Launched 1984, stored ashore for 12 years and for the last 17 winters.
New Beta 16 engine 2015. This boat is in long distance cruising order, singlehander to Brittany last June.
Long keeled double ender.
4 berths, cooker, heads & holding tank.
Seago 4 person liferaft, iCom radio with inbuilt GPS, AIS & DSC.
B&G Vulcan 7 Plotter
Avon Recrest dinghy.
Sea-MeActive Radar Reflector
|Vessel type:||Sailing Cutter|
|Fit Out:||Customised Open saloon|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||7.92m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Dry Weight:||4 tons|
|Fuel capacity:||60 Litres|
|Water capacity:||50 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||50 Litres|
2015 - NEW: Beta 16. : Stainless Steel diesel tank & 3. bladed propeller.
Professionally fitted. & serviced.
Engine Hours: @ August 2018. = 245
This Frances 26 was fitted out by the previous owner, a Chartered Engineer, for long sea voyages.
Very strong chainplates, the mast is 3 foot taller than original cutter spec.
The 'filligreed' fiddles on each shelf, if grabbed, will take a person's weight.
4 berths open plan layout with separate heads compartment (with solid door) to starboard inside companionway.
Forward "V" berths converting to double. Settee berth to starboard amidships with short settee opposite.
Port quarter berth. Extensive lockers, sealed off from each other, painted white inside. Cushions in gold and brown fabric by Toomer & Hayter. Those in sitting spaces have rolled fronts for comfort.
Bunk cushions divided so that they only cover one locker each, so that you do not have to wrestle with 6 ft of cushion to get a bottle of wine out.
Specially designed half-Admiralty size chart table with integrated Yeoman Chartplotter.
Four tufnol cleats for mooring lines with a further tufnol cleat each side amidships for ease of single handed 'coming alongside'.