Gib'Sea 262


This GibSea 262 is a boat that has so much to offer. With a solid construction using quality materials, this is definitely a boat that is a pleasure to sail and has the massive advantage of a lifting keel. She sails comfortably and well in a straight line and has a good turn of speed. On deck, she has a spacious and safe cockpit with all control lines led aft. Down below is where this GibSea 262 comes into her own. Her cabin is very light and bright with good headroom. She has an aft double cabin with the rest of the area open, including a good size double berth in the forepeak and two additional singles in the saloon on the sofas. She also has a drop leaf table for dining from both sides which houses the winch controls for the lifting keel. She has been upgraded in recent years with the addition of a new engine in 2011 & overhauled & serviced in 2024, recent eberspacher heating & her standing rigging was replaced in 2020. This boat is clean and tidy for its age but, as with all boats of this genre, there is still scope for her new Owner to improve it more. She is currently lying Southampton.

Main Specifications:

Stock Number : ABS 2412
Year of Build : 1990
LOA : 7.70 m (254)
LWL : 6.77 m (222)
Beam : 2.95 m (99)
Max Draft : 1.45 m (49)
Keel Type : Lifting Keel
Displacement: 2,840 Kgs
Ballast : 750 Kgs
Engine : 1 x Beta 20 20 HP ( New in 2012)
Fuel Tank : 49 Ltrs
Water Tank : 76Ltrs
No of Berths : 6
VHF : Cobra Marine D.S.C with DSC Capability
GPS : Garmin GPS 120
Instruments : Stowe Dataline Speed / Log Indicator
Depth : Stowe Dataline Depth Instrument

Main Features:

Sleeps 6 Aft Double, Fwd Double & 2 saloon Berths
Hardwood interior joinery
Teak and holly style cabin sole
Centrally mounted drop-leaf saloon table with lifting Keel Winch built in
Separate rear facing navigation station

Plastimo Pacific 2500 2-burner gas cooker and oven on Gimble
Large top opening Cool Box
Stainless steel sink

Jabsco Sea Toilet
Hand basin
Hanging Rail for Wet Gear

Beta 20 20HP diesel engine Fitted in 2011
Single lever morse control
2-blade fixed pitch propeller
Cruising speed approx 6 knots
Maximum speed approx 7 knots

12v system supplied by 2 batteries
Switched & charged by engine alternator
Electrical switch panel
Shorepower with ring main & Cable

Tankage & Water System
Fuel capacity 49 litres
Fresh water capacity 76 litres
Pressurised cold water system

Ground Tackle:
CQR anchor with chain & warp
Rigging & Sails
Masthead sloop with anodised aluminium single spreader mast & boom
Furlex Headsail furling gear
Stainless steel standing rigging ( New 2018)
2 x Harken 16.2 Winches
2 x Barbarossa Winches
All control lines lead aft to cockpit via 10-rope clutches
Dacron Mainsail - Good Serviceable Condition
Dacron Furling Genoa Good Serviceable Condition

Navigation Aids
Plastimo bulkhead mounted steering compass
Stowe Dataline Depth
Stowe Dataline Speed / Log
Garmin GPS 120
Cobra Marine D.S.C. VHF with DSC Capability

General Equipment:
Mooring warps & fenders
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit & stanchions
Teak grabrails
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Stainless steel boarding ladder
Main Sail Cover
Navigation lights,
Brass clock & barometer

Built by Gilbert Marine France in 1990
Designed by Groupe Graal
GRP hull, deck & superstructure
Lifting Fin keel
Transom hung rudder
Tiller steering

Please note that whilst we can confirm Ownership of this vessel, all other Title Documentation is missing and can not be supplied. As a result, we are unable to provide Original VAT, Previous Bills of Sale or Builders Certificate. Upon Sale a new Bill of Sale in Favour of the Buyer & Declaration of No Liens will be supplied along with evidence of Current Ownership.

Brokers Comments:

This great value GibSea 262 Cruiser is definitely one that you should see if you are looking for a spacious, affordable cruiser that sails very well and has a bright & welcoming cabin . Built in France in 1990, GibSea yachts are known for being well built but still offering great affordability & Whimbrel does exactly that. Considered by many as a Sailors Sailing Boat the GibSea 262 has the huge advantage of a lifting keel, meaning it can crawl into shallow creeks and rivers, where others can not and offers the option of cheaper, shallow moorings. This 262 has 6 berths, a practical layout & a powerful 20 HP Beta 20 engine that was fitted new in 2011. This boat is built for cruising and is very capable for a vessel of its size. Her previous Owners were knowledgeable and competent sailors whom have had many adventures and cruises onboard. However, they have decided the time has come to pass her on to New Custodians who will no doubt want to upgrade her with new kit including electronics as well as some cosmetic improvements, but having been re-engined, had new standing rigging and a recent engine overhaul, most of the big jobs have been done.

This is a boat that really has to be seen and viewed throughout to be appreciated. Whimbrel will make for a great starter boat for a family that wants the advantages of a family cruiser whilst still offering the opportunity for cheaper moorings and costs. Additionally, for those who enjoy spending time onboard, her cabin is a great place to be She is currently lying in Southampton.

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