Nutshell 26

Uni Rig Compact Leisure Cat
149,950.00 (Approx £133,887.51)
  • Boat REF#  ·  310136
  • Length  ·  8.15m
  • Year  ·  New
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Multihull
  • Sleeping berths  ·  2
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 14hp, Yanmar
  • Lying  ·  Cape Town
Boatshed South Africa
Boatshed South Africa
Bruce Stirk

Meet the Builder

Nutshell 26

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Special Offers: Two ownership models available: Fractional or Outright. This 26 ft catamaran is also available in Power boat version.

Lifestyle & Use

Comfortable accommodations and an equipped kitchen makes this compact 26 ft leisure catamaran ideal for couples. The spacious aft deck has everything needed for extended (4-6 days) cruising. Generous open areas can be enclosed in inclement weather but allow life to continue al-fresco most of the time with large opening doors and windows at deck-height.

Unique Features

A very manoeuvrable catamaran and easy to sail due to the unique uni-rig. It has one sail that rolls away when not in use. The mast is aft stepped, out of the way. All lines lead to a single winch on the mast. The mast itself can be lowered and stores on the coachroof for transport or to pass under bridges. The boat fits into an international standard 40 foot container and can be shipped anywhere with a port. It also narrows and can be towed behind an SUV.

Design & Build

This 26 ft catamaran is an exciting new design by Southwell Designs and built by Further Composites in South Africa. It is a catamaran which is 10 times more stable than an equivalent monohull. Designed with a simple rig and one sail, twin engines and tiller controlled rudders, excellent visibility and a control system that allows it to turn in its own length.

Prices & Process

The price for this vessel starts at €149,950.00 Ex Vat, Ex Factory. Build Time is 14 weeks from deposit received.

Extra Details

Designer Southwell Designs
Builder Further Composites (Pty) Ltd
Lying Cape Town
Fuel capacity 60.0 ltr (13.2 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 450.0 ltr (99.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 250.0 ltr (55.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks

Mechanical

Engine 2 x diesel 14hp
Engine make and model Yanmar
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) Yanmar fixed prop
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots

Navigation and anchor lights.
Optional:-
400W solar panels

Dimensions

Length 8.15m
Beam 3.80m
Draft Max 0.55m
Airdraft 10.10m
Displacement 2,300kg (5,071.5lbs)
Headroom 2.20m

Rig

Other rigged Aluminium spars

Sails

Headsail North Sails - Furling

10.1m tubular alloy mast.
Two halyard sheaves, two passerelle sheaves.
Two backstays. Harken 35 mast winch.
Dacron Genoa with Profurl C 290 roller-fuller.
Harken blocks, sheets and fairleads.
Mast on tabernacle for easy lowering.
Custom GRP bow sprit and alloy crossarm.
Optional:-
Asymmetric Spinnaker and required hardware

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 3 batteries charged by: engine

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Multihull
Finish Paint finish

Black water tank 250 litres , Grey water tank 250 litres.
Fresh water pressure pump and expansion cylinder.
Garbage storage in deck
Speed-fit plumbing connections.
Deck discharge fitting.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 2
No. of double berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)

Cabin:
Double queen berth with foam mattress. Stowage under lift-up lids. Vanity with mirror door. Ceramic basin. Tivoli domestic mixer tap. Hanging locker. Headboard.
Privacy curtain aft. Opening front window.
Heads:
Electric heads with macerator.
Loo roll holder with cover.
Shower:
Gas geyser. Drainage cover. Telephone shower rose and storage in shower door.
Optional:- Solar water heater
Galley:
Worktop with storage/waste bin under.
Single bowl SS sink. 12 V fridge. 5kg composite gas cylinder. Crockery and cutlery for 4 people. Tivoli domestic mixer tap. Draining rack.
Optional:- SS barbecue
Saloon:
Seating for 4, Roll down awnings with clear ISO glass window panels.

2 burner Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Sink
Refrigerator
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

Cabin:
Double queen berth with foam mattress. Stowage under lift-up lids. Vanity with mirror door. Ceramic basin. Tivoli domestic mixer tap. Hanging locker. Headboard.
Privacy curtain aft. Opening front window.
Heads:
Electric heads with macerator.
Loo roll holder with cover.
Shower:
Gas geyser. Drainage cover. Telephone shower rose and storage in shower door.
Optional:- Solar water heater
Galley:
Worktop with storage/waste bin under.
Single bowl SS sink. 12 V fridge. 5kg composite gas cylinder. Crockery and cutlery for 4 people. Tivoli domestic mixer tap. Draining rack.
Optional:- SS barbecue
Saloon:
Seating for 4, Roll down awnings with clear ISO glass window panels.

2 burner Stove

Deck Gear

Fenders
Passerelle

1 halyard winches
1 anchors
(Vulcan 9kg)
2.00m of chain
50.00m of rode
One winch for halyard and genoa sheets.
Mooring cleats and mooring lines.
Alloy swim ladder.

Nav Equipment

Compass

Optional:-
Autopilot
Handheld VHF radio
Tablet with Boat Management software
Charts in clear cover

Safety Equipment

4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 electric)

2 Manual Whale Gusher bilge pumps.
2 Electrical Seaflo bilge pumps

Optional:-
2Life Jackets 100 N.

Toys

Optional:-
RIB tender, 9HP engine. Stand-up paddle board.

Broker's Comments

When I first heard about this ambitious project I was not particularity enamoured as I just could not get my head around a 26ft sailing catamaran (capable of being transported in a single 40ft container) having the wherewithal to provide a family of 3 enough space and comfort to really enjoy their time on the water. Particularly for a few days at a time. As with many things, it can be said that the "devil is in the detail". In this case the designers of this vessel. When it became known to me that Phil Southwell & Dylan Soares de Melo, two of South Africa's biggest names in naval architectural circles, where not only the designers but the owners of the brand I suddenly took significantly more interest in this project! Having now been party to watching her come together under the watchful eye of these talented men I can say that it has been an inspiration to see them work around various restraints and provide elegant solutions to them whilst maintaining an aesthetically pleasing profile.

For those sailors who face height restrictions on their water ways she has a tabernacle system on her mast base which allow the mast to be lowered & raised. It must be said that I particularly like, on smaller yachts, is that she is tiller steered and thus highly responsive to input from the helm. From a rigging &sails perspective she has a single aft mounted mast supporting a roller furling genoa type sail. Sail handling could not be simpler! You may have noticed that she has a built in bow sprit and thus is designed to be able to fly a code zero, or the like, on a soft luff roller furler system. Due to her light weight & narrow hulls I think she is going to a great deal of fun to sail, particularly off the wind!

This Nutshell 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Bruce Stirk of Boatshed South Africa. Click here for contact details.
The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, these particulars are not a part of any contract or offer and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Brokerages, who are acting as brokers for the manufacturer.

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