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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom
- Hull Material:
- Last Listed Price:
- £ 9,000 (US$ 11,236)
Aquarelle is a superb example of the popular Contessa 26. David Sadler was in fine form the day the plans for this boat materialised and the model has enjoyed a cult following both as a long range cruiser and club racer. This yacht had an extensive refit between 2009 and 2011 when the extensive navigation package was upgraded along with the standing rigging.
This Contessa is a very attractive vessel, with classic lines, renowned sailing qualities and a decent level of comfort below decks. Aquarelle also has a self draining cockpit making her more attractive over other Contessa 26's, negating the need of a cockpit cover. She has been out of the water to winter ashore regularly and is antifouled ready for the season.
Please contact David Wood at +44 (0)191 272 9086
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Jeremy Rogers
Designer: David Sadler
Flag of Registry: United Kingdom
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 25 ft 6 in
Beam: 8 ft 0 in
LWL: 20 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 0 in
Displacement: 2450 kgs Dry Load
Ballast: 1220 kgs
Headroom: 5 ft 8 in
Total Power: 9 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 1986
Engine Model: 1GM10
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 9 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Fiberglass (50 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Plastic (33 Liters)
Number of single berths: 4
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
Log-speedometer - NASA
Plotter - eeePC
Depthsounder - NASA
VHF - Standard Horizon GX150E DSC
Autopilot - Autohelm ST1000
Compass - Plastimo Contest
Wind speed and direction - Tack Tick
GPS - Garmin eTrek
Spinnaker - Hood
Battened mainsail - Alpha
Furling genoa - Quay Sails
Manual bilge pump
Electrical Circuit: 12V
Aquarelle is a very good example of the very popular Contessa 26. The yacht was built by Jeremy Rogers in Lymington to a David Sadler design and launched in 1971. The hull is constructed from a heavy layup of GRP and has a long keel with 1.22 Tonne iron keel shoe. This makes the yacht very stable and lovely to handle in a seaway. Topsides in smart navy blue with gold coveline stripe and white boot top. Under water areas finished in red antifoul with coatings applied prior to relaunch in February ready for the season. Hull was epoxied as a preventative measure in 1995.
White GRP decks and coachroof with teak topped toerails. Large cockpit with mahogany strip locker tops and teak grate in cockpit sole. Transom hung rudder, varnished above the waterline with tiller steering. Plentiful storage with two cockpit lockers and large locker to transom. Vessel comes with beaching legs should drying harbours and moorings be encountered.
Engine & Electrics
The vessel is powered by a reliable and economical Yanmar 1GM10 inboard diesel engine. This sea water cooled model was installed in 1986 and has provided years of good service. Regularly maintained unit with most recent service in November 2015 prior to lift out for the winter.
Reduction gear box driving stainless steel shaft and a Darglow Featherstream, 3 bladed feathering propeller. This increases bite when manouvering in tight areas and minimises drag when under sail.
Bank of 2, 12V (110amph) batteries fitted with isolators. These are recharged via the engine alternator and topped up by the solar charger.
Sails & Rigging
Aquarelle is a masthead, sloop rigged yacht with stainless steel standing rigging, deck stepped alloy Proctor mast and boom. Vessel rigged for single handed sailing and all halyards are led aft to helm. Winches include Lewmar self tailing for genoa sheets and Coach roof mounted halyard winches by Gibb. Slab reefing main with lazy jacks and Harken roller furling gear for the head sail.
Standing rigging was replaced in 2009 and the running rigging has been replaced on a regular basis as part of a preventative maintenance programme.
The sail wardrobe includes, an Alpha mainsail with 3 reefing points, furling genoa by Quay Sails and a spinnaker by Hood.
Below decks is accessed via the companionway. The steps into the cabin incorporate the engine bay cover. The main saloon features seating port and starboard which double as berths. The headroom, though low is an ample 5'8". The saloon sole is attractive teak and holly faced marine ply. Forward of saloon bulkhead is a V-berth and a heads compartment with Lavac Popular sea toilet.
This is situated at the end of the portside settee. This features an Origo two burner spirit fueled hob and good storage in units below and behind. There is a sink incorporated into the chart table opposite with hand pumped fresh water supply.
This is situated at the end of the starboard settee and features a Clock & Barometer, chart reading light, 12V sockets and extensive navigation package.
- Plastimo Contest 101 compass
- NASA Clipper Duet speed/log
- NASA Clipper Duet Depth sounder
- Tack Tick Wind speed/direction
- Standard Horizon GX-150E DSC VHF plus remote Mic
- Garmin eTrex-H GPS
- eeePC Plotter at chart table with cockpit repeater
- Autohelm TP1000 autopilot with remote control
- NASA Navtex
- Comar AIS receiver
- Masthead LED Tricolour and Anchor navigation lights
- Boarding ladder
- Fenders and warps
- Manual bilge pumps (2)
- Boom tent
- Yard/Shipping cradle
- Boathooks (2)
- Engine spares
- Fire extinguishers (2)
- Horseshoe lifebuoy
- Lifejackets (3)
- Wi-Fi boosting aerial and router
- 10kg Rocna with 20 metres of 8mm chain and 50 meters of 14mm warp
- Danforth Kedge
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.