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Friendship 26, J. de Ridder, 1986, Marathon, Florida, $10,000, Price reduced 5/31/11 to $7,000, SOLD 9/4/11

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Friendship 26, 1986

Designed by J. de Ridder

  • Builder - Meijer Boat Builders
  • Model - Friendship 26
  • Power - 9 HP Diesel inboard, 1986 Yanmar
  • LOA - 26'7"
  • LWL - 24'
  • Beam - 8'9"
  • Year Built - 1986
  • Fiberglass sloop
  • Fuel - 12 gallons
  • Water - 22 gallons

    This is a compact solid Dutch sailboat. Modern lines, well laid out and organized with very solid construction.

  • Sleeps four in two cabins
  • Spacious V- Berth with shelves for storage, 22 gallon water tank under V berth.
  • Head and a hanging locker are on the starboard side separated from the main cabin by a door, there is a bathroom sink in the head area with storage underneath on the port side.
  • Partition wall separates head from the V Berth, it used to be separated with a door but someone took the wall out, it would be easy to put the wall back up.
  • The main cabin has a slide away galley on the port side which is really neat. It has a sink and two burner alcohol stove and cupboard for pots and pans storage below. Very space efficient!
  • Also on the port side against the bulkhead is a custom built wooden chart table/ icebox big enough to conceal a cooler. We kept our 12 volt Engle, cooler sized fridge in it but we are keeping that, there is a large cooler in the space now which goes with the boat. There is a place for charts on top and also a fold down flap to make a desk work space.
  • Between the galley when it is slid away and the chart table icebox is a comfortable spot for sitting.
  • On the starboard side there is a long berth which is a sleeping area for two with the bed board and foam put down.
  • There is a space to put in the little table as well if desired, the table is still in the boat and the metal posts for legs but we didn't use it.
  • There is an aft berth on the starboard side with storage underneath, but it would be really tight sleeping in there! We use it for storage.
  • There is lots and lots of storage for the size of this boat. There are lockers under all the seats and even a neat storage space in the companionway ladder bottom step. It has very nice wooden cabinets throughout the main cabin.
  • Lots of woodwork throughout the boat with a nice shiny wood floor
  • All the bilge and lockers were bilge coated and all the nooks and crannies have been cleaned out and painted.
  • The upholstery has been updated and is tasteful and in good clean shape.
  • almost new icom marine VHF radio
  • new in August depthsounder and transducer
  • two new batteries in September
  • new electrical panel
  • 12 volt fans and a windscoop for ventilation.
  • There is a tiny Achilles inflatable with wooden floor and seat and oars included which is in good shape and would work for a dink, it is folded up in the boat and takes up very little space.
  • The little Yanmar engine runs well, and has been well maintained

    Sails and rigging

  • This boat is trailerable, no trailer included
  • mast can be stepped by one person
  • Aluminum spars with stainless steel standing rigging
  • bow pulpit with lifelines, new safety netting around the boat.
  • roller furling
  • four sails including spinnaker
  • lines lead aft
  • rigging is in good condition but should be tuned before sailing
  • Grey bimini in good shape
  • cockpit cushions are in great shape
  • there is a really cool custom made helmsman's seat made from woven rope that everyone loves
  • An enormous anchor locker has two anchors included with chain
  • Compass
  • lifejackets, some flares and the basic safety stuff is included on the boat.
  • she was out of the water in August with a full bottom job done, no blistering found

    Other Stuff

  • We have had this boat since August and put lots of work into her. The plan was to take her to the Bahamas and beyond as a pocket cruiser. Our life plans however have changed and this is the reason we are reluctantly selling her. There is still some work that needs to be done
  • The water pump is installed and works but needs to be hooked up
  • The head needs to have either the pump rebuilt or just replace the whole thing.
  • The holding tank and hoses are brand new and never yet used except to be tested with water to make sure it was pumping out properly (it was)
  • We removed the handrails on top of the cabin as there were some drips coming in. We removed them completely and epoxied the screw holes, this solved the dripping problem but the epoxy will need to sanded down and new rails installed if they are desired. We had filled little dings on deck with epoxy as well and they will need to be sanded as well.
  • The V-Berth needs foam.

    Overall this boat is in really great shape and with a little more work is practically ready to go.

    We have worked really hard on her, she is very clean and all her owners have cared and maintained her well. All the hard work has been done and she just needs a new home. She would make a great daysailer but is big enough to be a live-aboard - (we were living on her) so she would be comfortable for longer voyages. With her shallow draft she is perfect for the Keys or the Bahamas.

    Hi Alison, We finally did sell the boat locally. Thanks.
    Marathon, Florida

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    Friendship 26, J. de Ridder, 1986 sailboat

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    Friendship 26, J. de Ridder, 1986 sailboat

    Friendship 26, J. de Ridder, 1986 sailboat

    Friendship 26, J. de Ridder, 1986 sailboat

    Friendship 26, J. de Ridder, 1986 sailboat

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