The Norfolk yard has announced that it will be launching the Haines 26 in May, which will act as a new entry-level model for the range

Haines Marine has released details of its upcoming new model, the Haines 26, which is due to be launched in May.

This four-berth aft-cockpit model will measure 26ft in length, have a beam of 10’6” and an air draught of less than 7ft, making it suitable for exploring the inland waterways.

Justin Haines, director and general manager of Haines Marine, explained the thinking behind the launch of the Haines 26:

“There is demand for both quality and functionality in the smaller boat market. Within the 26ft of this new motor cruiser, a family of four could sleep in four dedicated berths, six adults could comfortably dine, or a group of eight could have a very sociable day out on the water.”

The layout includes a raised helm station aft, bow-end cabin, starboard dinette that can be converted into two further berths, heads compartment, and amidships galley with a 49l fridge.

Haines 26 - layoutInitial engine options include the single Nanni shaft-drive unit (30-38hp) but others will be made available upon request.

Owners can expect a leisurely top speed of 7 knots, and the starting price will be £103,000 including VAT.

Optional extras on the Haines 26 will include a choice of walnut or oak cabinetry, stern thruster, Hydronic heating, LED deck lights, GPS and synthetic teak decks. A fully specced model will set you back £115,000.

Founded in 1980, Haines Marine is based in Catfield and is hosting an open day at Brundall Bay Marina in association with primary dealer Norfolk Yacht Agency on Saturday March 19 from 1400 to 1700.

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  • Ken Masters

    Excellent! Great to see a sensibly sized new boat lauch from a decent builder – good work Haines! The market is in desprate need of boats in this size bracket.