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  1. 1977 Contessa 26

    October 19, 2012 by EVAN

    About this Sailboat:

    Boat: Built in Canada in 1977. In the history of this famous cruising sailboat, the best hulls were laid in Canada. Tania Aebi, famous for being the youngest female solo circumnavigator, at age 18, and now a long time sailing and cruising figure, completed her circumnavigation in a Contessa 26.

    This boat has attained an almost cult following for it’s sailability, strength, power, and safety. This is one of those legendary boats that can take more than you can! Blue water boat… on a trailer! Passagemaking is better at 60 MPH to windward! Summer in Puget Sound, Winter in Baja!

    I may keep this boat, as I planned to use it to cruise extensively, but am now in a position to get a bigger boat. Am open to trades for bigger cruising boats… I have other great stuff to fill in any differences in price.


    Beefy External Rudder w/ Tiller
    Heavy rigging
    Heavy spars
    Lots of sails, including roller furling Jib
    Solid cabin-top, no hatch slider, adding immense strength to the hull’s integrity.
    Full keel w/ cut away fore foot
    New 1/4″ lexan ports, being installed as I type.
    Proven world cruising sloop
    Been stored (properly by a shipwright) for almost 20 years.
    Clean lines
    Good sailer

    Motor: Yanmar 8
    Single Cylinder
    800 hours /-
    Clean motor
    Bronze Prop
    Stainless Shaft.

    Custom Galvanized Trailer:
    This trailer has only been used 2 times. First to trailer the boat from Florida to Texas. Second from Longview area to my home.
    Tandem axle w/ brakes
    Tread is like new
    Not much weathering
    Tongue extender for launching
    Forward built-in ladder to climb onto boat on land
    Licensed and registered
    Spare tire
    2 1/4″ ball hitch
    I will give you the original receipt for this trailer, built out at about $5000!
    Will sell the boat without the trailer, if you really really don’t want it. Boat without the trailer is $6500. NOW YOU GET IT ALL!!!! for $6500!

    Equipment on Board:

    Roller furling foresail, several other sails. 2 mains. Needs cushions. Boat was stored for almost 20 years now… done by a shipright, so engine is fine!

  2. 1981 contessa contessa 32

    October 5, 2011 by EVAN

    About this Sailboat:

    Contessa 32
    BOAT NAME: Swack
    DESIGNER: David Sadler BUILDER: J.J. Taylor and Sons
    LOA: 32’ LWL: 24’ BEAM: 9’ 6” DRAFT:5’ 6”
    YEAR MODEL 1981 Displacement: 9500, ballast 4600
    HULL: Fiberglass ENGINE: Buhk 20 ME diesel 20 hp
    TANKAGE: fuel 33 gal in 2 separate tanks, 80 gal. water in 2 separate tanks
    HULL CONFIGURATION: Fin Keel with skeg-hung rudder
    Interlux 2000E epoxy bottom was applied in 2002.

    Standard Contessa 32 layout: Stepping through the companionway from the cockpit the galley is to port and the nav station is to starboard. There is a single pilot berth in the starboard quarter aft of the nav station. The engine is enclosed aft of the companionway steps. Forward and down one step is the main salon. There is a U-shaped settee and table to port and a straight settee to starboard. There are enclosed cabinets outboard of the settees on both sides and considerable storage below. Forward and up one step the head is to port and locker storage is to starboard. Forward is the forward cabin with V-berth. There is storage and tankage below the forward berth.

    The Contessa 32 is a well built, sea-kindly and fast offshore cruising sloop. She is a well-proven design as a performance cruising and racing boat. Swack has been primarily setup as a cruising boat and has not been raced She has sailed offshore from British Columbia to Australia and BC to Hawaii on separate trips. She is currently in the Pacific Northwest.

    Equipment on Board:

    Furuno GP 1640F, GPS, C-Map, depth sounder
    Marine Tek Loran
    Furuno -Depth sounder/GPS
    VHF-Marine 1080
    2 deep cycle house batteries, 1 separate start battery
    Siemens SM-75 Solar panel
    manual freshwater pumps at galley and head
    2 burner Optimist kerosene cook stove
    2 burner Shipmate stove/oven(rebuilt uninstalled)
    Force 10 Cabin heater, Pressurized kerosene
    Campbell 3 blade sail propeller
    Plastimo bulkhead compass
    Monitor Self-steering vane
    Auothelm 1000, Navco Auto pilots
    Sunbrella dodger, bimini
    complete winter cover-custom made Sunbrella

    Aluminum spars sloop rig
    Profurl roller furling/reefing
    2 LEWMAR Primary winches
    4 LEWMAR Halyard winches
    1Gibb winch for furling system
    Stainless wire (5/16″ and ¼”) standing rigging with Norseman fittings (1996)

    MAIN SAIL deep triple reefed
    GENOA 150%, furling headsail,
    Cruising spinnaker with dowsing sleeve

    25lb CQR- 200 ft 5/16″ CHAIN
    10 KG BRUCE – 225ft 5/8 NYLON RODE w/ 30ft 3/8″ chain
    Manual anchor windlass
    Swarbrick 23kg, fisherman anchor(kedge/admiral)