For Sale

Landing School 26 Weekender

Year Built: 2002
Builder: The Landing School, Arundel Maine
Designer: Ken Rusinek, Naval Architect
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Fin
Hull Shape: Monohull

LOA: 26 ft 0 in
Beam: 7 ft 5 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 3 in
Displacement: 4630 lbs
Ballast: 1800 lbs

 PRICE: $49,000 US

“VIM” is an outstanding example of the Landing School 26′ class. She is in excellent condition, with:

  • Recently Awlgripped topsides
  • Many other custom cosmetic features and updates 
  • New mast and standing rigging 
  • The Westerbeke 12hp inboard diesel fully re-built
  • As-new Sunbrella cushions in the cockpit and cabin 
  • A brand-new all aluminum custom Triad trailer

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Alec Brainerd at (207) 542-0372.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Total Power: 12 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Year Built: 2002
Engine Model: 9KW-12C
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Center
Engine Hours: 354
Propeller: Folding propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 12 HP

Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Maximum Speed: 9 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Plastic (6 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Aluminum (6 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 2


Design Comments

  • The Landing School 26 Weekender was designed to be a high-quality daysailer/weekender.   She is intended for the experienced yachtsman who appreciates first-class construction, but whose schedule and/or preference demands the ease and practicality of a daysailer easily managed by one or two people in most conditions. 
  • The LS 26 design (by Maine-based Naval Architect Ken Rusinek) combines classic, traditional good looks above the waterline with a contemporary, high-performance under-body and appendages. The hull is balanced, with a relatively narrow beam, moderate displacement, fin keel, and a spade rudder. Stability comes from a low center of gravity rather than a wide beam, thereby allowing the LS-26 Weekender to stay on her feet and maintain her balance as the wind pipes up.

Color Layout

  • Hull: Dark navy blue, a custom blend of (3) parts “Flag blue” and (1) part “Aristo blue” (Awlgrip2018)

  • Covestripe: Gold tape

  • Bootstripe: Single white (2018) 

  • Bottom: Pettit “Vivid Red (2020) 

  • Decks are tan with painted non-skid areas

  • White cabin interior

  • Bright varnished toe rails, cabin house, and foredeck hatch

Construction, Deck and Hull

  • The LS 26’s construction combines the best features and aesthetics of a wooden boat, and the strength, rigidity, and low maintenance of fiberglass.  The hull is “cold molded:” four (1/8″) layers of Western Red Cedar are impregnated with West System epoxy, covered with a layer of 6oz fiberglass cloth for durability.  All veneers are vacuum-bagged between plies. Full-length stringers, structural bulkheads, and joiner work are fully bonded to the hull to form a stiff, monolithic structure. 

  • The deck is Xynol-covered plywood over laminated spruce beams. 

  • The cockpit drains through a slatted teak sole to a bilge with both an automatic electric bilge pump on a float switch, and a manual Guzzler-type bilge pump near the helm. 

  • The fin keel is a lead casting with 3% antimony for strength.  The keel is bedded in 3M 5200, and thru-bolted to the hull with stainless steel keel bolts. 

  • Welded stiffeners on the stainless steel rudder stock distribute the steering loads to the fiberglass rudder skins. 

  • Chainplates are thru-bolted to the hull structure. 

  • All deck hardware is bedded and thru-bolted with backing plates/washers.

Deck Hardware

  • Harken mainsheet traveler mounted aft of the helm on the quarterdeck

  • Outboard genoa tracks with cars and lead blocks

  • (1) bow and (2) stern Herreshoff-style stainless steel cleats and line chocks

  • (2) Fixed ¼” oval safety glass ports set in house, port and starboard

  • Mahogany companionway with (3) drop-boards, upper board louvered for ventilation 

  • Hinged mahogany foredeck hatch

  • Teak cockpit and cabin floorboards

  • Navigation and cabin lights

  • Bridge-deck above and the forward face of the engine box are removable

  • As-new Sunbrella cockpit and interior cushions (new foam fillers and Sunbrella covers with zippers for easy laundering-2015)

  • Sunbrella brightwork covers for the toe rails and the forward deck hatch

  • (2) 12V electric Rule 1,100 GPH bilge pumps, each on a float switch, in the cockpit and cabin

  • (1) manual “Guzzler”-type bilge pump at the helm, drains both the cockpit and the cabin, controlled by a valve in the port aft cockpit locker

  • Varnished teak flag pole fits a stainless steel socket at the transom, with retaining stainless bolt and Sunbrella cover. US Ensign 

  • (3) custom covers – a complete off-season storage cover that goes from the stem to the transom, covers the entire boat down beyond the waterline (by Kinder Industries, Bristol, RI– 2017) and (2) smaller vinyl cockpit covers for use when the boat is on a mooring 

