|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Portishead Bristol UK|
For sale -
Priced to sell -----
Lots have been written about the Frances 26. A classic in its own right. Its open plan design gives it a light airy interior with a good sized double bunk forward.
. She is afloat. Can be sailed. Engine starts a treat. Age of the rigging is unknown. Probably over 20 years old therefore I would not recommend her as ready to sail unless this is checked/replaced. Therefore this one should be treated as a very tidy project. See separate sections and photographs for descriptions.
She comes with the usual fenders, warps, plotter, VHF, Good sails. Furling jib, main, storm jib and a ghoster. Tiller pilot. Cooker. Heads. A nice table. Plus other bits and pieces.
Hull copper coated. Driven by a Darglow feathering propeller. Shaft has a PSS gland fitted.
Self tailing winches.
Priced to sell. This very much at the lower end of the price range for these boats.
Before travelling across the country to view please consider what it will cost to take this boat home! Cost of lifts for hull and mast plus transport can be significant.
If you are local and intend keeping the boat where it is then there is a possibility of transferring the mooring. Subject to the marina's approval.
The heads on this boats is not huge. There is a curtain rail but no curtain... Please get your other half's permission to buy such a thing before placing an offer to buy the rest of the boat.
A bit tongue in cheek. But - Yep - Been there!!!
She is afloat in the marina so access is easy.
The best time to view is weekday evenings.
All of the photos are current. Taken in May/June of this year 2021.
Paperwork from the beginning. Bills of sale from new.
|Vessel type:||Sailing Yacht|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar 1GM|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||7.9m|
|Length at waterline:||6.48m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Hull type:||Long keel with canoe body.|
|Hull colour:||Off white|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||1 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||1 Gallons|
Open plan arrangement gives a great size of double berth forward
A single and a very small single plus a full size trotter box berth under the cockpit.
Cooker with oven and grill. New 2012. Looks hardly used. It is a Plastimo Neptune 4500. The pipework to this will need to be updated.
Separate heads. Lots of storage
Fibre glass. Hull was professionally peeled below the water line. Recoated and coppercoated.
Also Darglow featherstream propeller 2017, PSS shaft seal 2017
CQR Anchor, chain and warp. Fenders, Warps, Radio, Anderson 12 self tailing winches.
Plotter. Standard horizon. See photo. Bulkhead compass. VHF. Log. Wind speed and direction. Depth.
Yanmar 1GM. Starts and runs well.
Drives a Darglow feathering prop. Shaft has a PSS seal - Both 2017.
Proctor mast and boom. Masthead rig. This could do with a good service, Possible stuck pulley or furling sleeve. Headsail rolls but will not come down. Plus steaming light not working
Furlex 100s. Good fore sail. Slab reefed main. Ghoster. Hank on storm jib.
Life ring. Throw line
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.