This Boat is Off Market

  • Off Market
  • $26,500  originally $28,740
  • Sail / Sloop
  • Contessa / 26
  • 1989 / Used
  • 26' / 7'
  • 1989 Universal M2-12
  • 400 hrs
  • Diesel
  • 2 Blade Propeller

Sloop 1989 Contessa 26 listed by Pier One Yacht Sales (Off Market)

  • Last advertised price $26,500
  • Powered by single Universal M2-12 / 400 hrs
  • Off Market / since Feb 10th 2018

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This classic vessel was designed by David Sadler and Jeremy Rodgers. She is elegant and seaworthy and has proven herself capable as a true blue water vessel. The Contessa 26 gained a reputation whenTania Aebi sailed hers around the world at 18 years old.

The Contessas windward performance is excellent. She is surprisingly fast for her size as well as being responsive and well balanced. Thanks to her small size and rig, the Contessa 26 is easy to handle in just about any conditions, making her popular with single-handers. She has a large, transom mounted rudder which is also particularly good for self-steering systems. With half her weight in her keel overall stability is good.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Keel: Full

LOA: 26 ft 0 in
Beam: 7 ft 6 in
LWL: 21 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 0 in
Displacement: 5400 lbs
Ballast: 2300 lbs

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Universal
Year Built: 1989
Engine Model: M2-12
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 400
Propeller: 2 blade propeller

Fresh Water Tanks: 15
Fuel Tanks: 12
Holding Tanks: 12

Radar - Furono 1720
Depthsounder - Nexus
Compass - Silva
Wind speed and direction - Nexus Wind

Inside Equipment
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
Marine head
Sea water pump - Whale sink pump

Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet

Outside Equipment/Extras
Solar panel

Mainsail cover
Cockpit cover
Bimini Top
Spray hood

Additional Equipment
Road trailer - Double Axle trailer with new axles and brakes


3 Reef Mainsail

Ultrafurl 300 roller furling (not installed)

150% Genoa w/UV

130% Genoa w/UV

100% Jib

Storm Jib

Additional Equipment

Reefing Winch

Standing rigging new in 2014 HI Mod Fittings

Insulated Backstay

Lifelines replaced 2016

40 W Solar Panel with controller

Aqua Signal Tri-Color Navigation Lights

Lightning ground plate


Interprotect Epoxy Bottom

2017 Petit Ultimate SR-40 Bottom Paint

Cape Horn Self Steering System

Tiller Steering


Folding Mast Steps

Self Tailing Winches (2)

Teak and Plexiglass Wash boards (companionway hatch)

Broker Comments

If you are looking for a boat that is NOT your typical production boat, this is your boat.

Whether you want to sail across the harbor or head for the Caribbean, this boat will take you there. This boat is a perfect example of why the Contessa has a reputation as a blue water cruiser.

This well equipped vessel is ready to take you wherever you want to go. Dont miss out. Call today.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.