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Contessa 26

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Boat REF# 36172
This boat has been sold
Length 7.80m (25'7")
Year 1970
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 12hp, Volvo MD7A (unknown year)
Lying Isle of Wight


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Extra Details

Designer David Sadler
Lying Isle of Wight
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 31.8 ltr (7.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 12hp
Engine make and model Volvo MD7A (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

Benefits from a new Diesel Engine and an Autohelm 1000 is also provided


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 7.80m (25'7")
Beam 2.30m (7'7")
Draft Max 1.31m (4'4")
Headroom 1.52m (5'0")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail McWilliams - Slab (1995)
Headsail - Furling (1995)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Extensive overhaul in 1995 including rigging and sails by the present owner

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Sandblasted and Epoxy coated in 1998 by the present owner.


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Heads 1 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Manual water system tick

2 burner Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

4 sheet winches
1 anchors
30.00m (98'5") of chain
Avon 4 Man dinghy (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

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

An extremely good value for money craft waiting to be literally 'snapped' up, this little Contessa 26 will only require a small amount of cosmetic work, and for the price someone will have an excellent bargain.

This Contessa 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Frank Gelder of Boatshed IOW. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.