Sailing yachts

Holman 26

(REF: 18102)


  • Designer: Holman, Kim
  • Builder: Whisstock's of Woodbridge
  • Year: 1963
  • Location: Essex
  • Length on deck: 26'
  • Beam: 7'6"
  • Draft: 4'2"
  • Tonnage: 6TM

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Holman 26

The Holman 26 was a popular cruiser racer, fast for a small boat, spacious and very capable at sea.  This boat was built in 1963 by Whisstock’s of Woodbridge, one of the top yards of the day.

She has been sailed regularly by the present owner, mainly used for evening and weekend racing and has been very successful in recent years.

Length on Deck                                26’1”

Beam                                                  7’6”

Draft                                                   4’2”

Thames Tonnage                             6TM





Planked in mahogany all copper fastened to oak timbers.

Solid oak floors with throat bolts through the back bone spaced every three timbers.

Iron external ballast keel with galvanised keel bolts.

The hull is in very tidy condition with no obvious areas of decay.


Decks and cockpit

Sheathed marine plywood sub deck laid on deck beams lodged into the beamshelf in the usual way.

Spacious cockpit, not self draining, with full length thwarts each side with lockers under.  The cockpit is surprisingly deep and safe for a boat of this size.



Varnished mahogany coamings with a sheathed plywood coachroof deck.  Varnished teak handrails and forehatch.  Bronze framed portholes in the coamings forward with one large window each side in the slightly raised aft doghouse.


 Holman 26


Masthead bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped alloy mast.  Slab reefing boom and roller reefing headsail.  Spinnaker pole stows against the mast.

Single spreader rig with twin lowers and a single cap shroud plus a single standing back stay to the transom.  All standing rigging in stainless steel.





EngineHolman 26

Sole marinised diesel based on a 2cyl Kubota engine.  Single lever control gearbox to centreline stainless shaft and a 3 blade bronze propellor


2 x 12 volt batteries charged from the engine alternator





4 berths total with 2 saloon settee berths and twin V berths forward.



Full standing headroom in the saloon.  All original mahogany joinery with white painted bulkheads.  Comfortable settee berths with trotter boxes at the aft ends for extra length. Shelves and lockers behind the settees against the hull sides.


Heads compartment forward to starboard with a Jabsco sea toilet which pumps directly overboard.


Galley in aft port corner of the saloon with a Plastimo 2 burner gas stove and grill, set on gimbals on the work top.  Ample locker stowage for a small boat around the galley.  Single stainless steel sink with manually pumped fresh water.



These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.