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    £ 40,717
    listed price: 47.500 €

    Contest - 42

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    Contest 42 - Ketch Built 1979 to Dick Zaal design. New Teak decks 2009/10. Strong blue water cruiser with long keel.  90hp Volvo, 8kw portable genset,  Accom for 7/9 in 2 cabins, passage berths and saloon.  Equipped for long term cruising. Numerous upgrades 2015. Has been stored ashore and worked on since winter 2012 approx. Sold to the current owner by Williams & Smithells, previous long term German owners prior to that. Substantial price reduction to €47,500


    White GRP hull with teak decks
    Teak deck replaced 2009/10
    ¾ cast iron fin keel
    Wheel steering


    Volvo MD 40A 90hp 1979
    2780 hours approx. Aug 2015 (engine has been run whilst ashore during 2015 to check working condition)
    New watercooled prop, soft bearing, new propeller 2014. (old prop as spare)
    Replaced fuel, oil filters and impeller. 2014


    12v & 220v systems
    4 x Bosch T5077 batteries (May 2010)
    Charging from alternator and SBC quick charger 40A
    Shore power
    Portable/Handy generator 220v


    Fuel:    1 x stainless steel tank total capacity 425 ltr
    Water: 4 x stainless steel tanks total capacity 1000ltr

    Rig and Sails

    Ketch rig
    Aluminium spar with stainless steel rigging
    Main in boom reefing
    Furling headsail
    White Hood mainsail (1994)
    White Hood genoa (1994)
    X2 Spinnakers
    Additional Hood sail (unused but old)
    Main, genoa and mizzen had running repairs 2014/15.

    2 x Lewmar sheet winches
    2 x Lewmar halyard winches


    Sleeps 7 in 2 cabins plus 2 in saloon
    Double aft cabin with ensuite plus single
    Aft passageway with 2 pilot berth
    Double forward cabin
    No. Berths 9
    No. Cabins 2
    Teak interior joinery
    1,95m headroom
    2 x Jabsco toilets
    2 x Shower
    Hot/cold pressurised water system
    220v calorifier


    Frigoboat 12v fridge (2011)
    Frigoboat 12v/200v freezer
    Gas cooker with 3 x burners and oven (OLD)
    Cooking Utensils
    Radio/Cassette with 4 Speakers


    CQR with 50m/10mm chain
    Auxiliary plough anchor
    Lofrans electric windlass
    Spray hood
    Cockpit cover, sun cover
    Boarding ladder
    Davits (2005)
    Nav lights


    Sestrel compass
    Raymarine Autohelm log
    Raymarine Autohelm 7000 wind instruments
    Raymarine Autohelm Echo Sounder
    Raymarine Autohelm autopilot
    Furuno colour radar
    Nav Trac Timble Navigation GPS
    Nagrafax Navtex
    Nav Star 2000D chart plotter
    VHF ICOM IC-M45 Euro


    Zodiac 2.40m carried on davits
    Mercury outboard 3.3hp (2009)


    Avon 6 person life raft (Not Serviced)
    4/6 x Life Jackets
    2 x Life buoy
    Jack Stays
    2 x Fire extinguisher
    Flares (out of date)
    Radar reflector

    Work/Improvements in January 2016

    Serviced the engine, new propeller (old as spare), new rubbers for diesel , new cutlass bearing on prop shaft, + 100 Litres fuel in tanks with antibacterial additive.


    The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith, in this case we are acting as Brokers only.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


    Trusted British Yacht Brokers, Established almost 40 years, permanent offices in Lefkas, Ionian Greece & Portsmouth, UK. We specialise in live aboard blue water cruisers. Experienced, Professional, Qualified All Brokers are Full Members of ABYA, we work to a code of practice with safe Clients bank Accounts and carry PI Insurance. As Agents for Allures Yachting we represent a blue water brand of cruiser, Aluminium hulls, GRP topsides and Lifting keels. Experience our Service we sell yachts nothing else. Call us for a chat 00 44 (0)1329 827053


    £ 40,717
    Sales status:Sold
    Year built:1979
    Length (m):12.80
    Beam (m):3.99
    KW:90.0 hp
    Waterline length32.67 feetMax Draft6.42 feet
    Modelmd 40aModel Year1979
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