Sonata 26

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Sonata 26
Designer Gary Mull
Location United States
Year 1980
No. built 66
Builder(s) Investigator Yachts
Boat weight 2,822 lb (1,280 kg)
Type Monohull
Construction Fiberglass
LOA 26.25 ft (8.00 m)
LWL 19.75 ft (6.02 m)
Beam 8.20 ft (2.50 m)
Hull draft 5.09 ft (1.55 m) keel down
Hull appendages
Keel/board type lifting keel
Ballast 500 lb (227 kg)
Rudder(s) transom-mounted rudder
General Fractional rigged sloop
I (foretriangle height) 25.75 ft (7.85 m)
J (foretriangle base) 9.00 ft (2.74 m)
P (mainsail luff) 28.00 ft (8.53 m)
E (mainsail foot) 11.48 ft (3.50 m)
Mainsail area 160.72 sq ft (14.931 m2)
Jib/genoa area 115.88 sq ft (10.766 m2)
Total sail area 276.60 sq ft (25.697 m2)

The Sonata 26 is a sailboat that was designed by American Gary Mull.[1][2]

The boat was built by Investigator Yachts in Australia, who completed 66 examples, starting in 1980. The design is out of production.[1]

The Sonata 26 is a development of the Sonata 8. The two boats share the same specifications.[1]


The Sonata 26 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass. It has a fractional sloop rig, a transom-hung rudder and a lifting or optional fixed fin keel. It displaces 2,822 lb (1,280 kg) and carries 500 lb (227 kg) of ballast.[1]

The boat has a draft of 5.09 ft (1.55 m) with the lifting keel down and 0.69 ft (0.21 m) with the keel up. A fixed keel version was also built with a draft of 5.2 ft (1.6 m)[1]

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Related development

Similar sailboats


  1. ^ a b c d e Browning, Randy (2016). "Sonata 26 sailboat specifications and details". Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  2. ^ Browning, Randy (2016). "Garry Mull (1939-1994)". Retrieved 18 October 2016.