Free: JR Kingfisher 26 / Preston Marina - UK

  • 17 Oct 2020 20:03
    Message # 9310056
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Project Boat Available For Free

    Information can be found here….

  • 25 Oct 2020 19:10
    Reply # 9324822 on 9310056

    While it's so difficult for people to make sailing plans, something like this is great for eeping dreams alive.  Of course, she won't be free at the end of the project, but it's a wonderful opportunity to get yourself a deep-water capable boat, for a lot of work and a minimal outlay of money.  What better way of throwing off all the fetters that the virus has shackled on to us?

  • 15 Nov 2020 14:42
    Reply # 9366094 on 9310056

    Hi Annie! 

    I have always had an attraction these , somewhat homely looking boats!

  • 15 Nov 2020 17:39
    Reply # 9366275 on 9310056

    I had an older one of these, '67 or '68. They are built like brick outhouses and sail astonishingly well for a rwin keeler. I think the hull, deck and internal mouldings of this one are likely to be sound, the plate steel keels will be rusty, but securely attached and the mast is sensibly proportioned, unlike those whippy Needlespars that break.

    Under her original pointy rig, mine took me safely across the Atlantic and back twice. If I were boatless, I wouldn't hesitate to have a look at this one, present restrictions permitting. 

  • 17 Nov 2020 01:50
    Reply # 9369089 on 9310056

    I have heard that they are quite capable.

    Years ago , I remember seeing a yellow Kingfisher 20 for sale in the Pacific Northwest.

    I am pretty certain it was the one that Pete Hill sailed across years ago.  I'm not sure what became of it.

    If I was boat-less I would check it out as well.

  • 17 Nov 2020 12:15
    Reply # 9369794 on 9310056

    Not that the difference is important, but I believe the boat in question is a 26JR built between 1976 and 78 rather than the estimated 1969 in the advert.  According to, the last of the run were built as junk rigs (hence the JR) and with the side portholes shown in the picture.

  • 06 Dec 2020 22:30
    Reply # 9409002 on 9310056

    The advertisement has been removed.

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