1983 N26 C #118 on Lake Erie - $27,000 USD (D Snow)

  • August 14, 2021 11:50 AM
    Message # 10931482

    The Mark Ellis-designed Nonsuch 26 has enjoyed great popularity since its introduction in the 1980’s. Nonsuch 26's have a reputation for being much better sailing boats than one would judge from their appearance. They were built by the well-respected Hinterhoeller yard in St. Catherine’s, Ontario. Their spacious and bright interiors offer standing headroom, a full galley and an enclosed head. They are very comfortable for a young family, very stable and easy to sail even when one is single-handing.This 1983 Kindred Spirit IV with sail number 118 has a fin keel, spade rudder, and keel stepped mast. The mainsail, set on a track with slides, is easily set, reefed, furled and controlled by one person from the cockpit. Her large cockpit with a deep coaming and high cambered coach roof allows lots of space on deck and below. Two large quarterberths are separated from the settee berths by the head and galley amidships. The settee berths extend into a full double bed, and there are bins and shelves outboard of both settees.

    Kindred Spirit IV is a great little turnkey pocket cruiser. She really must be on a list of potential considerations for those purchasers looking for a boat under 30 feet.  For viewing, the boat is located at Cedar Island Yacht Club, Kingsville, Ontario on Lake Erie just 30 min drive from Windsor.  Contact Doug at 226-936-1652 or djhs1952@gmail.com

    General Equipment

    • Anchor: 22 lb. Bruce with 30 feet of chain and 200 feet of rope
    • Anchor: 30 lb. Plow as spare.
    • Batteries: 2 x 12v
    • Battery Charger
    • Battery Parallel Switch
    • Battery Switch Vapor Proof
    • Bilge Pumps: 1 Manual
    • Bilge Pumps: 1 Electric
    • Boarding Ladder
    • Bow Rail
    • Bow Roller
    • Cockpit Table
    • Removable Teak Table between Settees
    • Cockpit captain cushion
    • Storage Cradle Foldable
    • Fenders: 7
    • Head: Manual
    • Water: Foot Pump galley & head
    • Screens on Hatches and Ports
    • Spare Parts: Various
    • Teak and Holly Cabin Sole
    • Stanley Vacuum cleaner
    • Bedding


    • Icebox with cooling compressor 
    • Stove: HilleRange propane stove with 2 propane tanks in cockpit locker
    • Dishes, pots & pans and cutlery

    Safety Equipment

    • Boat Hook: 2
    • Fire Extinguishers: 3
    • Circular Life Ring
    • Life Jackets: 4


    • Ritchie Compass
    • Depth Sounder Raymarine
    • Knot Meter Raymarine
    • Sum Log
    • VHF Standard Horizon
    • GPS Standard Horizon Chart-plotter
    • Simrad Auto helm

    Canvas Info

    • Colour: Blue
    • Dodger
    • Bimini
    • Mainsail Cover
    • Cockpit Cushions for skipper
    • Winter Cover: Tarp with custom aluminium frame 

    Sails and Rigging

    • Keel Type: Fin
    • Rig: Wishbone Cat Rig
    • Spar Material: Aluminum
    • Mainsail: Hood Sail with brass/SS track system on mast
    • Topping Lift
    • Windex
    • Emergency Tiller
    • Winches Standard: 3 on Coachroof with line locks
    • Drill with halyard winch adaptor for raising sail
    • Winches Self-Tailing: For Halyard & Main Sheet - Harken
    • Winch Handles: 2
    • Wheel Steering


    • Westerbeke 21 HP 3 cylinder Diesel with Hurth Transmission 
    • 2100 hours
    • Excellent running condition

    Last modified: January 13, 2022 1:16 PM | Helen Dakin (Administrator)
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