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|Length||32 ft / 9.75 m|
|Location||Whitby, North Yorkshire|
|LOA||31 ft 12 in / 9.75 m|
|Length at Water Line||24 ft / 7.32 m|
|Beam||9 ft 7 in / 2.91 m|
|Max Draft||5 ft 6 in / 1.68 m|
|Min. Draft||5 ft 6 in / 1.68 m|
|Displacement (Dry Load)||4309 kg|
|Total Sail Area||40.27 m²|
|Headsail Area||24.01 m²|
|Mainsail Area||16.26 m²|
|Drive Type||Shaft Drive|
|Propeller Type||3 Blade|
|Fuel Tanks||1 x 40 litres|
|Fresh Water Tanks||1 x 100 litres|
Highly desirable cruiser/racer built by Jeremy Rogers to a David Sadler design in 1974. White topsides, large self-bailing cockpit with varnished tiller steering. Keel stepped spars with comprehensive sails package including Crusader Mainsail and roller furling Genoa New in 2015. Reliable inboard Yanmar 2GM20. Navigation aids include radar, speed/trip/log, wind speed, GPS, autopilot and VHF. New Standing rigging in August 2021
The Contessa 32 was introduced following the success of the ever-popular Contessa 26. The boat was again produced using the successful David Sadler/Jeremy Rogers partnership and was first revealed to the boating public in early 1973. Such was the success that demand outstripped production very quickly and to alleviate the already growing 2-year waiting list, bigger premises were obtained. Over 700 of these fantastic yachts were produced and thanks to an active "Owners Association" which organises races and social events, these boats are still desirable today. The popularity is due to their beautiful lines, performance in light winds and the safety offered in a tempest. While they may lack the creature comforts of their modern French-built cousins, the Contessa 32 has a lot to offer as an offshore cruiser/racer. This particular example has been in the same ownership since 2010 and has been well looked after. Her standing rigging was renewed in August 2021 and she had new sails in 2015. Her engine is a reliable inboard Yanmar 2GM20 and has been serviced ready for the season.
GRP constructed yacht with white topsides with burgundy decoration and white coach roof. 1.68M draft Fjin keel with skeg mounted rudder and tiller steering. 2041 kgs ballast giving ballast ratio of 47% making her excellent in a blow. Deep self bailing cockpit with sail locker to port and to the rear. Teak slatted locker tops. Stainless steel bow and stern rails joined by stanchions and guardwires. Raised accommodation deck with four port lights either side and two opening deck hatches for ventilation. Teak capping rails around bulwark and transom. Teak grab rails on cochroof. Side decks and coach roof painted in grey nonslip. Stainless steel stem head fitting with roller. Anchor locker with lid. Foredeck mooring cleats with hawser holes.
Underwater areas antifouled in August 2021 with new anodes installed.
Engine & Electrics
Vessel powered by a reliable and economical Yanmar 2GM20 inboard diesel engine. Engine has been well maintained during current ownership with an annual service. Reduction gearbox driving a 3 bladed fixed propeller protected by skeg. Rope cutter. Engine start panel in saloon at chart table. Emergency fuel cut of at companionway. Engine seacock has been serviced along with all the other through hull fittings.
Bank of 2, 12V batteries fitted with a rotary style isolator. The batteries are recharged via the engine alternator. Shore power cable.
Sails & Rigging
Masthead, sloop rigged yacht with keel stepped anodised aluminium spars. Stainless steel standing rigging with wheel style back stay tensioner. Standing rigging replaced in August 2021. Terylene running rigging, with the majority led aft to helm. Inner baby stay can be used for storm sail. Coachroof mounted halyard winches, cockpit mounted genoa sheet and spinnaker halyard winches. Boom mounted Crusader mainsail with 3 reefing points. Sail Cover and boot in smart burgundy to match sprayhood. Roller furling headsail system sail system by Rotastay. New Genoa with foam luff purchased 2015. Other sails include 2 Asymmetric spinnakers and a storm jib. Two spinnaker poles mounted on deck.
- NEW Standing Rigging 2021
- Crusader Mainsail 2015
- Crusader Roller Furling Genoa 2015
- Spinnakers including poles
Below decks can sleep 5/6 persons over the saloon and forward cabin. The yacht is entered via the companionway and has full standing headroom at the main hatch. To starboard is the chart table/navigation area with instruments, switch panel and engine start. There is a pilot berth situated here if required. Opposite chart table is the galley featuring stainless steel sink with hand pumped fresh water, gas oven and cool box. Forward of the galley is a U-shaped seating area with central table. This area converts to a double. Opposite is another settee/berth. Excellent storage below and behind the seating. Forward of the saloon bulkhead is a heads compartment to port and a hanging locker to starboard. Heads features a sea toilet and pull out sink with vanity unit above. Forward cabin with double berth and opening roof hatch. The forward cabin has a zip up privacy door. 12V lighting throughout.
- Brand new upholstery in quarter berth and forward cabin
- Cot berth above saloon berth
- Adjustable height saloon table with fold out leaf
- Plastimo bulkhead compass
- NASA Clipper Depth - NEW 2021
- NASA Clipper wind speed/direction - NEW 2021
- NASA Clipper GPS
- Standard Horizon 180i Colour chart plotter/GPS
- Raymarine Pathfinder radar
- Raymarine 54E DSC VHF
- Navico 2500 Tiller Pilot
- 25lb CQR anchor with 60M 8mm chain
- 10Lb Kedge anchor 16M 8mm chain
- Anchor Buddy 25lb
- Mooring warps and fenders
- Navigation lights
- Gas alarm
- Dinghy with oars
- Manual and electric bilge pumps
- 2X Horseshoe Buoys - NEW 2021
- XM Oscar lifesling
- 3X Life jackets
- Throwing line
- 3X Fire extinguishers
- Boarding ladder
- Clock and barometer set
- Engine spares
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.
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