The Pegasus 800 is one of the most popular boats ever to be built. These are builders who brought us the Pandora and the prelude which were super little sailing boats. Gordon Harris was in good form the day that the plans for the Pegasus 800 left his design board. His brief had been to design a fast yet comfortable, easy to handle sailing yacht that could accommodate a family or regatta crew in comfort.
The boat has been very well maintained and boasts an electronic navigation package normally associated with larger craft. She is wintered ashore on her trailer every year and fresh antifoul applied prior to launch each Spring. The sails although not brand new have been well maintained and the genoa has had her UV strip replaced in 2014. She even has the stack pack system for the mainsail which is a great aid when single handed.
The engine is not the original but an inboard Nanni 14hp unit. Most Pegasus 800 models come with a sail drive. This has a reduction gearbox and stainless steel shaft with bronze two bladed propeller and rope cutter.
The interior is clean and tidy with new coverings to the upholstery. The saloon settees have been cleverly modified to convert into double berths. This gives a sleeping capacity for six persons making her the ideal family boat.
Very spacious accommodation for a 26 footer.
Cabin entered via the companionway.
Teak faced marine ply panelling gives a warm and classic feel.
The upholstery has recently been recovered in attractive fabric material.
The galley is to starboard and features a Plastimo gas fuelled oven with 2-burner hob and grill.
Small stainless steel sink with hand pumped fresh cold water.
Pull out chart area to port with chart storage and electronic navigation aids.
Central table on pole with settee/berths either side. These cleverly convert to double berths.
There is an additional single berth in the forward cabin and a pilot/quarter berth at the chart table.
Marine toilet in forward cabin.
Good storage in hull mounted cupboards on port side.
Storage beneath bunks.
12V lighting throughout and opening deck hatch forward for ventilation.
Cabin kept warm and cosy by paraffin fuelled wall mounted heater.
Well equipped boat that includes a twin axle, heavy duty section, braked Trailer. This has a cradle bolted to it with supports. The trailer is currently used to store the boat in the Winter months but with a little investment in the way of tyres could become a road legal trailer again. Also included are the following;
NASA Clipper Speed/Depth/Log
Raymarine ST50 Wind Speed/Direction
Garmin 550 colour plotter
Raymarine Pathfinder Radar
Northstar VHF radio with DSC
Raymarine ST1000 Tiller Pilot
NASA Clipper Battery Monitor
NASA Clipper repeater in cockpitSafety Equipment:
Anchor with chain and warp
Manual bilge pump
Electric Bilge pump
Clock and Barometer
Fire extinguishersGeneral Equipment:
Warps and fenders
CD/MP3/Radio with cockpit speakers
Cutlery Crockery and utensils
GRP constructed yacht with white topsides and blue transom.
Moulded non slip decks for safety
Cast iron fin keel with counter hung rudder with tiller steering.
Large cockpit with lockers port and starboard
Cockpit coamings are angled for comfort both when sailing and at anchor
Stainless steel bow and stern rails connected by stanchions and a double set of guard wires
Good sized side decks offer easy access forward
Self bailing anchor well forwardEngine & Electrics:
Vessel has a Nanni 2.5HE inboard diesel. This 2 cylinder, raw water cooled 14hp model is in super condition.
Reduction gear box driving stainless steel shaft with 2 bladed fixed propeller.
Shaft is fitted with a rope cutter to avoid snags.
Engine start panel in cockpit with visual warnings for oil pressure, temperature and charging.
Bank of three, 12V batteries providing engine start and domestic power.
Two of these were fitted in 2016 and the other in 2014.
These are fitted with isolators and recharged via the engine alternator or the solar panel when on the mooring.Sails and Rigging:
Deck stepped aluminium mast and boom.
Stainless steel standing rigging and terylene running rigging.
A baby stay has been added to allow the use of a storm jib.
Recently fitted Harken ST16 genoa sheet winches.
Two spinnaker sheet winches aft with dedicated rigging and pole mounted to mast.
Two halyard winches either side of the companionway.
Good suit of sails suitable for all situations.
Boom mounted mainsail with lazy bag
Roller furling genoa with recent UV strip
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