1983 Nonsuch 26 Classic For Sale

Stock #227867 -
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Boat Details

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

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

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


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Basic Details
Year:
1983
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Category:
Model:
Length (LOA):
26'
Hours:
962
(as of 11/6/2020)
Stock #:
227867
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
Water Tank:
Throttle/shift: Mech:
Rudder:
Engine Alarms:
Closed Water Cooling Sys.:
Bilge Pump:
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
VHF Antenna:
VHF:
Navigation Lights:
Masthead Light::
Compass:
Deck Features
Swim Ladder:
Cockpit Table:
Cockpit Seating:
Cleats - Fixed:
Bow Rail:
Bow Pulpit:
Anchor Rode:
Anchor:
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Propane Storage Locker:
Grab Rails:
ElectricalElec. Components
Water Temp Gauge:
Volt Meter:
Tachometer:
Shore Power Cord:
Shore Power:
Oil Pressure Gauge:
Hour Meter:
DC Electric Panel:
Battery Switch:
Battery Charger:
AC Electric Panel:
12 V DC Outlets:
110v AC Outlets:
Sails
Rigged For Single Handed:
Main Sail:
Cover - Sail:
Rigging
Winches - Manual:
Lazy Jacks:
Cat Rig:
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:
V Berth:
Stove / Oven:
Pressurized Water System:
Ice Box:
Heater:
Head:
Cabinets:
Cabin Lighting:
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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