Macwester 26

Open To Offers
  • Boat REF#  ·  263463
  • Length  ·  7.92m
  • Year  ·  1966
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Bilge
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Yanmar 2GM20 (1995)
  • Lying  ·  Near Plymouth, Devon UK (by appointment only)
Boatshed Plymouth
Boatshed Plymouth
Billy Hallam

Extra Details

Designer C S J Roy
Builder Macwester Marine
Lying Near Plymouth, Devon UK (by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 90.0 ltr (19.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2GM20 (1995)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots
Engine spares

Aqua Drive thrust bearing and coupling
Various tools aboard including 24in. bolt croppers, set of Yanmar engine spanners, digital multimeter, a 12v. soldering iron & a bag of tools
Yanmar engine spares
Pilot books, charts, Yanmar service manual &
operators manual
New engine mounts required


Length 7.92m
LWL 6.40m
Beam 2.80m
Draft Min 0.84m
Draft Max 0.84m
Displacement 6,720kg (14,817.6lbs)
Headroom 1.75m
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Cruising chute (unknown year)
No 2 Jib (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Trisail (unknown year)
No. 1 Genoa (unknown year)

Spare norseman fittings and new rigging screws aboard

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Paint finish

Bilge keels and long skeg give 3 points of stability when drying out


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Porta Potti)

Cooker Optimus 3 burner butane with large oven
Saloon table can also be set up in cockpit
Sea toilet inlet and outlet stopcocks fitted but not connected
Kitchen equipped with pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, kettle & Port decanter set
Bedding & pillows

3 burner propane Stove



Cooker Optimus 3 burner butane with large oven
Saloon table can also be set up in cockpit
Sea toilet inlet and outlet stopcocks fitted but not connected
Kitchen equipped with pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, kettle & Port decanter set
Bedding & pillows

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Cockpit Enclosure

2 sheet winches
Manual Moyle windlass
5 anchors
(CQR, Danforth, Fishermans, Folding & 2 x Folding Grapnel)
10.00m of chain
30.00m of rode
Mailspeed Marine dinghy (unknown year)
Dinghy (nearly new condition) can take up to a 5hp outboard

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Some wiring requires attention e.g. mast wiring
Tiller pilot included just needs fitting
Spare wooden tiller

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Swim ladder

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Electric bilge pump needs fitting

Broker's Comments

Solid, strong and seaworthy, the MacWester 26 has a good following. Designed and built to a very strong spec, these boats are all but indestructible.

Popular with new and experienced mariners alike, these built to last coastal cruisers will keep you safe and sheltered with their high cockpits sides. Whilst the shoal draft will allow you to explore shallow waters, creeks, drying harbours & even sandy beaches, the combination of bilge keel and long skeg will give you the ability to take the ground comfortably.

With a good dose of love, attention and some new engine mounts, this vessel could soon be back on the river / estuary pottering about. She only costs £99 approx per 30 day month to keep on the current boatyard (and currently £91 inc VAT for lift in) where you could make her your own mobile weekend hideaway or cosy live-aboard.

There are berths for 4 adults and good headroom in the saloon for a vessel of this size. This example also has the advantage of a full cockpit enclosure and cockpit cushions, offering further protected space & accommodation when moored.

A sturdy coastal cruiser at a realistic price. All the onboard tools are included. The owner is looking for a quick sale so all reasonable offers will be considered.

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

This Macwester 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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