Miller Fifer 26

Part Finished Restoration
£9,500.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  232242
  • Length  ·  7.98m
  • Year  ·  1963
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  3
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Kelvin P4R (1963)
  • Lying  ·  Lancashire
Boatshed Lancashire
Boatshed Lancashire
Paul Diffin

Extra Details

Designer Jas Miller & Sons
Builder James Miller
Lying Lancashire
Fuel capacity 120.0 ltr (26.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 180.0 ltr (39.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Kelvin P4R (1963)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


Length 7.98m
LWL 7.62m
Beam 2.47m
Draft Min 1.44m
Displacement 2,839kg (6,260.1lbs)
Storage Dry storage


Gaff rigged Miller & Fifer Wood spars (1963) with standing rigging (unknown year)


There are no sails with the boat but the present owner has had a new sail plan drawn up by a naval architect to convert her to Gaff Rig with a retractable bowsprit.


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 3
No. of single berths 3
Heads 1 heads (Porta Potti)

Cooker/Heater is a Dickinson Pacific / Adriatic Diesel Cookstove.
A sea toilet could easily be fitted again.

0 burner diesel Stove


Cabin heating

Cooker/Heater is a Dickinson Pacific / Adriatic Diesel Cookstove.
A sea toilet could easily be fitted again.

0 burner diesel Stove

Deck Gear

Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
(CQR and Kedge)
45.00m of chain
Brand new warp still on roll.

Nav Equipment


Safety Equipment

Emergency steering

Broker's Comments

This 1963 Miller Fifer 26 was brought by the present owner around 16 years ago and he immediately started a complete renovation of the boat. The majority of the work has been done but there is still quite a lot involved in finishing her off. Everything needed to finish her off is present and there are boxes of brass fittings, new parts, old parts, the list is endless. There are around 8 boxes of brand new ropes. I am told that the engine runs but needs a new starter motor.

Built of larch up to the waterline, mahogany above on sown oak frames and 'Cast over from new'. The cabin is Burmese teak and the interior is Honduras mahogany of which there is plenty to finish off the boat. The present owner wanted to make her more sail than power so had a naval architect, F J Harris draw up a new sail plan along with the strengthening modifications needed, which also incorporated a new retractable bowsprit.

When finished this boat will be absolutely stunning.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Miller Fifer 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul of Boatshed Lancashire. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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