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 to 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. As it seems with most boats there is lots more money in this boat then the asking price. Feel free to make an offer.
Lots of more Photos at svxanthus.blogspot.com
Xanthus has been rerigged in 2013. All new chainplates, turnbuckles, etc, and dux rigging.
Mainsail with 3 reefs with strongtrack
Trysail with separate track
Spinnaker pole with track
Flynnspray brass water pump
Two 8 gallon water tanks
One 10 gallon water tank
With inline filter and manifold
Force 10 two burner LPG stove with oven.
Two 6lb aluminum LPG tanks
New Standard Horizon VHF with AIS receiver.
Two 20 watt solar panels
32 amp battery
Two manual bilge pumps
Aluminum whale in cockpit
Separate bilge pump below
Monitor wind vane
Dual pivoting tabernacle, can easily drop mast with topping lift and main sheets
Sta-set X halyards
100 feet of 5/16? chain
200 feet of ?? 8 strand nylon rode
200 feet ?? 8 strand nylon rode spare
Jacklines with 2 harnesses
Two sets of dive gear
Two Dive Rite BC?s
Two sets of regulators Tusa
Two aluminum tanks
rebuild kits for both 1st stage and 2nd stage regs
Full cockpit canvas
Forward hatch canvas
Two opening New Found Metals Ports
4 non opening ports
Oar locks with two 13? long sweeps
EPIRB ACR 406 MHz GPS
Eton Solara XL solar powered MP3 player
Xanthus is ready to continue cruising for many more years and comes with various, dishes, tools, flashlights, GPS, flares, water bladders, laser flare, etc, etc, etc.