Timeless Cruiser Racer
Contessa 32 for sale | 32'0" | 1978 | 1x diesel 18hp | GRP Construction | Fin underwater profile | 6 sleeping berths | Boat REF# 230103
|Designer||Jeremy Rogers / David Sadler|
|Lying||Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)|
|Fuel capacity||10.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks|
|Water capacity||15.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks|
|Engine||1 x diesel 18hp|
|Engine make and model||Perkins Perama M20 (1993)|
|Engine Hours||Not Recorded|
|Prop(s)||2 Blade Fixed|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||0.4 USG /hour At Cruising Speed|
|Cruising speed (approx)||5 knots|
|Max speed (approx)||6 knots|
Engine hours unknown
No service records but engine serviced annually - last service June 2017
Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1978) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1998)
|Reefing mainsail||Sanders - Slab (2006) 3 Reefs|
|Headsail||Sanders - Hank On (2006)|
|Other sails||Spinnaker (unknown year)|
|No.1 Genoa (2006)|
|No.3 Gib (2006)|
|No.4 Gib (1978)|
|Storm Gib (1978)|
|Cruising Chute (unknown year)|
Original roller reefing boom
12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator
2016 - hull below the waterline stripped & new copper anti fouling applied
|Total # of berths||6|
|No. of double berths||2|
|No. of single berths||2|
|Heads||1 heads (Sea Toilet)|
|Manual water system|
|Fresh water wash|
Icebox x 2
Upholstery appears to be in good condition
Tap not connected in handbasin
Forward cabin berths approx 5ft 11
Quarter berth approx 6ft 6
Saloon Port & Starboard berths approx 6ft 1
2 burner propane Stove
Seafarer Depth Echo
GPS Map 750
VHF Marine IC-M411
Brookes & Gatehouse Boat / Wind Speed & Direction
3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
49'3" of chain
49'3" of rode
Avon dinghy (unknown year)
1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)
Life raft requires service
Possibly the best cruiser racer of all time, the Contessa 32 was first designed in 1970 and is still being built today. Over 750 of these hulls have been built and they have proven themselves for both racing and seaworthiness in all conditions. A Contessa 32 was the only yacht in the small boat class to finish the disastrous 1979 Fastnet race.
Do you want a trustworthy and versatile yacht that is just as at home racing round the cans as she is on speedy offshore passages? Come rain or shine, in calm or rough seas, do you want to treat yourself to some serious sailing? Look no further.
This yacht has been owned and enjoyed by her present owners for the past 18 years. Clean, uncluttered and with a lot of her original equipment, she is ready to take on new owners keen to join the merry band of Contessa enthusiasts. Yes, this second to none design has an almost cult following.
With pretty lines, a generous sail wardrobe, hank on foresails and a slab reefing main, the deck is easy to move around and she has a deep, safe cockpit.
Down below, this vessel is practical and homely with a traditional light wood finish and good quality upholstery throughout. There are useful long grab rails, a full sized, fwd facing Nav table with pilot quarter berth behind, a good sized galley and lots of storage.
This time proven design, which looks good and feels good, provides a great sailing yacht for all seasons.
VAT Paid with proof of status.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.