Contessa 26, Mk1 version, 1972

Price Details

Asking Price:  £12,950 GBP
Location: Ashore , undercover : Walton on the Naze, CO14 Essex GB
Make: Contessa MkI
Year: 1972
Condition: Very good
Category: Sail
Class: Racers and Cruisers
Keel Type: Full Keel


Contessa Juliet,1972. A Mark 1, GRP masthead sloop. Presently ashore, under cover for the Winter 23-24. She will require recommissioning in the Spring
The engine is in good working order – it required a new exhaust and head, which was done in 2022. The seacocks were all maintained at the same time and are in good condition.
Her sails are crisp and in good order, in addition there are two sets of old sails, in serviceable condition, suitable for cruising.
The hull is in excellent condition, no blistering and really fair. Cooper coated anti-fouling is which was applied in 2022 and is in excellent condition.
She does have navigation lights, she will have new batteries when sold, as they need replacing.£12,950 including the trailer which is roadworthy.
Also included is an early form of self steering vane gear which fits over
the rudder head.
The standard layout down below with a spirit stove and all new berth cushions, 2022.
The vessel is For Sale as her owner has now purchased a Contessa 32.
She was used competitively and very successfully in her previous ownership.
All her equipment and gear has been modernised over the years.
To be sold with roadworthy a twin axel Road Trailer.


Length Overall: 7.92m    Beam: 2.29m   Draft: 1.22m   Max Draft: 1.22 meter


Fuel Tank Capacity: 46ltrs
Displacement: 2.5tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5knots
Engine Power: 9hp
Number of Engines: 1


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


Designer: Jeremy Rogers
Boat Name: Contessa Juilet


Hull Material: Fibre glass
Hull Design: Displacement, long fixed keel
Hull Speed: 12knots


Engine Model: Yanmar 1 GM10
Engine Description: An inboard 1GM10, 9hp diesel engine, sited under cockpit and companionway.

A reconditioned unit with a new cylinder head and new exhaust in 2021. Shaft driven
Electric and manual start. Seawater cooled. s/s shaft to a twin bladed propeller.

GRP Moulded hull, decks and internal furniture and fittings. A Mast head sloop.
Her Lines are similar to the Folk boats.  External ballast keel. Copper coated antifouling.
Deep open aft, cockpit drains into bilge.  In cockpit moulded seating, with stowage lockers.
The forward hatch has been re-fashioned to a square shape.
Dark blue black topsides, white decks, cockpit and coachroof. Transom hung rudder and tiller .


She has a standard Contessa layout. Mark I version.

Headroom 5ft. 4 x 6ft length berths.
New bunk tops have been made from marine ply, berth cushions recovered, 2021.
Small galley facility with sink, with a manual pump for water extracted from a
new flexible tank. Gas cooker.
Heads compartment with a new sea toilet.


A pair Beaching legs
Twin axel Road Trailer

Sails & Rig:

Aluminium Mast and spars.
2 x new Genoa Winches.
A good suit of Racing sails, 2 x Spinnakers ( 1 x Hyde in very good condition,
1 x Kemp only used once)
Main sail and genoa in serviceable condition, made by Hyde.
A large genoa by Kemp for cruising, Genoa by Westaway in good condition
Roller reefing fitted, all her lines led back to the cockpit.

Navigation Equipment:

Tiller steering, Compass
Autohelm,  A large screen GPS chart plotter
depth sounder
A navigation table
She has been completely rewired

Safety Equipment:

Radar reflector

More information and details to follow once she’s unwrapped out of Winter mode.   February 21st 2024.



Disclaimer: Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.