Colvic 26

Reduced, reliable, unique boat

  • Boat REF#  ·  261346
  • Length  ·  8.21m
  • Year  ·  1978
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Bilge
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 55hp, Nissan LDM 55 (1995)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Chris Markham

Extra Details

Designer Ian Anderson
Builder Colvic Craft
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 90.0 ltr (19.8 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 90.0 ltr (19.8 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 01/01/2012


Engine 1 x diesel 55hp
Engine make and model Nissan LDM 55 (1995)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1615
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller & Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade, fixed (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.0 ltr (0.9 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Engine sited amidships.
2 x 110 AH Engine batteries.
2 x 60 AH House batteries.


Length 8.21m
LWL 6.48m
Beam 2.72m
Draft Min 1.07m
Draft Max 1.07m
Displacement 2,722kg (6,002.0lbs)
Headroom 1.88m
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1978) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1978)


Reefing mainsail - roller boom (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

Sails in commission.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish

All tanks situated port and starboard, amidships.


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Instrument Covers

4 sheet winches
Manual windlass
2 anchors
(CQR & Bruce)
10.00m of chain
10.00m of rode
2.7m dinghy (unknown year)
3.3hp outboard, Mercury (2 stroke), Short shaft (unknown year)

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Fish Finder
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

Colvic Watson boats have a reputation for being well built, rugged cruisers and this 26 is no exception. The boat features four berths in two cabins, with standing headroom throughout and a fully enclosed wheelhouse with excellent visibility and a good sized saloon area, with table. The galley is spacious, as is the heads, complete with shower and the engine and tankage sited amidships, giving a well-balanced boat.

When I visited this boat I was impressed by its attractive interior woodwork throughout, headroom, accommodation and living space and the sailing and passage making characteristics reported by the owner. This boat really is an affordable gem, full of surprises and ready to sail, with a number of potential uses.

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

This Colvic 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Markham of Boatshed Essex. 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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