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Contest Yachts, Medemblik, the Netherlands 40S

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Boat ref 99872

Boat Reference 99872    
Boat Name Red Fly Build Year 1996
Boat Price 149,750 EUR VAT Status Included
Hull Construction Polyester sandwich Lying Medemblik - NL
Builder Contest Yachts, Medemblik, the Netherlands Designer Dick Zaal
LOA 12 metres LWL  metres
Deaft 1.7 metres Beam 3.85 metres
Displacement Approx. 11.6 tonnes Ballast Aprrox. 5.4 tonnes
Engine(s) Engine Horsepower 59HP
Fuel Type Diesel Fuel Tankage  litres


Centre cockpit blue water cruiser

This Contest 40/42S is a joy to look at with her Burgondy Red hull (spraypainted in 2014). The yacht is very well kept and many items have been renwed (navigation equipment, upholstery, line etc.. Due to comfortable sailing performance and high equipment level she is easy to handle with two persons. Her spacious interior in teak style provides great comfort and sleeps 4 in both cabins and 2 in saloon. If you are looking for a high quality yacht with many upgrades, this is the yacht you should come and visit. Now available at the Contest yard in Medemblik. More pictures will follow soon.

Shape: Rounbilged Sandwich composite hull wine red (Alexseal) with golden striping, newly spraypainted in 2014
Rudder: Rudder in skeg
Steering system: Whitlock wheel steering (rack & pinion system)
Windows: Acrylic in aluminium frames
Load displacement (kg): Approx. 11.6 tonnes
Ballast (kg): Aprrox. 5.4 tonnes
Vertical clearance (m): Approx. 18.5 metres excl. antenna's
Build Nr.: 40023

Material, colours: Classic handcrafted teak interior
Upholstery, curtains: Off -white leather upholstery
Saloons: Spacious saloon
Cabins: Forward guest cabin with V-berth, Owners cabin aft with double centreline berth
Berths: 2 x forward cabin, 2 x aftcabin, 2 x saloon
Headroom: Apporox. 1.93
Cooking device: Eno 2-burner stove with oven (2013)
Other: Spacious teak interior with ample daylight coming in, U-shaped and straight settee, galley in passage to aftcan with 2 x stainless steel sink with Corian worktop.

Engine, electrics, water
Power: 59HP
Engine hours: Hour counter defect. Estimated hours 1.980
Fuel tank: Stainless steel, 350L.
Cooling system: Indirect cooling system
Propulsion: Stainless steel propeller shaft with Max. Prop 3-bladed feathering propeller.
Fuel consumption: Approx. 4 L/H
Measuring instruments: RPM, temperature, voltage, oil pressure
Voltage: 12V/230V
Operating panel: Switchpanel at navigation seat
Alternator: Second alternator on engine
Water pressure system: Electric water pressure system
Warm water: Boiler (230V, engine and heating system)
Water tank: 2 x 250L in stainless steel
Holding tank: 45L.
Shore power: Yes, with circuit breaker
Water tank gauge: X
Fuelmeter: X
Other: All through hull fittings were replaced in 2014

Rig and sails
Type: Sloop rigged, complete rigging checked in 2014
Spars, stays: Sèlden aluminium mast with 2-pairs of spreaders, aluminium boom and spinnaker pole
Winches: 2 x Lewmar 54ST for genoa, 2 x Lewmar 40ST ( one of them electric), 1 x 40ST on mast. 2 x 44ST Halyard
Genoa: Park & Kay Suffolk, Laminate (2011)
Genoa reefing system: Furlex genoa reefing system
Other: Isolated and adjustable backstay, removable cutterstay with sail, Sèlden rodkicker, various new running rigging, genoa and main sheets replaced by Dyneema in 2015

Navigation and electronics
Rudder indicator: On autopilot
Weatherfax/Navtex: Furuno NX-300
Other: All nmea 0183 is replaced by nmea 2000 Simrad in 2012.

Windlass: Simpson & Lawrence electric windlass
Fenders, lines: Ample
Exterior cushions: Yes
Swimming ladder: Yes, stainless steel and teak
Sea rails, pushpit, pullpit: Stainless steel, 2 wires, 2 opening gates on both sides
Other: Barometer and Clock (L.J. Harri, Amsterdam), teak cockpit table, cupholder for steering pedestal, cockpit light in boom, hot & cold shower at cockpit,

Radar reflector: Blipper
Gas bottle locker: Yes
Other: Harness eyes in cockpit,

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In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate, at this own expense, to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. The vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.