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Nuf: none of those goodies should affect the price of the boat. All boats have a compass, windex and a radio, and almost all have knotmeters. One thing you will find with small boats like the P26: no matter how much you put into it (custom interior, new sails, new engine), you won't get your money back; you won't even affect the price much. Just the way it is. No one is going to pay $10,000 for a boat that age and that size, no matter how nicely turned out.
The factors that really impact the price of small boats: is there any deck delamination? Does the deck leak? Does the rudder need to be remounted/refurbished (a common problem with P26's)? Are the bulkheads stable? Assuming all of these things are equal, then you would move to cosmetic issues: condition of gelcoat, condition of exterior woodwork, condition of the interior, cushions, etc. The condition of the sails affects price only on the extreme ends (i.e., they are brand new, or they are unserviceable).
Your P26, other than the custom interior, sounds pretty average. That is a lot of sails, but if you aren't going to be racing, that's not such an advantage. Also, beware of custom interiors. The quality of installation and workmanship on those types of jobs varies greatly.