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Contest Yachts

Contest Yachts, formerly known as Conyplex BV, is a family run business in its third generation. They have been building sailing yachts in Holland since 1965. It all started with modest, but very popular cruising yachts like the Contest 25 of which 400 were built. Conyplex went on to establish a reputation for strongly built offshore boats such as the 35, 37 and 41 that sail well and have excellent interior layouts and superlative finish. The 1990's saw the launch of the sleek but rugged CS range which proved a huge success with owners. The current Georg Nissen designed models from the 45CS, launched in 2006, through to the all new 72CS signal the introduction of significantly faster, and closer winded, infusion moulded hull forms offering lighter weight but increased structural stiffness. Under the skin too Contest are known for their exemplary quality and attention to detail. They are now firmly in the top echelon of high specification, blue-water cruising boat builders with a range spanning 45 to 72 feet. Added to the range in 2013 was the all new aft cockpit Contest 42CS as well as the 52MC motor boat, launched to much acclaim in December 2012.

Newly announced in Autumn 2014 is the all new Contest 67CS, designed by Judel Vrolijk in the style of the CS range with a fresh eye on achieving ever higher levels of comfort and performance.

The boats are semi-custom built to the highest standards with in-house capability in all key manufacturing processes. Conyplex have a modern moulding, fit-out, painting and maintenance facility on the Ijselmeer at Medemblik, about an hour north of Amsterdam. The breadth of in-house resources enables the yard to offer, not only a very wide range of customisation possibilities, but also a complete refit, refurbishment and winter storage facility which trades as Medemblik Yacht Services (MYS). Prospective buyers are very welcome to visit the yard and see the quality that is built-in to these fine boats, built to easily exceed the Cat A Ocean standard of the CE recreational craft directive.

Charles Watson Marine is the sole agent for Contest in the UK and Ireland.

 

Contest 42CS

Contest 42CS

The Contest 42CS – a unique cruiser that sets a new standard for sailing yachts in this size bracket.

Contest 45CS

Contest 45CS

The sleek lines of the joinery and furniture contribute to the ambient appearance of the saloon, the oak floor contrasts perfectly with the teak cupboards and the lighting plan is well thought through.

Contest 50CS

Contest 50CS

Designed by Georg Nissen her clean lines, sophisticated rig with ample sail area and careful weight saving make the 50CS an extremely easy yacht for a couple to handle while guaranteeing optimal trimming possibilities.

Contest 52MC

Contest 52MC

The all new Contest 52MC has been introduced to meet a demand from existing Contest owners for a compact and powerful motor yacht for exploring inland as well as offshore waters.

Contest 57CS

Contest 57CS

With its flush deck and low, integrated superstructure, the Contest 57CS has a truly striking appearance. Daylight floods into the interior through the large windows, generating an exceptionally pleasant atmosphere.

Contest 62CS

Contest 62CS

Discover the world, go where you want when you want, securely and comfortably; this is the leitmotif of the Contest 62CS. The elegant lines of this impressive 62-footer are characterised by a spacious open deck and a well integrated superstructure.

Contest 72CS

Contest 72CS

Synthesising our more than 50 years of experience and craftsmanship with the very latest engineering and technology, the 72CS is the phenomenal new flagship of the Contest fleet. Sensually sleek.