Colvic Sailer 26, Sailing Yacht, on Lake Windermere.
Unfortunately due to the original buyer being unable to raise the funds, the boat is being relisted. So here is an opportunity to get afloat on Windermere in time for the summer.
We are reluctantly selling our sailing yacht, based on a mooring at Fell Foot on beautiful lake Windermere. The boat is currently on a swinging mooring just off the National Trust park.
I have additional photos to the ones above (ebay limit), if you’d like them you can text me on 07525 412948 and I’ll email them.
The boat is a solidly built bilge keel ready to go for the summer. I’ll give my best attempt at an accurate description both good and bad. I will be continuing to finish off jobs on the boat while its for sale this year, but obviously it will start to firm up how negotiable the price will be. As it stands it is priced to sell, with plenty of value that can still be added to the boat by new owners.
I am guessing the boat was built sometime in the early 80’s. It did not come with a lot of documentation when we got it. its not perfect, and there will be jobs that need doing, but the price reflects that.
She sleeps 4 comfortably. 2 in a V in a separate cabin in the forepeak, and 2 in the main saloon. There is a toilet equipped with a new (1 year old) portapotti. Due to lake restrictions the sea toilet has been removed and the valves sealed. There is a small flip down sink with a foot pump/tap.
The boat has had a replacement engine which has low running hours (415 hours on it, equivalent to about 20,000 miles on a car). Fully working in excellent condition, Its a Lombardini (LDW 702 M) 18hp diesel. It is driving through a shaft to the prop. Very nice stainless fuel tank, about half a tank of diesel, fuel filter. There is an easily accessible fixed grease gun piped back to the stern tube. No drips. There is a very good vetus exhaust system fitted.
We replaced the headlining in the boat, and the cushions and curtains were replaced along with the cabin flooring at the start of last year. The fabric for the cushions is a very expensive wipe downable beige suede type fabric, and is in excellent condition. The boat is very habitable and ready to use. There is a roll of 2+m of the headlining material which will go with the boat, I’ve also put on all the offcuts of the beige that was used for the walls in the forepeak.
The forepeak hatch was replaced with a new unit last year. Noticed that the Stbd side port hole has developed a small leak. (on my list to fix) or the boat will be supplied with the sealant if it sells before I get there. Simple job to unbolt, add the sealant and replace.
The cabin floor has been replaced with a vinyl, amtico style floor and looks really good. There is a table which sits on a pole which sets into the floor. It can also be moved and used out in the cockpit.
There are 2 batteries onboard 1 x 80ah Exide ER350 marine battery and another 72ah battery. There is a good battery switch fitted to switch supply to either or both. At some point in its life the boat has had a 240v wiring and a shore connection fitted. It looks to be well installed and in good condition, but I have never tried it. There is a fixed battery charger installed, again it looks good, but I have never tried it.
All the interior lights are working on 12v, but the navigation lights need attention. The plugs from the base of the mast have been removed following a small leak. I think the plugs will be serviceable with a new rubber seal on each. They will go with the boat. It should be a relatively simple job to refit and reconnect them. The wires are easily accessible behind the ceiling panel near the mast. I have no idea if the masthead light is working, never needed it on Windermere.
All the running rigging was changed out at the beginning of last year. She has a roller reefed Genoa on the bow, and a slab reefed main. Both are in OK condition, and quite useable. Some lines are run back to the cockpit. There were originally 2 winches mounted on the base of the mast, but these have gone. I have 2 to replace them which will come with the boat or I’ll be looking to fit them in the next couple of weeks. The deck has patches of the treadmaster anti slip material which is excellent as a non slip surface. At present they are a faded beige colour, There is a can of the rejuvenating/recolouring stuff from the manufacturer which will apparently bring them back to a nice grey colour – it will come with the boat, or will be applied during the summer.
There is a large 25lb plough type anchor, with an unkown amount of chain.
The boat came with a sprayhood, which is servicable but aged. I’ve had the windows replaced, and it looks ok. It along with the frame will both come with the boat.
The cooker is a 2 burner plastimo with a grill, in good condition. The gas pipe and regulator in the locker were changed last year and there are 3 bottles on the boat, 2 of which are full.
The boat has an old type Seafarer 701 echosounder, which is in working condition. There is a Autohelm/Simrad ST4000+ tiller pilot fitted. I do not know if it works, never tried it. The display looks OK. There is a good Plastimo Contest 130 steering compass fitted in the cockpit.
Externally the boat is in its original gelcoat, its in reasonable condition for its age, but would benefit from a good polish up. The bits I’ve had time to get to have come up really nicely.
The rubbing strake needs attention. Port side looks OK but needs a sand down and revarnish. On the Stbd side then it needs replacement piece setting in at the stern quarter, and a length was replaced near the bow sometime previously which works but doesn’t look as good as I would like. My plan was to take it all off and replace with a plastic version. About £200 from ebay last time I looked.
The boat hasn’t been out of the water since I’ve had it 2 years. Its on a fresh water lake, and looks pretty clean. No problems that I know of, if I was keeping her, I’d be thinking of having her out of the water this coming winter.
The boat comes with a wooden companionway boards, and another acrylic set. The current wooden boards are a bit rough, but I am in the process of making up some new ones to go with the boat. The tiller handle also needs a sand/revarnish.
The mooring the boat is on was replaced by the jetties company last year, so the ground tackle is quite new. The lifting line is new last month, and I have another new one to go with the boat. The mooring will need to be arranged with the Lake Wardens, but I’d be very surprised if it can’t stay on its current mooring. If they wont commit, then you are welcome to pay me out for the remainder of the year. Its just been renewed end of March. Cost works out about £80 per month. Its a lovely peaceful mooring just off the national trust park. The lakeside hotel is opposite, and the Swan at Newby Bridge is just down the river.
Included in the sale is a 2.6m (viamare) inflatable dinghy. Its a rigid transom inflateable. Its had a couple of small patches, other than that is OK. I also have a good mecury 3.3hp outboard which can be negotiated into the price if you want it.
Also included is a transom/pushpit BBQ, (expensive) tiller extention, and a car radio and waterproof speakers, USB socket (not fitted). Before then, if you have any questions, you can text me on 07525412948. I’ll add more detail as I remember it.
We are about an hour away from the boat, so can be available for a viewing by prior arrangement.
So to sum up its a good size yacht, perfect for Windermere or even at sea if you feel like it. Great location for beginners to sailing, no tides, and plenty of places around the lake to stop off. Easy to single hand, sleeps 4 in comfort. Quite useable for the upcoming season. Not perfect, but priced accordingly.
Thanks for looking.
Current Price: £3500.00
This Colvic Sailer 26, Sailing Yacht, Windermere boat is located in Lytham St. Annes, FY8 4BF and is being sold on eBay by temeraire2.