1988 Sun Dance 26

£13,950
Norfolk Broads
Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

1912 Pegg River Cruiser
For Sale
Price: £7,500 ONO Price Reduced
1936 Ranzo 4 Tonner
For Sale
Price: £1,250
1980 GRP Drascombe Dabber & Trailer
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General Specification

Builder :
Lytton Boatbuilding, Ely/Barnes-Brinkcraft, Wroxham
LOA :
7.8m  (25ft 7in)
Beam :
2.97m  (9ft 9in)
Draft min:
1.07m (3ft 6in)
Displacement :
2200kg
Keel :
Long Fin

Construction

  • GRP construction
  • Arransen 780 hull moulded by Lytton Boatbuilding, Ely, and fitted out by Barnes-Brinkcraft originally for hire as a Sun Dance 26
  • Large aft cockpit
  • Hull painted with twin pack epoxy
  • Original gelcoat finish on topsides and coachroof
  • Blue slip-resistant paint on tread of deck and cockpit
  • New through-hull (for seacocks) fitted 2023
  • New keel and rudder anodes fitted 2023
  • Last surveyed 2023

Mechanical & Electrical

  • 18hp Yanmar 2GM20F diesel engine (new 2004, full service logs available)
  • Spare oil filter, oil filter removal tool & spare oil included
  • Engine fuel lift pump (new 2024)
  • Shaft drive to 3 blade fixed propeller
  • Manecraft deep sea seal (refurbished 2023)
  • Single lever control
  • Tiller steering
  • Dual electric bilge pumps with automatic float switch and filters (cabin & engine bilges)
  • Shore power system (consumer unit, two outlets in main cabin and two in engine bay for heaters & battery chargers)
  • Smart battery charger
  • Jump start battery pack (for emergency in event of flat battery)
  • 110ah battery (2018)
  • 30W solar panel

Rigging & Sails

  • Bermudan Masthead Sloop rig
  • Deck stepped alloy mast
  • Tabernacle and A-frame for mast lowering/raising
  • Mast winch (2012)
  • Plastimo headsail furling gear (2012)
  • 2 x self tailing winches
  • Extra foresail cleats, side mounted (to free winches for other jobs)
  • Standing rigging in good condition
  • Running rigging in used but serviceable condition
  • Halyard & topping lift run to cockpit for ease
  • Slab reefing mainsail (2012, McNamara Sails)
  • Genoa (2012, McNamara Sails)
  • Sails in good useable condition, little used
  • Slab reefing on main
  • Stack pack sail cover with lazy jacks

Accommodation

  • 5 berths in 2 cabins
  • Forecabin with v-berth plus infill to convert to double berth
  • Saloon with dinette which converts to double berth
  • Quarter berth
  • Galley with stainless steel sink with drainer, Vanessa Flavel gas stove (2 burners, grill & oven) 240v/12v electric cool box, plus ample stowage and work surfaces
  • Various crockery, cutlery, glasses, gas stove kettle and cooking utensils
  • Cold water filter fitted with spare
  • Tassimo coffee machine & electric kettle
  • Separate heads compartment with Raske and Van de Meyer sea toilet (no holding tank) and handbasin with mixer/shower tap
  • Hot water provided by calorifier via engine
  • Webasto Airtop 2000 diesel warm air heating system with 3 outlets, cabin, cockpit & heads! (2015)
  • 12V fan system with timer
  • Flat screen TV with remote (uses VHF antenna as aerial when moored)
  • LED cabin lights
  • Fluorescent reading lamp in forecabin
  • Hanging locker
  • Berth cushions (2009)
  • Carpets & curtains
  • Headroom 1.80m (5ft 11in)

Equipment

  • Boat Safety Scheme certificate (expires 2028)
  • Sprayhood (2009)
  • Cockpit tent (2009, windows renewed approximately 2022)
  • New front hatch cover (2021)
  • Icom DSC VHF radio (approximately 2021)
  • NASA Echo sounder (2018)
  • Fire extinguisher (not guaranteed in date)
  • Fire blanket
  • CO alarm
  • 2x smoke alarms (cabin & engine bay)
  • Engine exhaust temperature sensor, display & alarm fitted in addition to manufacturers engine overheat alarm
  • Stainless steel pulpit (2012)
  • Stainless steel pushpit
  • Navigation lights – port, starboard & stern, with separate switched mast-head light
  • Cockpit night light (can be left on
    while away)
  • Twin deck lights at spreaders (for ease of mooring or night-time working)
  • Horseshoe life buoy
  • Automatic floating man overboard/rescue lamp
  • Plastimo safety ladder
  • Rhond anchors
  • Mudweight
  • Anchor, chain & rode
  • Various warps
  • Various fenders
  • Inflatable Seahawk Sport dinghy in good condition. Complete with oars, 2 x pumps and an anchor. Makes ideal tender. (Photos below)

Remarks:

Based on the Swedish designed Arransen 780 and understood to have originally been commissioned and fitted out by Barnes Brinkcraft for use in their hire fleet as one of three Sun Dance 26 models. In hire for only a short number of years she was then sold into private ownership where all three owners have continued to improve her.

With her very comfortable accommodation and Broads-specific design, this Sun Dance is a great family Broads sailing cruiser – and with two cabins, a large galley and a heads compartment with shower(!), she’ll appeal to the non-sailors in the family too!

In very good condition for her age and benefiting from a constant programme of improvements in recent years. Her recent out of water insurance survey found no areas of concern and all minor issues have been dealt with.

Her current owners comment: “The last owner was a boat builder of Stalham, who made various improvements prior to our purchase. We have continued to improve the boat such that she is now very practical and comfortable for spending nights aboard.”

This yacht is now for sale as the owners wish to spend more time sailing abroad. Currently lying afloat and ready to sail!

Mooring: It is understood her secure southern Broads mooring, paid until January 2025, is included subject to negotiation and agreement from the mooring owner.

DISCLAIMER:

Topsail Marine Yacht Brokers is acting as brokers (or in the case of classified adverts, advertising medium) only and unless stated otherwise the vendor is not selling in the course of business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of particulars is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only. Prospective purchasers are strongly advised to check all particulars and where appropriate employ an independent qualified agent to carry out a survey and/or sea/river trial. Vessels are offered subject to prior sale, amendment or withdrawal without notice.


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