Contessa 26 MK I

£6,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  242775
  • Length  ·  7.77m
  • Year  ·  1969
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 13.5hp, Beta BZ42 (2007)
  • Lying  ·  Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Boatshed Plymouth
Boatshed Plymouth
Billy Hallam

Extra Details

Designer David Sadler and Jeremy Rogers
Builder Jeremy Rogers
Lying Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 36.4 ltr (8.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 07/08/2007


Engine 1 x diesel 13.5hp
Engine make and model Beta BZ42 (2007)
Engine Hours Engine1: 50
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Engine hours approximate


Length 7.77m
LWL 6.10m
Beam 2.29m
Draft Min 1.22m
Draft Max 1.22m
Displacement 2,449kg (5,400.9lbs)
Headroom 1.66m
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (2007) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2007)


Reefing mainsail Dolphin - Slab (unknown year) 3 Reefs
Headsail Dolphin - Furling (2007)
Other sails Genoa 125% Hank On (2007)
100% Working Genoa Hank On (unknown year)
Storm Gib Hank On (unknown year)
Spinnaker Hank On (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

2 burner spirit Stove


Manual water system
Fresh water wash

2 burner spirit Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

1 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR & Bruce)
15.00m of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
Sprayhood new 2008
Mobile Swim Ladder

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Yeoman chart plotter
Stowe trailing log
Tillerpilot 1600 Autohelm needs servicing

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

Who fancies owning and bringing a classic, well proven and pretty little racer cruiser back to her former glory?

When Jeremy Rogers and David Sadler got their heads together and organised the building of the GRP Contessa 26, they produced a classic small racer/cruiser capable of sailing inshore, offshore or across the oceans and around the globe.

Although this example has sat safely on a yard unused for a considerable time and is in need of some t.l.c. and updating to get her back on the water, there is a pretty good package here for a budding enthusiast.

This vessel had a refit back in 2006/7 which included a hull re-epoxy, a new 13.5 Beta engine, new standing rigging including a new boom and a new sea toilet that has never been used. Dinghy and life jackets are included.
What are you waiting for?

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Contessa 26 MK I has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments 0

Please note this comments section is public. Please do not post your personal details here. To enquire about purchasing this boat, please contact the broker directly at Please read our commenting guidelines before posting.

Be the first to leave a comment or ask a question...
You must be logged in to leave a comment.
Login or register for free