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Etap 26

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7.90m (25'11")



Underwater profile
Lifting keel


1 x Diesel 9.5hp, Volvo MD5C (1982)

Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)


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Extra Details

Designer EG Van de Stadt
Builder Etap Yachting Belgium
Lying Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 30.0 ltr (6.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 60.0 ltr (13.2 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 12/05/2011


Engine 1 x Diesel 9.5hp
Engine make and model Volvo MD5C (1982)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Saildrive
Prop(s) 2 blade folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 5.5 knots

Short video of engine start attached
Engine serviced annually - historic receipts held
2012 - new alternator
Saildrive 120S
2013 new solar panels x 4
2013 BEP voltage gated regulator - automatic battery charge control
2013 most of vessel rewired


LOA 7.90m (25'11")
LWL 6.60m (21'8")
Beam 2.75m (9'0")
Draft Min 0.95m (3'1")
Draft Max 1.60m (5'3")
Displacement 2,306kg (5,084.7lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1982) with stainless steel standing rigging (2006)


Mainsail Westaway - Slab (unknown year) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail Hyde - Furling (2015)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Genoa Furling 140% (unknown year)
Working Jib (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)

Lines lead aft
2015 new Barton deck organisers
New spreaders
Sails appear to be in good condition
Headsail with foam luff
2015 new mainsail cover

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Lifted ashore annually for winter months
Electric motor for keel & manual override
Etap foam insulation between inner moulding & outer hull


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

Wallas 1600 paraffin heater - reconditioned 2013
2013 new smoked perspex windows
Vanessa Flavel cooker
Johnson Marine heads
LED bulbs throughout

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Navigation lights tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick

Ritchie Compass x 2
Standard Horizon CP300 chartplotter
Standard Horizon GX2100 VHF radio
Tacktick Micronet MN100 cockpit instruments
Tacktick T122 NMEA Wireless Interface linking chartplotter to cockpit instruments

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Beaching legs tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Danforth & Grapnel)
15.00m (49'3") of chain
Plastimo 2.1m dinghy (unknown year)
2hp outboard, Johnson 2 Stroke, Short Shaft (unknown year)
Anchor chain snubber

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Boarding ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Stainless steel pushpit and pulpit replaced 2015
Stainless steel stanchions replaced 2011
Fire extinguisher
Fire blanket

Broker's Comments

Etap have a good reputation for turning out quality yachts and the 26 is no exception. With a 700kgs lifting keel, which can be operated electrically or manually and a twin hull filled with closed cell polyurethane foam making her practically unsinkable, this vessel is at home both in coastal waters or exploring rivers and estuaries.

The current owner has looked after her well over the last 5 years, spending a considerable amount of time, money and effort upgrading and improving her.

Single handed sailing has been made easier as lines have been led aft via Barton deck organisers and easy lock clutches. The lifting tiller with a spin lock extension has a Seasure Midshipman tiller lock. The cockpit is well proportioned and has two handy, large lockers.

The accommodation is clean and well kept, if not a little snug due to the lifting keel assembly. The Wallace cabin heater & Etap foam insulation help keep her warm for off season sailing in UK waters.

The Nav fit is good with a decent Standard Horizon chart plotter, an AIS enabled VHF DSC and twin Tack Tick repeaters in the cockpit.

Altogether a well equipped, impressive, responsive & lively little yacht that I’m told can turn in a six pence.

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

This Etap 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. 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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