1979 Niagara 26 - Hull 002


Full Tilt 2 in light wind with 2004 North Kevlar 150 and 2003 North racing main.

The Niagara 26 combines exceptional sailing abilities with a large cabin.  This creates a sailboat that is suitable for cruising or overnighting in relative comfort yet can also be used for club racing if desired.  Make no mistake - this is a cruising boat but it can race when the need arises!

Hull #2 was the first Niagara 26 built for resale by Hinterhoeller Yachts of Niagara on the Lake, Ontario.  This boat was built for Ken Dodds of Barrie, Ontario who was the first dealer to sell the Niagara 26.  It was delivered with every factory option available at that time except the inboard engine.

Full Tilt 2 cruising under spinnaker in 2004 with dodger up.


Located at Sunrise Shore Marina near Tatamagouche, NS Full Tilt 2 was a fresh water boat sailed in Georgian Bay until purchased by current owners in the Fall of 2000.  Since that time the boat has been cruised and raced in the Northumberland Strait and has undergone numerous upgrades.


Spring 2002 after window replacement and deck refinish.

Interior pics prior to cushion replacement.  Note custom teak lower liner.

Purchased in 2000 the following refurbishments took place over the subsequent years.

- 2 deep cycle batteries 2004, 2006. 

- Marine Head. 2001

- Cabin Hull liner 2001

- Automatic Bilge pump 2001

- Shore Power 2001

- Deck refinished with Interlux Interthane Plus 2002

- Saloon windows replaced  2002.  Opening ports in head 2002.

- Keel rebedded 2002

- Dodger added in 2002 and refurbished by North Sails 2003

- Windex added 2001

- Ritchie BN202 Navigator compass 2004

- Raymarine ST40 Bi-data depth, speed, log 2004

- Raymarine ST40 Wind 2005

- North Dacron Racing Main 2003

- North Dacron 100 - 2003

- North Kevlar 150 - 2004

- VHF cable replaced 2004

- New main & genoa halyard 2004

- Inner shrouds replaced 2004

- New lifelines 2003

- Deck surrounding chainplate area recored 2004

- Cushions replaced 2004 in main saloon and vee berth

- Spinlock Deck Organizers port & stbd 2004

- Spinlock clutches and Power Cleats 2004

- Hull stripped and prepped with Interprotect Barrier Coat then VC Offshore 2005

- Cockpit floor replaced 2007



Inventory:  7 sails.  North 150 Kevlar genoa 2004, North Dacron Full batten 2+2 racing main 2003, North dacron 100 2003, Original Fogh Spinnaker, dacron 100, dacron 150, dacron main


Propulsion: Honda BF75 4 stroke outboard.  Professionally maintained by Action Cycles.  New tank and line 2002.


Accomodations: Sleeps 4 in 2 cabins.  Vee berth forward then enclosed head and hanging locker, then two settees & fold down table  in main in saloon.  Jabsco Marine head in enclosed area across from Hanging wet locker.  Table folds down from main bulkhead.  Deep sink, 2 burner alcohol stove, 10 gal water tank.  Lots of teak throughout as this was a showcase boat for Hinterhoeller Yachts.  Custom cockpit cushions.  Dodger.


Sailing Gear:  6 winches.  2 speed Lewmar 16 primary, single speed Lewmar 8 for spinnaker sheets/guy and for halyards.  All lines led aft thru deck organizers, 3 clutches, etc...  Tiller steering.  Full Spinnaker gear and pole.



More Pictures ...


Rigging ...


Interior pics ...


Planned Upgrades ...


2000 Survey & Notes


Original Niagara 26 Brochure


Full Tilt 2 home page - History of Niagara 26, Hull 2 and our time on the boat


J27 - Nut Case - The boat that replaced Full Tilt 2


Boat Projects - restoration and repair of various boats (soon)


Contact:  mike.hoyt@impgroup.com  902 488-0081 for more information or to arrange a showing or sail.


FALL price is $17,500 CDN