Paceship PY 26

1972 — 1981
Designers
Raymond Hunt (C.R. Hunt & Assoc.)
John Deknatel
Builders
AMF Corp.
Paceship Yachts Ltd.
Association
Paceship/AMF Yachts Website
# Built
364
Hull Type
Fin w/transom hung rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
26 4 / 8 m
Waterline Length
22 6 / 6.9 m
Beam
9 6 / 2.9 m
Draft
4 5 / 1.4 m
Displacement
6,000 lbs / 2,722 kg
Ballast
2,200 lbs / 998 kg (Iron)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
339 ft2 / 31.5 m2
Total Sail Area
339.4 ft2 / 31.5 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
137 ft2 / 12.7 m2
P
28 10 / 8.8 m
E
9 6 / 2.9 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
202.3 ft2 / 18.8 m2
I
33 11 / 10.4 m
J
11 10 / 3.6 m
Forestay Length
36 0 / 11 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.36 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.43
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
36.67
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
235.16
moderate
Comfort Ratio
19.41
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.09
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

The PY 26 was built in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, until 1977, when production was taken over by the AMF Corporation of CT (USA).
In the early 1980s, Tanzer Yachts obtained the molds for this boat and manufactured and marketed it as the TANZER 27.
A keel/centerboard version also exists.


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