PY 26 Paceship Sailboat

The PY 26 design was first built by Paceship Yachts in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. At the end of 1977, the company was bought by AMF of Connecticut, who built the design between 1978 and 1981. Tanzer Industries bought the mold and rights to the design in 1981 and produced the boat as the Tanzer 27 (with a desk stepped versus the original keel stepped mast) until they went out of business several years later.

PY 26 Paceship Sailboat
PY 26 Paceship Sailboat

An interesting side note is that AMF (American Machine and Foundry) of Connecticut was founded in 1900 producing automated cigarette manufacturing machinery. During their history, they have produced everything from bowling balls to atomic reactors and everything in-between.

The PY 26 Paceship is a fun little sailboat and makes for a great weekend adventure.  Although I don’t think I would want to sail her down to the Roaring 40s, I do think it is the perfect little ship to play on the lakes and bays across the country.  Put this little boat on a trailer and you can explore remote mountain lakes from the Appalachians to the Rockies.  She is perfect for the Inter Coastal Waterway with all the sandbars, shallow rivers, and canals.

The Dread Pirate Dave

Yo-Ho Swabies. Ye’ve followed the chart and discovered the booty ‘neath the X. Be ye pirate enough to join my ranks and fight alongside one of the most bloodthirsty and scandalous corsairs to ever darken the Seven Seas??? Then come aboard and join me to set sail for adventure, the like of which ye’ve never spied in all yer days.

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