Contessa 26, Bermudan Sloop, 1968

Price Details

Price: £5,950 GBP
Location: Heybridge Basin, nr Maldon, Essex  GB
Make: Contessa
Year: 1968
Condition: Requires TLC and cosmetics. All sound
Category: Sail
Class: Racers and Cruisers
Keel Type: Full Keel

Designer: Jeremy Rogers
Boat Name: Pitti Sing


Contessa 26 kept at local sailing club stood ashore for the Winter, as she has done annually.

Last survey was carried out in 2017 which concluded that she was in good condition but needed some TLC. This 2019 she had new engine mounts fitted whilst the engine was reconditioned.
Every Contessa, carry its own solid, dependable provenance. This example was built in 1968 one of the first 50 vessels built by Rogers before he sold the design away to CAnada.

L.W.L.: 21′ 0″ Beam: 7′ 6″ Draft: 4′ 0″ Displacement: 2.5tonnes Ballast: 2300 lbs. (1043 kg.)


Nominal Length: 7.92m
Length Overall: 4.47m
Length At Water Line: 6.40m

Beam: 2.29m
Max Draft: 1.22m


Displacement: 2449 kilograms
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 10hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 1
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4

A full set of berth cushions, Blue velvet fabric, all unused and dry stored.
A double gas stove, gas bottle removed on recommendation from surveyor.
Sea toilet was taken out and the pipework removed. It is included in the sale and would required re installing.
Main cabin: Two opposing full length berths both have lee cloths.
Standing headroom of 5ft 7ins approx. Stowage under bunks.
amid ships the galley station with gas stove (unconnected) gimballed double burner with grill. Opposite, there was a sink, presently no water system on board. Unit was converted and used as the navigation station.
12 v Cabin lighting ( untested) .
Forward through mast deck bulkhead to starboard is where the toilet would have been now a large heavy duty battery resides, opposite hanging locker space.
A circular fore hatch lid. Fore peak twin berths with an infill to create a large double.


Hull Material: Fibreglass
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 7: knots


10GM Yanmar diesel engine, overhauled in 2019 new engine mounts were installed.
In fine working order.
Sited under the cockpit sole and the “step in” companionway , very accessible.
Stainless shaft and stern gear all accessible under the cockpit sole ( Sealed) and via an aft cockpit locker. .
1 x large heavy duty battery. ( a secure stowage space is required for it) .
Manual, and spares carried on board.
Triple bladed fixed propeller.


GRP, Fixed long keel.Encapsulated Ballast
Sails: Bermudan sloop with alloy deck stepped mast and boom.
Self-furling head sail & sheets, Battened Main sail, Spinnaker pole, 2 x Winch Handles


1x Boat hook, Main anchor & chain. Fenders & warps,
blue canvas spray hood with clear screens. A Pram hood stainless steel frame.
A Two part overall light canvas cover, fore and aft over the boom and attaches to the guard wires with clear side panes.
PVC dodgers.



A Heavy duty bespoke Yard trailer with extendable legs, required by the sailing club. New tyres, overhauled.  Mooring buoys and chain also available. To be sold separately.