Holman 26 Project

Price Details

Price: £2,450 GBP
Location: Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk  GB
Make: Kim Holman
Year: 1965
Condition: sound and a light project
Category: Sail
Class: Cruisers
Keel Type: Full Keel


Kim Holman was one of the best known English yacht designers from the 1960’s with many fine yachts of all sizes to his name, including the popular Holman 26. This class has stood the test of time (and the elements) illustrated by examples of the class on both the East and West coasts of the UK. This particular yacht combines the talented designs of Kim Holman and the accomplished boat building skills of the shipwrights at Tucker Brown. The Holman 26 is a tough boat, handles well in rough conditions and with it’s long keel enables good handling both up and down wind. This class is a good size for four adults on board and is still used as a club racer around British coasts. ‘Ajay’ is offered as a ‘project’ and requires some modest rebuild work and substantial refurbishment. Her alloy spars, decent serviceable sails and recent engine overhaul (2012) mean that attention can be focused on the hull, superstructure and interior. The decks have been recently refurbished. ‘Ajay’s’ pricing reflects her current needs and she is offered at a sensible ask of just £2,450.


Nominal Length: 7.98 m
Length Overall: 7.98 m


Beam: 2.29 m
Draft: 1.30 m
Max Draft: 1.30 m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 30ltr
Cruising Speed: 6 : knots
Engine Power: 10hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Tucker Brown
Designer: Kim Holman
Boat Name: Ajay


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement


Engine Model: Yanmar 1GM10
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Engine substantially overhauled in 2012 and used for just a few hours since.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive

Additional Description

Construction: Construction
Hull Material: Wood   Deck Material:Plywood – Replaced 2009
Superstructure Material: Mahogany on Oak   Keel Configuration:Long Traditional
Hull Shape:Round  Steering:Tiller
Rudder Configuration:Transom and skeg hung

Disclaimer: No guarantee is given or implied with regards to specification but descriptions are given in good faith. All vessels sold without warranty or condition to fitness either expressed or implied by status or otherwise. We are relying on information supplied to us by a third party. M.J. Lewis advises that a qualified independent surveyor carries out a full out of water survey.