Contessa 34 OOD Shallow Draft

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£17,000.00 (Approx US$22,506.30)




Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 30hp, Yanmar 3YM30 (2004)

Essex, UK (By Appointment Only)
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Extra Details

Designer Doug Peterson
Builder Jeremy Rogers Ltd
Lying Essex, UK (By Appointment Only)
Fuel capacity 10.1 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 24.9 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 07/01/2014


Engine 1 x diesel 30hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3YM30 (2004)
Engine Hours Engine1: 350
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2-Blade Variable Feathering.
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

Spare (refurbished) Alternator.
New Cutlass bearing 2017


Length 33'8"
LOD 33'8"
LWL 28'0"
Beam 11'2"
Draft Min 4'11"
Draft Max 4'11"
Headroom 6'1"
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spare Main (good condition). (unknown year)
5 addtional Genoas (one good, two fair and one ol (unknown year)
3 Spinnakers. (unknown year)
Flying Jib (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Tri Sail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Most of the running rigging was replaced in 2014.
Spinnaker Pole.
Jib Pole.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

The Contessa 34OOD has an injection moulded GRP hull. The glassfibre mat was laid up between two moulds, along with all the interior hull stiffening and reinforcements. The resin is then vacuum pumped through the mould. This construction method resulted in a very strong hull all the stiffening such as ribs, frames and stringers become an integral part of the boats moulded hull.

Hull below water line epoxy coated. Recently antifouled.
Water tanks new 2014.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Double V-berth in the forward cabin. Five single berths (two of which are pilot berths in the main cabin.
Lee cloths on saloon berths.
Calorifier new 2014.
The galley sink also has a pull out shower head style tap and can be used in the cockpit.
Note Fridge currently not working.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Raymarine SL70c Chart Plotter & Radar. With 3 Charts NT+ Wide Area: Eastern English Channel (May 2016), Central English Channel (2005) and French Atlantic Coast (2005).
Standard Horizon GX1600E VHF DSC Radio (internal GPS for DSC).
Raymarine ST2000 Autopilot (Hydraulic Ram Missing).
Raymarine ST60 Tridata, Wind, Compass & Multi.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Instrument Covers tick

4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(15Kg CQR & Danforth)
32'10" of chain
131'3" of rode
2 Lewmar 48 Ocean Self-Tailing two speed Genoa Sheet Winches.
2 Lewmar 30 two speed Spinnaker Winches.
3 Lewmar 30 two speed Halyard Winches.
1 Lewmar 16 Halyard Winch.
1 Lewmar 16 Self- Tailing Reefing Winch.
Winter sail cover for Main.

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 electric)

6 Man Life Raft in Valise
2 Fire Extinguishers.
Jack Stays.
Bosun's Chair.

Broker's Comments

The Contessa 34 OOD (Off shore One Design) was designed to sail as an ocean racer, but as a one design it was also built with comfort in mind down below a genuine cruiser with racer performance when you want it. They were also the first production boat to be built with a resin injection moulding process - see further details in the construction section above. This particular boat has a non standard keel with a shallower draft of 1.49m compared to the standard draft of 1.93m.
The yacht is well equipped it had a new engine in 2004 that has only completed 350 hours. The instrumentation is extensive and includes a chart plotter and radar. Recent upgrades also include a calorifier for pressurised hot water & new water tanks. She was also extensively rewired and new saloon lighting fitted.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Contessa 34 OOD Shallow Draft has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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