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1972 Contessa 26

Hythe Marina Village, Hampshire


A dark blue Contessa 26, built in 1972, Tanis was refitted by Jeremy Rogers in 2010/2011 and re-engined by Bucklers Hard Boat Builders in 2017. Her Yanmar 1GM10 has done less than 50 hours since. Icom VHF from 2021. Spray hood from 2019. Two of her berths re-upholstered and protected by covers. Nice teak joinery. 3 blade bronze prop ( 2017 ). Decent sail inventory including Spinnaker. A smart example of this ever popular classic cruiser racer design.


Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Boat Name: Tanis
Make: Contessa
Model: 26
Year: 1972
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Jeremy Rogers
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 26 ft / 7.92 m
Length Overall: 25'6 ft / 7.77 m
Waterline Length: 20 ft / 6.10 m
Beam: 7 ft / 2.13 m
Max Draft: 4 ft / 1.22 m
Min Draft: 4 ft / 1.22 m
Displacement: 2,267.96 kg
Ballast: 1,247.38 kg
Single Berths: 4
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 1GM10
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 9hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2017
  • Engine Hours: 50
Cruising Speed: 5 kn
Maximum Speed: 6 kn


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


William Rhys-Jones
BH Boat Sales


BH Boat Sales
BH Boat Sales Bucklers Hard Yacht Harbour
Beaulieu, Hampshire, GB, SO42 7XB
Tel:+44 (0)1590 616316


Rogers, CO 280, 1972, British Registered.

New main and genoa halyards 2011

Full osmosis treatment 2010 (Jeremy Rogers)

New teak cabin floor 2010 (Jeremy Rogers)

Repaired main beam under mast 2010 (Jeremy Rogers)

New windows fitted 2010 (Jeremy Rogers)

New forehatch fitted 2010 (Jeremy Rogers)

New saloon cushions fitted & cabin varnished 2010 (Jeremy Rogers) 

New stainless steel fuel tank fitted 2010.

New rudder fitted 2009 (Jeremy Rogers).

New gas piping fitted 2009 (Jeremy Rogers).

New upper shroud U bolts fitted 2009 (Jeremy Rogers).

New standing rigging fitted 2009 (Jeremy Rogers).

New capping rails fitted 2008.

Heads (wc) replaced 2008.

Awlgrip 2-pack ‘Aristo’ topsides painted in 2000.

New Yanmar 1GM10 fitted by Bucklers Hard Boat Builders in 2017.

Banks sails – Main (slab reefing), Genoa, Jib, Storm Jib, Spinnaker & pole.

2 Speed Lewmar Genoa and Halyard winches.

Autohelm ST1000+, Stowe depth & wind instruments fitted on mast.

Stern draining gas bottle installation, dual batteries replaced 2017.

Brass clock & barometer.

New Icom IC M330 VHF with DSC fitted 2021.

New Sprayhood in 2019.



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