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Frances 26

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Boat REF# 101736
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 7.90m (25'11")
Year 1983
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 13.5hp, Beta (2003)
Lying Falmouth


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Extra Details

Designer Chuck Pain
Lying Falmouth
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 13.5hp
Engine make and model Beta (2003)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.3 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots

Morse controls 2003.
Wet exhaust and gooseneck 2003.
Shaft flexi drive 2003.
Rope cutter, cutlass bearing and stern gland 2003.
Poly carbonate fuel tank 50 litres 2003.
New tiller and rudder stock teak/oak 2008.


LOA 7.90m (25'11")
Beam 2.40m (7'10")
Draft Min 1.19m (3'11")
Draft Max 1.19m (3'11")
Displacement 3,100kg (6,835.5lbs)
Headroom 1.70m (5'7")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (1983) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail - Slab (2004)
Headsail - Hank on (unknown year)
Other sails Spare Main (2004)
Self Tacking jib (unknown year)
Storm jib (2007)
Spinnaker gear tick

Keel stepped.
Proctor boom.
New main halyard 2008.
7/8th fractional rig.
Removable inner forestay.

Electrical Systems

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


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Double ender


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick

4 berths in one spacious cabin. Dutch planking to hull sides and internal coachroof. Flavel gimballed 2 burner stove with oven and grill. Cream beige hard wearing seat covers, reading lamps, swivel saloon table and folding cockpit table. Eberspacher heating.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Plastimo bulkhad compass.
Navman multi display log, echo sounder, speed.
VHF DSC Silva st 10 interfaced with GPS 2007.
Garmin 126 GPS on swivel bracket.
Raytheon ST2000 auto helm tiller pilot 2006, serviced 2009.
Handheld compass.
Windex and mounted VHF aerial.
Self steering wind vane clearway, auto tab trim.
Fold down half size chart table.
Radar reflector.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Beaching legs tick

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(13kg CQR and 5kg Kedge)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
15.00m (49'3") of warp
windvane self-steering system
dinghy (2007)
(Hard Dinghy)
2.2hp outboard, Suzuki (unknown year)
Outboard Bracket.

GRP tender and 2m inflatable dinghy as new available through seperate negotiation.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

Fire extinguishers x2, fire blanket, x4 life jackets with life lines, jackstays, webbing, x4 harness points, drogue, sea anchor and 30m rope, horse shoe buoy, emergency spare tiller.

Broker's Comments

This is a really nice sailing boat, clean and tidy with a huge inventory of equipment probaby everything one would need to start sailing.

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

This Frances 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Tony Hicks of Boatshed Falmouth. 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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