Boat Details

Boat Name
Contest 43
Ready to use
43 ft
Fuel Type
Hull Material



1992 Contest 43

Year: 1992
Builder: Contest
Model: 43
Class: Cruiser
Length: 43ft / 13m
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull material: Fiberglass
The Dutch Company Contest is worldwide renowned for it´s quality and reliability.
She is coming extremely well equipped and self sufficient to sail around the world. She had a big refit in 2016: new electronic system, new davit construction, new water maker and much more.
The yacht had two private owners so far and has never been used as a charter yacht. She has been located for the most times in the Netherlands and only got used on weekends or short term trips. In the last 6 years she has been moved to the Mediterranean and crossed the Atlantic in 2017. Since then she is around in the lovely water of the Caribbean. The owner is currently living on the boat and is maintaining it daily.
• Designer: Dick Zaal
• Builder: Contest Yachts, Medemblik, the Netherlands.
• Hull number: 019
• Hull Type: Fin with rudder on skeg
• Hull shape: Roundbilged hull in cream with green striping.
• Deck construction: Teak
• Windows: Double glazing in superstructure, acrylic portholes in hull.
• Length waterline: 11.05m/ 36.3ft
• Beam: 4.00m/ 13.1ft
• Draft: 1.95m/ 6.5ft
• Displacement: 12.900Kg/ 28.437lbs
• Ballast: 5.780Kg/ 12.740lbs
• Mast height above waterline: 19.35m/62ft
• Steering system: Whit lock wheel steering, steering wheel with leather gripping.
• Keel: Steel, bulb shape.
• Covers: Cockpit winter cover and sun/rain awning.
• Comments: central cockpit keeps you dry during navigation.
• The boat has 3 Cabins with 6 berth. Two of them are full cabins with separate bathroom. One room is a passage room with a loft bed. Forward cabin has V-shaped two single bed and can be combined as a double bed. Aft cabin has a double bed with sprung slats under the mattress.
• Showers: 2 in total. Aft bathroom has a separate shower, forward bathroom has shower included.
• Toilette: 2 manual Jabasco
• Type interior: Classic teak flooring. ( needs to be varnished)
• Saloon table: foldable
• TV screen: none
• Sound system: two speakers in saloon, two speakers in cockpit
• Kitchen stove: 3 gas burners & oven.
• Refrigerator: 2 in total. Isotherm, air cooling ; Frijomatic seawater cooling.
• Sink: double stainless steel sink
• Water tanks: 2x tanks in total 750 liters, 165 imp. gallons, stainless steel.
• Water tank gauge: yes
• Water system: Electric water pressure system.
• Water boiler: is heated by engine or shore power (not in use, to be checked)
• Galley features: big trash department under the stair way. Beside the electrical water pump the sink has a manual fresh water pump.
• The two couches in the saloon are long and great as a resting place while on navigation
• All the interior bilges and closets has been painted in 2017.
Engine & electrics
• Brand: Yanmar 4JH2-TE
• Year: 1992
• Power: 65HP; 3600rpm
• Engine hours: 3000
• Fuel type: Diesel
• Fuel consumption: approx. 3.5 ltr/hr
• Fuel tank: 2x stainless steel tanks, new 2019, approx. 350L / 92gal with 3 pre fuel filters and all piping new 2019
• Fuel tank gauge: yes
• Measuring instruments: RPM,engine temp, oil pressure, charging current.
• Max speed: approx. 7knots
• Cruising speed: approx. 5.5knots
• Cooling system: indirect cooling system.
• Bow thruster: Side power SP95T (with separate battery AMG)
• Propulsion: 3-bladed max prop & original propeller.
• Dry shaft: PSS with seawater cooling, new 2017.
• Batteries:
1x Service battery: Mastervolt lithium Mli ultra12/5000,12v,360Ah. New 2016.
1x engine battery AGM, 75Ah, new 2021.
1x Bow thruster AGM 150Ah, new 2016.
• Battery charger: Victron Pallas 12/50.
• Voltmeter: Mobitronic controller.
• Inverter: Victron Phoenix 12/2.500.
• Isolation transformer: Victron 3600W, 115/230v, 32/16A, with shorepower cable
• Alternator: Hitachi, new 2016.
• Wind generator: Eclectic energy D400, Industrial. New 2017, with Amph gauge.
• Solar panels: 2x Waaree 200W, 12v. System control Ateca Tarom. Mounting structure with 3 different position.
• Water maker: Aquatec DD500, 60L/hr.
• Comments: Engine room repainting and new isolation 2016. Engine overhauled and repainted with 2000 hours.
Navigation & Electronics
• Compass: On steering pedestal.
• EPIR: B1 ocean signal, new 2016
• Plotter: Raymarine eS Series 98. Touch screen, WiFI,new 2016.
• Radar: Raymarine Quantum, new 2016
• VHF: Raymarine Ray60, new 2016.
• AIS: Raymarine 350/650 AIS splitter lod, new 2016.
• Depth sounder: Raymarine ST60 & depth instrument.
• Wind direction: Raymarine ST60 & close hauted wind instrument.
• Speed: Raymarine ST60 & speed instrument.
• Graphic: Raymarine ST60 & graphic design.
• Pilot-Remote: Smart pilot controller Raymarine ST6002
• Pilot-Remote: Smart pilot Raymarine S100
• Manual VHF: Floating standard Horizon HX300E, new 2016.
• Mainsail: UK, 37,4m 402 sq ft, new 2020.
• Genova 1: 74.5 sq mt, 800 sq ft
• Genova 2: 55.6 sq mt, 598sq ft
• Spinnaker: 164.8 sq mt, 1772 sq ft
• Strom sail:. 2 units.
• Mast: Selden rolling system.
• Furling rolling: Genova system.
Deck equipment
• Windlass: Simpson Lawrence 1200
• Deck winches: 1 Electric Lewmar 43
•2 Manual Lewmar 56 auto block
•3 Manual Lewmar 46 auto block
•1 Andersen Scandinavia 10, on the mast, no auto block. •1 Manual Lewmar 46, on the mast, no auto block.
•1 Manual Lewmar 43, on the mast, no auto block.
• Anchor: CQR, 20Kg/ 44lb, 10mm chain, 50m/164ft.
• Fenders: 10 units
• Liferaft: Arimar, 6 persons. Needs to be survey.
• Dinghy: 3D Tender, 2.80m/ 9.2ft long, aluminum hull, PVC, new 2017, with chaps.
• Outboard engine: 12 HP, 2 stroke, Xuan Lang, new 2021, with fuel tank15L/4gal, lift harness, engine cover.


Contact Information

Panama City Beach, FL, USA

Date of Update

Date of Update
August 26, 2019


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