Frances 26

Sailing cruiser from the year 1992 - 7,77m length - in Kent (United Kingdom)

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37.137 €

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1992 Frances 26
This Frances 26 is a beautifully fitted out little cruiser with an impeccable pedigree, yet tough enough for long-distance passage making, now well-established as a design classic. This Frances 26 is presented in excellent condition, with a 2022 survey report available on request, viewing highly recommended. Please call our Kent – Chatham Office+44 (0)***.***.*** for further information or to arrange a viewing.

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Features of Frances 26:

Basic data

  • Type: Sailing cruiser

  • Year : 1992

  • Length: 7.77 m

  • Location: Kent (United Kingdom)

  • Name: Mallard

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Frances

  • Material: Fibreglass


  • Beam: 2.43 m

  • Draft: 1.11 m

  • Ballast: 1600 Kg

  • Displacement: 3100 Kg


  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: 1

  • Berths: 3

  • Heads: 1

  • Water capacity: 100 L


  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 9 HP

  • Fuel capacity: 30 L

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Yanmar 1GM10

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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This Sailing cruiser's equipment


The seating deals four docks in an open plan compartment.  Large V dock forward with infill and storage under. Opening hatch to foredeck. Small settee to seaport with fold-down blueprint desk over. Full range settee dock to starboard cushioning finished in denim colour marina grade fabric. LED soft white/red beaming x 5. Galley to seaport. Stainless steel sink with manually pumped water supply, with 100L freshwater capacity. Two burner Aqua Neptune gimballed gasoline hob with grill. There is plenty of work surface in the galley with a removable work top and the blueprint desk. Quarter dock aft to seaport. Separate quantity compartment to starboard with marina toilet. Heated throughout via an Eberspacher D2.

Mechanical System

Located under the companionway a Yanmar 1GM10 single cylinder 9hp diesel engine (with 742 hours with the current proprietor, last serviced 2021), direct cooling Single lever electric start. Shaft navigate (new cutlass bearing 2013) to a three bladed fixed propeller. Stainless steel 30 litre fuel basin. Last out of water service 2022.

Electrical System

2 x 12-volt 80Ah batteries (2021) charging from the engine alternator, NASA charger monitor.

Deck Equipment

Anchor (Rocna) Kedge (Fortress) Chain/Warp 40m Mainsail cover Boom awning Sprayhood Cockpit dodgers Halyard bags

Navigation Equipment

Compass (Plastimo) Depth (NASA) Speed/Log (NASA) Windspeed/Direction (NASA) VHF Radio (ICOM DSC) GPS Chartplotter (Garmin 720) AIS Transponder Garmin 800) Autocaptain (Autohelm Raymarina ST2000) Self direction (Wind Pilot Pacific Light) Navtex Electronic blueprints Navigation illumination Clock/Barometer

Safety Equipment

Fire extinguisher Fire blanket Gas alarm 2 x Jackstays 3 x Cockpit harness points Deck beam Horseshoe lifebuoy Floating beam MOB Sling 2 x Bilge pumps (manual & electric) First aid kit Radar reflector

History and Construction

Frances 26 manufactured by Victoria Marine in 1992 to a design by Chuck Paine. White GRP body with type stripes, superstructure, and decks with moulded non-slip surfaces. Long keel with lead ballast. Tiller direction to keel hung rudder. Aft self-draining cockpit.

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RYA Training

Network Yacht Brokers Kent, through its strategic alliance with Elite Sailing, an accredited RYA training centre, can offer Professional and Leisure qualifications at every level from beginners’ to very experienced for both sail or potential. This includes from RYA Day Skipper to RYA Yachtmaster Coastal, Offshore and Ocean qualifications giving you a chance to begin, improve or broaden your knowledge and vessel handling skills on its fleet of Jeanneau Yachts and various Motorvessels. Elite Sailing are also able to offer RYA DSC VHF Radio, First Aid, and Diesel Maintenance courses as well as one to one own vessel tuition. Please call Elite Sailing on ***.***.*** to discuss your specific training needs. Please quote promotional code NYBK when calling to receive details of their exclusive deals to Network Yacht Brokers Customers.   

Network Yacht Brokers Kent Ltd has the largest diameter of boats for sale in Kent.  The enterprise normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business.

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Frances 26

It is a sailing cruiser, manufactured by the shipyard Frances in the year 1992 and has a sale price of 37.137€.

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