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1983 Nonsuch 26 Classic For Sale

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Boat Details

Year:
1983
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Nonsuch
Category:
Cruiser/Cruiser Sailboat
Model:
26 Classic
Length (LOA):
26'
Beam:
10' 5"
Draft:
53"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
227867
Location:
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
(near Middletown)
Status:
Available
Storage Status:
Currently in storage††
Reason for Selling:
No More Time For Boating
Sailboat Details
Cover - Sail:
Main Sail:
Rigged For Single Handed:
Cat Rig:
Lazy Jacks:
Winches - Manual:
Boom:
Wishbone
Mast:
Free-standing
"Fast, Easy To Handle Cat-Rigged Cruiser In Excellent Condition."

Designed by Mark Ellis at the request of a famous Canadian racing sailor who wanted a fast, easy-to-handle cruising boat for his retirement, the Nonsuch series are among the most popular alternative-rigged production boats ever built.

The most distinctive feature of any Nonsuch is its sail pl...more

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If you have any questions, Thomas can be reached directly at (203) 539-1550 to further discuss the situation.

1983 Nonsuch 26 Classic Cruiser Sailboat in Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Stock #227867

Designed by Mark Ellis at the request of a famous Canadian racing sailor who wanted a fast, easy-to-handle cruising boat for his retirement, the Nonsuch series are among the most popular alternative-rigged production boats ever built.

The most distinctive feature of any Nonsuch is its sail plan. A freestanding aluminum mast placed far forward in the bow of the boat supports a loose-footed mainsail that is hoisted inside a wishbone boom, the end of which is sheeted to the boat's transom. The boom, because it is canted downwards, acts as a vang and keeps the clew of the sail from riding up as it is eased.

Sail shape is controlled with a "choker" line, which when tightened pulls the boom aft in relation to the mast, thus flattening the sail, and when loosened allows the boom to shift forward, thus increasing draft.

The only other controls aside from the halyard are slab-reefing lines for the tack and clew. The reefed portion of the sail, or the entire sail when doused, falls unassisted into a set of permanently rigged lazy jacks hanging under the boom.

The generous beam of the boat provides for a lot of stability and allows for an enormous interior, as roomy as found in a typical thirty-foot boat. This particular boat is in the "classic" layout, with two quarter-berths aft and a saloon with two full-length settees all the way forward.

The galley features the usual sailboat fare, a propane stove/oven, sink, and icebox, and the boat also has a built-in propane space heater as well as a propane on-demand hot water heater for the shower... far more effective and practical than the typical engine or electric/engine-heated 6-gallon units usually found o these boats.

It is likely you are looking at a Nonsuch because you know what it is and why you might want one, others will note the unusual design and read up about the pros and cons thereof, in the end, what you have is a good, solid, easy to handle boat popular among those just starting their boating lives as well as those nearing the sunset years looking to stay on the water with less effort.

Information On Condition

The photos tell the story, the boat is in overall good condition, needs bottom paint, sail and running rigging in good shape, seller reports that everything works as it should and the engine runs well.

Approximate boat location: Old Saybrook, Connecticut


We have several active listings for Catalina, Hunter, Island Packet, and Beneteau. If you're in the Brookhaven, Islip, Huntington, or Bridgeport areas, please use the form on this page to let me know what you're looking for and I'll get back with you today about any other cruising sailboat / daysailer options we have locally that may meet your needs.

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Basic Details
Year:
1983
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Nonsuch
Category:
Cruiser/Cruiser Sailboat
Model:
26 Classic
Length (LOA):
26'
Hours:
962
(as of 11/6/2020)
Stock #:
227867
Location:
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Storage Status:
Currently in storage ††
(as of 11/6/2020)
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Brand:
Westerbeke Diesel
Hours:
962
(as of 11/6/2020)
Size:
21 hp
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Tank:
24 gals
Propeller:
Bronze - 2 Blade
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Rudder:
Bilge Pump:
Closed Water Cooling Sys.:
Engine Alarms:
Throttle/shift: Mech:
Water Tank:
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
26'
Length at Water:
24' 5"
Beam:
10' 5"
Min. Draft:
53"
Cockpit Location:
Aft
Weight:
8,500 lbs
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Compass:
Masthead Light::
Navigation Lights:
VHF:
VHF Antenna:
Deck Features
Anchor:
Anchor Rode:
Bow Pulpit:
Bow Rail:
Cleats - Fixed:
Cockpit Seating:
Cockpit Table:
Swim Ladder:
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Grab Rails:
Propane Storage Locker:
ElectricalElec. Components
110v AC Outlets:
12 V DC Outlets:
AC Electric Panel:
DC Electric Panel:
Battery Switch:
Battery Charger:
Hour Meter:
Oil Pressure Gauge:
Shore Power:
Shore Power Cord:
Tachometer:
Volt Meter:
Water Temp Gauge:
Sails
Cover - Sail:
Main Sail:
Rigged For Single Handed:
Rigging
Cat Rig:
Lazy Jacks:
Winches - Manual:
Boom:
Wishbone
Mast:
Free-standing
Accommodations & Passengers
# Cabins:
1
Sleep. Capacity:
5
# Berths:
4
Water Capacity:
30 gals
Waste Capacity:
24 gals
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
Non-Smoking:
Pet-Free:
Cabin Lighting:
Cabinets:
Head:
Ice Box:
Pressurized Water System:
Stove / Oven:
V Berth:
Heater:
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
Mark Ellis
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Shape:
Fin W/spade Rudder
Exterior Color:
White
Interior Color:
White / Wood
Bottom Paint Antifouling:
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