Contessa 26

Year: 1972,Lying: Dartmouth

£14,950 (VAT Paid)

Price: £14,950 (VAT Paid)
Year: 1972
Boat name: Wild Poppy
Construction: GRP
Length: 7.77 metres
Beam: 2.28 metres
Max. Draft: 1.21 metres
No. Engines: 1
Make: Beta
Drive Type: Shaft
Power: 13.5HP
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel: 45 litres

Contessa 26 for sale, lying Dartmouth, Devon. The Contessa 26 built by the Famous Jeremy Rogers, she would make a perfect first boat for a couple or for single handed sailing, a fast cruising boat that could happily long distance cruise or will be competitive around the cans. This example has been extensively refitted with almost too much to list, a credit to her owner. The refit included a new engine, new rigging, new sails, new upholstery inside and out plus a host of new electronics.

Contessa 26 Layout


GRP hull, deck and superstructure.
2 Pac Epoxy Painted.
Long Keel
Transom Hung Rudder.
Tiller steering.
Flexi Teak deck and Cockpit. 


Beta 14 (New 2020)
13.5HP  3 Cylinder Diesel Engine
on Shaft to 3 blade propeller.
120 hours (Approx)


Masthead Sloop Rigged.
Proctor Mast and Boom, (Refurbished 2021).
Stainless steel standing rigging. (New 2012)
Running Rigging (New 2021)
Furling Genoa.
Genoa Track (New 2021)
Spinnaker pole. 


3 x Single speed Lewmar 8 Mast winches.
3 x Single speed Lewmar 8 Cockpit winches.
2 x Single speed self-tailing Lewmar 16 winches.


Crusader Mainsail. (new 2021)
Crusader Genoa. (new 2021)

Navigation Aids

All New 2020
Raymarine Network Multifunction Displays 12 inch and 5.6 inch
Raymarine Instruments i70 displays x 3
Raymarine Autopilot Control Head P70Raymarine EVOLUTION AUTOPILOT ACU 100 with EV1 Sensor and
Raymarine st4000 tiller pilot
Raymarine S100 Remote Control with relevant Raymarine receiver
Raymarine SeaTalk NG Auxiliary Alarm Buzzer
Raymarine AIS 350
Raymarine VHF splitter
Raymarine Ray63 VHF DSC Radio Integrated GPS Receiver with additional handset in cockpit
MOBi MOB Indicator with 3 x remotes
Nasa Weatherman


4 x 12V Batteries 
1 x 110AH Starter Battery 
3 x 100ah Leisure Batteries.
Charged by engine alternator.
Victron Blue connect 30 ah battery chargers
Victron Smart Solar with 50 Watt pane
Shore Power. 
240V sockets x 6 with Fuse box and galvanic isolator
Sterling Power Low-Cost Pure Sine Inverter 12V 1500Watts with remote

Ground Tackle

Stainless Steel Anchor
Chain and Warp


1 x 45 Litre Stainless Steel Fuel tanks. (New 2019)
1 x 90 Litre Stainless Steel Water tanks. (New 2019)


  • Diesel Fired Heating with Cabin and Cockpit Outlets
  • Manual Bilge Pump x 2
  • Auto Bilge Pump
  • Navigation Lights (Rewired 2021 with new Deckglands) 
  • Pulpit, Pushpit and Guardwires (New 2021)
  • Sprayhood (New 2020)
  • Cockpit Tent (New 2020)
  • Dodgers (New 2020)
  • 10 inch Android stereo with Bose cube speakers x 2 Rockford Fosgate
    6.5" Marine Grade Speakers – and a Fusion 10 inch Bass speaker 
  • Clock & Barometer
  • Warps and Fenders
  • Engine Spares
  • Lifebuoy
  • Fire Extinguisher (Date of Expiry Unknown)
  • Fire Blanket 
  • Single Burner Gas Hob
  • Cockpit Table 
  • Cabin Table 


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.