Xanthus at Anchor in Vava'u, Tonga

Xanthus at Anchor in Vava'u, Tonga

Saturday 5 July 2014

Xanthus for sale.

We sailed out of Port Townsend, WA, USA 4 years ago and have been sailing 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 is a Contessa 26 built in Ontario in 1980. She's in great shape. We did a major refit in Hawai'i 2012/2013 She comes with her trusty companion, "Lucy" a 10' 4” nesting dinghy with sailing rig. The dinghy is a Danny Greene chameleon design.

Xanthus has been rerigged in 2013. All new chainplates, turnbuckles, etc, and dux rigging. 

Mainsail with 3 reefs with strongtrack
Trysail with separate track
Storm jib
Intermediate jib
Working jib
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
Charge controller
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
New running rigging 2012
Lazy jacks

 Ground tackle
25lb CQR
7kg Bruce
100 feet of 5/16” chain
200 feet of ¾” 8 strand nylon rode
200 feet ¾” 8 strand nylon rode spare
Jacklines with 2 harnesses
Offshore lifelines

 Parachute anchor

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

Outboard bracket


Eton Solara XL solar powered MP3 player

Xanthus is ready to continue cruising for many more years and comes with various, line, dishes, tools, flashlights, GPS, flares, water bladders, laser flare, etc, etc, etc.


  1. Where is your contact information?

  2. Hello, is this vessel still for sale? Cheers

  3. Hello, is your sailboat still for sale?

  4. Still out there? Hope the Fiji storm wasn't too hard on you. Did you sell Xanthus?
    Yours, Robert Larson (Tucson, AZ USA)

  5. I am intersted in Xanthus, if she is still for sale. Here my conctact tempesta51.daniela@gmail.com fair winds