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Etap 26i

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Boat REF# 120205
removed from sale
Length 8.25m (27'1")
Year 2003
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 10hp, Volvo 2010s (2003)
Lying Langstone Harbour


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Extra Details

Designer Morlain and Mavrikios
Builder Etap Yachting nv
Lying Langstone Harbour
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 49.0 ltr (10.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 26/09/2008


Engine 1 x diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Volvo 2010s (2003)
Engine Hours engine1:   200
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) 2 blade folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.2 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots

Batteries new 2008.
Saildrive serviced June 2009.
Engine serviced April 2010.


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 8.25m (27'1")
LWL 7.15m (23'6")
Beam 2.78m (9'1")
Draft Min 1.55m (5'1")
Draft Max 1.55m (5'1")
Airdraft 12.20m (40'0")
Displacement 2,300kg (5,071.5lbs)
Headroom 1.74m (5'9")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (2003) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2003)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Elvstrom - Slab (2003)
Headsail - Furling (2003)
Other sails Cruising Chute (2009)

Self tacking Jib - Elvstrom, 2003
Main (Elvstrom 2003) has single line reefing, there is a third reef point.
Main is stack-pack with lazy-jacks.
All running rigging comes back under the sprayhood.
She comes complete with Crusader Magic Furl Cruising chute, 2009, as yet unused, brand spanking new, brill!
The running rigging was replaced in 2008.
The sails were professionally inspected and valeted in December 2010.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Etap claim a unique double-skinned structure, rendering the yacht "unsinkable" as certified by the French Merchant Marine no less. Ah bon!
Hull and rudder have Coppercoat from new.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick

The manufacturers claim the 26i is a 6 berth, but I would suggest four is more realistic. Indeed she can sleep four very comfortably.
Webasto cabin heating is fitted, just the one outlet but it is plenty to get the cabin nice and toasty.
The heads are large for this size of boat, with an enormous locker in the after bulkhead. Headroom is good. The galley is well laid out, the cooker looks brand new and the fridge is as clean as a whistle - good size as well.
She still carries her original Etap glasses and crockery, would you believe.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
AIS Receiver tick

Raymarine ST60 Wind
Raymarine ST60 Log
Raymarine ST60 Depth
Raymarine RN300 GPS
All instruments, VHF and GPS are linked by Seatalk.
Raymarine ST2000 Tiller Pilot.
The Raymarine ST60 has a Tri Data read out, plus the third one is for the GPS read out, cross track error, etc.. The autopilot is also linked in by Sea Talk.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
10.00m (32'10") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of rode
The side decks are very wide for a yacht of this size, and the non-slip looks very effective.
The mainsheet track is removable, so if you are just cruising you can secure the sheet to a fitting on the cockpit sole, giving more room in the cockpit for beer and skittles.

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Radar reflector.
2 x Fire Extinguishers.
Fire Blanket.
Webbing Jackstays - stored below when not in use.

Broker's Comments

What a seriously well thought out yacht this is! I have sold Etap yachts in the past, but it is rare to come across an Etap 26i for sale in this country. I think that is a shame, because for build quality and great design I think you’ll find this boat hard to beat. She has bags of room down below, and manages to pull off the trick of feeling safe and cosy AND bright and airy at the same time. I was amazed by the quality and finish of the woodwork and all the fittings, and it all looks as though she came off the stocks yesterday. In fact she has only sailed 780 NM since new, and there are less than 200 hours on the engine – which looks, by the way, as though it has never been started! I see many boats, as you can imagine, and I promise you that you’ll have to go a long way to find a cleaner, brighter, chirpier 26 footer than this little beauty.

So can she sail? Yes she can! She slips along very nicely – the owner claims some startling speeds – phone me and I’ll tell you what she has done under white sails. She is an ideal short-hander – all lines led aft, single line reefing, and of course a self-tacking jib. She carries a Crusader Magic Furl cruising chute for down-hill work. Never heard of the Magic Furl? Yes you’ve guessed it – ring me and I’ll tell you!

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

This Etap 26i has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Dawes of Boatshed Port Solent. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.