• 1 / 10
  • 2 / 10
  • 3 / 10
  • 4 / 10
  • 5 / 10
  • 6 / 10
  • 7 / 10
  • 8 / 10
  • 9 / 10
  • 10 / 10

Seller's Description

Ocean Voyager 26, 1983 sailboat for sale built by Voyager Marine $13,000

length on deck : 26’ Beam : 8.25’ draft : 3.3’ displacement : 6,600 lbs

Full keel heavy displacement pocket cruiser. Clearly built with offshore work in mind. Canoe stern with transom hung rudder and tiller steering. 9 small bronze opening ports, cutter rigged with self tacking boom and external chain plates. Shallow draft opens up the cruising grounds and she has a very kind motion underway. Very solid and comfortable in the water. This is a pretty special boat and is capable of things a typical production boat in this size range just cant do. Its size and cutter rig make it such that sails are easily managed. I have often told people when trying to explain the boat that it was made for one person to sail away for however long he should want to be gone, two people for a couple weeks or a small family for a weekend. It is no round the bouys racer and does not like going to windward but that is not what it is built for. Compares to boats such as Pacific Seacraft 25, Dana 24, Cape Dory 25D…

We installed the electric motor mostly as an experiment and I am happy in the way it has worked out. Its main function is to get away from and back to the dock. I have also been very pleased to use it on demand when I was being lazy and just wanted a little push to make a mark. All I have to do is flip the switch and the power is there. No warmup, priming or other fussing about. Just push the button, use it for the minute you want and turn it off again. The solar panels will take a couple days to fill the batteries from empty which has been just fine in the way we have used the boat. I do not have range figures. I think the most we ever motored at a single go was about 5 miles with battery to spare. Range is of course the main argument against electric. In the most recent interior photos you will see the headliner has been removed. This was done to gain access to the mast step and deck hardware. We have never reinstalled it and had not planned to. The plan was to paint the underside of the cabin top and cover the exposed bolts and such but have not gotten around to it. We have the headliner to send with the buyer should he choose to reinstall the headliner or use it for patterns. Hull is due for ablative bottom paint. We have two gallons of good quality bottom paint which will go with the boat. Not sure if it has a shelf life but the paint is a couple years old now though it has been stored indoors and was never opened. The boat is currently sitting on the trailer more or less ready to go. The tires are dated 2015 and have very little wear so you be the judge. I suspect some people will be looking at the add purely for the trailer.

After purchasing the boat in 2017 some of the repairs/modifications we did include…

All standing rigging replaced. SS wire rope hand spliced on to SS closed thimbles. Wire terminations replaced top and bottom with SS hardware. Deck level terminations use oversized SS shackles which function as deadeyes. Rig is tensioned using Dyneema between deck shackles and large thimbles to form deadeyes. Very tough, inexpensive and easy to replace. Thruhulls for conventional marine head were removed and glassed in. Removed Yanmar SVE8 single cylinder diesel engine and replaced with electric motor. Raw water intake thruhull was removed and glassed in. Yanmar SVE8 appeared to be complete and in running condition but we never used it to confirm. I suspect this Yanmar will outlive us all and should run fine. All fittings and poly fuel tank were retained and go with the sale of the boat if you should choose to reinstall. Bowsprit removed, deck opened and new fiberglass layed to strengthen foredeck under bowsprit. Bobstay and boomkin stays replaced with SS chain. Bobstay connection reinforced with extra fiberglass inboard to provide a better mounting surface and SS backing plate installed. All remaining thruhulls replaced with new bronze and Groco bronze seacocks to include galley sink and both cockpit drains. Cockpit drain hoses replaced. Replaced stern tube with new bronze stern tube, new packing gland and new cutlass bearing. Compression post replaced Cabin top under mast step cut out, old core material removed and built back with solid fiberglass. Hull sanded to gelcoat and built back up with 2 layers of unthickened epoxy followed by 2 layers of 2-part epoxy barrier coat primer.


Sails : Yankee, staysail with 1 or 2 reefing points (cant remember for sure if its 1 or 2) and main with 2 reefing points. Sails are in fair to good condition. Staysail on boom as well as main have sail covers in fair condition. Custom 10,000 lbs custom galvanized trailer made by Sail Trailers. Rockna 10, 22lbs anchor with 30’ chain and about 200 ft nylon rode. Uniden Solara VHF. Danforth stern anchor. LED spreader lights port and starboard. Taylor kerosene 2 burner cooker with oven model 029 Airhead composting head. (installed in a hurry and while functional should be refined) Electric motor (inboard on original drive shaft and 3 bladed bronze propeller) Motenergy ME0201014201 BLDC rated for 90A continuous and 48V. HP does not really translate to electric but somewhere in the neighborhood of 6HP continuous and 19HP peak. Kelly KLS7230S, 24V-72V Sinewave brushless motor controller. 4 X 105AH deep cycle AGM batteries in series to make 48V for motor bank. 2 X conventional deep cycle flooded batteries in parallel @ 12V for house bank. These will need to be replaced. Solar converter PPT 48-5R14 which enables the charging of the house bank from the motor bank. Victron BMV700 battery monitor for the 12V house bank. 2 X 100W solar panels @ 24V in series to supply 48V charging to the motor bank. Midnight Solar Kid Marine version charge controller charging the motor bank. 1 X 50W solar panel @12V for charging the house bank. Sunsaver 10 solar charge controller for charging the house bank. schumacher 1000W power inverter Tiller pilot (came with boat and never used, cannot confirm function) or phone 956-494-three-six-four-four



Daniel Avourer
Voyager Marine Inc. (USA)
# Built
Transom hung


Length Overall
25 11 / 7.9 m
Waterline Length
21 3 / 6.5 m
8 2 / 2.5 m
3 3 / 1 m
6,600 lb / 2,994 kg
2,750 lb / 1,247 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
360′² / 33.5 m²
Total Sail Area
Sail Area
Air Draft
Sail Area
Forestay Length

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
12 gal / 45 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
45 gal / 170 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
6.4 kn
Classic: 6.18 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

6.42 knots
Classic formula: 6.18 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
275-350: heavy

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

This listing is presented by SailingTexas.com. Visit their website for more information or to contact the seller.

View on SailingTexas.com




Embed this page on your own website by copying and pasting this code.

Similar Sailboats For Sale

Great choice! Your favorites are temporarily saved for this session. Sign in to save them permanently, access them on any device, and receive relevant alerts.

We will occasionally send you relevant updates. You can opt out or contact us any time.

©2023 Sea Time Tech, LLC

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.