Here, reluctantly listed for sale is my beloved Macwester 26 ‘Cohuna’.After six amazing seasons sailing around the South West coast, I have decided to upsize.I didn’t expect it to happen this quickly, only four weeks ago I was sailing Cohuna!However I found the boat I want last week, and she’s bought and paid for. So it’s time to find a new home for the good ship Cohuna.Before I go into detail about the boat, the first thing I want to give you is options for if you purchase on the approaching winter storage.Cohuna is BOOKED on the lift-out at my sailing club on October 23rd. Storage is free. There will be a craining fee of £250 for out and back in, and that’s it.Alternatively, you can keep her on my mooring in Saltash over the winter for £50 per month. I won’t need it again before next May. Although I must advise you that it can get pretty blowy on the Tamar over the winter. I DID leave her afloat for the first two seasons and she was fine.Alternatively, you can just sail her away!Onto Cohuna herself:She has a 20hp 3 cylinder Beta Marine (Kybota) engine, 2005.Basically it’s the best engine I’ve ever known to be frank. Fantastic and will push her against any spring tide if needed.The rig is in excellent shape, Main sail too. And I had a NEW genoa four years ago. It’s bigger than the main sail..! Roller reefing of course.I’m fairly certain there is also a smaller jib in a locker in the fore cabin, but I’ve never used it.I had the rubbing strakes and toe rails replaced three years ago, in Sapele. A fantastic African Teak like wood, which is much ‘bendier’. It went on without steaming. When you look at the pics, I think you will be surpised about that! I have put two coats a year of Woodskin on since year two. My engineer put varnish on, which simply won’t stick to an oily wood.Only two months ago, new cockpit seats/locker covers fabricated in GRP. With a spiky gel coat on top, so it’s not slippery at ALL when wet, like the previous wooden ones were!Cockpit floor – It’s in decent condition at the moment, but I already have an arrangement with my engineer to replace that also. So if you want it done, that will be free of charge. I’ll let him know and put you in direct contact.Equipment:2X Big Deep cycle batteries. (One of them replaced this summer.)I have also installed a solar charge system which feeds two OTHER batteries on a completely different loop. These are for charging whatever device you fancy without using ‘main power’. They also power the mid ships auto bilge pump.Lowrance GPS with maps2 X Depth sounders. One mounted in the cockpit, the other next to the GPS on a panel that swings out to be seen from the helm position. (If it’s wet and you know the waters you are heading into, best to use the cockpit mount and shut the hatch!)Raymarine auto-helm.Nav lights all good. Plenty of fenders and warps. Although I will want to take a few of the warps. (There is a locker full!)Two burner hob and grill.Jabsco heads installed new four seasons ago.Electric pump to sink tap, new flexible tank installed this year, 80 litres.Cobra Marine VHF with mast head antenna.DVD player, for rainy days..!Stereo system (AM/FM/CD)I apologize for not having more pictures of the interior. If I had known I would be selling I would have taken some!The one you see, is me sitting on the quarter birth (Captains Bunk) next to all the electronic panels etc.I’m sure you will be able to google some interior shots of Macwester 26’sSpacious cabin for a 26. Like a Centaur, but sails better!5 berth, 4 more comfortably of course. Lots of space in the fore cabin. V birth, plenty of lockers. Table next to the berth on the starboard side, main cabin.Captains quarter berth opposite that.6’2″ Headroom, in the centre of the main cabin.She’s a beamy boat, and built back in the day when they weren’t sure how fibreglass would go. So, a THICK hull. I think of her as a battleship heheh!She’d go straight through a modern boat. And she’ll look after you in HEAVY sea conditions. I know because I’ve been there.Oh. Plough anchor in excellent condition with 100′ of chain btw.If I remember more (which no doubt there is!) as far as Cohuna’s equipment btw, I will add the information.There is an electric outboard aboard and the inflatable it came with. I’m happy to leave that to the new owner. I’ve gone back to good ole Two Stroke heheh!Before I conclude this (outrageously long!) description, I’d like to tell you about the research I have done on the good ship Cohuna’s history and ‘origin story’.Cohuna is named after a beautiful town in Northern Victoria, Australia.I have been in touch with several people from there and am infact in their group now, many of them also follow my facebook page ‘Macwester Sailing Adventures’.We had drawn a blank on who christened her for some time. She wasn’t registered with the SSR before 2001.A historian from Cohuna has this year come up with a theory that he firmly believes.There was a venue in Cohuna, where many bands on their way to fame and fortune in the 60’s and 70’s would perform.One particular band loved the place so much they went back four times, before they got their ‘big break’ and moved to the UK in 1967. The year before Cohuna was built.That band was: The Bee Gees.The historian, Geoff Dale, indeed believes that it was THEY, or one of them, that flush with signing a record deal money, purchased and christened my beautiful boat Cohuna.I have attempted to contact the surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb’s manager, to confirm or deny this. But I have had no response. (They can’t be bothered with ‘normal’ people heheh!)So no, I can’t confirm it. That’s why I’m only mentioning this at the end of the description. Personally, in the mean time, I have chosen to believe the myth that I sail the ‘Night Fever’ yacht!This may well be irrelevant to you, and mean nothing.But I have enjoyed it. And all my interaction with the people of Cohuna, on the other side of the world.IMPORTANT: This is a PRIVATE sale. My Mantra Marine cottage industry is selling auxilliary nav lights that I invented and tested last year. (Check sellers other items to see them.)Viewing is welcome. However I live 200 miles away, so won’t be able to attend. You can put a dinghy in at Saltash Sailing Club. Cohuna is downstream on the corner of the river Lhyner.10 day auction. NO reserve. I do expect her to go for what she is worth though.If you have feedback of less than 20 contact me BEFORE bidding, or your bid will be removed.£500 deposit required via bankers draft within two hours of auction completion.I will contact the winning bidder.The rest in cash or via bank transfer on handover.Feel free to message me with any questions.Happy Bidding!Matt.On 29-Sep-19 at 15:24:11 BST, seller added the following information:
Additional: If you would like to see more pictures, (and videos too), then you can have a look at my Macwester Sailing Adventures page on facebook:www.facebook.com/macwesteryachts
Current Price: £700.00
This Macwester 26 – Fully Kitted Out, Excellent Condition boat is located in Saltash, PL124EW and is being sold on eBay by mantra_marine.