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  • Manufacturer: Contessa
  • Location: Birdham
  • Year: 1973
  • LOA: 25'7" (7.80m)
  • Beam: 7' 7'' (2.31m)
  • Berths: 4
  • Draft: 1.22
  • Keel: Long keel
  • ID no.: 03439
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1
  • Engine Make: Yanmar 1GM
  • Horsepower: 10hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Broker Remarks

Pericles is a fantastic example of the Contessa 26 built by Jeremy Rogers to a David Sadler design. These are incredibly sea worthy boats and they became famous when 18-year-old Tania Aebi chose the design for her solo circumnavigation in 1985. She has served the current owners very as their first boat over the last few years but with a young family they regretably need to say good bye and are in need of a little less performance and a little more space. She has been much loved and looked after over this time with many new additions added and refined such as dodgers, VHF, lazy jacks, re-upholstery and hull painted to name a few and she has also been winterised ashore for at least the last 10 years. It's also important to note she has a self draining cockpit unlike many other Contessa's of a similar age.She is currently ashore at Birdham, Chichester for the winter where she is being anitfouled and the sails laundered, all ready to be sailed away for the start of a new season. You will struggle to find a better example of this beautifully built and designed boat and viewing her is recommended.  Please contact Simon Flowers of Network Yacht Brokers Chichester on 02392 637 466Copy and paste this link to view a great review wriiten by Crusing World earlier this year.


Origo 3000 2 burner stove (new in 2003)
Plate and mug stowage
Sink and drainer

Blakes Lavac manual toilet (new in 2006)
Storage cupboards     

Teak & holly effect floor throughout
All new upholstery in 2012
Ample stowage throughout
2 x single berths
Nav station with sink below  

Forward Cabin:
V berth with inlay to make a double berth
Stowage under the berths
Opening hatch
Stowage to port and starboard
Large stowage area opposite the heads 

Mechanical and Rigging

Yanmar 1GM 10hp (new in 1998) installed by Dickie's Boat Yard of Bangor - Serviced in 2011
Shaft drive
Three blade propellor
Cutlass bearing changed in 2003
Fixed stern galnd with remote greaser 


12 volt system with 1 x domestic batterie 
1 x engine start battery   
Mastervolt switch panel with BEP voltmeter /(new in 2008)

Sails & Rigging
Mast-head rigged sloop
Stainless steel standing rigging
Furling genoa Mouse Sails UV strip replaced in 2009 - Laundered by Arun Sails Dec 2012 
Fully battened mainsail 1998 Bespoke Sailoring - Laundered by Arun Sails Dec 2012 (new in 1998)
Cruising chute - Hood 
Spinnaker - Jeckells (new in 2009)
Spinnaker pole Z-spars (new in 2009)
Lazy jacks (new in 2010) 
Lewmar 16 self tailing winches x 2 (new in 2004)
Lewmar mast winches x 2 
Mainsail bag (Arun Sails) 
Mast & Boom - Protor gold anodised
All u-bolts for standing rigging replaced and fitted with stainless steel backing plates in 2006 


Navigation Equipment
Raymarine ST60 Depth
Raymarine ST60 Speed
NASA Marine wind instrument
Furuno GPS Navigator GP-32
VHF ICOM DSC (new 2012)
Hawk aerial (new 2012)
Navigation lights - Masthead tri-colour and port/starboard/stern
Radar reflector

Deck Equipment
25lb Plough anchor, with 3/8 chain
12lb Danforth Kedge anchor
Tiller steering.
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
Self draining cockpit (unlike many earlier Contessa's)
2 x Lewmar 16 (2-speed) selftailing winches
2 x mast-mounted reefing winch 
Various jamming cleats
Outboard bracket
2 x Dodgers (new 2012)
Fenders and warps
Manual bilge pump in cockpit
Additional bilge pump in starboard locker
GRP transom hung spade rudder 
Rudder bolts replaced in 2003
Hull painted in 2011
There is also an unfitted deck moulding and fore hatch that would come with the boat. The current hatch is fully functional but this replacement would be more aesthetically pleasing.
Safety Equipment
Horseshoe life buoys with lights x 2
Fire extinguishers 
Radar reflector.

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