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Contessa 25

 

1974 Contessa 25 now for sale.

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 been in the same family for over 20 years, receiving upgrades and maintenance on a regular basis.

The rigging is 2017, a near new outboard and sails that are in excellent condition. Antifouled May 2018, ready to go.

Champagne sailing on a beer budget.