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Marieholm 26
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Review Date: Sun July 18, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


The Marieholm 26 was designed by Tord Sundén, as a derivative of his International Folkboat (the IF). It's a proven design of which more than 3,500 examples have been built - the world's largest racing class for one-design yachts. Though "officially" touted an offshore cruiser/racer, I doubt two people would be comfortable for much longer than a weekend.

She is, without a doubt a great sailing boat, adapted to the Swedish coast, which consists of wide unsheltered fjords where capricious winds blow. The M26 shares the IF's 7/8ths rig and relatively tall mast, which enables her to sail effectively even in the Swedish archipelago's narrow passages. She has a fantastic ability for sailing close to the wind and is at home in open waters, where the full effects of the sea and wind are felt. The full-keeled hull with classic slender lines makes her a pretty boat, as well as extremely stable and responsive in all seas.

The 1977 M26 came with a 7.5 horsepower Volvo MD5A auxilary. She has a 2.5 ton displacement with 1.15 tons of cast iron ballast. The galley is well equipped with proper working surfaces and lockers for food and utensils, and a special cutlery drawer. A gimbaled alcohol stove is conveniently situated. The sink has a fresh water tap operated by a foot pump. There is an icebox in the galley and further cool stowage for fresh food may be found in a keel storage space.

Full-length saloon settee berths have comfortably reclining backrests. Four people can sit easily around the table. Though advertised as suitable for four, the M26 has plenty of lockers and compartments for a crew of 2 or three. The space is functional and well planned and a chemical toilet is included as standard.

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