I paid $1000.00 for my 26'. The engine
hanging off the fan tail is worth that all by itself. The past owner and I have become great friends since the deal was made. He also added in at least another $1500.00 worth of goodies (auto tiller, spare sails
, new batteries, lines, new life preservers etc. etc.)
From what I am told, the Islander 26' is a great little bay/coastal boat, and I don't have any dreams of world cruising. I did that in the Navy
and there is no place that I want to go back to. My goal is to learn to sail and bring the grandson out for a little gunkholing and fishing
As far as I am concerned, the boat is probably more than what I really need.
We will what happens after I gain the experience and skills needed for making any serious conclusions later on.