A good example of the Contest 38, properly prepared and equipped for extended cruising. Although easily sailed shorthanded, these powerful sailing boats have good performance and make excellent passage-makers. The present owners have cruised down to the Med and back. A well built and well proven offshore design.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Dick Zaal
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 38 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 3 in
LWL: 27 ft 8 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 6 in
Displacement: 7650 kgs
Ballast: 3300 kgs
The accommodation is traditionally laid out and offers up to five berths in two cabins. V berth forward with infill and stowage below. Opening hatch to foredeck. Separate heads compartment with marine toilet (2005) with 170 litre holding tank, washbasin and shower. In saloon, two settee berths. Fixed table with drop leaves. Chart table to starboard with quarter berth behind and galley opposite. Two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven. Refrigerator and cool box. Stainless steel sink. Hot and cold pressurised water system. 480 litres reshwater capacity in twin stainless steel tanks, 2006. Reflex diesel cabin heater. The hot water is heated by immersion heater an the Reflex. New upholstery 2005.
Located abaft the companionway, Yanmar 3HM35 three cylinder 34hp diesel engine. The engine was fitted new c1990. Electric start. Seawater cooled. Shaft drive to fixed pitch three bladed propeller. Single lever control. 209 litres fuel capacity in stainless steel tank giving approximately 450 miles range at 6 knots cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 7 knots. Single lever control.
Alternator charging to 2 x 12 volt batteries (2009). Sterling high capacity external alternator regulator. Two solar panels. 240 volt shorepower. Battery charger. Immersion heater.
Sails & Spars
Masthead rigged sloop. Anodised aluminium mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging (2001). Removable inner forestay. Terylene running rigging. Adjustable backstay. Spinnaker pole. Slab reefin to mainsail with lazyjacks. Headsail furling system. Two Lewmar 43 sheet winches. Two halyard winches.
Mainsail - good
Furlign Genoa - good
Spinnaker (with snuffer) - good
Storm Jib - as new
Spare genoa (hanks on to removable forestay)
Plough, CQR and Danforth anchors with chain and warp
Lofrans 1000W electric anchor windlass
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires
Teak coachroof grabrails
Sail cover with lazyjack system
Cockpit spray dodgers with boat name
Stainless steel boarding ladder/swim/MOB recovery
Various warps and fenders
Outboard stowage bracket
NASA boatspeed and log
NASA windspeed and direction
Icom M56 VHF radio
Simrad autopilot ( needs attention)
Navman 900 chart plotter
NASA Navtex Pro
Masthead and deck level navigation lights
Clock and barometer
Hand bearing compass
Three fire extinguishers
GME MT 400 EPIRB
Zodiac 4 man liferaft (last serviced 2005)
Danbuoy with strobe
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Security grills for companionway and hatches
Contest 38 built in 1972 by Conyplex BV, Holland, to a desing by Dick Zaal and U. van Essen. Dark blue painted GRP hull with white GRP superstructure. Rubbing strake. Painted non-slip to decks. Fin keel with encapsulated lead ballast. Skeg hung rudder. Wheel steering. Aft self draining cocpkit. The hull was epoxied below the waterline in 2001.
A good example of these classic cruising yachts properly prepared and equipped for extended cruising. Although easily sailed shorthanded, these powerful sailing boats have good performance and make excellent passage-makers. The present owners have cruised down to the Med and back. A well built and well proven offshore design.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.