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For Sale: 1980 Contessa 26 $22,000

We sailed out of Port Townsend, WA, USA 4 years ago and have been sailing our Contessa 26 “Xanthus” around the pacific ever since. She’s been a wonderful full time home for us. We are currently in Apia, Samoa, at least for the next month or so and then it’s on it some other beautiful pacific island.

Xanthus was built in Ontario in 1980. She’s a true world cruiser and in great shape. We did a major refit in Hawai’i 2012/2013. She comes with her trusty companion, “Lucy” a 10’ 4” nesting hard dinghy with sailing rig. The dinghy is a Danny Greene chameleon design.

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As it seems with most boats there is lots more money in this boat then asking price. Make an offer.