The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Contessa 26

Pocket offshore cruiser
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  330712
  • Length  ·  7.77m
  • Year  ·  1973
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 14hp, Beta 14 (2008)
  • Lying  ·  Isle of Wight
Boatshed IOW
Boatshed IOW
Corinne Gillard

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer David Sadler
Builder Jeremy Rogers
Lying Isle of Wight
Fuel capacity 25.0 ltr (5.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 14hp
Engine make and model Beta 14 (2008)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Feathering
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

Dimensions

Length 7.77m
LWL 6.10m
Beam 2.29m
Draft Max 1.22m
Displacement 2,449kg (5,400.9lbs)
Storage On marina

Rig

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1973) with Stainless Steel standing rigging ()

Sails

Reefing mainsail One Sails - Slab () Fully Battened, 2 Reefs
Headsail One Sails - Furling ()
Other sails Asymetric spinnaker ()
Spinnaker ()
Spinnaker gear

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Accommodation

Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

2 burner spirit Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Sink
Non-Smokers

2 burner spirit Stove

Deck Gear

Sprayhood
Rode
Fenders

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
(Delta)
8.00m of chain
15.00m of rode

Nav Equipment

Compass
Speed
Log
VHF
Autopilot
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Life buoys

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Contessa 26 was designed in 1965 by David Sadler and introduced at the London Boat Show in 1966 by Jeremy Rogers of Lymington, England. Between 1966 and 1977 Rogers built 350 Contessa 26s, the moulds then going to Canada where they continued with another 400.

Solo circumnavigations, transatlantic crossings, Round Britain and Ireland races or around the cans, this little boat can turn herself to anything! Two long sea berths, a v-berth forward and ample storage mean that family cruising, although basic, is perfectly do-able and she certainly is more than spacious enough for short handed adventuring.

This has a feeling of a really honest boat. She's clearly been enjoyed and well maintained and was found clean and tidy on deck and below. Her sails look nice and crisp - the engine wasn't heard running as she's awaiting a solenoid replacement but that's in progress and there's plenty of historic paperwork and manuals aboard.

This Contessa 26 is afloat in Cowes and available for easy viewing. Adventures await!

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

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

Since 2018

Why are you selling her?

New baby means lack of time

Where have you sailed her?

From Ireland to Falmouth, then Solent cruising

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