CLAYMORE | 1981 Nonsuch 26 Classic

Kingston, ON, CA


Sail handling on the Nonsuch 26 Classic is very simple and therefore makes this boat ideal for single handed and is perfect for a couple or young family for cruising. She's fast off the wind, points well and all sheets lead aft. There is one sheet for the main and a choker for the wishbone fore or aft to increase or decrease the sail draft in heavy or light airs.

With accommodations for five, she features two aft quarterberths, a main salon single settee and a convertible main salon double settee. She boasts an enclosed head which is fully equipped with a sink, and toilet. She has 2 hanging lockers and plenty of storage throughout the boat. A centreline removable table, L shaped galley fully equipped with 2 burner propane stovetop, refrigerated ice box, stainless steel sink and foot pump. She also boasts a new custom swim platform.

The Nonsuch 26 Classic offers all the comforts of a larger roomy cruiser. This boat has been Great Lakes sailed and well maintained by her owners.


  • Length: 26ft
  • Builder: Hinterhoeller Yachts Ltd. (CAN)
  • Beam: 10' 6"
  • Draft: 4' 6"
  • Year: 1981
  • Displacement: 8500 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Speed: 6.5
  • 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: 1981
  • Engine Model: 2-Cylinder
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1200
  • Engine Power: 21 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (30 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (24 Gallons)


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


  • Anchor: Delta Quickset
  • Anchor Chain: 30 feet
  • Anchor Rode: 100 feet
  • Batteries: 3
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Parallel Switch
  • Battery Switch Vapor Proof
  • Bilge Blower
  • Bilge Pumps: 1 Manual
  • Bilge Pumps: 1 Electric
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Bow Rail
  • Bow Roller
  • Cabin Curtains and Blinds
  • Cockpit Table
  • Storage Cradle
  • Dinghy: 8 foot with inflatable floor
  • Dinghy Motor: 909 Tohatsu
  • Fenders: 4
  • Head: Manual
  • Heater: Portable Electric
  • Pressured Water
  • Screens on Hatches and Ports
  • Shore Power Inlets: 1
  • Shore Power Amps: 30 amp
  • Shore Power Cord Length: 50 feet
  • Teak and Holly Cabin Sole


  • 12v Refrigerator with Freezer
  • Stove: Coleman 2-burner Butane
  • Microwave

Safety Equipment

  • Boat Hooks: 2
  • Fire Extinguishers: 4
  • Life Ring
  • Life Jackets: 2


  • Auto Pilot: Raymarine ST4000 new in 2018
  • Chart-Plotter: Standard Horizon CPN700i
  • Compass on Binnacle
  • Depth Sounder
  • Knot Meter
  • VHF with DSC: to be installed

Canvas Info

  • Colour: Navy Blue
  • Dodger
  • Bimini
  • Mainsail Cover
  • Cockpit Cushions

Sails and Rigging

  • Keel Type: Fin
  • Rig: Wishbone
  • Spar Material: Aluminum
  • Mainsail: 15 years old in good condition
  • Topping Lift
  • Emergency Tiller
  • Winches Standard: 1
  • Winches Self-Tailing: 2
  • 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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CLAYMORE | Nonsuch 26 Classic 26ft

CAD$ 24,900

Kingston, ON, CA

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Grant and Pat Bowlby



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