Contest 38s. Built 1992. Centre cockpit cruiser. Substantially built, very highly specified and well maintained blue water cruiser yacht from renowned Dutch yard. Sleeps 7 in 2 cabins a rare 2 heads version, quality teak finish throughout. 38hp Beta engine (2015), Vetus bow thruster (2011). Complete sail wardrobe, inmast furling main. Standing rigging 2016. Copper coated hull. Comprehensive nav inventory with many extras. Full safety equipment. 2nd long term private British ownership from new. £73,000
GRP hull and superstructure with full teak decks designed by Dick Zaal
Glass screen with sprayhood
Fin keel with full length skeg rudder
Copper coated hull (2018)
Whitlock wheel steering
(Last survey 2016)
Displacement 8.5 tons
Ballast: 3.5 tons
Beta Marine 38hp engine (new 2015) 4 cyl
Hours Nov 2018 ' 415
Direct shaft drive
Bruntons Autoprop, 3 bladed with rope cutter
Vetus Bowthruster (2011)
Watermaker ' Seafresh H208D ' 23ltrs/hr
(installation needs completing following installation of new engine, planned early 2019)
Comprehensive toolkit, hand tools and spares.
12v DC and 220v AC systems
3 x 110ah domestic batteries (2017)
1 x engine start battery
Charging from engine altenator, sterling controller 80 amp & shore power supply.
Mastervolt inverter 250w
Victron 25ah mobitronic battery controller 25amp
Solar panel 40w
Ampair towed generator
In 2011 2 x heavy duty cables linked from service batteries to bowthruster (per Vetus spec)
Fuel - 270 ltrs (60 gals) in single tank s/s
Water - 350 ltrs (80 gals) in two tanks s/s
Holding - 50 ltrs (11 gals) single tank to forward heads, polypropylene
Rig and Sails
Masthead sloop rigged
2 Removable running back stays
Inner forestay with pelican tension adjuster for storm jib
All lines lead back to cockpit
Stainless steel rigging (2016) 1 x19
Selden Aluminium spars
Spinnaker pole vertically stored
Sail Area 76.8m²
Main In-mast furling North sail (no battens), white of Dacron on Seldon furlin roller (approx. 12 yrs old)
Furling Genoa, Sanders, White of Vandex 135% (approx. 6 yrs old)
Headsail Roller Selden 'Furlex'
Spinnaker/Cruising chute, Sanders, white/green/black (age not known)
Storm jib, hanked system, Sanders, Red (age not known)
(Spare 165% Sanders genoa 10 yrs old in good condition)
2 x Pontos 4-speed -
genoa winches 40ST (2016)
2 x Andersen spinnaker winches
3 x mast winches
1 x Enkes mainsail furling winch, cockpit mounted
(2 spare ST44 Enkes winches, original vgc)
Accommodation for 6/7, in 2 en-suite cabins, and up to 3 in saloon.
High quality teak joinery throughout all varnished gloss and/or satin finish.
Teak & holly striped floors
Contest marine upholstery.
Up to 1.9m headroom throughout.
Offset drop leaf saloon table with seating for 6
2x en suite Jabsco PAR toilets
2x en suite showers, plus deck shower
Hot/cold water in 2 heads, galley and on deck
Pressurised system with backup foot pump in galley
30 ltr (approx) Calorifier/Immersion heater in process for replacement in 2019 freshwater with 220v heater
Webasto HL32 Cabin Heating with 3 outlets and a thermostat in the saloon.
(not commissioned/used by current ownership)
Seafresh H208D Watermaker, delivering 23 galls per hour (2004) not re-commissioned at present awaiting pump.
Techimpex gas cooker with 3 burners and oven
Built-in 110 litre 12v fridge (4 cu ft) Isotherm unit
Ice Box in fridge
Crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils (original Contest melamine plates, glasses, bowls etc)
Alpine CDE-987 stereo radio/CD player in saloon, with speakers also in aft cabin
220v vacuum cleaner
2 x Clocks
2 x Barometer
Lofrans 1000w 2 way electric windlass (2016) with hand and remote contols
35lb Delta main anchor with 65m chain 8mm (2009)
40lb Danforth kedge anchor with 10m chain and 50m lead weighted rope 8mm
5lb folding grapnel anchor line for dinghy
Original Contest winter covers ' heavy duty, 3 part zipped annually valeted
Boarding ladder with 2011 integral Morangie custom-designed lifting bathing platform (s/s, teak)
S/S bar to enable mounting of passerelle from bow (using spinnaker halyard up/down)
Comprehensive navigation lights
Folding mast steps
Gallows outboard engine hoist
Folding cockpit table
Fitted cockpit seat cushions (Assorted dk. blue)
Assorted loose cockpit cushions
Raytheon R40XX Mono radar
Garmin 128 GPS (2004)
ICS Nav6 Navtex (2004)
Simrad NX40 chartplotter (2010)
Raymarine ST7001 auto pilot (2004)
Icom M503 VHF transceiver with DS100 DSC controller with cockpit command control unit (2004).
Icom M31 handheld VHF
SSB: Icom M800UK HF transceiver
Plath binnacle mounted compass (refurbished 2012 by manufacturer)
B&G Log with analogue readout in cockpit and on chart table Multi Functional Display unit
B&G speed, direction and magnified direction, with readout in cockpit and at chart table.
B&G depth with readout on cockpit and chart table with Multi Functional Display units
Comar AIS unit (2010) networked to the chart plotter and radar
Charts of Greece and Navionics charts of Med.
Heikell and various pilots and books of Italy, Greece and Turkey
Iridium sat nav requires annual contract (for w/w oceanic use)
B&G Hydra multi readout ' Wind speed, direction (+magnified),speed (water log),speed over ground, depth all in cockpit and at chart table.
The chart plotter, AIS receiver, radar, autopilot, Navtex, and B&G system are networked, enabling, for example, the display of key navigation information on a cockpit MFD display, and chart plotter control of the autopilot.
Zodiac 4 person inflatable (2006), carried on deck when inflated and in the cockpit locker otherwise.
3.5hp 4-stroke Outboard (2006) mounted on a pushpit bracket (serviced and winterised 2018).
Seago GX4 4 person life raft ' last serviced May 2016
2 Life buoys
Dan buoy (auto inflated)
4 fire extinguishers
(incl engine comp auto seafire FG75 with warning light, manual fuel cut off in cockpit on control panel)
Electric auto bilge pump
2 manual bilge pumps
Flares ' probably out of date
Seasound security alarm system (not used in current ownership)
The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.
Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.
Title Documents and Tax -
Listed below are the documents/or copies of what we have seen on listing this yacht.
Bill of Sale to current owners (2010) from original owner.
Dutch VAT paid Certificate/Customs form 1993
Builders Certificate 1992
Lloyds Hull Certificate 1992
|Length:||37'3 ft / 11.35 m|
|Length at Waterline:||30'6 ft / 9.30 m|
|Beam:||12 ft / 3.66 m|
|Engine Make/Model:||Beta Marine|
|Num Cabins:||2 Cabin|