Frances 26

  • Boat REF#  ·  316307
  • Length  ·  7.90m
  • Year  ·  1988
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 9hp, Yanmar 1GM10 (1988)
  • Lying  ·  Real Club Nautico
Boatshed Palma
Boatshed Palma
Boatshed Palma Team

Extra Details

Designer Chuck Paine
Builder Victoria Marine
Lying Real Club Nautico
Fuel capacity 30.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 9hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 1GM10 (1988)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

Engine serviced summer 2022
3 blade prop included but not fitted
Alternator Mastervolt 12 v 90 amp
Lithium battery 150 amp
Charge regulator alpha pro 3
Victron energy 12v 30 amp dc dc charger
TBS expert pro battery monitor
Inverter TBS 12v 600 W
TBS 12v 40 amp charger
Solar panel 20W
Charge controller Victron MPPT 75/10 with Bluetooth
LED lighting


Length 7.90m
Beam 2.44m
Draft Min 1.17m
Draft Max 1.17m
Displacement 2,610kg
Storage On marina


Cutter rigged Aluminium spars (1988) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2018)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Brand new genoa (unknown year)

Twin furling foresails
Running rigging 2022
Lines led aft
Spinlocks 2022

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 3 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Synthetic teak Flexiteek 2.0 2021
Anti fouled/hull maintenance Dec 2021


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Cooker does not work

3 burner propane Stove


Manual water system
Pressurised water system

Cooker does not work

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual windlass
1 anchors

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life buoys

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Frances 26 is a blue water pocket cruiser designed by Chuck Paine. It is a double ender with a fairly fast keel for its characteristics, which makes this boat allegedly one of the best options for long crossings in boats of its length.

She is currently undergoing a complete refit to give her ocean category.

This is apparently the only model in Spain of the Frances 26.

Here is information about recent investment, direct from her owner:

Electric improvements 11,877 €
Engine up to date 1,944 €
New deck 6,955 €
Security 1,763 €
New sails and rig check 1,243 €
Radar reflector and boom brake walder 395 €
New VHF Antenna 105 €
New spinlocks 504 €
Hull renewal 3,083 €
AIS 748 €
Epirb 560 €
Dinghy 431 €
Total 29,608 €

Her current berth is not available to new owners.

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

This Frances 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by a representative of Boatshed Palma. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

Since March 2021

Why are you selling her?

We have a bigger boat

Where have you sailed her?

I did mostly solo sailing with her. Basically we sail the boat from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca. And then sail her in the Balearic (Mallorca, Ibiza, Formentera, Menorca). The boat has been sailed mostly every weekend, in winter and in summer and in all kind of conditions.

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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