Contessa 26 (1967) for sale in Channel Islands, Jersey

£6,500 GBP
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The Contessa 26 is ideal for family cruising with excellent handling and comfort. Measuring 7.77 meters overall and 2.29 beam, this 1967 sailboat is based on the Folkboat design, providing a long keel with cutaway forefoot which results in sea-kindliness and easy manoeuvring. Onboard you will find two single berths with lee cloths, a single burner cooktop, a single sink, and a manual pump tap for the 70L fresh water tank. Equipped with a 15Kg CQR anchor, two sheet winches, two spinnaker sheet winches, 3 LED cabin lighting, and a wide assortment of warps and fenders, this Contessa comes with a main and genoa, a hank-on jib, and storm jib for easy sailing. Finally, Jasmine is powered by a Yanmar 1GM10 engine feeding a 3-bladed prop.

General information
Contessa 26
Used sail boat for sale
Tax / VAT status
Not paid / Excluded
Name of boat
David Sadler
Length overall
7.77 metres
Length waterline
6.10 metres
2.29 metres
1.22 metres
2,450 kg
Full Keel
Channel Islands, Jersey

About this Contessa 26


Based on similar lines to the Folkboat, Contessa 26's are very sea kindly due to long keel with cutaway forefoot. Despite her long keel, she is relatively easy to manoeuvre in marinas. The relatively narrow beam creates an easily-driven hull and the helm remains light and balanced. Jasmine carries full sail happily into Force Five and is then easy to reef with roller reefing Genoa and slab-reefing main. Regularly clocking speeds in excess of 6kts plus in force 4 to 5 conditions.

Jasmine has been used for family cruising around the channel islands for the last five years. And is currently moored at St. Aubin’s Harbour.


2 single berths with lee cloths in fore-peak. Two single berths in saloon.

Heads to port behind forepeak.

The original two-burner gas hob and grill has been replaced with a single methylated spirits burner. The gas cooker is in very good condition and the gas pipework remains in place should a future owner wish to reinstate it. Single sink to port.

70 litre fresh water tank

35 litre diesel tank

Manual Whale babyfoot foot pump supplies tap.

Good sized chart table to starboard.

Port and starboard cockpit lockers and generous lazarette locker at the stern.


Cockpit cover

15Kg CQR Bower anchor with 8mm and 6mm chain rode.

Two sheet winches on cockpit coamings.

Two spinnaker sheet winches on cockpit coamings

Two halyard winches on coachroof.

One halyard winch on mast.

Electronic paddlewheel log

Depth sounder.

LED cabin lighting.

Fixed VHF.

Auto Helm.

2x fire extinguishers.

Two leisure batteries.

Two low-wattage solar panels.

2 Rule electric bilge pumps and one manual bilge pump sited in the cockpit.

Plastimo Contest steering compass.

Assorted warps and fenders.

Boat hook

Yanmar 1GM10 driving a three-bladed prop.


Serviceable main and Genoa.

Hank-on jib for setting on inner forestay.

Storm jib for setting on inner forestay.

Symmetrical spinnaker and varnished wood spinnaker pole.

Asymmetric cruising chute.

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Yanmar 1GM10
Fuel capacity
35 litres
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
70 litres
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Broker/Dealer Information

Channel Island Boat Sales Ltd

10-12 Commercial Buildings
St Helier
United Kingdom
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