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Pegasus 800

Brief details

Builder

Rydgeway Marine, Lowestoft, later built by Pegasus Yachts

A modern styled 26-footer from Rydgeway Marine, the Pegasus 800 is an attractive small cruiser with a well-finished interior. Nominally six berth, she is in fact much more practical for two to four. With six foot headroom, she has a surprising spacious and comfortable saloon. Many of the centreboard versions of these boats were used on the Norfolk Broads, but they are also capable coastal cruisers.

LOA

25' 9"

Sail area

367 sq ft main and genoa

LWL

21' 0"

Rig

sloop

Beam

8' 9"

Cabins

2

Draught

4' 6" fin, 3' 3" bilge or 2' 11" to 5' 7" centreboard

Berths

4 - 6

Displacement

4,408 lbs

Engine

originally a Volvo diesel or Dolphin petrol engine

Ballast

1,880 lbs

BHP

6 - 7

Keel type

Fin, bilge or centreboard options

Pegasus 800

Built from1977 to the early 1990s by Rydgeway Marine, and later by Pegasus Yachts, the Pegasus 800 was designed by Gordon Harris. Rydgeway's boat names mostly started with a P - ie Pandora, Pirate, Prospect, Prelude and the Pegasus 700, 800 and 1100 models.


The Pegasus 800 hull was offered with choices of fin keel, twin bilge keels or centreboard, and a number of options were offered for the interior. The rig has a narrow high aspect main, and a large overlapping genoa.

She is a moderately fast boat for her size, and when reviewed by 'Practical Boat Owner' they commented ".... her helm was always light, and she remained sensitive without being over twitchy".

Pegasus 800
Pegasus 800

There is an enclosed forecabin, in which the heads is located, along with a sink moulded in to the starboard side inner GRP moulding. This forecabin can also be kitted out with bunk cushions, as shown here, to create two extra berths, though for most people the inconvenience of moving cushions to use the heads means that the forecabin is not used for berths, buts solely as a heads compartment.

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The galley has a two-burner and grill gas cooker on a slide-out unit over the starboard quarterberth, with a sink moulded in to the starboard side of the companionway steps.

Left: The galley unit slid back in to allow access to the quarterberth











Below: The chart table similarly slides out over the port quarterberth



Originally fitted with either a 6 hp Dolphin petrol engine with shaft drive, or a Volvo 7.5 diesel with saildrive, many, particularly the petrol engined boats, will by now have been re-engined.

Pegasus 800

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Below: On this boat a cleverly designed folding cockpit table stows in the aft end of the cockpit well.

Pegasus 800

 

Sailing photographs from owner

Pegasus 800

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