Electronics and Navigation Equipment

  • Ritchie BN-202 Navigator steering compass on the cockpit forward starboard bulkhead (2018)

  • B&G Triton depth, speed, and wind sensors with (2) displays mounted on the portside cockpit bulkhead (2018)

  • ICOM M-422 VHF mounted in cabin, with masthead stainless steel antenna

  • Masthead Windex apparent wind direction indicator

Spars, Rigging and Sails

  • Overall design: Single-spreader fractional rig with swept-back spreaders and tapered mast

  • New Dwyer 330 aluminum mast and all mast hardware duplicate the original Hall Spars mast specs exactly (2017 – by Sound Rigging, Essex CT, Awlgrip “Matterhorn White”)

  • Original 2002 Hall Spars boom, stripped and Awlgripped to match new mast (2017)

  • All-new 1 X 19 stainless steel wire standing rigging and FSE Globe 5000 Dyneema braid halyards (2017)

  • New Size 0 Harken MK IV roller jib furling system on new stainless steel 1 X 19 headstay (2017)

  • Braided tan dacron running rigging

  • Custom block & tackle backstay tensioner and boom vang

  • Dacron main & jib sails by Maine Sailing Partners- Good condition. Jib has tan Sunbrella cover on the leech.

  • Easy mainsail furling: Just release/drop the main into the tan Sunbrella “lazy-bag” cover, and zip it up. Lazy-bag stays attached to the boom while under sail. 

  • Brand new, never used spare custom Sunbrella “Lazy bag” cover for the mainsail

  • “Slab” reefing on the mainsail, 2 reefs 

  • (4) Spinlock jammers

  • Lewmar chromed winches: (2) ST #16 each side of the cockpit for jib sheets, (1) #9 NST on SB cabin top for main halyard, (1) #6 NST on the port side of mast for the jib halyard

  • Oak tiller with quick-removable extension

  • Winch handles: (1) chromed Lewmar in a pocket at the forward end of the cockpit, (1) spare lightweight

Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems

  • 2002 Westerbeke 12C 2-cylinder 12HP diesel engine (completely rebuilt – 2015). A large assortment of brand-new Westerbeke spare parts comes with the boat

  • Full Westerbeke engine gauge panel, at aft end of SB cockpit seating

  • Aluminum 6.6 gal diesel fuel tank with on-deck filler

  • Fuel burn: 0.672 gallons per hour @ 12hp @ 3000 rpm’s, Therefore 6.6 gallons tank capacity means 9.8 hours max running time on a full tank (data from Westerbeke spec sheet)

  • Racor fuel filter 

  • Morse single lever throttle-gear control, to port in the cockpit (2018)

  • 2-blade bronze folding prop (2012)

  • (2) 12v batteries, can be used singly or combined for engine start battery and consumers, with a rotary switch

  • Single 55 amp alternator on Westerbeke diesel for battery charging

  • (2) Loose 5.25″ X 11.25″ 3-Watt flexible solar panels, each supporting one of the batteries, easily stowed in the cabin while under sail

  • Digital voltmeter at main panel in cabin (new-2017) 

  • (8) new circuit breakers for all 12V consumers at main panel in cabin (2015) 

  • (2) electric Rule 1,100 GPH bilge pumps on float switches, cockpit and cabin

  • 6.6-gallon rigid plastic fresh-water tank under port v-berth, plumbed to stainless steel sink

  • Porta-potty under V-berth central filler in cabin 


Additional Equipment

  • Brand new all-aluminum Triad lift-on/off trailer (VIN #:1T9S262BXLR013062) with forward mast carrier, bow stop with ladder, LED lights, and custom performance package for high-speed, long-distance towing including upgraded suspension,75R15 load range D radial tires, electronically activated hydraulic G5 9.6″ stainless steel disc brakes, and spare tire on wheel mounted on trailer frame (April-2020). Trailer weight is 1800 lbs

  • Folding stainless steel swim ladder, secures to port side deck (stored in cabin over port v-berth)

  • Retracting aluminum boat hook 
  • Full off-season storage cover by Kinder Industries, Bristol RI (2017)

  • Large and medium vinyl cockpit covers   

  • (3) Anchors, each fitted with suitable chain and rode. Under SB V-berth: Danforth 40lb storm anchor; In SB aft cockpit locker: West Marine “Traditional M13” anchor, Fortress FX7 “lunch hook”

  • All cockpit and cabin lockers fitted with “Dri-Deck”
  • (8) Black fenders with navy fleece covers

  • (6) Braided dark navy dock and spring lines  

  • (1) 36oz portable IGLOO cooler stored under the companionway step

  • (8) life preservers, (4) in cockpit locker, (4) in cabin

  • (2) Fire extinguishers, in cockpit locker and cabin
  • Toolbox 
  • 91-page Landing School construction manual (PDF file) on a thumb drive