normally, the fractional rigs go better upwind but the masthead, with bigger spinnakers, reverse the trend downwind. I have got the original Sales "blurb" and will copy it for you. Also Practical Boat Owner did a report November 1981 P55 by Rodger Witt ( you can buy copies from PBO for £3.50) - Interesting reading. Anything specific you need to know , I'll try and answer. regards  
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ive seen the pbo report. ours is goes well up wind and point very well. we are not used to masthead rigging and our looking to find out about setting the rigging in terms of rake in the mast. is there any way you could put me in touch with an owner of a masthead 26 thanks  

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Evolution Yachts Evolution 26 for sale in Walton on the Naze United Kingdom

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Make & Model

Evolution Yachts Evolution 26

MEASUREMENTS

Description.

Evolution 26, 1980, lifting keel cruising racer with several upgrades and recent engine.

1 x Tohatsu Sail Pro 6hp - ultra long shaft outboard engine (2016) with high thrust propeller. 1 x 12L plastic petrol tank.

20W solar panel battery charger 1 x 90Ah 12v battery

NASA depthsounder Navico-Tiller pilot 300 autopilot

NASA depthsounder Navico-Tiller pilot 300 autopilot Sestral bulkhead compass Handheld Garmin GPS12 links to Icom IC-M421 VHF Icom IC-M421 VHF Radar detector Cockpit speakers for VHF

Electric bilge pump Manual bilge pump

Kebony cockpit Cockpit cushions Cockpit table Bombard AX2 tender Swimming ladder Outboard engine bracket Radar reflector Mainsail cover Lazy jacks

2 x battened mainsail 3 x genoa Storm jib Cruising chute Aluminium spars (Proctor) Age of spars 1980 Age of standing rigging 2006

Cabin headroom 5' Seating capacity for 6 people 1 x double 'V' berth 2 x single berths Jabsco marine head 1 x 50L PVC fresh water tank

OWNERS COMMENTS

2021 Upgrades 2 x 90W solar panels 2 x 50 Ah Deep Drain Batteries Additional battery management Battery selection (2 x Deep Drain / 1 x Heavy Duty) 2 x switch panels Bow fender 2 x fenders Re-route and re-wire electrics Bar heater fitted 3000W Inverter installed Previous Owner's Comments This is a fabulous cruiser/racer that is great for a family and easily sailed short handed. Performance on all points of sailing is excellent. Reef early to limit healing and maintain control, speed and direction. She is a very rewarding and responsive boat to sail. With a fully lifting keel she'll sit upright on the sand for great creek crawling or beach visits. Lovely big cockpit with removable mainsheet. Kebony deck panels line the cockpit to provide a safe, attractive and warm feel. New headlinings have been installed throughout. There are 3 x Genoas, 2 x main sails, cruising chute and storm jib (never used). She performs very well with a quiet outboard with easy motor sailing on both tacks due to the ultra-long shaft.

Engine Count

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Julian Everitt

Hull Material

Lifting Keel

ABOUT EVOLUTION YACHTS EVOLUTION 26

The Evolution Yachts Evolution 26 is 26 feet long and has a 9.2 feet beam. This 1980 Petrol Evolution Yachts Evolution 26 with 6 horsepower. The Evolution Yachts Evolution 26 is made of grp.

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  • Boat REF#  ·  220775
  • Length  ·  7.86m
  • Year  ·  1979
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Lifting Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 13.5hp, Beta ()
  • Lying  ·  Christchurch

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Sloop rigged Aluminium spars () with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2013)

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine

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Accommodation.

2 burner propane Stove

3 halyard winches 2 sheet winches 1 anchors

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Broker's comments.

Here we have a EVOLUTION 26, the fast lift keel boat that offers excellent performance with all the advantages of a lifting keel. This makes her extremely versatile and sought after, this yacht has been cared for by her owner, and comes with a good inventory, so is ready to go for the season. Early viewing is a must.

