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Oyster  26

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Boat REF# 105772
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 7.98m (26'2")
Year 1979
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 13hp, Volvo Penta MD7a (1979)
Lying Hayling Island


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Extra Details

Designer Holman & Pye
Builder Oyster Marine
Lying Hayling Island
Fuel capacity 70.0 ltr (15.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 20.0 ltr (4.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 13hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta MD7a (1979)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) 2 Blade folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.1 ltr (0.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Engine spares tick

130 a/hr domestic battery and 80 a/hr engine battery on Vetus isolator. Professionally rewired in 2001. Aquasignal navigation lights.
70 a/hr Valeo marine alternator
New prop anode.
2005 complete engine rebuild, injectors overhauled.
2007 shortblock rebuild, injector pump rebuilt.


LOA 7.98m (26'2")
LWL 6.93m (22'9")
Beam 3.00m (9'10")
Draft Min 1.45m (4'9")
Draft Max 1.45m (4'9")
Displacement 2,880kg (6,350.4lbs)
Headroom 1.79m (5'10")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Z Spar Aluminium spars (2002) with stainless steel standing rigging (2003)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Elvstrom - Slab (2009)
Headsail - Hank on (1998)
Other sails Dacron Mainsail (2001)
Westaway Dacron No2 (1998)
Sobstad Mylar Genesis No1 (1985)
Hood Dacron No1 (1985)
Elvstrom Pentex No2 (1998)
Westaway tri-radial Spinnaker (2002)
Spinnaker gear tick

3/4 rig sloop with swept back spreaders.
Anodised mast, boom, kicker and spinnaker pole. 22 gauge standing rigging. All of the above were replaced new in 2001. Complete overhaul of chainplates in 2008.
Lewmar winches.

Electrical Systems

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


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

Hull epoxied in 2001, anti-fouled in XM3000. All through-hull fittings are bronze Elanco flush fitting. Hull, deck and topsides polished and waxed 2010. Cast iron keel inspected and refitted with s/steel bolts 2000.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Pressurised water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Interior is in teak and teak-faced ply. All reupholstered by Oyster Marine upholsterer in white vinyl in 2002.
Removable, drop-leaf teak saloon table.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Wind tick
GPS tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

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

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
1 anchors
(Bruce 7.5kg)
9.00m (29'6") of chain
25.00m (82'0") of warp
Teak cockpit grating and 2001 cockpit cushions.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Two fire extinguishers in saloon and cockpit locker.

Broker's Comments

A real classic "pocket rocket". A compact opportunity to give those over-rated Contessa's a run for their money.
A fast cruiser optimised by Holman & Pye for the IOR rule, the Oyster 26 was one of the most popular of the early models, with 47 being built between 1978 and 1981. With her heavy fin keel and transom hung rudder, the Oyster 26 is fast, stiff and easy to handle.
This example is in excellent condition and has had a lot of money lavished on her.
She is ready to launch and will give any new owner a lot of enjoyment with a lot of value for money.
Contact me for the full list of improvements that have been carried out on her.

These boat details are subject to contract.

This Oyster 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Ross of Boatshed Hayling Island. 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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