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Contessa - 26
Indigo Yachting Ltd
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Contessa - 26

Sailing BoatsContessaModel 26United Kingdom
Contessa 26, Built 1972. Any seasoned sailor worth his or her salt will name the Contessa brand as one of the most significant game-changers in recent decades to the fast cruiser community and the wider sailing world. To this day 50 years on they remain highly sought after and not easy to come by. Even harder to find is an example in a similar condition to Nellie which has recently undergone a comprehensive refit to include many upgrades. Yanmar 1GM10 New and installed 2013 remove stripped down, serviced and reinstalled 2017, new cutlass bearing 3016, Rewired from the mast down 2016, LED Nav Lights, Sleeps 4 in cabin and saloon. Currently lying Saltash, Cornwall

Dimensions Details

Cockpit Position: Aft

Construction Details

Hull Shape: Monohull
Additional Information:
Blue GRP hull
White GRP deck with light blue non-slip
White GRP superstructure with light blue non-slip
Long Keel
Skeg hung rudder
wheel steering

Tank Details
No of fuel tanks: 1
No of water tanks: 1


Navigation Aids
Radar: Garmin 55 chart plotter
Autopilot: Raymarine ST1000 Autohelm
Compass: Bulkhead Compass
Wind Indicator: Raymarine ST40 Wind system (2012)
Depth: Airmar depth transducer and through-hull log with cockpit display.
VHF: Raymarine VHF - RAY55E (2012)
AIS Receiver/Transmitter: Icom 500 AIS Transponder 2016
Additional Navigation Information:
Sea Feather wind vane steering 2016


Sails Details
Mainsails: White Slab reefed (single line) mainsail 2014
Spinnaker: Multi coloured spinnaker (old)
Genoa: White Roller furling genoa with UV strip
Additional Information:
Full stack-pack for main (cover and lazy jacks)
Cruising Chute on furler

Rig Details
Rig Type: Sloop
Rigging Age: 2016
Additional Information:
Aluminium Spar
New boom with single line reefing 2012
Stainless steel standing rigging (2016)
Removable inner forestay
New Kicker 2016
Mainsheet traveler
Retractable bowsprit with top-down Furler
Spinnaker pole

Winches Details
Genoa Sheet: 2 x Primary Winches
Halyards: 2 x Coach roof winches
Spinnaker Sheet: 2 x Spinnaker Winches

Safety Equipment

Safety Equipment Details
No. Life Jackets: 0
Jack Stays: YES
No. Life Buoy: 0
No. Dan Buoy: 0
No. Electric Bilge Pumps: 1
No. Manual Bilge Pumps: 2
Radar Reflector: NO
Emergency Tiller: NO
Gas Alarm: NO
No. Of Fire Blanket: 0
No. Of Fire Extinguishers: 0


Deck Equipment Details
Additional Information:
Bespoke pushpit with seat
Tan Sprayhood & Dodgers
Bespoke pushpit with seat
Cockpit cushions
Bespoke Cockpit tent

Tenders & Toy Details
Additional Information:
Outboard bracket


Electrics Details
On-board Voltage1: 12V
On-board Voltage2: 220V
On-board Voltage3:
Domestic Batteries: 2 x Domestic Batteries
Engine Batteries: Engine Start Battery
Battery Charger Make: Battery charger
Shore Power: YES
Additional Information:
Rewired from mast down 2016
Shore power
2x 240v with RCD

Machinery Details
Engine Age: Replaced
Prop Type: Fixed
Drive Type: Shaft
Additional Information:
Yanmar 1GM10 new and installed 2013
Taken out, stripped and serviced 2017
Aqua drive (thrust bearing) fitted to propeller shaft

No. of Doubles: 1
No. Singles: 2
No. Saloon Berths: 2
No. Heads: 1
Cooker: Gas cooker with 2 hobs
Additional Information:
Sleeps 4 in 2 cabins
Rare "B" layout
Forward cabin with double V-berth
Heads to Starboard with Jabsco W/C
Hanging locker to port
Walkthrough saloon with seating to port and starboard
Port and Starboard seating converts to single berths
Galley to port with 2 hob cooker
Small sink with cover
Storage to starboard of companionway
Teak table fits between cabin berths and is stowed in front of hanging locker
The table can also be used in the cockpit
Small removable chart table
General Details
Construction Type: GRP
Engine HP: 10
Port/Marina: Saltash (near Plymouth)
Boat Docking: Ashore
Vessel Name: Nellie

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Mooring CountryUnited Kingdom
Year built1972
Sales statusavailable
LOA7.92 m/26 ft
Length7.92 m/26 ft
Width2.44 m/8 ft
Draft1.22 m/4 ft
Categorylong keel
Engine manufacturer1 x 1gm10
No. of engines1
No. of cabins1
No. of berths4
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