1981 LM 26 for Sale



General Information

Make and Model LM 26
Year 1981
Name "Danish Blue"
Length Overall 26.58 feet (8.10 m)
Beam 9.6 feet (2.93 m)
Draft 4.1 feet (1.25 m)
Displacement 3,400 kilograms

Hull Fibreglass
Engine(s) BUKH DV24
Engine Power 24 hp
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity 140 litres
Water Tank Capacity 140
Heads 1
Location Bursledon, United Kingdom


The LM26 us a typically well built Scandinavian motor sailor with surprisingly good sailing characteristics thank to her fin keel and sailing focused design. Offering the practicality of a wheelhouse combined with a spacious cockpit, dual steering positions and versatile interior space they really are an excellent choice. Danish Blue is presented in superb condition for her year. Currently in the water at Mercury Marina, so all appointments must be booked in prior.


LM 26 built in 1981 by LM Glassfiber A/S to their own design. White GRP hull with dark blue sheer line- New 2019. White GRP superstructure and decks with moulded non-slip surfaces. Encapsulated fin keel with lead and iron ballast. Wheel and tiller steering to a partially skeg hung semi-balanced rudder. Aft self draining cockpit. Enclosed wheelhouse with full cockpit cover. 

Wintered ashore annually
Meticulously maintained

Mechanical and Electrical

Bukh 2-cylinder 20hp diesel engine (reconditioned engine fitted in March 2017)
New saildrive gaiter 2017
Engine serviced annually 
Sea water cooled.
Single lever controls with electric start.
Saildrive to fixed 3-bladed propeller.
140 Litre moulded GRP fuel tank
Full engine instrumentation.

Two 12v Domestic Batteries (new 2020) charged via engine alternator.
Engine battery
Shorepower system with ring mains and battery charger
Full cabin lighting.


The accommodation offers up to seven berths in the forepeak, saloon and cockpit with good headroom.
Saloon consisting of two settee berths (port side converts to a double berth) either side of a central table mounted on the mast support with various storage lockers
The forepeak bulkhead folds down to form a decent double V berth.
Heads compartment aft to port equipped with a marine toilet and sliding washbasin. Holding tank with electric pump out, new macerator pump and pipework for holding tank 2016 
Large hanging locker aft to starboard.
Companionway steps up to the wheelhouse with helm position to starboard and galley equipped with a 2-burner gas cooker, sink, fridge (2020) and ample storage. New galley work top 2018
Large aft cockpit with two settee berths either side of a three position folding table allowing the cockpit to be adapted for many uses such as dining alfresco, fishing or sleeping on warm summer nights.
Pressurised water supply
Aquanova upholstery in blue-2014

Deck Equipment

Atlantic anchor with 20m of 8mm chain
Danforth anchor with warp
Quick electric anchor windlass with helm controls
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpits and stanchions (new guard wires 2011)
Blue mainsail cover with lazyjacks (new 2014)
Blue full cockpit tent 2014
Tonneau cover and dodgers
Folding 3-position cockpit table
Cockpit cushions
Two Winch handles
Boarding ladder
Boat hook
Six Fenders
Four Warps 
New cockpit wheelhouse soles 2018

Navigational Equipment

Silva steering compass
Standard Horizon 1800E DSC VHF radio (new 2011)
Sailor RT144 VHF radio
NASA Clipper echosounder
NASA Clipper log 2017
Standard Horizon CP300 GPS colour chart plotter (new 2011)
Autohelm 3000 autopilot
Stereo radio/CD player (new 2011)
Clock and barometer
Navigation lights
Masthead tricolour


Fractional rigged sloop.
Anodised aluminium mast and boom.
Spinnaker pole and halyard.
Stainless steel standing rigging.
Terelyne running rigging.
Slab reefing mainsail with bag and lazyjacks.
Furlex 100 headsail furling system (new November 2002).
2 x Meisner 18 2-speed winches. Halyard winch on mast. 

Mainsail - Jeckells - 2008 
Furling genoa - DK Sails - November 2002


Two Manual fire extinguishers
Automatic fire extinguisher in engine compartment
Manual bilge pump
New gas regulator/ gas safety check 2015


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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