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  • Manufacturer: Contessa
  • Location: Falmouth
  • Year: 1970
  • LOA: 25'6" (7.77m)
  • Beam: 7' 6'' (2.29m)
  • Berths: 4
  • Draft: 1.22
  • ID no.: 1011151
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heating: Eberspacher
  • Heads: 1
  • Engine Make: Yanmar 1GM
  • Horsepower: 10hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Cruise Speed: 5 Knots
  • Top Speed: 6 Knots

Broker Remarks

This Contessa 26 for sale is a very good example, she underwent a complete refit in 2005 stripping her back to the bare bones and starting again. She has had her engine rebuilt in 2014 and it is as good as a new engine now.
She has been extensively cruised by her current owners and performs well in testing conditions, this is a testament to the Jeremy Rodgers design and build.
The Contessa 26 is a popular boat for keen sailors as she is quick and has excellent sea keeping qualities, there seems to be a revival of yachts like Sophie especially around the Solent with many owners investing in these boats to revival them and some race them as they are potential round the Island winners in the right hands!
There is now very little to do to this Contessa 26, as it has already been done, get yourself a high quality yacht without the expenditure and time it takes to fit out a lesser quality and cheaper yacht.

A survey was done in 2014 and will be made available for those with serious interest!

Owners Comments:

Sophie is a high specification Contessa 26, set up for short-handed sailing and ready for extended cruising. She has been in her current ownership for 10 years; first on the West Coast of Scotland and for the last 4 years on the Fal, Cornwall.
We bought Sophie for £22,000 in 2005 and have kept her in good condition. She is now for sale for £16,000.


Sleeps 4 in one cabin and the saloon
Double forepeak cabin
Port & Starboard single bunks 

Mechanical and Rigging

Designed by David Sadler & Jeremy Rogers 
Built by Jeremy Rogers Ltd in 1967 
GRP hull and deck
Long keel with encapsulated iron ballast
Tiller steering with transom hung rudder
Hull epoxy treated in 2005!!

Formerly named ‘Eva Luna’
Complete rebuild in 2005 by her previous owner  to a high standard replacing everything but the hull, spars and engine including an all new:

  • Interior (all woodwork, upholstery, cushions, cabin heater)
  • Electrics
  • Navigation electronics
  • Sails
  • Winches, blocks, jam cleats etc
Yanmar 1GM 10hp diesel engine (completely reconditioned by a Yanmar specialist in 2014 including re-bore, new engine mounts, drive shaft, coupling and stern gland packing)
Spare gaskets, engine oil, filters, impellers & belts
Single lever morse control
Shaft driven
Three blade propeller
Eberspacher diesel cabin heater

2 x 12V batteries
Vetus 3 way main switch
Mains battery charger
Charging from engine alternator
240V inverter
240V shorepower (breakers and sockets)
12V cabin lighting
Stainless steel fuel tank

Stainless steel standing rigging (replaced 2005)
Aluminium spars & spinnaker pole 
Single spreader rig
Slab reefing (lines lead aft to the cockpit)
Selden Furlex 100S, furling genoa system
1 x mast winch

Furling genoa (new in 2005)
No 2 storm jib
Battened mainsail (new in 2005)
Cruising chute
Light spinnaker


Navigation Aids:
Navman Tracker 5600 chart plotter / GPS
Echo sounder / log
Autohelm 800 tiller pilot
Hyrdra Autosteer wind vane steering
ICS Nav 6 Navtex
SP Sailor C4901 VHF
2 x steering cockpit compasses 

Ground Tackle:
Lofrans electric anchor windlass
Plough anchor
Spare Fishermans kedge anchor
70 ft of chain
Stainless steel bow roller
Mooring cleats 
Through hull fairleads

Deck Gear:
2 x Lewmar halyard winches
2 x Lewmar self-tailing sheet winches
2 x Antal spinnaker winches
Spinlock, Barton and Lewmar blocks and jammers
Barton main sheet traveller
Deck light
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit & stanchions
Swimming ladder

Safety Equipment:
2 x dan buoy lights
Safety throw line
Life ring
RADAR reflector
Blow horn
2 x fire extinguishers
Duel watch gas alarm
Masthead and deck level navigation lights

Canvas sprayhood
Cockpit tent (attaches to spray hood (with zip), boom and pushpit to make dry living area with sitting headroom)
Blue leatherette cockpit cushions
Avon tender 
Tiller extension
Pioneer stereo and bulkhead mounted speakers
Boat hook
Plates, cutlery, kettle, pans etc
Boat manual (covers most equipment, wiring etc)
Manuals for all electrical equipment and engine

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