Best Mid-Sized Sailboat Value
Ready to Sail Away
The Colgate 26 is absolutely the best value you’ll find for a daysailer and racing keelboat in the 22’ to 30’ range. Now built by Waterline Systems in North Kingston, Rhode Island, the Colgate 26 receives the same attention to detail as the Alerion sailboats, also built by this first-class sailboat builder. Construction starts when three orders are received and generally takes a minimum of six weeks from start to finish.
Sail Away Payments and Custom Options
Currently when you place your order, a $10,000 deposit is due, an additional $20,000 deposit is due when the hull is molded, and final payment is required when you are notified it is ready to be delivered. See our Colgate 26 Complete Sail Away Package and what’s included.
Custom hull colors (which as you can see can be gorgeous), can be done by the builder, as well as barrier coats and bottom paints. Custom hull color and bottom paint are not included in the sail-away Colgate 26 sailboat price.
You have two delivery options. Order a trailer (optional) and we’ll have the boat on the trailer ready for you to come pick up your boat yourself. Or ask us to arrange for a boat delivery service to bring it to the yard of your choice. It can be on a trailer or not when delivered by truck. Delivery by us is, of course, is also an extra charge as is the cost of a trailer.
U.S. Sailboat Show Display Boat
The very lowest Colgate 26 sailboat price you can get is available if you order a Colgate 26 for Offshore Sailing School to display in its booth at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, MD each October. Learn more about this Colgate Sailboat Special. You can go for just the standard white hull version, or a custom color like this beautiful navy blue that was ordered for display in the 2013 show.
Rig It and Set Sail!
When the boat arrives, all you need do is rig the mast and put the sails on – which generally can be done by two or three people. A handbook is included when the boat is delivered, or it can be emailed in advance so you are ready to jump into action when the boat arrives.