NINE LIVES | 1983 Nonsuch 26 Classic

Longueuil, QC, CA


The Mark Ellis designed Nonsuch 26 has been very popular since its introduction 1982. All boats of this type were constructed by the highly respected Hinterhoeller Yachts Ltd located in St. Catharines, Ontario. They offer a spacious interior which is not surprising given their beam of 10 feet and 6 inches. The boat sleeps 4 adults very comfortably and it is officially designed for 6 persons. Standing room is well above 6 feet throughout the cabin. The NS 26 is a remarkably stable boat. It is very easy to sail, even singlehanded under rough weather conditions. All NS 26s have 7 opening ports with 3 in the salon, 1 in the galley, 1 in the head, and 1 in each of the two quarterberths. Even by themselves they would allow for very good aeration and yet they are accompanied by a skylight of tinted Plexiglas.

Currently, her home port is in Longueuil, Quebec and she has always been sailed in fresh water. She has a fin keel with a draft of 4 feet and 6 inches. She has 2 batteries, the preferred 21 hp Westerbeke diesel engine and is equipped with a full cockpit enclosure and custom swim platform. She has been continually upgraded and primarily used for local cruising.


  • Length: 26ft
  • Builder: Hinterhoeller Yachts Ltd. (CAN)
  • Beam: 10' 6"
  • Draft: 4' 6"
  • Year: 1983
  • Displacement: 8500 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Speed: 7.5
  • Status: Active

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  • Builder: Hinterhoeller Yachts Ltd. (CAN)
  • Designer: Mark Ellis
  • Keel: Fin Keel


  • Length Overall: 26 ft
  • Length Waterline: 24.42 ft
  • Max Draft: 4' 6"
  • Displacement: 8500 lb
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 2750 lb
  • Cabin Head room measure: 6' 2"
  • Beam Measure: 10' 6"


  • Total Power: 21
  • Engine Brand: Westerbeke
  • Year Built: 1983
  • Engine Model: 2-Cylinder
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1700
  • Engine Power: 21 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (50 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (24 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 1
  • Number of heads: 1

General Equipment

  • Anchor 1: 9 kg Vulcan
  • Anchor 2: 5 kg Bruce
  • Anchor Chain: 30 feet
  • Anchor Rode: 200 feet
  • Batteries: 2 x 12v house and 1 x 12v starter
  • Battery Charger: 40 ampsBattery Parallel Switch
  • Battery Selector Switch
  • Bilge Blower
  • Bilge Pumps: 1 Manual
  • Bilge Pumps: 1 Electric
  • Alternator Info: High Output
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Bow Rail
  • Bow Roller
  • Cabin Curtains and Blinds
  • Clock and Barometer
  • Cockpit Table
  • Storage Cradle
  • Dinghy: Great Lakes RIB
  • Dinghy Motor: 9.9 hp Suzuki
  • Fenders: 6
  • Head: Composting toilet
  • Hot Water Heater: 6 gal water heater – Electric and Engine Loop
  • Pressured Water
  • Screens on Hatches and Ports
  • Shore Power Inlets: 1
  • Shore Power Amps: 30 amps
  • Shore Power Cord Length: 2 x 30 feet
  • Swim Platform
  • Survey Year: 2021
  • Teak and Holly Cabin Sole


  • BBQ
  • 12-volt Refrigerator with Freezer
  • 2-burner Propane Stove
  • Microwave

Safety Equipment

  • Boat Hook
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguishers: 2
  • Fume Detector
  • Horn
  • Life Ring
  • Life Jackets: 4
  • Searchlight: Handheld


  • Auto Pilot: Autohelm 3000
  • Chart-Plotter: Raymarine
  • Compass: Ritchie on Binnacle
  • Depth Sounder: Raymarine ST60
  • Knot Meter: Raymarine ST60
  • AM/FM/CD Stereo: JVC
  • VHF with DSC: Standard Horizon
  • VHF Handheld

Canvas Info

  • Colour: Tan
  • Dodger
  • Bimini
  • Mainsail Cover
  • Cockpit Enclosure
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Winter Cover

Sails and Rigging

  • Keel Type: Fin
  • Rig: Wishbone
  • Spar Material: Aluminum
  • Mainsail: In good condition
  • Lazy Jacks
  • Back Stay Adjuster
  • Topping Lift
  • Winches Self-Tailing: 1
  • Winch Handles: 2
  • Wheel Steering

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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NINE LIVES | Nonsuch 26 Classic 26ft

CAD$ 34,900

Longueuil, QC, CA

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