Contessa 25

1974 Contessa 25 now for sale with DBY Boatsales.

The Contessa 25, designed by Australian, Peter Cole, was built by East Coast Yachts.

Peter Cole is a very popular yacht designer. His designs are very pleasing to the eye and delightful to sail and include the Peter Cole Contessa, Cole 43, East Coast 31 and later the Traditional 30.

The Cole Contessa has a fin shaped keel that leads through to a skeg protecting the rudder which also replicates a fin.

The Cole Contessa 25 is actually a scaled down miniature of the Bruce Fairlie built Cole 43 with the swept back keel and rudder configuration. They share the same hull design. They are a safe boat with good sea keeping qualities. They track well and are great classic yachts.

Cole Contessa's are members of the well-respected older Australian made pocket cruisers group including the Folkboat and the Spacesailer 25.

The Contessa has a lovely hull. When the breezes are light they sit on the reduced waterline length of 20 feet. When it blows up they increase speed and sit on the longer waterline length as they heel to dip the swept up transom into the water. They are responsive on the helm with little weather helm. A gust of wind just increases the heel a bit and they just keep tracking. The cut away keel of the Cole Contessa reduces the wetted area and increases the turning ability.

This vessel has had only 2 owners in the last 22 years, receiving upgrades and maintenance on a regular basis.

The rigging is 2017. Sails that are in very good condition. Antifouled September 2019, ready to go.

Champagne sailing on a beer budget.




Price: SOLD
Price Base: SOLD
Brand: Contessa
Model: 25
Length: 25.00 Feet
Year: 1974
Category: Yacht and Sail Boats
Hull Type: Fibreglass
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make:
Engine Type:
Condition: Used
State: New South Wales
Surveyed: 16/5/2017
Registration Expiry Date: 15/9/18
HIN Number: AUWWA014035DA6
Stock Number: PWCR253096
Registration Number: XR696N
Designer : Peter Cole
Builder : Bruce Fairlie (Fairlie Yachts)
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 60
Hull Construction Material : Fibreglass
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : Fibreglass
Country Origin : Australia
Length (feet) : 25 feet
Length (m) : 7.62 m
Beam/Width (feet) : 7ft 6 inch
Beam/Width (m) : 2.2 m
Draft (m) : 1.25 m
Draft (feet) : 4ft 10 inch
Keel/Ballast : Fin keel. 953kg 44.22% ratio
Dry Weight (kgs) : 2155 kgs
Number of Helms : 1
Displacement : 2155
Stroke : 2
Generator : Solar Panel
Number of Batteries : 1
Fuel Type : Petrol
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 25
Steering System : Tiller
Accommodation Notes : 4 berths, galley plus toilet - all in good condition.
Number of Berths : 4
Number of Showers : 0
Number of Toilets : 1
Toilet Type : Manual
Stove : Two burner Metho stove
Refrigeration : Icebox
Number of Sinks : 1
Anchor / Winch : CQR with ample chain and warp
Bilge Pump : manual
Mast/Rigging : Alloy mast, all running and standing s/s rigging replaced 2017.
Sail Inventory : Main x 1, Genoa x 1, Jibs x 2, Spinnaker x 1, Storm sail x 1 - All in very good condition and hardly been used.
Electrics : Navlights, internal lights
Electronics Navigation : Depth sounder
Safety Gear : Life rails, jackets x 6, life ring
Ground Tackle : CQR with ample chain and warp
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Radio : GME VHF + Stereo GME.
Number of Life Jackets : 6
Remarks : Outstanding condition for age with stunning looks.
Vessel Name : KINVARA
Anti-foul : 09.2019