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Old 08-12-2014, 22:00   #1
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Contessa 26 $13,000USD

Xanthus for sale.

Xanthus is a Contessa 26 built in Ontario in 1980. She's in great shape. We did a major refit in Hawai'i 2012/2013 She comes with her trusty companion, "Lucy" a 10' 4” nesting dinghy with sailing rig. The dinghy is a Danny Greene chameleon design. We are currently in Vava'u Tonga and have been sailing Xanthus around the pacific for the past 4 years

Please look on for lots of photos and more information if interested.

Xanthus has been rerigged in 2013. All new chainplates, turnbuckles, etc, with dux rigging.
Mainsail with 3 reefs with strongtrack
Trysail with separate track
Storm jib
Intermediate jib
Working jib
Spinnaker pole with track

Flynnspray brass water pump
Two 8 gallon water tanks
One 10 gallon water tank
With inline filter and manifold

Force 10 two burner LPG stove with oven.
Two 6lb aluminum LPG tanks

New Standard Horizon VHF with AIS receiver.

Two 20 watt solar panels
Charge controller
32 amp battery

Two manual bilge pumps
Aluminum whale in cockpit
Separate bilge pump below

Monitor wind vane

Dual pivoting tabernacle, can easily drop mast with topping lift and main sheets

Sta-set X halyards
New running rigging 2012
Lazy jacks

Ground tackle
25lb CQR
7kg Bruce
100 feet of 5/16” chain
200 feet of ¾” 8 strand nylon rode
200 feet ¾” 8 strand nylon rode spare
Jacklines with 2 harnesses
Offshore lifelines

Parachute anchor

Two sets of dive gear
Two Dive Rite BC’s
Two sets of regulators Tusa
Two aluminum tanks
rebuild kits for both 1st stage and 2nd stage regs

Full cockpit canvas
Forward hatch canvas

Two opening New Found Metals Ports
4 non opening ports

Oar locks with two 13’ long sweeps

Outboard bracket


Eton Solara XL solar powered MP3 player

Xanthus is ready to continue cruising for many more years and comes with various, line, dishes, tools, flashlights, GPS, flares, water bladders, laser flare, etc, etc, etc.
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Old 16-12-2014, 01:57   #2
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Re: Contessa 26 $13,000USD

If you don't mind my asking, why are you selling her?
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Old 17-12-2014, 14:18   #3
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Re: Contessa 26 $13,000USD

Hi, We're selling Xanthus because we love sailing, we've been cruising the Pacific for the past 4 years on Xanthus, and recently have been thinking of maybe adding a child or two. So our plans are to sell Xanthus and build a little bit bigger boat so that if we do have kids we can still be sailing.
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Old 18-12-2014, 02:27   #4
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Re: Contessa 26 $13,000USD

I can say after doing a lot of similar work on a Triton that you could blow $13k pretty damn quick and not have much to show for it. AKA this might be a really good deal for someone. Nice boat. Nice dinghy.
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Re: Contessa 26 $13,000USD

Is this still for sale?
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