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Model: Colvic Watson 26/8 Custom
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Year: 1976
Hull: GRP

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Model: Colvic Watson 26/8 Custom
Price:
Year: 1976
Hull: GRP
LOA: 28' 6" (8.7m)
LOD: 26' 0" (7.9m)
Beam: 11' 0" (3.4m)
Draft: 3' 4" (1m)
Keel: Long/Bilge
Rig: Bermudan
Engine Type: Thornycroft BMC
Engine: 1.5 litre 35 HP
Fuel: Diesel
Fuel Capacity: 12 gallons
Water: 10 gallons
Location: Lancashire

An unfinished project from new, the owners widow will consider any sensible offers. This custom version of the well sought after Colvic Watson 26 is a long term unfinished project from new. As far as we know, based on the 26 hull, with additional bowsprit etc she is 28 feet long. Now sitting untouched for a number of years she is in need of a new owner to make her shipshape. A solidly constructed motor sailer designed by G.L.Watson and built by Colvic Craft Ltd.
She is constructed with heavy GRP layup and a round bilge heavy displacement long keel hull with bilge keels and lead encapsulated ballast. She has a custom built deck-house constructed from selected hardwoods. Inside she has been completed with lots of teak woodwork and has full standing headroom everywhere. The 1.5 litre BMC shaft drive engine has only done a very small number of hours since new, mainly only to move her to a new boatyard and would typically give a top speed of around 8 knots.


Accommodation:
Fore cabin with double berth. Heads compartment to port. Hanging locker and storage shelves to starboard. Saloon with 2 single berths Masses of storage space. Wheelhouse with excellent visibility.

Additional Info:
The Colvic Watson is well known as a comfortable and reassuring sea boat with very spacious accommodation for a 26 footer.
A cruising speed of six to seven knots can readily be achieved under power with big fuel savings to be had when motor sailing in suitable conditions. This particular one was a long term hobby project that was never finished and now need to go to a new home.




In the boatyard -

Boatyard view -

Stern gear - prop removed

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Sold
Model: Colvic Watson 26/8 Custom
Price:
Year: 1976
Hull: GRP
LOA: 28' 6" (8.7m)
LOD: 26' 0" (7.9m)
Beam: 11' 0" (3.4m)
Draft: 3' 4" (1m)
Keel: Long/Bilge
Rig: Bermudan
Engine Type: Thornycroft BMC
Engine: 1.5 litre 35 HP
Fuel: Diesel
Fuel Capacity: 12 gallons
Water: 10 gallons
Location: Lancashire

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