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Contessa 26

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7.77m (25'6")



Underwater profile
Long keel


1 x Diesel 10hp, Vetus M2.C5 (2006)



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Extra Details

Designer David Sadler and Jeremy Rogers
Builder Jeremy Rogers
Lying Gosport
Fuel capacity 15.0 ltr (3.3 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Vetus M2.C5 (2006)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade, fixed prop
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots
Engine spares tick

Prop new 2015


LOA 7.77m (25'6")
LWL 6.10m (20'0")
Beam 2.29m (7'6")
Draft Min 1.22m (4'0")
Draft Max 1.22m (4'0")
Displacement 2,449kg (5,400.9lbs)
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Z Spars Aluminium spars (2015) with stainless steel standing rigging (2015)


Mainsail North 3DI Black - Slab (2015) 2 Reefs
Headsail North 3DI black - Furling (2015)
Other sails North reefing No 1 Mylar laminate (2016)
North No 2 aramid/dymeena laminate (2016)
Spinnaker North code zero, furling (2015)
Spinnaker downwind symetrical, red (2015)
Spinnaker downwind reacher/storm (2015)
Saunders asymetric downwind (2015)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Mast compression beam replaced 2017
New rudder to be fitted April 2018
Chain plates securing to be refixed April 2018
Flexible water tank
Hull epoxied + antifouled 2014


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 2
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

2 burner spirit cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Video tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Navtex not working
AIS transponder fitted
B&G AIS chart plotter
Raymarine i60 wind reader
Raymarine i50 tridata depth/speed

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
Spray hood frame only included

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 Electric)

4 Life jackets
4 Harnesses

Broker's Comments

This boat has been an exceptional race winner!

She looks like a fine example of a long keeled racing Contessa.

She won the 2016 JOG NAB Tower Class 6 and is the 2016 class 6 cat 4 series winner!

Thanks to the current owner she's amazingly equipped for racing with all new equipment, has had her mast compression beam replaced in 2017 and has been IRC Certificate endorsed.

Our first impressions are that there has been a lot of time/money spent on the exterior of this boat and her brilliant racing equipment, though she'd benefit from an interior blast.

This boat is set up to be a racer but could also be a good single helmed cruiser.

Look at this pedigree!:

Mast compression beam replaced 2017
IRC Rating 0.765
IRC Certificate endorsed
Boat won 2016 JOG NAB Tower class 6
2016 class 6 cat 4 series winner
3rd JOG Cowes Weymouth 2017
Compliant with JOG CAT regulations checklist Cat 4

Currently having chain plate securing wood/GRP replaced.

New rudder and chain plates included in sale.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be consider

This Contessa 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Josh Allen of Boatshed Portsmouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments (2)

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Tim Kingston
Member Since:
Hi Will,

Thanks for getting in touch. This boat is under offer and should complete at the end of the month - if this happens, she'll be withdrawn from the auction. If she does stay available, she'll be available to bid on - keep an eye out!

Kind regards,

2018-03-15 10:21:42
Will Waters
Member Since:
Hi Tim,
is this 'Contessa' still available as ive seen her on boat-bid.
2018-03-14 21:54:17
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