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The Nutshell 26 in the Afternoon

Principal Characteristics

Length Overall      8.125 m      26’
Beam Overall (extended)      3.7 m       11’6”
Beam Overall (trailer)      2.5 m      8’3”
Weight (light ship)      2,500 kg
Draft (fully loaded)      0.75 m
Fresh water capacity      500l
Sail Area (genoa)     25 m2
Sail Area (optional Code 0)      28 m2
Power under motor      2 x 6KW      2 x 9.9HP
Batteries – Lithium LiFePO4      2, 4 or 6      175 / 9kWh
Range under motor     35 nm at   4 knots

  • Electric Propulsion, Zero Emissions
  • All waste water is stored in tanks in the hulls
  • 10m2 of solar panels charge the batteries
  • Propellers generate power when sailing

The Nutshell 26 generates no pollution whatsoever


  • 9Kg Vulcan anchor with bow roller
  • Deck discharge fitting
  • Cooler box in deck
  • Garbage storage in deck
  • Clip-off plumbing and electrical connections
  • Optional passerelle & lift lines
  • 6 x life-jackets
  • 6 man life raft
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Flares & fire blanket
  • Fog horn
  • Bulkhead compass (Plastimo)
  • Hand-held VHF radio
  • Tablet with boat management software
  • Charts in clear cover
  • 2 x Chargers
  • 4 x 400W solar panels
  • Optional 4 x 200W on extension panels
  • 2 x MPPT solar charge controllers
  • 6 x LED lights
  • 4 x LED strip lights
  • Tricolour nav lights
  • Anchor light
  • 2 x 220V 2-pin plug points
  • 4 x 12v 2-pin plug points
  • 2 x 5V USB charge points
  • 2 x 6kW electric pod motors ePropulsion Evo 6
  • Dual engine controls
  • Engine management system
  • Fresh water pressure pump & accumulator cylinder
  • Shore power cable and socket
  • 2 x Electric bilge pump
  • 2 x Manual bilge pump
  • 2 x semi-balanced rudders with tillers & cross-arm
  • Optional – Autopilot
  • Optional – twin-axle road trailer


The Queen berth (1.6m) is accessible from both sides (no climbing over your partner) and forms a forward-facing couch for reading or watching the world go by, with storage space above and below the bed.

The galley counter top and attached storage unit create a generous work-area, and inwards to form a 2-man dinette. Centralized, it covers the sink and gas 2-burner cooker.

Both the WC and shower open outboard, onto the side decks, handily separating noises, smells and steam from the master cabin. 

Doors opening onto the side decks, and a large opening forward window provide excellent ventilation.

Nutshell 26 GA Plan Dining

Flexible living

Most of your time afloat is spent in the cockpit. 

The Nutshell26 is all cockpit, with a 3.8m x 4.0m open plan space for eating, drinking, barbecuing and relaxing. In inclement weather, canvas awnings with clear windows drop down to close the entire cockpit area, creating an ambient, wind-free, and safe environment. 

Two trampolines offer an additional lounging area at the front of the boat.

Powering options

Twin 6KW electric pod-motors drive the boat at 5 knots. Slower cruising speeds conserve battery life for longer trips. Controls are ‘fly-by-wire’ joystick or twin hand- throttles.

Nutshell 26's powering options

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