1983 Nonsuch 26 Classic Sail Cruiser

$25,900 USD

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- Stock #227867 - ***SALE PENDING*** Fast, Easy To Handle Cat-Rigged Cruiser In Excellent Condition. Designed by Mark Ellis at the request of a famous Canadian racing sailor who wanted a fast, easy-to-handle cruising boat for his retirement, the Nonsuch series are among the most popular alternative-rigged production boats ever built. The most distinctive feature of any Nonsuch is its sail plan. A freestanding aluminum mast placed far forward in the bow of the boat supports a loose-footed mainsail that is hoisted inside a wishbone boom, the end of which is sheeted to the boat's transom. The boom, because it is canted downwards, acts as a vang and keeps the clew of the sail from riding up as it is eased. Sail shape is controlled with a "choker" line, which when tightened pulls the boom aft in relation to the mast, thus flattening the sail, and when loosened allows the boom to shift forward, thus increasing draft. The only other controls aside from the halyard are slab-reefing lines for the tack and clew. The reefed portion of the sail, or the entire sail when doused, falls unassisted into a set of permanently rigged lazy jacks hanging under the boom. The generous beam of the boat provides for a lot of stability and allows for an enormous interior, as roomy as found in a typical thirty-foot boat. This particular boat is in the "classic" layout, with two quarter-berths aft and a saloon with two full-length settees all the way forward. The galley features the usual sailboat fare, a propane stove/oven, sink, and icebox, and the boat also has a built-in propane space heater as well as a propane on-demand hot water heater for the shower... far more effective and practical than the typical engine or electric/engine-heated 6-gallon units usually found o these boats. It is likely you are looking at a Nonsuch because you know what it is and why you might want one, others will note the unusual design and read up about the pros and cons thereof, in the end, what you have is a good, solid, easy to handle boat popular among those just starting their boating lives as well as those nearing the sunset years looking to stay on the water with less effort. We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more. Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today! Reason for selling is no more time for boating. At Pop Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results. You have questions? We have answers. Call us at (941) 225-2163 to discuss this boat. Selling your boat has never been easier. At Pop Yachts, we literally sell thousands of units every year all over the country. Call (855) 218-2805 and we'll get started selling your boat today. Take a look at ALL ***144 PICTURES*** of this vessel on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. We appreciate that you took your time to look at our advertisement and we look forward to speaking with you!

Cabin Lighting: Included
Cabinets: Included
Head: Included
Ice Box: Included
Pressurized Water System: Included
Stove / Oven: Included
V Berth: Included
Heater: Included
Bottom Paint Antifouling: Included
Anchor: Included
Anchor Rode: Included
Bow Pulpit: Included
Bow Rail: Included
Cleats - Fixed: Included
Cockpit Seating: Included
Cockpit Table: Included
Swim Ladder: Included
110v AC Outlets: Included
12 V DC Outlets: Included
AC Electric Panel: Included
DC Electric Panel: Included
Battery Switch: Included
Battery Charger: Included
Hour Meter: Included
Oil Pressure Gauge: Included
Shore Power: Included
Shore Power Cord: Included
Tachometer: Included
Volt Meter: Included
Water Temp Gauge: Included
Bilge Pump: Included
Closed Water Cooling Sys.: Included
Engine Alarms: Included
Throttle/shift: Mech: Included
Water Tank: Included
Rudder: Included
Compass: Included
Masthead Light:: Included
Navigation Lights: Included
VHF: Included
VHF Antenna: Included
Boom: Wishbone
Cat Rig: Included
Lazy Jacks: Included
Mast: Free-standing
Winches - Manual: Included
Grab Rails: Included
Propane Storage Locker: Included
Cover - Sail: Included
Main Sail: Included
Rigged For Single Handed: Included


  • MakeNonsuch
  • Model26 Classic
  • Year1983
  • Conditionused
  • Price$25,900 USD
  • TypeSail
  • ClassCruiser
  • Hull MaterialFiberglass
  • Hull TypeFin W/spade Rudder
  • Stock Number227867


  • Overall Length26 ft
  • Beam10.5 ft
  • Dry Weight8,500 lbs


  • Engine TypeWesterbeke Diesel
  • Fuel TypeDiesel
  • Horsepower21 hp
  • Engine Hours962

Other Specs

  • Head1
  • Fresh Water Capacity30 gal

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