CUSTOM 26 Specifications
Name: 1952 Custom 26
Type: Motor Yacht
Year Built: 1952
Hull Material: Wood
Length: 7.92m / feet
Beam: 2.28 / 7.48 feet
Max Draft: 0.91 / 2.99 feet
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Max Speed: 13 knots
Staterooms: 1
Location: United States, Vineyard Haven

CUSTOM 1952 Custom 26 Yacht for Sale

USD 24,900


This lobster style boat was designed and built here on Martha's Vineyard by Erford Burt and is a lovely classic that is ready to use now. 140 hp GM block gas inboard was rebuilt in 2016. The entire boat was rebuilt in 1992 by the highly regarded Gannon&Benjamin Boatyard in Vineyard Haven.

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General Description

Kittiwake was designed and  built in 1952 by Erford Burt, original owner of the boatyard where she is now. She has oak frames and has been re-planked in Wana, a South American hardwood. The topside trim, rails, coamings and cabinsides are mahogany. Her decks are plywood covered in Dynel and sealed with epoxy.She has two 25 gallon gas tanks, both being made of Monel.


  • Rebuilt, with new block in 2016 a GM Chevy 140 hp gas engine
  • New shaft and cutlass bearing, 2016
  • Rebuilt Velvet Glide transmission, 2016
  • Engine panel new 2007
  • 12 volt electrical panel and wiring new 2007
  • Windshield wipers
  • Bronze bow rail
  • Spotlight (vintage) converted to halogen
  • Danforth compass


  • Raymarine C120 Plotter
  • Raymarine depthsounder
  • Raymarine VHF radio