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Contessa 26, 1985, Oriental, North Carolina, $15,900, SOLD 6/6/11

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Contessa 26, 1985

  • Length- 25' 6"
  • LWL- 21' 0"
  • Beam- 7' 6"
  • Draft- 4' 0"
  • Displacement- 5400 lbs
  • Sail Area- 304 sq ft

    This boat is in wonderful condition and has traveled more than 4000 miles in the past year. She is ready to go!

  • Reliable 10 hp Bukh inboard diesel in great running condition.

    There are many new and recent parts including:

  • Almost new sails (first used in 2010)--Main, storm jib, working jib, and 135% genoa.
  • 110% Genoa is in fair shape and is my most-used sail.
  • Recent standing and running rigging (2009)
  • New genoa track cars
  • Self-tailing Lewmar 16 cockpit winches
  • Custom mainsheet traveler system with Lewmar traveler
  • Mast rewired with new masthead lights in 2009
  • Cape Horn self-steering vane--works beautifully! I only steer in channels and harbors or if there is NO wind!
  • Less than 200 hours on new engine mounts, cutless bearing, shaft packing, and new water-lift muffler
  • Water pump rebuilt 50 hours ago--new spare parts on board as well
  • Racing-smooth bottom with Interlux VC-17 bottom paint and factory barrier coat
  • Head with holding tank
  • 19-lb Danforth style anchor with chain and braided rode
  • Raymarine VHF
  • Depthsounder, new in box

    I pulled, polished, inspected, and re-bedded all of the chainplates and also re-bedded some of the deck hardware this winter.

  • The boat is on the hard in Oriental, NC.
  • She had been a Lake Erie boat her whole life until this winter, when she took me down the rivers to the Gulf of Mexico and now this far back up the East Coast.
  • Her engine has been flushed and all the salt scrubbed off the boat, so she isn't deteriorating from corrosion while she sits.
  • If she doesn't sell soon, then I will take her back up to Lake Erie where she has her trailer.

    The boat and trailer can be purchased together for $17,000 unless one of them sells separately first.

  • If desired, I will deliver this boat by sea from Oriental to points on the east or gulf coasts of the US, or the Great Lakes.

    Contact Barry at 508-364-1459 or sy.cavendysh (at) gmail (dot) com

    If I don't respond right away it is because I am at sea. I will get back to you!

    The Contessa 26 has been sold. Please remove the posting. Many thanks,
    Oriental, North Carolina

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