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Contest 50CS

£ 390.511 (€ 425.000) VAT Paid (€ 435.000)
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Year of construction 2005
Material GRP (Polyester)
Length 49.18 feet
Width 15.0 feet

Yanmar 100 HP Diesel. Very well equipped blue water cruiser

Basic data of the Contest 50CS

  • Seller:Contest Brokerage
  • Reference:CB200803
  • Brand:Contest
  • Model:50CS
  • Ship's name:Ithaka
  • Motorization:Yanmar 100 HP Diesel
  • Category:Sailing Yacht
  • Additional category:Sailing Yacht
  • Year of construction:2005
  • Material:GRP (Polyester)
  • Length:49.18 feet
  • Width:15.03 feet
  • Draught:7 feet
  • Variable draught:No
  • Country: Netherlands
  • To view in sales harbour/showroom: No , Medemblik, The Netherlands
  • Price:£ 390.511 VAT Paid (€ 425.000 VAT Paid)



  • Remarks:

    This Contest 50CS is a 3 cabin version which is fully equipped for blue water crusing with equipment such as watermaker, heating, air conditioning, SSB radio, storm sail on furler, genaker, Code-0 and Hydrogenerator. She is very well maintained and has undergone a complete refit during the recent years. As such she has a new standing rig, new B&G navigation electronics, new charger/inverter, new Gori Propeller, new cutlass bearing and rudder bearings, new sprayhood plus extension and a newly re-caulked teak deck. Her light upholstery makes her interior fresh and warm at the same time. She sails 2-6 persons in great comfort and ease, due to her hydraulic operated sails and electrical winsches. With her large generator she is independent form shore power wihch enables you to anchor in idyllic areas. If you are looking for a very well equipped and perfectly maintained "Blue water cruiser", you should have a look at Ithaka.

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  • Designer: Georg Nissen
  • Shipyard: Contest Yachts, The Netherlands
  • Hull number: 50019
  • CE-standard: CE-A
  • Hull shape: Roundbilged hull in Vacuum infused GRP, sprayed in AWL grip dark blue
  • Deck construction: Teak on GRP, recaulked in 2019!
  • Superstructure: Vacuum infused GRP
  • Windows: Double glazing in superstructure and acrylic in portholes
  • Vertical clearance: Approx. 23.5 metres
  • Draught: 215 cm
  • Displacement: 18.9 tons
  • Ballast: 6,100 Kg
  • Steering system: Wheel steering, with rack & pinion
  • Rudder: Balanced spade rudder
  • Keel/Lee board: Fin throat with bulb
  • Comments:

    Rubbing tight in teak/stainless steel, rudder mechanism overhauled in 2018, etc.


  • Layout and spaces inside: Saloon with G-shaped sofa and chart table.
  • Headroom: Approx 2.05 mtr.
  • Cabins: 3 cabins with 2 double beds and 2 bunk beds
  • Berths: fixed: 0
  • Type interior: Hand crafted teak interior
  • Curtains: Light grey / beige upholstery (new in 2011) in saloon and white curtains
  • Water tank & material: 800L in polyethylene
  • Water maker: "Aquatec" 220V 150L/H NEW in 2018
  • Waste water tank: 2 x 45L
  • Water system: Electric pressurized
  • Hot water: Boiler
  • Number of showers: 2 separate shower cabins with drainage
  • Toilets: 1 x Electric (big bowl) aft, 1 x manual forward
  • Television: Flat screen television in saloon and aft cabin (to be checked)
  • Radio/CD player: Radio/CD player with speakers inside (outside to be renewed)
  • Cooker & fuel: Force 10 3-burner with stove, remote controlled gasvalve
  • Microwave: Siemens in stainless steel
  • Fridge & power source: 115L
  • Freezer: Yes, top loader in galley
  • Heating: Webasto Thermo 90 (for hot water & heating)
  • Air conditioning: "Webasto" Blue Cool in saloon, mid & forward cabin. NEW in 2017!
  • Comments:

    New toppers on matrasses of owners cabin and forward cabin in 2017 by "Neptune", ample sockets throughout the yacht, sun blindings/mosquitonets in forward aft cabin and toilets, cockpit speakers, coockerhood above stove (220V), etc.


