Contessa 26 for sale | 7.77m (25'6") | 1971 | 1x diesel 9hp | GRP Construction | Long keel underwater profile | 4 berths | Boat REF# 235641
|Designer||David Sadler and Jeremy Rogers|
|Fuel capacity||20.0 ltr (4.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Water capacity||40.0 ltr (8.8 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Engine||1 x Diesel 9hp|
|Engine make and model||Yanmar 1GM10 (unknown year)|
|Engine Hours||Not Recorded|
|Prop(s)||2 Blade Fixed|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||1.0 ltr (0.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed|
|Cruising speed (approx)||4.5 knots|
|Max speed (approx)||5.5 knots|
|Draft Min||1.22m (4'0")|
|Draft Max||1.22m (4'0")|
Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)
|Mainsail||Profurl - Other (2012)|
|Headsail||- Furling (unknown year)|
A Profurl in-boom reefing system was professionally fitted in 2012.
|Underwater profile||Long keel|
|Total # of berths||4|
|No. of single berths||4|
|Manual water system|
Portable fridge stowed in the forecabin.
|VHF DSC radio|
2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
20.00m (65'7") of chain
Anchor chain was not measured, so the length is approximate.
1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)
I used to sail one of these in the Baltic back in the ‘eighties – great little boats, and tough as old boots!
This particular one completed the Jester Challenge back in 2010, and you can see plenty of evidence of how she was prepared for the task; she has a carbon fibre bulkhead and beefed-up chainplates.
Sadly she is now showing her age, and there are some blisters appearing in her hull. Don’t let this put you off folks, she is still a lovely little boat, and you can take a view as to whether or not you treat them. I’d be tempted to just grind ‘em out and make good, that will last you a couple of great years-worth of sailing in a modern classic!
If you’d like to come and see her she is ashore and ready to view, just give me a ring on 07885 521960.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.