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Super Seal 26

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7.92m (26'0")



Underwater profile
Lifting keel


1 x Diesel 13.5hp, Beta (2004)

South Devon


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Extra Details

Designer Ron Holland
Builder Jon Baker
Lying South Devon
Fuel capacity 35.0 ltr (7.7 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 20.0 ltr (4.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/01/2012


Engine 1 x Diesel 13.5hp
Engine make and model Beta (2004)
Engine Hours Engine1: 420
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Folding 2 blade.
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Engine Last Serviced Spring 2017


LOA 7.92m (26'0")
LWL 7.11m (23'4")
Beam 2.82m (9'3")
Draft Min 0.33m (1'1")
Draft Max 1.68m (5'6")
Displacement 2,267kg (4,998.7lbs)
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (1980) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Mainsail Exe - Slab (2014) Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (2012)
Other sails Spinnaker (2015)
Spinnaker gear tick

New Forestay 2014
2015 Carbon Spinnaker Pole
Rig was inspected in 2012

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Antifouled March 2017
Steel pelleted resin ballast under flat cabin sole


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Sink tick
Manual water system tick

0 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Bruce & Fortress)
4.00m (13'1") of chain
10.00m (32'10") of warp
Demountable Wooded Cradle - See Photo

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Boarding ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The Super Seal 26 is a modern-styled lifting keel fast cruiser, designed by Ron Holland, of Kinsale in Ireland, at the time one of the most successful small racing yacht designers. With a deep, high-aspect ratio drop keel, and an efficient 7/8 fractional sloop rig, she offers excellent sailing performance plus the ability to use drying moorings, and well-fitted, comfortable accommodation for up to five.
In December 2000 "Sailing Today" magazine listed the Super Seal as one of the "top five used boats of the year", along with some old favourites such as the Contessa 32 and Elizabethan 30. Their review gave it five stars for performance, and four for accommodation, which they described as ".... much better than you would expect in such a fast boat."

Super Seals were originally built by John Baker Ltd., of Kenton Forge in Devon, builders of the smaller Seal 22 cruiser and Otter dinghies. In 1981 the design and moulds were purchased by Parker Yachts of Poole, and production continued for a time as the Parker Super Seal. The basic design was updated eventually to become the Parker 27, which used the same hull moulding, and the Parker 275 and then Parker 285 which were built from a new, larger moulding.

Whilst not a yacht one would choose for ocean passage-making, the Super Seal 26 is well able to cope with cross-channel or similar offshore passages.
The Super Seal 26 has five berths, although she would be definitely be a little cramped if cruised by five adults. She is ideal for a couple, or a family with one or two children - for whom the ability to dry out on a beach is a major asset.

This example is two times winner of Topsham Sailing Club Season and ready to sail away.

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

This Super Seal 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Phil Key of Boatshed Torquay. 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.

Comments (1)

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Richard Dixon
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"Whilst not a yacht one would choose for ocean passage-making, the Super Seal 26 is well able to cope with cross-channel or similar offshore passages. "

What makes you write this sentence?

The freeboard is amply high and the ballast is very good at 46%. Is it then a flimsy boat, not a real boat? Mast stepped a minus?

Do tell me please, I am eager to learn.
2017-11-17 13:40:14
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