1979 Contessa


$17,000 CAD

Dildo , NL

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This is the classic J.J. Taylor Contessa 26. The vessel has been very well cared for, re-powered in 2008 with a Yanmar single cylinder 10 hp diesel engine. The new owner purchased a new main and Genoa, new dodger and lee cloths. Upholstery is new, double axel yard trailer. If you are in the market for a Contessa 26, this vessel will take you anywhere.


  • Category sail
  • Condition Used
  • Model Year 1979
  • Make Contessa
  • Model 26ft
  • Engine Type Inboard
  • Class Cruiser
  • Location Dildo, NL CA
  • Hull Material Fiberglass


  • Overall Length 25' 6"
  • Beam 7' 6"
  • Cruising Speed 5 KTS at 2000 RPM
  • Keel Full Keel
  • Ballast Weight 2300 lbs
  • Displacement 5,400 lbs


  • Fuel Tanks

  • Quantity 1
  • Capacity 10 gal

Other Information

  • Builder JJ Taylor
  • Designer Jeremy Rogers/David Sadler

More Details

Designer(s): Jeremy Rogers/David Sadler

Key Design Features: Full Keel Bluewater Cruiser

Keel Configuration: Full Keel

Rudder: Skeg

Long Keel with Fully Protected Rudder: Rudder Hung off pintals on keel.

The Contessa has been sailed around the world by a number of single handed sailors, both male and female. These are excellent sea boats and will start you on your sailing dreams.



  • Engine 1

  • Make Yanmar
  • Model single cylinder
  • Year 2008
  • Engine Type Inboard
  • Power 10 hp
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Propeller 3 Blade, Fixed Pitch


  • Number of Cabins 2
  • Number of Single Berths 2
  • Number of Double Berths 1
  • Number of Heads 1
  • Cabin Headroom 5' 10"


  • Straight Settee P and S
  • Table fits on removable post on center line
  • 2 Quarter Berths
  • V-Berth in forward cabin
  • 1 Overhead Hatches 
  • 2 opening ports
  • 4 portholes
  • Marine Head 


Anchor Danforth 12lb, 12 ft of chain, 100 feet of 3/8 in rode

Exterior Equipment Details

  • Cockpit Layout:  Straight Seats, Tiller Steering, Bow and Stern Pulpits with Lifelines/Gates P and/or S and Aft/Bow.
  • Primary winches for headsail: #6 single speed
  • 2 halyard and control line winches on cabin top
  • 4 fenders
  • 4 docklines
  • Dodger 
  • Aluminum boom
  • Wire standing rigging
  • Harken roller furling
  • Adjustable fore of tiller mainsail traveler 
  • Mainsail cover
  • Spray hood


Plotter Standard Horizon mounted in cockpit
Compass Rule Aquameter
Depth Sounder Standard Horizon
VHF Standard Horizon with DSC
Auto Pilot Simrad


Sail Details

New main and genoa in 2016 with very limited use.


Listing Broker: Dwight Saunders
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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.


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