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Sunderland Tyne & Wear UK
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The Contessa 32 was introduced following the success of the ever-popular Contessa 26. The boat was again produced using the successful David Sadler/Jeremy Rogers partnership and was first revealed to the boating public in early 1973. Such was the success that demand outstripped production very quickly and to alleviate the already growing 2-year waiting list, bigger premises were obtained. Over 700 of these fantastic yachts were produced and thanks to an active "Owners Association" which organises races and social events, these boats are still desirable today.
The popularity is due to their beautiful lines, performance in light winds and the safety offered in a tempest. While they may lack the creature comforts of their modern French-built cousins, the Contessa 32 has a lot to offer as an offshore cruiser/racer.
This particular example has a smart black painted hull, a reliable Beta inboard diesel and a decent set of sails including a 2017 furling genoa with foam luff, smart black canvas lazy bag with matching sprayhood and cockpit enclosure and a Neptune Wind Vane self-steering system.
Below decks can sleep 5/6 persons over the saloon and forward cabin.
The yacht is entered via the companionway and has full standing headroom at the main hatch.
To starboard is the chart table/navigation area with instruments, switch panel and engine start.
There is a pilot berth situated here if required.
Opposite chart table is the galley featuring stainless steel sink, hand pumped fresh water, gas oven and cool box.
Forward of the galley is a U-shaped seating area with central table. This area converts to a double.
Opposite is another settee/berth. Excellent storage below and behind the seating.
Forward of the saloon bulkhead is a heads compartment to port and a hanging locker to starboard.
Heads features a sea toilet and pull out sink with vanity unit above.
Forward cabin with double berth and opening roof hatch. The forward cabin has a zip up privacy door.
12V lighting throughout. Clock and barometer set in traditional brass.
Plastimo bulkhead compass
Autohelm wind speed/direction
Autohelm radar (chart table)
Autohelm GPS (chart table)
Autohelm TriData log/speed/depth
Sailor RT144B VHF Radio Telephone
Autohelm 2000+ tiller pilot
Plough anchor with 90feet chain and 40 feet warp
Mooring warps and fenders
Mercury 2hp outboard
Manual and electric bilge pumps
Complete cockpit enclosure
Clock and barometer set
GRP constructed yacht with black painted topsides with gold decoration and white coach roof.
1.68M draft jin keel with skeg mounted rudder and tiller steering.
2041 kgs ballast giving ballast ratio of 47% making her excellent in a blow.
Deep self bailing cockpit with sail locker to port and to the rear. Teak slatted locker tops.
Stainless steel bow and stern rails joined by stanchions and guardwires.
Neptune wind vane steering fitted to transom is a reliable crew member.
Raised accommodation deck with four port lights either side and two opening deck hatches for ventilation.
Teak capping rails around bulwark and transom. Teak grab rails on cochroof.
Engine & Electrics:
Vessel powered by a reliable and economical Beta BD722 inboard diesel engine.
Engine has completed 570 hours and has been well maintained.
Vessel cruises at 5 knots under engine at 2000rpm.
Most recent service in March 2017 but has not worked in anger since. Oil is clean.
Hurth reduction gearbox driving a 3 bladed fixed propeller protected by skeg.
Bank of 2, 12V batteries fitted with a rotary style isolator.
The batteries are recharged via the engine alternator.
Mast & Rigging:
Masthead, sloop rigged yacht with keel stepped anodised aluminium spars.
Stainless steel standing rigging with wheel style back stay tensioner.
Terylene running rigging, with the majority led aft to helm.
Inner baby stay with lever attachment. Used for storm sail.
Coachroof mounted halyard winches, cockpit mounted genoa sheet and spinnaker halyard winches.
Boom mounted mainsail with 3 reefing points. Lazybag and boot in black new in 2017
Roller furling headsail system by Profurl. New Genoa with foam luff purchased 2017.
Other sails include a spare genoa, a lightweight jib and a storm jib.
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Beta BD722|
|Length over all:||32'|
|Length at waterline:||24'|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|