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"Helene", Fairey Marine Atalanta 26 Lying  Essex

Helene Home
Sails and Deck Gear
Main Cabin
Nav Station
Aft cabin


Helene is a Fairey Atalanta designed by Uffa Fox and built by Fairey Marine in 1960. Construction of hull and superstructure is hot moulded Agba. Windows are Perspex.

 She has twin swing ballast keels and a self draining cockpit.

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  26ft 9.25m
Waterline Length  25ft 7.62m
Beam  7ft 9ins 2.36m
Draft Max 5ft 9ins 1.75m
Draft Keels Up 1ft 6ins 0.46m
Displacement  2 Tons 2032kg
Ballast 950 lbs 430kg

Rig, Sails and Spars

Bermudan sloop rig 

Wood mast 
Aluminium alloy boom
Wood boom also available
Stainless steel standing rigging (1991)
Mainsail - Jeckells ~2000 - excellent 
Slab reefing on mainsail
Genoa - Jeckells ~2000 - excellent 
Jib - Jeckells ~2000 - excellent 
Storm jib - probably original
Sheet winches - new 2000

Deck Equipment

15lb CQR Bower anchor + 40m 6mm chain
Delta 20lb Kedge anchor on 50m 10mm Nylon warp
Plastimo Contest steering compass
Deck mop
Boat hook
Anchor light

General Equipment

Gimballed Origo 3000 alcohol 2 - burner cooker
Jabsco sea toilet
Manual pumped fresh water system


Yanmar 1GM 10 single cylinder diesel. 

Conventional stainless steel shaft drive via Aquadrive coupling to three-bladed bronze propeller 


Diesel Polythene 25 litres
Water Plastic approx 50 litres

Electrics / Electronics

Raymarine Bi-Data Depth sounder and Log
Navico VHF Radio telephone
Furuno GPS
Navigation lights
Interior lights

Safety Gear

Boarding Ladder


Fire Blanket
Manual bilge pump

Shore Gear

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Road trailer - rebuilt / serviced 2005/6

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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996
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In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and, where appropriate, to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected, sea trialled and opened up.  All Content is copyright - all rights reserved.