Macwester 26

Versatile and Rugged
  • Boat REF#  ·  303737
  • Length  ·  7.92m
  • Year  ·  1967
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Bilge
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 18hp, Volvo Penta (2002)
  • Lying  ·  Woodbridge
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
James Lancaster

Extra Details

Designer C S J Roy
Builder Macwester Marine
Lying Woodbridge
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta (2002)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Engine spares

Engine only test run since complete rebuild


Length 7.92m
LWL 6.40m
Beam 2.80m
Draft Min 0.84m
Draft Max 0.84m
Displacement 6,720kg (14,817.6lbs)
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (2020) 2 Reefs
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Genoa (unknown year)
Gib (unknown year)

All sails launder in 2020. Now stored in fresh sail bags

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

2 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Cockpit cover
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual windlass
2 anchors
25.00m of chain
windvane self-steering system

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Macwester 26 is the ideal boat for those wanting to explore further afield. As a bilge keel she suits the many estuaries around the UK, but is also capable of dealing with the open waters of the North Sea, the Channel or further. Spacious and well appointed, she offers ample space for 4 to sleep. The saloon is adaptable with good head height and room to move about. The deck area is equally spacious and whilst she is easily single handed, the deck space allows for a small crew to enjoy her sailing capabilities.

This example has been in the same ownership for the last six years. Self-maintained she does not have a service record but bills confirm a total engine rebuild this year, and has only been run for testing since. (There is a video online showing her being started and run).

All sails have been recently laundered and are presented very well, stored in fresh sail bags, they include a Mainsail, Genoa, Gib and Spinnaker. Batteries have recently been updated with 2 12v Batteries (one 100AH and one 80Ah)

Heads were recently replaced (2019) and all Sea cocks have been serviced. There is no black water tank although space is available for one to be installed.

The tech (Chart plotter, Depth etc) is quite recent but with the move to phone-based apps, the need to update is not immediate. An auto helm is also included and is quite recent.

This is a vessel that would suit a family or somebody who wants to enjoy the social side of sailing. Those who know Macwester will know their reputation as being sturdy and forgiving.

Plenty of photos and videos are online but for further information, please do get in touch.

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

This Macwester 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by James Lancaster of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

6 years

Why are you selling her?

Bought a bigger boat

Where have you sailed her?

East of England (Stour, Deben, Blackwater) and North Sea

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.

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