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Evolution 25

  • August 5, 2009

This is the cruising version of the Julian Everitt-designed Evolution 26 quarter-tonner, from the early 1980s. With her hydraulically operated, 800lb (364kg) lifting keel and powerful fractional rig, she has plenty of performance and handles like a big dinghy. The Evolution 25’s coachroof is higher than her racing sister’s and the accommodation is more spacious and better fitted out. She can sleep five, has a separate heads compartment and a practical galley area. She draws just a foot (31cm) with the keel up, so she is a flexible coastal and estuary cruiser. Build quality was not brilliant and many were home completed, so the arrangements below decks and the quality of fit-out will vary.

LoA 7.9m (25ft 9in) LWL 6.8m (22ft 4in) beam 2.8m (9ft 4in) Draught 0.3m to 1.5m (1ft to 5ft) Displacement 1,632kg (4,500lb)

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  • Boat REF#  ·  17310
  • Length  ·  7.86m
  • Year  ·  1980
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Lifting Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x gasoline 15hp, Johnson Commerical (1997)
  • Lying  ·  West Wales

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Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (1980) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1996)

Electrical Systems

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

Construction

Accommodation.

2 burner propane Stove

4 halyard winches 2 sheet winches 1 anchors (Bruce) 12.00m of chain 22.00m of rode

Nav Equipment

Autohelm 1000

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Evolution 26 is a modern, light weight, lifting keeler that will appeal to the yachtsman or ex-dinghy racer who desires more than the rather plodding performance of your average shoal draught bilge keeler. She is a yacht that could take you quickly and safely across the channel (English, Bristol or St George's) yet still with the useful ability to take the ground in any one of our myriad and picturesque drying harbours. Exploring the National Park Coast or the deserted creeks of the 'Secret Waterway' with a young family is just one of the possibilities for this versatile craft. She is in generally good order and reasonably priced but her owner will consider an offer.

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MAR.CO R-Evolution 26 tender

MAR.CO R-EVOLUTION 26, the perfect tender

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The new jewel in the Mar.Co family, the R-Evolution 26, has been defined by its own manufacturers as a real milestone.

Designed as the ultimate expression of design and aimed at achieving great cruising performance, it is a tender that offers great comfort on board. This chase boat gives wonderful sensations to the driver, while offering plenty of space for recreational activities.

The design is elegant and modern. This is immediately visible in the quality of the sofa finishes, the wide rear decks and the black T-Top. Every corner hides a surprise, a space, a chrome, a story, which at Mar.Co began in 1974.

In 8 metres of length the Mar.Co R-Evolution 26 encapsulated the best of its boatbuilding experience, enhanced in this case by the power of a Mercury 450R that made my test even more exciting: let’s see why.

MAR:CO R-EVOLUTION 26 Sea Trial

I approach the test of the new MAR.CO R-Evolution 26 with a certain amount of expectation – I have been waiting since 2021 to get on board.  I enjoy every single step leading to the helm station and notice, right from the start, that it is easy to move around and there is a comfortable seat waiting for me, which immediately makes me feel at ease. In this position you really do have the choice of steering while standing or sitting.

As we leave the port I notice that this tender responds perfectly to the controls, manoeuvres are decidedly simple, even though we only have one outboard motor. I accelerate and at about 2,000 rpm the wake is already coming off and the boat gets up on plane. The hull glides over the water effortlessly.

At 3,500 revs we’re at 23 knots, an ideal speed for moving with ease between the superyacht and the chosen destination; fuel consumption is also very low, just 43.5 litres per hour, ensuring a great range for the craft.

MAR.CO R-Evolution 26

Outside the port the sea is very rough, which is the ideal condition for testing this ‘super tender’ in harsh conditions. I put the throttle down, the waves are over a metre and a half, but they do not bother the hull of the MAR.CO R-Evolution 26, which surprisingly tackles the swells at high speed smoothly and, above all, without even a splash reaching the boat. I still speed up and, at 5,500 rpm, I manage to touch the remarkable top speed of 48.5 knots: truly impressive in these conditions.

