Holman 26, Wooden Bermudan Sloop, Tucker Brown Built

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Location: Pin Mill, Nr Ipswich,  River Orwell, Suffolk GB
Make: Holman
Year: 1963
Condition: very good well maintained and in commission
Category: Sail
Class: Racers and Cruisers
Keel Type: Full Keel


Kim Holman design. Holman 26 Bermudan sloop, commissioned by the Commodore of the Crouch Yacht Club in 1963. Built by Tucker Browns Boatyard of Burnham on Crouch. She has had only 3 different owners in her lifetime. Present ownership for 27 years, she has been successfully raced on the Crouch for a number of years. Having always maintained to the very highest of standards. Carvel planked hull, splined topsides. A long fixed cast iron keel.
A new Beta Marine engine installed 2003,Last survey was undertaken in 2010.
Other works include:
Rewiring of the ship’s electrics now includes a bespoke circuit breaker with VSR monitoring, a battery condition monitor and a 240v converter, 2009.
Structurally the red lead puttying of the underwater hull and the resplining of the topsides have been undertaken. Her keel was removed and re bedded with aluminium bronze keel bolts and new keel gasket .
New stainless steel fittings replaced: chain plates, stem head and mast tabernacle.
Sails: Added a Cruising chute, a furlex system and a new padded luff genoa 2009, a new mainsail in 2001.
Standing and running rigging were last replaced in 2000.


Length Overall: 7.92m
Length Of Deck: 7.92m
Length At Water Line: 6.10m

Beam: 2.29m
Draft: 1.27m
Max Draft: 1.27m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 8gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 20gallons
Cruising Speed: 4knots
Engine Power: 10hp
Number of Engines: 1


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


Builder: Tucker Brown of Burnham on Crouch
Designer: Kim Holman
Boat Name: Canewdon Witch


Hull Material: Wood mahogany on oak.
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 6: knots


Engine Description: Beta Marine diesel engine, twin cylinder, electric start, indirectly cooled,installed new in 2003. Approx 800 hrs running time.
Lewmar single lever controls,Technodrive TMC 40 gearbox, forward and reverse gears. Range of 150nm
40amp generator on the engine. It is located in an engine box immediately inside the campanionway doors.
Last serviced in 2016,Tiller steering
Triple bladed fixed propeller
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Carvel planked Mahogany hull on rock elm frames. Topsides are splined, below the water line the seams have been red putty filled. Dark blue painted.
Cream decks ( marine ply sheathed and painted) and coach roofs.
Toe rail, cabin sides, trimmings, grab rails hatches all varnished Mahogany.
Aluminium Bronze keel bolts, wooden oak florrs. Stainless steel chain plates and other deck furniture


Deep open aft cockpit, not self draining.
Sliding hatch and wash boards entrance into the accommodation.
The whole interior is very well appointed. Headroom of 5ft 8ins.
Berth lengths 6ft 3ins, Vinyl covered berth cushions.
Deck head is painted white. the cabin sole is mahogany with lifting hatches to the bilges . All the interior furniture and fittings is Mahogany or mahogany faced ply which has all been varnished.

Galley area opposite chart, navigation area is simple: one wash basin with foot pump control for fresh water and a small gas cooker. double burner with grill mounted on gimbals.
PAR manual marine toilet in separate heads compartment, stowage shelves and hanging space opposite. Two opposing settee bench berths in the saloon. In the fore peak there are 2 berths with an infill to create a double berth.
Curtaining at the port lights,


Fenders with warps.
Mooring warps
25lb CQR Anchor new 2015 with 55m of 7mm galvanised chain.
15lbs Danforth kedge anchor with warp
Rig and Sails:

Original Proctor aluminium mast, re-anodised in the 1990’s, deck stepped, new stainless steel tabernacle fitted to the deck. Allows the mast to hinge thus able to be lowered without a crane. Gold anodised spinnaker pole
Rigged as a mast head sloop. Caps, fore stay and back stay to masthead.
Fore and aft lowers.Slab reefing in the main.
Sails all by Dolphin Sails Ltd
Main sail 2000 – Cream Teryline, sound but wont win races. battens and slab reefing.
Furling Tri cut jib with padded luff 2009, Cream Teryline.
Cruising chute 2009 Teryline.

Furlex furling fitted for the head sail lead back to cockpit.
New Sailspar boom.
Stainless steel- standing rigging. Rope running rigging, 2000
2 x Lewmar Halyard winches, 2 x traditional bronze sheet winches.
Jackstays and blue webbing.

Navigation Equipment:

Bulkhead Compass
Autohelm Bidata combined depth and speed.
DSC radio linked to the chart plotter
Laurence chart plotter (unreliable)!
Chart table at nav station, book shelving…
Safety Equipment: Stainless steel push pit pulpit stanchions and guard wires around the decks.
Plastimo horse shoe life ring.
Fire Blanket
Manual bilge pump and one automatic pump.