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Contest 40/42S

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Year of construction 1997
Material GRP (Polyester)
Length 40.03 feet
Width 12.6 feet

Basic data of the Contest 40/42S

  • Seller:Contest Brokerage
  • Reference:CB200802
  • Brand:Contest
  • Model:40/42S
  • Ship's name:Harmattan
  • Category:Sailing Yacht
  • Additional category:Sailing Yacht
  • Year of construction:1997
  • Material:GRP (Polyester)
  • Length:40.03 feet
  • Width:12.63 feet
  • Draught:6 feet
  • Variable draught:No
  • Country: Netherlands
  • To view in sales harbour/showroom: No , Contest Yachts, Medemblik - NL (mid september)
  • Price:£ 125.597 VAT Paid (€ 137.500 VAT Paid)



  • Designer: Dick Zaal
  • Shipyard: Contest Yachts - Medemblik
  • Hull number: 40029
  • Hull shape: Roundbilged hull in Flag Blue
  • Deck construction: Teak on GRP
  • Superstructure: GRP
  • Windows: Acrylic windows in hull and superstructure. (Several opening portholes in hull)
  • Vertical clearance: Approx. 19 metres
  • Draught: 195 cm
  • Displacement: Approx. 13 tonnes
  • Ballast: Approx. 5.5 tonnes
  • Steering system: Whitlock steering system
  • Rudder: Rudder in skeg
  • Keel/Lee board: Finkeel
  • Comments:

    2x steering wheel; original and a 60cm diameter steering wheel for easier movement in cockpit.


  • Headroom: Approx. 1,95 mtr
  • Cabins: Mastercabin in aft with French Berth (new upholstery), forward cabin with v-berth
  • Berths: fixed: 0
    4+2 in saloon
  • Type interior: Classic teak interior
  • Curtains: Blue upholstery, yellow curtains
  • Water tank & material: 500 liters
  • Waste water tank: Waste watertank on aft toilet
  • Water system: Electric (new pump 2020)
  • Hot water: Boiler heated by engine and 220v
  • Number of showers: 2x shower with electric drain. Separate shower compartment in aft cabin
  • Toilets: 2x manual toilets
  • Radio/CD player: JVC Radio/CD player with SD card, USB and Bluetooth, 4 speakers in saloon and 2 in cockpit
  • Cooker & fuel: Two burner stove with oven
  • Microwave: Siemens (220V shorepower)
  • Fridge & power source: Yes, toploader in galley with small freezer compartment (new compressor in 2014)
  • Heating: Webasto DW46 (to be checked)
  • Comments:

    Latex matrasses in front and aft cabin, new cushions and upholstery. Extra shower on stern with hot & cold water. TV/radio antenna Triax Ufo2, red courtesy lights in cabin. All cabin lights are LED lights from 2020.

Engine, electrics

  • Brand: Volvo Penta MD22 59hp
  • Year: 1997
  • Engine hours: Approx. 2100 hours
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Fuel consumption: Approx. 3,5 liters/hour
  • Propulsion: S.s. propellor shaft with fixed 3-bladed propellor and rope cutter
  • Cooling system: Indirect cooling
  • Fuel tanks: 350 liters (Stainless steel)
  • Max speed: 8
  • Cruising speed: 6
  • Measuring instruments: Rpm, oilpressure, engine temp. with alarm
  • Bow thruster: 7HP Sleipner
  • Battery: 4x 90ah Varta service (2016), 1x engine battery (2018); 1x bowthruster battery; 1x 55 ah back-up (2012. not connected).
  • Battery charger: "Victron" charger/inverter 12V/50A/1200W
  • Alternator: 2x 60Ah alternator with extra diode
  • Shore power: Yes, with cable
  • Solar panel: 2 x 90 Watt + 1x 55 watt incl. 2 charge controllers
  • Control panel: Contest switchboard at chart table
  • Voltage: 12V and 220V (shorepower / inverter)

Navigation and electronics

  • Compass: Compass on pedestal
  • Log/speed: Autohelm ST50
  • Depth gauge: Autohelm ST50
  • Wind gauge: Autohelm ST50 Close hauled and direction.
  • Navigation lights: Deck and mast navigation lights (tricolour on masttop)
  • Rudder position indicator: At autopilot
  • Autopilot: Autohelm ST7000 with remote control
  • GPS: Garmin 128 + Magellan handheld with World map
  • Chart plotter: Raymarine A50D (2012)
  • Radar: Furuno 1831
  • VHF: Sailor RT4801 DSC (ATIS) with speaker in cockpit + standard Horizon HX290E handheld VHF
  • Weatherfax/Navtex: Vecom K41
  • Comments:

    Watcheye BlackB AIS transponder with USB port - connected to chart plotter and laptop (2012). Isolated backstay with antenna connection.

Rig and sails

  • Sailplan type: Sloop rigged
  • Spars material: Aluminium Seldén Mast with 2 pairs of spreaders
  • Sails material: Dacron by "De Vries Sails"
  • Main sail: Full batten mainsail with RCB cars on mast and Lazy Jack system.
  • Furling mainsail: Slab reefing. Selden Single Line reefing system. Reefing can be carried out from the cockpit.
  • Genoa: Genoa #1 (2010)
  • Jib: High aspect "De Vries Sails" (2011)
  • Genoa reefing system: Furlex genoa reefing system
  • Storm jib: "Schokker Sails" storm jib on cutter stay (2012, unused)
  • Halfwinder, bollejan: "De Vries Sails" gennaker with stripper
  • Winches: 6 Lewmar winches
  • Comments:

    Standing and running rigging replaced in 2012, including addition of running backstays and removable cutterstay with Wichard tensioner. "Seldén" boomvang, cutter-jib rail on deck, backstay adjuster, rocon for genoa, spinaker pole with halyard and downhauler, boomlight with dimmer.

Deck Equipment

  • Anchors & material: Delta anchor with 50mtrs 10mm galvanised chain
  • Anchor windlass: Quick DP3 12V 1000W (2020)
  • Sprayhood: Sprayhood with back cover (2012) + unused spare (2012)
  • Bimini: Bimini on stainless steel frame with 2 extension flaps (2012)
  • Sea rails: S.S. 60cm and life lines
  • Swimming platform: Yes, with teak
  • Swimming ladder: Yes, in stainless steel
  • Fenders, lines: 4 fenders, 4 mooring lines and several spares
  • Comments:

    Outboard bracket, clock and barometer in brass, clinometer, teakseats in pushpit, cover for steering wheel, cockpittent, fire extinguishers (must be checked by new owner). Wintercover for yacht.


  • Life raft: Plastimo Transocean ISO Liferaft (2012) (must be inspected)
  • Bilge pump: Manual bilgepump
  • Radar reflector: Yes
  • Life jackets: Harnass eye's in cockpit
  • Comments:

    The following spare parts comes with the yacht: 

    9 spare stays (original stays 1997, including inspection report) including isolated backstay

    Spare sea cocks and hoses for all engine related through hulls

    Jabsco toilet repair kits

    Drive belt, alternator belt, fuel and oil filter, cool water pump impeller

    Mainsail halyard, Genoa halyard, Genoa sheets, cutter sail halyard

    Solar panel 90 watt (unused)

    Shower set for swimming platform

    boat hook; color printer/copier (Canon), cuttlery


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