I tackle a series of tight turns and counter-turns, this inflatable is incredible, it’s as agile as a jet ski and as stable as an oil tanker! Even the acceleration is amazing, from 0 to 20 knots in two and a half seconds, that’s super racing performance.

There is little more to add: high-performance, elegant but above all extremely safe. This tender is not only ideal for fast cruising, it is also a real water toy.

The MAR.CO R-Evolution 26 in detail

At 8.02 metres long and 3.08 metres wide, the dominant colours of this version of the Mar.Co R-Evolution 26 are white and red, interrupted only by a carbon black stripe on the two tubulars. Obviously this chase boat can be customized as desired although, I must admit, I really like this combination. The Mercury 450R also fits in nicely, the matching colouring giving it a decidedly sporty touch.

In the middle of the boat, a beautiful fiberglass-made T-Top is reminiscent of the one on the R-Evolution 35, with two carefully designed storage compartments and a modern-style dashboard that matches the T-shaped seat and the very elegant white footrest.

The manufacturing quality of this inflatable, designed by Federico Gerna, is very high and can be seen in every detail: from the handrails to the finishes, right down to the large rear decks that house a practical retractable ladder, equipped with handles to make getting up from the water more comfortable. Everything here is studied down to the smallest detail.

MAR.CO R-Evolution 26 tender

Spaces are equally impressive. The MAR.CO R-Evolution 26 is in fact approved for as many as 14 people! On the transom there is room for an outboard up to 450 hp, like the one we tested today. The stern platforms are wide, with a locker under the one on the right, ideal for storing fins and masks.

There are also six spacious compartments between the stern and bow, a toilet with a dedicated tank hidden under the front seat of the helm console, fires, a fridge and a table in the middle of the stern that disappears in a flash, leaving room for the large sundeck. Relaxation is guaranteed everywhere.

In short, a chase boat that is not just a tender, but a versatile craft, with which you can indifferently disembark in the port or hang around all day, moving from one bay to another.

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  • Boat REF#  ·  266356
  • Length  ·  7.86m
  • Year  ·  1980
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Lifting Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x gasoline 8hp, Johnson (2001)
  • Lying  ·  Lymimgton

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Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (2000) with Stainless Steel standing rigging ()

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power

Construction

Accommodation.

2 halyard winches 4 sheet winches Manual windlass 2 anchors 20.00m of chain 26.00m of rode Avon dinghy () 8hp outboard, Johnson ()

Nav Equipment

Safety equipment.

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The sale price includes a mooring until April 2021 and boat insurance until June 2021. If you are looking to get on the water this summer then this could be the package that you're looking for.

The owner who is a qualified and confident skipper will also provide hands-on sailing tuition FOC to the buyer, should they wish to take it.

Set up for family & short-handed cruising, this popular cruiser /racer was designed by Julian Everitt and built in Christchurch Dorset in 1980, Recently refurbished it is lying in Lymington.

Used to sail and motor exclusively in the Solent mostly single-handedly, but also with the family and grandkids. Its sea-kindly design and lifting keel have allowed its current owners to use it for creek-crawling and as a beach boat. Great fun for all the family. They are all sad to see her go but relocation forces sale.

Comes with robust storage cradle

These boat details are subject to contract. Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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  • Boat REF#  ·  12671
  • Length  ·  7.85m
  • Year  ·  1978
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Lifting Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 10hp, Yanmar GM10 (2000)
  • Lying  ·  Essex

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Extra Details

The engine has done less than 100 hours.

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1978) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1998)

This yacht comes with Lazyjacks, No1 and No3 jibs, a storm job and a cruising chute.

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 1 batteries charged by: engine

Construction

Accommodation.

2 burner propane Stove

2 halyard winches 4 sheet winches 1 anchors (25lb CQR) 5.00m of chain 100.00m of rode

Nav Equipment

Safety equipment.

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

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