MacWester 26, GRP Bilge keels

Price Details

Price: £4,250 GBP
Location: Maldon, Essex  CM9
Make: Macwester
Year: 1976
Condition: Good
Category: Sail
Class: Cruisers
Keel Type: Twin Keel


Macwester 26 GRP cruising yacht , presently used as a caravan afloat, she offers good headroom and spacious accommodation for her 26ft length.
Tidily presented, a great as an overnighter. She has the benefits of a relatively recently installed Beta Marine 20hp diesel engine.
Carries a simple Bermudan Rig, Headsail on furling gear.  In the water and ready to go….


Length Overall: 7.92m, Beam: 2.80m
Draft: 0.64m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 50ltrs
Water Tank Capacity: 50ltrs (not used)
Displacement: 5.00tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 20hp
Number of Engines: 1


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


Builder: Macwester
Designer: C.J.Roy
Boat Name: Goujon


Hull Material: Fibreglass
Hull Design: Displacement with twin bilge keels
Hull Speed: 7knots


Engine Description: Beta Marine 20hp diesel engine. sited under the cockpit.
serviced, running, installed approx. 9 years ago.
Small solar panel trickle charges the 2 x heavy duty batteries (contained within secure boxes beside the engine)
Single lever controls in the cockpit. Engine gauges and ignition on the companionway bulkhead.
Fuel tank sited in aft deck locker.
Lots of Beta Spares.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Moulded GRP, painted decks. Twin bilge keels integral to the hull.
Large open cockpit formed bench seating with storage lockers beneath. Wooden rubbing strakes/ stained and sealed.


Open plan internal layout. Roomy accommodation with good standing headroom under coach roof.
Interior hull has been painted out, numerous cupboards and storage shelving throughout.

Shore power lead. 12 v cabin lighting. Tilly lamps.

Soft furnishings all have been replaced recently. curtaining at the portlights. Wood effect vinyl on the cabin sole.
Removeable wash boards, 3 of , which can be secured, one is vented. Sliding hatch over.

Companionway steps, two opposing settee berths. Trotter boxes under the cockpit sides to allow for full length berths of 6ft plus, with stowage underneath.
12v cabin lighting. Amidships a galley facility to port, separate “heads” compartment opposite with chemical toilet.
Gas has been removed from the vessel. cooker locker is now used for stowage. Small sink, manual water pump (present owner has not used the water tank).
A removable wooden work surface, sites itself across the vessel. Single butane camping gaz hob.
In the fore cabin. 2 x single V berths. Infill to make a generous double berth, Vinyl berth cushions.
Access to anchor locker in the fore peak. A clear Houdini fore hatch over the fore cabin.


Spray hood with clear view forward over the companionway. All in a red orchre canvas fabric.

An Overall cockpit tent awning with clear screen to Aft (section not hung at present).

Cockpit cushions.  Manual anchor windlass. Main plough anchor with chain and warp.
Kedge anchor. A Bow roller. Boot hook. Flag staff and holder.
Fenders, a Bow fender. Mooring warps.


Alloy mast and boom. Mast deck stepped in metal tabernacle.
Tan Terylene sails, main sail cover in tan canvas.  Furling gear on the head sail.
Spare suit of sails (no spare main). 2 x sheet winches with handles in the cockpit. A Halyard winch

Stainless steel standing rigging and synthetic running rigging.

Navigation Equipment:

Tiller steering. Garmin  plotter, Clipper Log, wind vane.
Paper charts. VHF Ariel Radio with microphone, speaker in the cockpit. Navigation lights

Safety Equipment:

Fire extinguishers ( expiry date, unchecked)
Stanchions and guard wires around the deck..
Stainless steel push pit and pulpit.
Wooden grab rails on coach roof.