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Newbridge Pioneer Pilot Boat for Sale

  • Manufacturer: Newbridge
  • Location: Chatham, Kent
  • Year: 1989
  • LOA: 25'10" (7.87m)
  • Beam: 9' 0'' (2.74m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 0.91
  • Keel: Bilge Keel
  • ID no.: 38354
  • Cabins: 2
  • Aircon: No
  • Heating: No
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 45 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo 2002
  • Horsepower: 18hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 45 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 5 Knots
  • Top Speed: 6 Knots

Broker Remarks

1989 Newbridge Pioneer Pilot
The Newbridge Pioneer Pilot is a very well-built family cruiser with enclosed wheelhouse allowing inner or outer helming. 6 berths in two cabins including an excellent double aft for a 26' boat makes this a very attractive cruising boat with the added advantage of bilge keels for drying outEarly viewing recommended


The Newbridge Pioneer Pilot has six berths in two cabins, a double berth in the aft cabin, shelves, and storage. Double berth in the open plan forepeak. Saloon seating converting to a double berth utilising the saloon table. Standing headroom in the saloon. Separate heads compartment with marine toilet and basin. Internal helmsman seating and controls. Galley to starboard with gas cooker and oven, cool box, stainless steel sink with pressurised pumped cold-water supply, carpet, and curtains throughout.

Mechanical and Rigging

Sails and Spars:

Rigged as a Bermudian sloop with fractional rig, anodised aluminium deck stepped mast and boom (1989), slab reefing with lazyjacks. Spreaders replaced (2015), Stainless steel standing rigging (2015), Running rigging (2015). Bespoke made mast ladder.


  • 1 x Mainsail (2018 good condition)
  • 1 x Genoa (2019 good condition UV strip replaced 2018)


2 x Sheet winches (Bariant 10)

2 x Halyard winches (Bariant 10)

Mechanical Systems:

The Newbridge Pioneer Pilot is powered by a Volvo 4-cylinder 18hp diesel engine (2002) shaft drive to a 3 bladed fixed propeller. (Engine last serviced 2016). Cutlass bearing replaced 2018. Last out of water maintenance May/June 2021, anodes replaced and antifouled.

Electrical Systems:

2 x 12-volt batteries (2016) charging from the engine alternator and solar panel. 240-volt shore power connection.


Deck Equipment:

  • 1 x Anchors – Bruce
  • Chain/Warp
  • Mainsail Cover
  • Boom awning
  • Sprayhood
  • Swim Ladder – Fixed
  • 8 x Fenders
  • 2 x Mooring warps
  • Full set of cockpit cushions
  • Folding teak cockpit table + fittings 
Navigation Equipment:
  • Compass
  • Depth (Raymarine A75)
  • Speed/Log (Raymarine A75 2017)
  • VHF Radio (Standard Horizon 2013)
  • GPS/Chartplotter (Raymarine A75)
  • Autopilot 
  • Electronic charts
  • Navigation lights
  • Clock/Barometer
Safety Equipment:
  • 2 x Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Gas alarm
  • Smoke alarm
  • 2 x Cockpit harness points
  • 1 x Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • MOB Sling
  • Sea anchor/Drogue
  • Radar reflector
  • 2 x Bilge Pumps – Manual & Electric

The Newbridge Pioneer Pilot in the mid 80’s after a change in company name to NB Yachts, Bill Dixon famous for designing Moody yacht was brought on board to create a 26-footer with interior space that would rival or beat that offered by the best selling boats of the era. White GRP construction with blue styling stripe, nonslip treadmater on decks. Bilge keel with spade rudder. Owned by the current owner for the last 7 years, a 2014 survey is available on request.

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