Contessa 26, GRP Bermudan Sloop Mk1, 1972 Juliet

Price Details

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


Contessa Juliet,1972. A Mark 1, GRP masthead sloop. She has been under cover for the Winter, now refitted and almost ready for launching in early June.
Her sails are crisp and in good order in dry store since returning from the sail valetters, she has two sets of old sails, in serviceable condition, suitable for cruising.
The hull is in good condition, re polished, no blistering and fair. Cooper coated anti-fouling applied in 2022 in excellent condition.
Two new batteries, April 2024.  A twin axle four wheeled road trailer is included.
A standard layout in the accommodation, all new berth cushions, 2022.

in the forepeak, twin singles with infill for a small double.  two singles in the saloon with trotter boxes.

She was used competitively and very successfully in her previous ownership.
Her equipment and gear has been modernised over the years.


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


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 Juliet


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


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 Teak topped stowage lockers.

Slatted Teak in Cockpit. A glazed Houdini forward hatch .
Dark blue black topsides, white decks, cockpit and coach roof. Transom hung rudder and wooden tiller .


She has a standard Contessa layout. Mark I version.

Headroom 5ft. 4 x 6ft length berths. 2 x single settee berths in the saloon with padded back rests.

In forepeak 2 x V berths with an infill. A glazed Houdini hatch over.
New bunk tops of varnished marine ply,  All berth cushions recovered, 2021, Cherry Red vinyl.
Small galley facility with sink, with a manual pump for water extracted from a
new flexible tank. Origo 3000 meths/ spirit stove, double burner.
Heads compartment with a new sea toilet, opposite hanging locker. 12v Cabin lighting.


A pair Beaching legs, Blue canvas sprayhood with s/s hood frame and clear screen

Twin axel, four wheeled road trailer

Cockpit cover, fenders and warps.

Self steering gear.


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. Blue Canvas mainsail cover
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 rewired 2020.  2 x new batteries. Isolator switch.

Safety Equipment:

Grab rails on the cabin top. Stanchions and guard wires around the deck.

Lifebuoy, Radar reflector


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.