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Contessa 26

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Boat REF# 110753
This boat has been sold
Length 7.80m (25'7")
Year 1975
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 13.5hp, Beta (1999)
Lying Isle of Wight


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Extra Details

Designer David Sadler & Jermery Rogers
Builder Jeremy Rogers
Lying Isle of Wight
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Fuel capacity 45.5 ltr (10.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 13.5hp
Engine make and model Beta (1999)
Engine Hours engine1:   120
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

In 1999 the engine was updated from the original petrol Vire to a more modern and higher quality Beta 13.5 diesel.
Also fitted with a new 25mm shaft, and stern gland at the point of being re engineered.


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Length 7.80m (25'7")
LWL 6.40m (21'0")
Beam 2.30m (7'7")
Draft Min 1.20m (3'11")
Draft Max 1.20m (3'11")
Displacement 2,500kg (5,512.5lbs)
Headroom 1.70m (5'7")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (1975) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1993)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Bruce Banks - Slab (1975)
Headsail - Furling (1995)
Other sails Bruce Banks Spinnaker (Unused) (1975)
Bruce Banks Storm Jib (1975)
Bruce Banks No2 Jib (1975)
Bruce Banks No1 Gen (1975)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

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


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

Fitted from new with Teak and Holly strip floor and Larger Gebo hatches by Jeremy Rogers him self.


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

1 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(25lb CQR & 20lb Kedge)
0.00m (0'0") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Fume detector tick
Life buoys tick
Safety harnesses tick
Swim ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Contessa 26’s are well known and highly regarded sailing yachts, many have competed in the single handed transatlantic race and round Britain races as well as several circumnavigations. So whatever type of sailing you’re up for, these boats will never disappoint.
This boat had a new Beta Marine engine lovingly fitted in 1999 and to date has only done 120 hrs. Fitted with a furling Genoa making short handed sailing very easy.

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

This Contessa 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by George Couzens 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.