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Contessa 26

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Boat REF# 115007
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 7.70m (25'3")
Year 1969
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 10hp, Yanmar 1GM10 (1985)
Lying South Devon


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Extra Details

Designer David Sadler & Jeremy Rogers
Builder Jeremy Rogers
Lying South Devon
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 90.0 ltr (19.8 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/04/2007


Engine 1 x Diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 1GM10 (1985)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 5.5 knots

Batteries new (2010)
Battery Monitor (2010)


LOA 7.70m (25'3")
LWL 6.40m (21'0")
Beam 2.29m (7'6")
Draft Min 1.22m (4'0")
Draft Max 1.33m (4'4")
Displacement 2,450kg (5,402.3lbs)
Headroom 1.70m (5'7")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged not known Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2007)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Dart Sails - Slab (2010)
Headsail - Furling (2010)
Other sails Headsail (2010)
Spinnaker (2010)
Spinnaker gear tick

New Harken ST (2x) and regular (2x) winches 2010
All new running rigging 2010
Hank on headsail with emergency forestay by Atlantic Spars (2010)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine Separate battery charger for shore charging


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Epoxy coated hull 2007
Rudder hangings renewed 2007 with high-load Ertalyte liners


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

New cooker, gas locker and flexible hose 2010

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Raymarine Autopilot SPX 5 (2010) (plus spare backup autopilot)
Seame Radar reflector
Tacktick Triducer Instruments (2010)

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
3 anchors
(CQR, danforth, fishermans)
30.00m (98'5") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

4 man Ocean Charter Valise Liferaft (2010)

Broker's Comments

This is an exceptional Contessa 26 in many ways. She has just completed a 72 day Round Britain single-handed cruise at the hands of a young man who has set his sights on a career as a professional offshore racing yachtsman. If that was not enough he was also the first Contessa 26 in the Round the Island Race (2010), coming in 23rd overall, first in the Classic Channel Regatta (2009) and first in the 110 mile Dartmouth to Paimpol (2009). As a result the yacht is incredibly well equipped with a whole new suit of sails, new running rigging, new winches and much new navigation equipment as well. The inventory includes a locker full of spares, extras, flares, brand new life raft and much more besides – basically this yacht is fully prepared for sail. When I met the owner onboard at the Royal Dart I could not be more impressed with both the yacht and the achievements of this young man. Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to be the sponsoring brokers of this yacht and your early viewing is recommended.

These boat details are subject to contract.

This Contessa 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul Singer of Boatshed Dartmouth. 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.

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