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Midget 26

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8.05m (26'5")



Underwater profile
Long keel


1 x Diesel 20hp, Vetus (1985)

River Deben


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Extra Details

Builder GEBR de KLOET
Lying River Deben
Fuel capacity 30.0 ltr (6.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 20/08/2016


Engine 1 x Diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Vetus (1985)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


LOA 8.05m (26'5")
LWL 6.85m (22'6")
Beam 2.95m (9'8")
Draft Min 1.25m (4'1")
Displacement 3,400kg (7,497.0lbs)
Storage Ashore



Sloop rigged NA Aluminium spars (1985) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Mainsail Original - Slab (1985) 4 Reefs
Headsail Suffolk Sails - Furling (2007)
Other sails Storm Jib (unknown year)

Electrical Systems


12 volt,


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Pressurised water system tick


0 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
VHF tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick


1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual windlass
3 anchors
(CQR Plough x 2)

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Boarding ladder tick


1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The Midget 26 is built by the Gebr. Kloet in Holland, and the shape is reminiscent of classic fishing boats from Denmark renowned for their sea-keeping abilities in rough weather. With its round stern, heavy displacement and generous beam, which extends far to the front and back, the Midget 26 is a sea-kindly, yet spacious form, that has withstood the tests of both sea and time.

This would be ideal for families or sailors wishing to explore in comfort and safety. As Practical Boat Owner said in February 2005, "....a tough, capable and impressively roomy cruising yacht, and one that should look after you if you're caught out in rough weather....." The article goes on to say "....The Midget is certainly different. Small, solid, hand built boats are a rarity these days, but the success of this Dutch cruiser proves that there are still people for whom quality, character and robustness are more important than size...."

The internal layout of the Midget 26 uses the forward sections of the boat for the U-shaped saloon seating. This allows the galley, heads and companionway to be positioned in the centre of the boats (where headroom is best), and allows the stern to be used for two double cabins,She was bought new at the 1985 Boat Show by her current owner and has been maintained to a high standard throughout.

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

This Midget 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Nicholas Crook of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.
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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