Cardinal 26 for sale

Neyland Pembs, United Kingdom

Listed price £7,950 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

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Cardinal 26
Used sail boat for sale
$10,378 USD | Listed price £7,950 GBP
Price comment
including VAT
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Cardinal 26
Keith Dawson
Length overall
Length waterline
3.31 tons (U.S.)
Bilge Keel
Neyland Pembs, United Kingdom

About this Cardinal 26


I remember the first time I set foot on the prototype Cardinal 26 at Earls Court Boat Show in the early 1990's. At the time I owned a venerable Westerly Centaur, and much as I was fond of her for coastal and cross Irish Sea cruising, I thought that here was a worthy and classier successor to my Centaur. "One day!" I thought but as my kids grew up my requirements in a family cruiser changed and I never did buy a Cardinal 26. Quite pricey at the time but built and equipped to a high standard they failed to attract the mass market that Westerly had captured. There were less than a dozen made, hence the Cardinal is a little known production yacht from a South Wales manufacturer.

Her interior is much larger than you would expect from a 26 foot vessel, with a twin aft cabin and an open plan main saloon with double forward berths and two settee berths sensibly equipped with lee cloths which make for a sensible family cruiser with a good turn of speed.

While her interior woodwork is of a high standard and her basic design is delightful, there is unexplained crazing in the gel coat in her deck and coach roof surfaces. NOTE this is purely cosmetic and does not have any structural implication and does not extend to the the topsides / hull moulding. A 'cure' for this would be a paint treatment, which any keen owner could do with two pack yacht enamel and paint pads or roller. Her recent owners have not considered this worthwhile since it does not affect the strength of the vessel. Where I have seen this fault before it was considered by a surveyor to be a result of too much heat generated in the gelcoat during the moulding stage of build. It does not seem to affect her ability to repel water from her laminate but a surveyor's moisture meter would confirm the reality of the situation.

Her present owner has spent considerable sums on her in terms of sails, rigging and canvas work as well as copper coat and engine leg seal. If it were not for the aforementioned gelcoat problem, which might be considered purely cosmetic, she could be asking approx 50% more than her current asking price.

These boat details are subject to contract.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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This Cardinal 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan Coy of Boatshed Wales.

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1 x Volvo 2001
Fuel capacity
18 gallons (U.S.)
Maximum speed
7 mph
Cruising speed
6 mph
Number of berths

The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, these particulars are not a part of any contract or offer and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed Brokerages, who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Boatshed Wales

Mr Mike de Graaf
Brunel Quay, Neyland Marina,
SA73 1PY
United Kingdom
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