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Holman 26

Brief details


Alan Feltham

A very attractive traditional long-keel fast cruiser, constructed of carvel mahogany planking on oak frames. The interior has up to four berths, with about 5' 3" headroom. The design was first called the 'Nymphet' class, but later became known as the Holman 26


26' 2"

Sail area

300 sq ft


20' 0"




7' 6"


Forecabin and saloon


4' 2"




6339 lbs


originally usually Stuart Turner or similar petrol engine


3136 lbs


6 - 8

Keel type

Long keel with cutaway forefoot, iron ballast.

Plan view based on Holman's original lines

Holman 26's were designed in 1960 by C. R. (Kim) Holman, the same year he produced the better known "Stella" design. With a substantially higher ballast ratio and deeper draught then the Stella, along with carvel rather than clinker construction, the Holman 26 is a faster and more powerful boat than the Stella. Prices, as with any older wooden boat, are greatly influenced by condition, and whether a modern diesel has been fitted to replace the original engine.


The original timber mast has here been replaced with an alloy spar, and the example shown has been fitted with an anchor windlass and roller-reefing.

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The saloon is shown here stripped out during a normal winter refit.

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