The Contessa 26 is a heavily built masthead sloop capable of crossing any ocean. It has gained notoriety mainly from two circumnavigations. One is by Tania Aebi in Varuna and the other is by Brian Caldwell in Mai Miti Vava’u. Both using Canadian versions of the boat. Pre-owned Contessa Yachts sell for between $8,000 and $18,000 used. There are normally a few on the market at any one time.
The Contessa 26 design was a collaboration between Jeremy Rogers and David Sadler in 1965. It was designed in Great Britain. The Contessa 26 has been built in both the UK and in Canada. 400 of the yachts were built in the UK between 1966 and 1978. About 400 of the boats were produced in Canada. Production ceased in 1990 and none have been built since.
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The Falmouth Cutter 22 is considered to be the most beautiful small sailboat in the world. The boat is a Lyle Hess design and is currently in production in Washington State by Cape George Cutter Marine Works. The boat was previously built by Sam L. Morse in Costa Mesa Califonia.
The purpose of this website is to provide you with specifications and details on the Falmouth Cutter 22 Sailboat. Key characteristics such as draft, beam, mast height, length overall, length at water line, and other specs have been included.
LOA: 30’6” LOD: 22’ LWL: 20’10” Beam: 8’ Draft: 3’6” Displacement: 7,400 lbs. Ballast: 2,500 lbs encapsulated lead. Sail Area – 403 Square Feet Head Room – 5’11” Mast Height Above Water – approx 38 feet. General Comments: Designed by Lyle Hess. Built using fiberglass at Sam L. Morse yard in California. Currently built at Cape George Marine. Performance better than expected for a small and heavy traditional design pocket cruiser. Very sought after and seaworthy boat. Difficult to find and normally very expensive.
The Bristol Channel Cutter 28 is the big sister to the Falmouth Cutter 22. Both boats were designed by Lyle Hess. This beautiful yacht features a long bowsprit, rugged lines and a wide beam. The hull is hand laid and considered to be virtually bulletproof. This boat is truly built for long distance cruising.
For a 28 foot boat it is very roomy and accommodating making it a popular live aboard. A full keel and broad beam make for a stable boat and the boats tremendous sail area make her fast even in light winds. The boats specs are listed below.
* LOA (w/sprit): 37’9″ (11.5 m.) * LOD: 28’1″ (8.6 m.) * LWL: 26’3″ (8.0 m.) * Beam: 10’1″ (3.1 m.) * Draft: 4’10″ (1.48 m.) * Ballast: 4,600 lbs. (2,087 kgs.) * Disp: 14,000 lbs. (6,351 kgs.) * SA (100%): 556 sq.ft. (51.7 sq.m.) * Mast above water: 41’6″ (12.7 m.) * Ballast/Disp: .33 * Disp/Length: 345 * SA/Disp: 15.3 * Fuel tankage: 32 gal. (121 ltr.) * Water tankage: 73 gal. (276 ltr.) * Auxiliary: Yanmar 3GM30F 27-hp diesel * Cabin headroom: 6’6″ (1.98 m.) * Designer: Lyle C. Hess * Base price: approx. $150,000 in 2001
The purpose of this website is to provide you with some basic specifications on the Cal 20 by Jensen Marine. This was an extremely popular boat and a good cruiser due to its heavy keel.
The California or Cal 20 was designed by C. William Lapworth in 1960 and went into production in 1961. It quickly became the most popular of the Cal line of fiberglass sailboats and 1,945 of the boats were built.
The specs on the boat are as follows:
LOA: 20’0″ LWL: 18’0″ Beam: 7’0″ Draft: 3’4″ Cockpit Length – 8′ Displacement: 2,040 pounds Ballast: 850 to 900 pounds Sail Area: 196sq. ft. Sitting Headroom Inboard Motor Well (holds up to a 6 hp engine) A small pump out toilet was standard on many of the boats. Original Base Price – $3,200 Average price used now – $1,500 – $3,000
Click Here for a Cal 20 Owners Manual (California 20 Jensen Marine Manual)
The purpose of this article is to provide you with specifications and details on the Pacific Seacraft Dana 24 Sailboat. Key characteristics such as draft, beam, length overall, length over the deck, and other specs have been included.
Designed by Bill Crealock. Built from 1984-99. (Back in production now) Sloop or cutter rig with 3′ long bowsprit. 8’7” width and 6’1″ headroom on a 24 foot boat with open V-berth design make it nice and roomy inside. Equipped with eight bronze opening ports. Similar to the Flicka 20. Enclosed head and shower.
The boats that I have sites for are listed to the right. We will be adding more boats as we finish research on the model.
This article covers the specifications for the Cape Dory 28 foot Sailing Sloop. This boat was designed by Carl Alberg as were all the Cape Dories. It is a full keel design and comes equipped with a diesel engine. (Volvo) Other standard equipment include such items as bronze opening ports, lightning ground system, bronze seacocks on all thru-hull fittings and solid bronze hardware. These boats also came with a sink, icebox, and a stove. The boat has a main and forward cabin and can comfortably cruise with 4 adults. Between the two cabins is a port head and a starboard hanging locker. The hull speed is going to be around 8 knots.
LOA – 28′ – 1.75″ LWL – 22′ – 2.5″ BEAM – 8′ – 10.5″ DRAFT – 4′ DISPLACEMENT – 9000 LBS BALLAST – 3500 SAIL AREA – 404 SF MAST HEIGHT – 40′ 1/2″ YEARS BUILT – 1974 – 1987 NUMBER BUILT – 389 HEADROOM – 6 foot
The purpose of this website is to provide you with specifications and details on the Catalina 22 Sailboat. Key characteristics such as draft, beam, mast height, length overall, length at water line, and other specs have been included.
The Compac 16 is a basic and dependable little sailboat. It can be easily trailered and rigged. This articles covers Compac 16 draft, beam, length over all, ballast, mast height and more. Most boats also come with a trailer and an outboard motor with mount.
The purpose of this website is to provide you with specifications and details on the Pacific SeaCraft Flicka 20 Sailboat. Key characteristics such as draft, beam, mast height, length overall, length over the deck, and other specs have been included.
The boat is a 20-foot monohull aft-cockpit fiberglass sloop from Pacific Seacraft Corporation. Designed by Bruce Bingham. Built in the USA. 400+ produced from 1972. Very sought after small bluewater cruiser mainly due to its seaworthiness and standing headroom. Pacific Seacraft sailboats are known for quality construction and good resale value. Some Flicka’s came powered with an outboard motor while others have an inboard diesel.