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Contessa 26

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7.77m (25'6")



Underwater profile
Long keel


1 x Diesel 6hp, BMW D7 (unknown year)



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Extra Details

Designer Jeremy Rogers
Builder Jeremy Rogers
Lying Falmouth
Fuel capacity 113.6 ltr (25.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 14/11/1999


Engine 1 x Diesel 6hp
Engine make and model BMW D7 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


LOA 7.77m (25'6")
LWL 6.10m (20'0")
Beam 2.29m (7'6")
Draft Min 1.22m (4'0")
Draft Max 1.22m (4'0")
Displacement 2,449kg (5,400.9lbs)



Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2001)


Mainsail - Roller boom (unknown year)
Headsail SKB - Furling (2001)

Electrical Systems


12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Bar Sink tick


2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

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


2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
1 anchors
20.00m (65'7") of chain
5.00m (16'5") of warp

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick


1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The Contessa 26 is a true classic from the mid sixties, born of a collaboration between Jeremy Rogers and David Sadler. It is a GRP development of the wooden Nordic Folk Boat. Folk boats and their derivatives are unequaled in their ability to cross oceans for a craft of such diminutive proportions. Safe, sea-kindly yet easily handled they make a fine first yacht for coastal cruising and more.

This example has the "old style layout" with the chart-table just inside the companionway. She has been recently subject to some renovation and the hull has been professionally resprayed although she would benefit from a little more TLC to bring her fully up to scratch.

A good first boat at an affordable price.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Contessa 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Fuller of Boatshed Falmouth. 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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