Hull number 15 of the Landing School 26 Weekender is the pride of the fleet. Owned by a seasoned yachtsman whose attention to detail is evident in every aspect and her constant improvements and upgrades have kept SAVU in proper yacht condition.
SAVU has always seen indoor winter storage. Her topsides and deck were newly painted in 2015 and all the bright work is refreshed annually.
A new suit of Doyle sails in 2015 include, Mainsail, 100% roller furling jib and a Code Zero. A removable carbon fiber bow sprit was fitted in 2016 for the Code Zero which is hoisted on a 2:1 halyard. The Selden line-drive furler make for effortless downwind sailing. The original Mainsail and 150% Genoa are serviceable.
Whether you are a young family looking for your first weekender or an experienced cruising couple looking to simplify, this LS 26 is sure to provide you with many years of pleasure and pride of ownership.
The Landing School 26 Weekender is designed to fill the need for a high quality day sailor/weekender. She is designed for the experienced yachtsman who appreciates first class construction, but whose schedule and/or preference demand the handiness of a day sailor.
The design combines classic good looks with contemporary performance. The hull is balanced, with relatively narrow beam, moderate displacement, fin keel, and a spade rudder. Stability comes from a low center of gravity rather than wide beam, thereby allowing the LS-26 Weekender to stay on her feet and maintain her balance as the wind pipes up.
The hull is cold molded, combining the warmth of wood with relatively low maintenance. Bulkheads and joiner work are structural, and combine with the full length stringers and monolithic hull to provide a stiff platform for maintaining proper rig tension.
The easily handled fractional rig is modest, but given the LS-26 Weekenders moderate displacement and low wetted surface ratios are achieved, insuring good performance. The small inboard diesel provides a safe, convenient method for negotiating narrow channels and today's crowded harbors when the wind dies.
Since the primary intent is day sailing, the low-profile cabin provides shelter for children or the occasional overnight. A properly sized V-berth, a head, small galley and two comfortable seats make the cabin cozy, yet comfortable.
The cockpit on the LS 26 Weekender is made for day sailing. Approximately 8 feet long, with wide seats, and high backrests, the deep cockpit gives the feeling of sailing in, rather than on, the boat. What a great place to spend the day with family and friends!
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Thomaston, ME 04861