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Sailmaster 26, 1965, Port Isabel, Texas, $6,950, SOLD 4/7/17

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Sailmaster 26, 1965

Blue Moon is a fiberglass Sailmaster 26 shoal draft keel/centerboard sloop, designed by William Tripp, Jr. and Dutch-built in 1965. She has traditional lines, which means she looks like a real sailboat instead of a Clorox bottle.

  • I have used Blue Moon as an offshore training vessel for a Seamanship & Navigation course. Alas, I am no longer teaching the course. But one of us needs to stay underway, and she volunteered.
  • She is a fast boat in light airs, runs even better in heavy ones, and performs well on all points of sail. She is a stable and seaworthy vessel, with no strange quirks even in full-gale conditions. Properly handled - and I speak as a Coast Guard licensed captain with 40 years' sailing experience - she can take you just about anywhere you are crazy enough to sail her.
  • Frankly, you can find a boat this size at a cheaper price. But odds are that boat will be a "fixer-upper" that requires thousands of dollars of repairs and renovations to make her a boat you would be proud to own. Blue Moon spares you that costly hassle. Slap a fresh bottom on her, and she'll be ready to go whenever you are.
  • Location: Port Isabel, Texas

    LOA: 26'

  • LWL: 19'
  • BEAM: 7'9"
  • DRAFT: 2.5' 6'
  • SAIL AREA: 275 sq. ft.
  • DISPL.: 4,500LB.


  • Mainsail, #2 Genoa, Working Jib - Sky-Blue sailcloth, all in nice condition All Standing Rigging Renewed Since 2014


  • 2013 Yamaha Four-Stroke gasoline 9.9hp outboard, mounted in motor well, cruises at 6 knots.


  • Furuno Radar
  • Garmin GPS
  • West Marine VHF (New)
  • Uniden Hand Held VHF
  • Depth Sounder (New in box)
  • ACR 406Mz EPIRB (Currently registered w/2yr remaining on battery)
  • Brinkman Q-Beam w/storage bag
  • 5" display Ritchie compass w/night lighting
  • Telltale compass
  • Ditch bag
  • Electric Bilge Pump (Recent)
  • Manual Bilge Pump
  • Masthead Running/ Anchor Lights


  • 15lb. Danforth anchor
  • 8lb. Danforth anchor vSea Anchor
  • 300' 1/2" anchor rode


  • 30 Gallons Water
  • 17 Gallons Gasoline Fuel (200+ mile range)
  • Galley Pump
  • 4 Upholstered Berths
  • Propane Stove
  • 12-Volt Battery (X2)
  • Custom Bimini Dodger
  • Custom Radar/Engine Arch
  • 30/50 AMP Shore Power connection
  • Boat hook, PFDs, toolkit, spare parts, etc.


  • Galvanized Tandem-axle Trailer (Rebuilt 2014)

    This vessel is in very good condition overall and requires no renovation or repair. All equipment is in working order. She has nice teak brightwork, and sails and fabrics are also in very good condition. Boat and engine titles and trailer registration are clear and negotiable. This boat is an outstanding value, especially for someone who desires a seaworthy, trailerable coastal cruiser with classic lines.


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    Sailmaster 26, 1965 sailboat

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    Sailmaster 26, 1965 sailboat

    Sailmaster 26, 1965 sailboat

    Sailmaster 26, 1965 sailboat

    Sailmaster 26, 1965 sailboat

    Sailmaster 26, 1965 sailboat

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