The Colgate 26 is a boat that should appeal to any sailor interested in a good looking, easy to maintain fun ride.
DOCK HIGH is a beautiful example of a well kept day boat that has been rarely raced.
The sails are in fantastic condition and the boat overall looks magnificent!
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Working Sail Area : 283.00 sq ft
Keel Type: Regular draft
Ballast: 1450 lb
Max Draft: 4.5
By combining exciting performance with safety and durability at exceptional value, Steve Colgate and naval architect Jim Taylor created the 25'8" Colgate 26 to put the fun back into sailing. A spacious 11'6" cockpit provides ample room for six adults. Below you'll find storage for both daysailing and weekending. The computer-designed underbody creates stability and exceptional performance in both light and heavy air. Durable fiberglass construction minimizes upkeep. For safety, the COLGATE 26 is virtually unsinkable, even if holed, and is completely self-bailing. Rigid cockpit railings provide security and comfort. The COLGATE 26 was named Cruising World Magazine Boat of the Year in 1997 and was recently selected for training by the U.S. Naval academy, the UK Sailing Academy and the Maine Maritime Academy.
The effective rudder allows excellent maneuverability and easy steerage in even the most extreme conditions. Durable fiberglass construction minimizes upkeep, and the deck-to-hull joint is through-bolted and covered by a custom extruded, hard rubber guard. Extra reinforcement has been added to the keel / hull junction as well as to all other high impact areas. The use of CoreCell foam adds additional strength to the deck and cockpit.
Introduced in 1997, the Colgate 26 is built by Precision Boat Works of Palmetto, FL which has been building their own line of daysailers and pocket cruisers for more than 32 years - so they too know a thing or two about building small boats. In their role as trainers, Colgate 26s are used and abused seven days a week so it is important that they are built to keep maintenance to a minimum and repairs simple. Hulls are constructed of solid fiberglass, decks are built with Corecell foam to add rigidity and reduce weight. An internal fiberglass liner is glassed in place and provides much of the structural support and stiffening for the hull. The deck and hull are joined with an external flange, sealed with 3-M 5200, bolted every six inches and covered with solid rubber rub rail. The 1050-lb. lead keel is attached with eight 1/2-inch stainless steel bolts.
To minimize maintenance, the only wood used in the entire boat is the tiller and the only opening to the area below deck is the companionway. The cockpit is self-bailing as are the cockpit seat lockers and there are no ports or vents to possibly leak.
The most prominent features of the Colgate 26 are what makes her a great daysailer and teaching platform: a huge cockpit and high performance. The skipper and crewward dec can sit side by side along one cockpit seat. The molded fiberglass combings are nicely contoured for comfort and there are no cleats or winches to interfere with sitting atop the coaming in the event the wind picks up and you need to move weight a bit more outboard. There is a thwart across the cockpit at the rudder that provides added support for the rudder post and the attachment point for the mainsheet traveler. The finishing touch is a large "sugar scoop" transom which provides a perfect perch for a sailing instructor as well as a handy boarding platform whether getting aboard from the water or the dock.
There is a small cuddy cabin forward with self-tailing jib sheet winches on each side of the companionway and all sail controls are within easy reach without leaving the cockpit.
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Mamaroneck, NY 10543