at Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show
note self tending jib
carved scroll work on the transom
cabin looking aft
Beautiful mahogany planked sloop. Built by Nimphius in Wisconsin 1987. This is a true little cruising yacht with seated headroom below.
The boat is structurally in excellent condition. It has just been freshly varnished. The cabintop has been repainted. The bottom has been coated with antifouling paint. The boat has been in storage for approximately 20 years so has had very little use.
cockpit and stern
vee berth looking forward
looking thru hatch into cabin, port side, large locker is for stove, smaller drawer is icebox
BMW single cylinder diesel
Lyman is certainly one of the great boatbuilding companies. Their lapstrake designs have been appreciated for generations. What provided a comfortable ride back then is just as good today. Now these fine boats are considered classics. But at the same time, they're still in daily use. They perform as well as ever. This 26' Sleeper model is popular because, no getting around it, it has a toilet. It's big enough to use in salt water as well as the larger lakes. Ideal for family picnicking, fishing and overnite cruising.
Construction is lapstrake plywood planking, with white oak keel and ribs. Interior appointments are varnished plywood. The engine is a 225 h.p. Chrysler 318. Both the hull and the engine are in very good condition. While the exterior paint is fine, the interior varnish needs some work. The low price reflects this needed work.
This classic is not just for boat shows, it is to be used and enjoyed, in the future just as in the past!
cabin and toilet below
newly painted Chrysler 225 hp engine
shaft, prop., strut, rudder