Cardinal 26

Quality 26ft bilge keeler!
£9,750.00
  • Boat REF#  ·  267255
  • Length  ·  7.90m
  • Year  ·  1991
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Bilge
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 10hp, Volvo 2001 (1991)
  • Lying  ·  Neyland Pembs
Boatshed Wales
Boatshed Wales
Mike de Graaf

Extra Details

Designer Keith Dawson
Builder Cardinal Craft Ltd
Lying Neyland Pembs
Fuel capacity 68.0 ltr (15.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 91.0 ltr (20.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 07/04/2010

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Volvo 2001 (1991)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

2017. Engine serviced by Dale SC . Mast unstepped, new running and standing rigging by Ratsey. New sail drive gasket. Hull copper coated.

Dimensions

Length 7.90m
LWL 7.00m
Beam 2.80m
Draft Min 1.20m
Draft Max 1.20m
Displacement 3,000kg (6,615.0lbs)

Rig

Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (1991) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2017)

Sails

Reefing mainsail Copp - Slab (1991) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

Sails serviced , washed and repaired by Ratsey 2016

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish

Accommodation

Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

2 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Cooler
Drapes
Manual water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Sprayhood
Spray dodgers
Rode
Fenders
Boathook
Swim Ladder

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Lewmar windlass
2 anchors
(Bruce & Kedge)
30.00m of chain
30.00m of rode
Avon dinghy (unknown year)
(Inflatable)
2016 new spray hood, side screens, tiller cover, stac-pack and lazy jacks

Nav Equipment

Compass
Speed
Log
Wind
VHF
Chart plotter
Autopilot
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

New Ray Marine instruments 2017 plusAnchor/steaming lights and VHF aerial and hawk.

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Fire fighting equipment

Broker's Comments

I remember the first time I set foot on the prototype Cardinal 26 at Earls Court Boat Show in the early 1990's. At the time I owned a venerable Westerly Centaur, and much as I was fond of her for coastal and cross Irish Sea cruising, I thought that here was a worthy and classier successor to my Centaur. "One day!" I thought but as my kids grew up my requirements in a family cruiser changed and I never did buy a Cardinal 26. Quite pricey at the time but built and equipped to a high standard they failed to attract the mass market that Westerly had captured. There were less than a dozen made, hence the Cardinal is a little known production yacht from a South Wales manufacturer.
Her interior is much larger than you would expect from a 26 foot vessel, with a twin aft cabin and an open plan main saloon with double forward berths and two settee berths sensibly equipped with lee cloths which make for a sensible family cruiser with a good turn of speed.
While her interior woodwork is of a high standard and her basic design is delightful, there is unexplained crazing in the gel coat in most external surfaces. The only 'cure' for this would be a paint treatment all over - a costly and/or time consuming fix and her recent owners have not considered this worthwhile since it does not affect the strength of the vessel. Where I have seen this fault before it was considered by a surveyor to be a result of too much heat generated in the gelcoat during the moulding stage of build. It does not seem to affect her ability to repel water from her laminate but a surveyor's moisture meter would confirm the reality of the situation.
Her present owner has spent considerable sums on her in terms of sails, rigging and canvas work as well as copper coat and engine leg seal. If it were not for the aforementioned gelcoat problem, which might be considered purely cosmetic, she could be asking approx 50% more than her current asking price.

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

This Cardinal 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan Coy of Boatshed Wales. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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