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profile view of sloop
20' Nimphius sloop
26' Lyman Sleeper

20' Custom Cruising Sloop


side view
at boat show

at Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show

boat show also

note self tending jib


carved scroll work on the transom

cabin looking

cabin looking aft



Beautiful mahogany planked sloop. Built by Nimphius in Wisconsin 1987. This is a true little cruising yacht with seated headroom below.

  • Specifications:
  • dimensions: 20' on deck, 25' overall, 7-1/2' beam, 3' draft
  • hull: varnished mahogany planking, bulwarks, transom, cabin; oak frames and backbone, laid teak deck and cockpit sole
  • interior appointments: vee berth, quarter berth, portipotti toilet, built in icebox, navigation table, Optimus stove
  • sails: mainsail, self tending jib, spinnaker
  • engine: 1 cyl. BMW diesel
  • mast & rigging: 30' varnished spruce mast, fractional rig, tabernacle stepped; ss rigging, traditional running lights mounting in rigging
  • equipment: danforth anchor & rode, 2 fenders, custom cushions for down below, 2 sail covers, compass, electric bilge pump, manual bilge pump
  • tandem axle trailer included (somewhat rusty, may need replacement)
  • battery

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.

port quarter
cockpit and

cockpit and stern

vee berth

vee berth looking forward

cabin  - port

looking thru hatch into cabin, port side, large locker is for stove, smaller drawer is icebox


BMW single cylinder diesel

circa 1970, 26' Lyman Sleeper

$ 5,000

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!

looking forward

looking forward

cabin below

cabin and toilet below


newly painted Chrysler 225 hp engine

aft quarter

varnished transom

looking aft

looking aft


shaft, prop., strut, rudder