Contessa 26

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Boat REF# 240333
£13,450.00 (Approx US$18,512.58) Reduced
Length 25'6"
Year 1972
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 10hp, Vetus M2.C5 (2006)
Lying South East

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Extra Details

Designer David Sadler and Jeremy Rogers
Builder Jeremy Rogers
Lying South East
Fuel capacity 3.3 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 8.8 USG 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


Length 25'6"
LWL 20'0"
Beam 7'6"
Draft Min 4'0"
Draft Max 4'0"
Displacement 5,400.9lbs
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Z Spars Aluminium spars (2015) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2015)


Reefing 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 2016
Flexible water tank
Hull epoxied + antifouled 2014


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

2 burner spirit Stove

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
Depth 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
Rode 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
Swim 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

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 Brighton. 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.

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