|Builder||Cardinal Craft Ltd|
|Fuel capacity||68.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks|
|Water capacity||91.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks|
|Engine||1 x diesel 10hp|
|Engine make and model||Volvo 2001 (1991)|
|Engine Hours||Not Recorded|
|Prop(s)||2 blade folding|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||1.5 ltr /hour At Cruising Speed|
|Cruising speed (approx)||5 knots|
|Max speed (approx)||6 knots|
2017. Engine serviced by Dale SC . Mast unstepped, new running and standing rigging by Ratsey. New sail drive gasket. Hull copper coated.
Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (1991) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2017)
|Reefing mainsail||Copp - Slab (1991) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs|
|Headsail||- Furling (unknown year)|
Sails serviced , washed and repaired by Ratsey 2016
12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine
|Total # of berths||6|
|No. of double berths||2|
|No. of single berths||2|
|Heads||1 heads (Sea Toilet)|
2 burner propane Stove
|Manual water system|
2 burner propane Stove
2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Lewmar windlass
(Bruce & Kedge)
30.00m of chain
30.00m of rode
Avon dinghy (unknown year)
2016 new spray hood, side screens, tiller cover, stac-pack and lazy jacks
New Ray Marine instruments 2017 plusAnchor/steaming lights and VHF aerial and hawk.
2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)
Fire fighting equipment
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 most external surfaces. The only 'cure' for this would be a paint treatment all over - a costly and/or time consuming fix and 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.