This is the classic J.J. Taylor Contessa 26. The vessel has been very well cared for, re-powered in 2008 with a Yanmar single cylinder 10 hp diesel engine. The new owner purchased a new main and Genoa, new doger and lee cloths. Upholstery is new, double axel yard trailer. If you are in the market for a Contessa 26, this vessel will take you anywhere.
Designer(s): Jeremy Rogers/David Sadler
Key Design Features: Full Keel Bluewater Cruiser
Keel Configuration: Full Keel
Long Keel with Fully Protected Rudder: Rudder Hung off pintals on keel.
The Contessa has been sailed around the world by a number of single handed sailors, both male and female. These are excellent sea boats and will start you on your sailing dreams.
Main Salon: Describe layout: Straight Settee P or S
Table: Table fits on removable post on center line
Berths: 2 Quarter Berths
Forward Cabin: V-Berth Length: 6
Ventilation: 1 Overhead Hatches Opening Ports: 2 Dorades #: 2 Other: 4 portholes
Floor Material: Fiberglass
Cockpit Layout: Straight Seats, Tiller Steering, Bow and Stern Pulpits with Lifelines/Gates P and/or S and Aft/Bow.
Fenders #: 4
Docklines #: 4
Primary Winches for Headsail: #6 single speed
Halyard and Control Line Winches on Cabin Top: 2
Primary Anchor: Make: Danforth 12lb, 12 ft of chain, 100 feet of 3/8" Rode
Standing Rigging: Wire
Roller Furling: Manufacturer: Harken
Mainsail Traveler: Adjustable fore of tiller
Reefs #: 3
Principal Genoa for Furling: 130% Manufacturer: Triton UV/Foamluff: Yes
Secondary Genoa for Furling: 135% Manufacturer: Dacron
Other Genoa for Furling: 100% Manufacturer: Dacron
Engine: Make/Model/Date: Yanmar Single Cylinder Diesel
Closed Loop Cooling: Raw water cooled
Engine Hours: 442
Propeller Make/Model: Fixed, 3 Blade