S2 7.9m (26')
Nice condition, always fresh water 7.9meter one design sailboat by S2 Yachts. Loads of information on this class online so won't duplicate here. High performance boat that will be great for someone starting out, you will learn to "feel" the changes from sail trim and this feedback can make you a better sailor. You can also keep things exciting if you keep the go fast sails up in a freshening wind. Spinnaker work is simple enough and rewarding on a boat this size.
Now the practical: The major benefit of this boat over many in this size is that it has a LIFTING KEEL and that means you can raise the keel flush with the bottom of the boat and load it yourself on the trailer using any normal boat launch. But don't be fooled, its a #600 NACA foil keel and offers great performance to windward with 5'draft.
Raise the keel and you draft 13" and use any decent boat launch. The ability to be in control of your launch and storage can make sailing affordable! Borrow a friends truck. Park it next to the garage in the off season. Free. Free. ( or maybe a case of beer for the truck)
We have trailered this boat many miles with a v-8 suburban, (Door County, North Channel) any similar sized truck that can handle 6000# boat/trailer/gear will work. Nothing like beating to windward at 70mph. You can also raise and lower the mast yourself.
Put in on a mooring and you are sailing for minimal Boat Bucks.
This is a fast and well made boat that still has an active racing presence. It sails to its rating of 168 PHRF if you do your part. We raced another 7.9 back in the day in our younger years. We have only cruised this boat for the last 6 years of ownership and only are considering selling because we bought a larger boat more suitable for long term cruising.
Comes with boat, motor 7.5 hap, trailer with 5 newer tires, good inventory of cruising/ wednesday night race sail, loads of equipment and gear.