Oyster 26

A cracking little boat !!
  • Boat REF#  ·  277075
  • Length  ·  7.98m
  • Year  ·  1979
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 10hp, Volvo Penta MD 2010 (2001)
  • Lying  ·  Lancashire
Boatshed Lancashire
Boatshed Lancashire
Paul Diffin

Extra Details

Designer Holman & Pye
Builder Oyster
Lying Lancashire
Fuel capacity 45.5 ltr (10.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 150.0 ltr (33.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/12/2017


Engine 1 x diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta MD 2010 (2001)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Volvo folding 2 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

Sterling power management panel
Battery charger


Length 7.98m
LWL 6.93m
Beam 3.00m
Draft Min 1.45m
Draft Max 1.45m
Displacement 2,880kg (6,350.4lbs)
Headroom 1.75m
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1979) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2008)


Reefing mainsail Kemp - Slab (2009) 3 Reefs
Headsail UK Sailmakers - Hank On (2004)
Spinnaker gear

150% (No 1) Genoa McWilliam 1987
150% (No 1) Genoa Hood 1979
135% (No 1) Genoa McWilliam 2000
102% (No 3) Jib Kemp 2007
100% (No 3) Jib Hood 1979
85% (No 4) Job McWilliam 1989
Storm Jib Hood 1979
Light Tri-radial spinnaker Hood 1979
Tri-radial A.P. Mcwilliam 2000
Cruising Chute Horizon 1982

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Hull epoxied below waterline in 1988
Topsides two pack polyurethane spray painted 2005
Eberspacher D1LC heater


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(10kg Delta / 5kg Bruce)
36.58m of chain
45.72m of rode
Self tailing Lewmar winches 30's Genoa sheets and 16's for halyards fitted in 2000
Original 1979 Lewmar 7's spinnaker winches
Dyneema halyards
Deck mounted clutches Spinlock x 4 and Barton x 5

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life buoys

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

4 Man Valise Liferaft - needs a service

Broker's Comments

This is a lovely example of a real classic "pocket rocket". A fast cruiser optimised by Holman & Pye for the IOR rule, the Oyster 26 was one of the most popular of the early models, with 47 being built between 1978 and 1981. With her heavy fin keel and transom hung rudder, the Oyster 26 is fast, stiff and easy to handle. This example is in excellent condition and has been really well maintained over the years.
She was first launched in September 1979 under sail number GBR (K) 7203.

All the sails, running rigging, some of the electronics and spare anchor, chain, fenders, tiller etc are still in storage but will be brought to the boat for any viewings. She also has a stack of historical paperwork/receipts.

She is a bit green from the winter but once cleaned she will be a beautiful boat !!

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

This Oyster 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul Diffin of Boatshed Lancashire. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

Since 1991

Why are you selling her?

No longer able to sail her

Where have you sailed her?

Irish Sea / Ireland / Scotland

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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