Contessa 26

New Racing Sails, Used Once
£8,250.00 Reduced

  • Boat REF#  ·  260744
  • Length  ·  7.77m
  • Year  ·  1972
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 10hp, Yanmar LM10 (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Falmouth,UK
Boatshed Falmouth
Boatshed Falmouth
Chris Fuller

Extra Details

Designer David Sadler
Builder Jeremy Rogers
Lying Falmouth,UK
Fuel capacity 10.0 ltr (2.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Yanmar LM10 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 Bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

Receipts for engine servicing over the past few years are available


Length 7.77m
LWL 6.10m
Beam 2.29m
Draft Min 1.22m
Draft Max 1.22m
Displacement 2,449kg (5,400.9lbs)
Headroom 1.50m
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1972) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail Saunders - Slab (2018) 2 Reefs
Headsail Saunders - Furling (2018)
Other sails Asymmetric Spinnaker (2018)
Symmetric Spinnaker (unknown year)
Genoa - Hanked on (unknown year)
Mainsail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

The Main, Genoa, and asymmetris spinnaker were replaced with Saunders' racing sails in 2018 and have only been used once. There is also full set of slightly older sails

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

A stainless steel fuel tank is fitted


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Vac flush)


Manual water system

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Cockpit cover
Beaching legs
Instrument Covers

1 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR and Kedge)
50.00m of chain
dinghy (unknown year)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

A true Classic small yacht with a fully justified reputation for seaworthiness. designed by Jeremy Rogers along the lines of the Folkboat but with improved accommodation.

These boats have sucessfully completed circumnavigations and have also won major races. Thanks to the current owner this boat is equipped for racing with all new Saunders sails purchased in 2018 and used only once!

Our first impressions are that there has been a lot of time/money spent on the exterior of this boat and her racing equipment and some minor attention to her interior would make her a worthy "true classic".

Although this boat is set up to be a racer but would also be a good easy to handle short handed cruiser.

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

This Contessa 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris 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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