Dover Kent UK
1969 Contessa 26 12,500
The Contessa 26 is a firm favourite with yachtsmen looking for a capable compact offshore cruising yacht with attractive lines. Arguably the most successful of the folkboat derived yachts, they are now becoming sought after and "Contessa Fantana" is a well-equipped for long distance cruising, If you are looking for a Contessa 26 an early viewing is recommended!
Viewing by prior appointment only through the Kent office on +44 (0)1634 571605
|Vessel name:||Contessa Fantana|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Cruising Speed:||4 knots|
|Maximum Speed:||5 knots|
|Length over all:||25' 6"|
|Length at waterline:||20'|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||10 Litres|
|Water capacity:||45 Litres|
Located abaft the companionway, Yanmar 1GM 9hp single cylinder diesel engine. Seawater cooled. Morse type single lever controls with electric start. Shaft drive to 2-bladed fixed propeller. The engine is believed to have completed 475 hours as at 5th June 2019. New steel fuel tank fitted in 2017.
The engine appears to have has been regularly serviced. Last known service was July 2017.
Contessa 26 built in 1969 by Jeremy Rogers to a David Sadler design. black painted hull with cream superstructure and moulded non-slip deck surfaces. Encapsulated cast iron long keel. Tiller steering to keel/transom hung rudder. This yacht has been owned by the current owner for the past 19 years and has sailed her single handed to the Azores and back. He has decided its time to retire to a narrowboat. Last out of the water in 2018 when anodes etc were changed, hull paint work touch-up as required.
The Contessa 26 interior offers up to 4 berths in 2 cabins with approx. 5' 8" max. headroom aft.
The Forepeak with V-berth, beneath berth stowage and hatch to foredeck. It has a marine toilet forward between the V berths with a hanging locker to starboard.
The navigation station is in the forward cabin and has storage for charts and space for additional instruments to be mounted.
The saloon offering two generous settee berths. The galley area is aft and is equipped with a 2-burner parafin stove and storage to port, and galley sink . Blue/grey upholstery.
Anchor 25LB CQR with chain and 60ft warp
Manual anchor Windlass - Lofrans
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and stanchions
Stainless steel mainsheet horse
Blue mainsail cover
Blue cockpit tonneau cover
4 x Mooring warps
3 x Fenders
Cockpit doggers with name on
Silva bulkhead compass
VHF Radio DSC - ICOM
Garmin 555 Chartplotter
Garmin 128 GPS
Windvane Self-steering system - Windpilot Pacific
Clock & Barometer
2 x 12v Batteries charged via engine alternator, wind generator and 240V Battery charger. Electrical distribution panel. There is limited cabin lighting.
2 x Fire extinguishers (may require servicing)
Cockpit harness points
Seago 4-man liferaft in cannister - needs a service
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
First Aid kit