Review of Alo 26

Alo 26
Alo 26.

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Alo 26 is built by the Norwegian yard Alo Yachts.

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The hull is made of fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of fibreglass requires only a minimum of maintenance during the sailing season. And outside the sailing season, just bottom cleaning and perhaps anti-fouling painting once a year - a few hours of work, that's all.

Interior of Alo 26 anno 1980.
Note: the boat has also been sold to be self-made/-interiored, which means that the quality of each boat may vary.

Cockpit of Alo 26 anno 1980.

The boat can enter most marinas as the draft is just about 1.76 - 1.86 meter (5.77 - 6.07 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.

Alo 26 is typically equipped with an engine.

Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

Stability and Safety
What is Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)?
The capsize screening value for Alo 26 is 2.04, indicating that this boat would not be accepted to participate in ocean races.

Immersion rate
The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Alo 26 is about 148 kg/cm, alternatively 829 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 148 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 829 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.

Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)
What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?
The l/b ratio for Alo 26 is 2.80.

Slim Wide 76% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is more spacy than 76% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more spacy hull design.

Ballast Ratio
What is a Ballast Ratio?
The ballast ratio for Alo 26 is 41%.

Low High 58% 0 50 100
This ballast ratio shows a righting moment that is higher than 58% of all similar sailboat designs. A righting moment (ability to resist heeling) just above average.

RSP (Relative Speed Performance)
What is Relative Speed Performance?
The Relative Speed Performance for Alo 26 is 46

Slow Fast 46% 0 50 100
The relative speed performance is 46 which means that a it is faster than 46% of all similar sailboat designs.


If you need to renew parts of your running rig and is not quite sure of the dimensions, you may find the estimates computed below useful.

Guiding dimensions of running rig
Jib sheet 7.9 m(25.8 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Genoa sheet7.9 m(25.8 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Mainsheet 19.7 m(64.6 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Spinnaker sheet17.3 m(56.8 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)

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