Grampian 26


L.O.A.: 26' 0" (7.92 m)
L.W.L.: 21' 9" (6.93 m)
Beam: 8' 4" (2.54 m)
Draft: (fin) 4' 3" (1.29 m)

Displacement: 5600 lbs. (2540 kg.)
Ballast: 2600 lbs. (1179 kg.)
Sail area: 325 sq. ft. (30.19 m²)

Motor: usually 9.9 hp outboard.
Headroom: 6' 0" (1.83 m)
Berths: 4 to 5
Rating  (PHRF-LO) : 213

Price range: $8,000 to $10,000

    The prize for the boat with the best price/size ratio on the used market has to go to the Grampian 26. It is quite easy to come across a Grampian selling for well under $10,000, although you will have to accept the fact that most of these boats were built before 1975. What makes the Grampian such a great deal is its size - it is a BIG twenty-six footer. It has a large cockpit, standing headroom throughout the length of the cabin, and one of the bigger v-berths that can be found on any size production sailboat. And if all this isn't enough, the Grampian 26 is a surprisingly fast boat.

    The down side with the Grampian 26 is that they are starting to show their age, and many will probably require some repairs and upgrades. Moreover, they have a "spoon bow", which give the boat a dated appearance, and its cabin has a slightly boxy look about it. The Grampian's main cabin has a dinette arrangement on the port side and a galley along the starboard side, so it does not have all that much lounging space.

    by Michael McGoldrick.
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