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Contessa 25 (Rogers)

Brief details

Builder

Jeremy Rogers, Lymington

Although also built by Jeremy Rogers, the Contessa 25 is totally different to the much better known long-keeled Contessa 26 design - this is a modern fin-keel design. These boats were designed as Quarter Ton Cup racers, although they were also fitted out as fast little cruiser-racers.

LOA

25' 2"

Sail area

350 sq ft *

LWL

21' 0"

Rig

sloop

Beam

9' 6"

Cabins

1

Draught

5' 2"

Berths

2

Displacement

4,700 lbs

Engine

Vire petrol inboard

Ballast

not known

BHP

7

Keel type

Hardened lead fin keel with semi-balanced rudder mounted on vestigial skeg

Note that there was also another earlier totally different design also called the Contessa 25 - these being nothing to do with Jeremy Rogers or any of the other Contessa yachts. These Contessa 25s were Robert Tucker designed 25-footers built in cold-moulded wood by Bridge Boats at Reading in the 1960s, and looking much like a bigger version of the well known Robert Tucker Corribee 21-footer.

Contessa 25

Built in small numbers by Jeremy Rogers in the early 1980s, the Contessa 25 was designed as a Quarter Ton Cup cruiser-racer. They are typical racing boats of that era, beamy, with plenty of sail area, and fast to windward, and the Contessa 25 manages to be much prettier than most similar quarter-tonners.

* The nominal sail area, as calculated by the IOR rules, was 350 sq ft for the standard rig as shown on the plan at left. The actual sail area for main and genoa will be higher.

This particular yacht illustrated in the photos here has had a substantially taller fractional rig added - the plan at left shows the rig as designed.

Prices of these boats may vary greatly, depending on the standard of the internal fit-out, and whether the original petrol engine has been replaced with a small modern diesel.

 

Contessa 25

 

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Contessa 25

Contessa 25

Contessa 25

The interior plan from an original Contessa 25 brochure shows the intended layout, although there were variations, and some boats were virtually stripped out inside as pure racers.

Yachts seen here are no longer for sale - the data is online as a free information service for buyers researching boat types. THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE COVERED BY COPYRIGHT, AND MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF YACHTSNET LTD.

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