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1970 Contessa 26 - "Crusader"

Location: Royal Military College - Kingston, Ontario. 



Contessa 26 Crusaider

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This Contessa 26 was refitted SOME YEARS AGO with $35,000 worth of upgrades when purchased by the current owner.

Upgrades AT THE TIME including; new allgrip, deck hardware, re-engine Yamar 13m with CURRENTLY less than 600 hours, refrigeration unit, a lowered cabin sole, teak and holly, four opening port holes, a full bimini,  a roller furling jib- 150 & 120 genoa. Scuppers have been moved forward to accommodate more load in the cockpit. The refit was done professionally.

This boat currentlyneeds some cosmetics and a good cleaning repairs but otherwise is deemed seaworthy and was sailed this season and is currently in the water in Kingston Harbour.


LOA: 25.60'

LWL: 20.00'

Beam: 7.60'

Draft: 4.00'

Disp: 5460 lbs.

Ballast: 2300 lbs.

Designer: Jeremy Rogers

Contruct: Fibreglass

Hull Description: Red with white accents  

Make: JJ Taylor

Model: Contessa 26

Name of Vessel: Crusader

Engine: Yanmar 1GM10 inboard diesel engine


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Inventory List:

Fuel tank – 8 gallon, aluminum, new 2003

Mainsail – Kingston Sail Loft 2004 - fully battened, loose footed, 2 reefing points, with 

Harken lazy jack system

Jib – Raudaschl - 110%

1 main halyard, 2 jib halyards, all lead aft to clutches on the deck

DRS sail

Winches – 2 Barient single-speed 8P, 2 Barient two-speed self-tailing 21

2 – 8” floating, locking winch handles

15” Windex

Silva Compass

Battery - new in 2009

Head with holding tank

Integral ice box

Sink with hand pump, fibreglass water tank

Cushions - excellent condition

Force 10 Barbeque, rail-mounted

Bug busters weighted screens for main cabin hatch and companionway; screen section 

for lower hatch board of companionway

Flares - updated 2011 


Elvstrom anchor, chain, 200 ft rope rode, bow roller, anchor locker in bow


Type BC fire extinguisher

Whale gusher manual bilge pump


Fenders (6)

Wind scoop

Swim ladder

Coleman single-burner propane stove

Wooden cockpit table





Privateer Yacht Sales 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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