Engine, electrics

  • Brand: Yanmar
  • Year: 2005
  • Power: 100HP
  • Engine hours: Approx. 1800 hours
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Fuel consumption: Approx. 5 l/h, subject to revs
  • Propulsion: Stainless steel propeller shaft with a NEW (in 2020) 24" Gori folding propeller and new cutlass bearing
  • Cooling system: Indirect cooling system
  • Fuel tanks: 700L stainless steel, with new inspection hatches and completely cleaned in 2017
  • Max speed: 9 mace
  • Cruising speed: 7.5 club
  • Measuring instruments: RPM
  • Bow thruster: Sleipner 24V 10HP
  • Battery: Service: 8x 85Ah "Mastervolt" (all 2016!!!!)
  • Battery charger: Victron Energy charger/inventor 3000W/16 Amp. New in 2020
  • Alternator: 80Ah and 90Ah
  • Generator: 6.5 KW Fisher Panda (overhauled in 2019/2020)
  • Inverter: Victron Energy 3000W / 16 Amp New in 2020
  • Shore power: Yes, with cable
  • Control panel: Professional switchboard by Philippi including 2 new battery monitors and new charger/inverter control panel
  • Voltage: 12/24/220V
  • Comments:

    New starter, bow thruster & generator batteries 3x "Optima" in 2019/2020, galvanic isolator "Mastervolt" MASS GI newin 2016, "Swi Tec" hydrogen generator with charger for solar panel (2017), double separ filter on engine, New cutlass bearing in 2020, etc.


Navigation and electronics

  • Compass: Suunto on steering pedestal
  • Log/speed: NEW in 2016: Brooks & Gatehouse Zeus3
  • Depth gauge: NEW in 2016: Brooks & Gatehouse Zeus3, with forward looking scan
  • Wind gauge: NEW in 2016: Brooks & Gatehouse Zeus3
  • Navigation lights: Standard + 3-coloured mast headlight and strobe light
  • Rudder position indicator: On autopilot
  • Autopilot: NEW in 2016: Brooks & Gatehouse Zeus3 with remote control
  • GPS: Included in radar/plotter plus independly working Furuno GPS GP-33 (new in 2017)
  • Chart plotter: NEW in 2016: Brooks & Gatehouse Zeus3 at chart table and second screen in cockpit
  • SSB receiver: NEW in 2017: ICOM 802 with backstay antenna
  • VHF: Independently working Simrad VHF system, one with second station at cockpit
  • Weatherfax/Navtex: Furuno NX300B
  • Comments:

    A complete B&G Zeus3 package is mounted in 2016, including a voltage regulator. A Jefa autopilot motor is on board as spare, R&R Pacific antenna.

Rig and sails

  • Sailplan type: Fractional rigging, aluminum Hall mast in white
  • Main sail: Doyle (2014). "Stratis Technora" with double tafetta.
  • Furling mainsail: Hydraulic in mast furling (outhaul hydraulic as well)
  • Genoa: Doyle (2016). "Stratis carbon/Technora" with double tafetta
  • Genoa reefing system: Reckmann hydraulic furling
  • Storm jib: Storm jib with reinfored material "Stratis technora" on manual pro-furl furler system
  • Gennaker: North Sails with snuffer
  • Winches: 2 x 48ST elec. (mainsheet), 2 x 65ST elec. (genoa) 3 x ST halyard, all Lewmar
  • Comments:

    New backstays and check stays in 2016 and standing rigging replaced in 2019, New "Seldén rodkicker" boomvang (sprayed in white) in 2013 (adjustable from cockpit), genoa cars adjustable from cockpit, New backstay tensioner by Reckmann in 2018, Code-0 on furler by "UK Halsey -De Vries Sails (approx. 2010), double set of main sail sheet blocks in 2019, sun covers by "Lundh" for mainsail (partly), storm jib and genoa, etc.

Deck Equipment

  • Anchors & material: 30kg spade anchor with 50 mtr of chain and 40 mtr line plus 30kg s.s. bracket anchor
  • Anchor windlass: Simpson & Lawrence electric (up and down) with 50 mtrs. galvanised 10 mm. chain.
  • Sprayhood: New in 2020 with sprayhood extension & leather covered grab bars and further extendable for full cockpit tent
  • Bimini: New in 2016, with side covers plus tropical tent over boom with coverage for entire salon and cockpit area
  • Outdoor cushions: Several
  • Sea rails: 75CM 3 wires with opening gates on both sides
  • Swimming platform: Yes, covered with teak
  • Swimming ladder: Yes, in stainless steel with teak steps.
  • Fenders, lines: Ample set of Fenders & lines
  • Comments:

    Deckwashpump with salt or fresh water, s.s., cupholder on pedestal, roperack in aft lockers, s.s. protection strip at bow, alarm installation, fog horn, hot and cold shower at bathing platform, 2 folding teak seats at stern, canvas cover for wash boards, out board engine bracket on push pit, new mounted outboard engine lift in 2018, etc.


  • Life raft: Transocean ISO 9650-1 for 6 persons, new 2018 (re-inspection potentially required)
  • EPIRB: Simrad 406 (battery date august 2017)
  • Bilge pump: Yes, 2x elec & manual
  • Radar reflector: Yes, cyclops on mast head
  • Gas bottle locker with drain: In stern with 2 *11 liters GRP Gas bottles
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