Frances 26

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Boat REF# 227402
£18,500.00 Reduced
LOA 7.92m (26'0")
Year 1981
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 9hp, Yanmar (1995)
Lying Falmouth

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  • Contact Chris Fuller
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Extra Details

Designer Chuck Paine
Builder Victoria Marine
Lying Falmouth
Fuel capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 17/10/2010


Engine 1 x Diesel 9hp
Engine make and model Yanmar (1995)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 Bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots

Engine new 1995, Batteries new 2015.

A Simrad tiller autopilot was new in 2015


LOA 7.92m (26'0")
LWL 6.48m (21'3")
Beam 2.50m (8'2")
Draft Min 1.17m (3'10")
Draft Max 1.17m (3'10")
Displacement 3,084kg (6,801.2lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (1981) with stainless steel standing rigging (2014)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Shore Salt - Slab (2011) Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Cruising Chute (unknown year)
Genoa (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Ghoster (unknown year)
Spare Main (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

A Plastimo roller system was fitted in 2014 and Lazy jacks in 2013. The spinnaker pole is telescopic.

In addition to the sails listed is the original self tacking jib ans boom that could be fitted if required.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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

The hull was epoxied in 1997. The rudder was resheaved and epoxied in 20111


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

The cooker, new 2010, is an origo 3000 2 burner spirit stove on gimbals.

Water is provided by a Whale manual pump from a 50 litre flexible water tank.

The Jabsco Heats was replaved in 2001 - also in 2001 the seacocks were re-newed

2 burner spirit cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Log and echosounder by Raytheon.

GPS/Chartplotter by Lowrance

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
All-over cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR (25lb) & Bruce (15lbs))
35.00m (114'10") of chain
Clearway Trimtab windvane self-steering system
2 man Plastimo - RYDS 235 dinghy (unknown year)
2.2hp outboard, Suzuki, Short Shaft (2010)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

Saftey equipment includes an in service liferaft, flare packs and a Bosuns chair

Broker's Comments

It is a testament to this design that originally Chuck Paine drew the Frances 26 double ender for his own use as a small ocean voyager, a task which they have shown themselves adept at.

On stepping aboard you are immediately struck by the quality of both hull and fit out of this particular boat which has been maintained to a very high standard by its two previous owners. With many improvements and updstes over the years she is now looking for a new owner who can continue to lavish the same level of care and attention.

Set up for single handed or short handed off shore sailing, this has to be one of the nicest small craft I have had the pleasure of visiting. Call me now to arrange a viewing.

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 Chris Fuller of Boatshed Falmouth. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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