The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Contessa 32

£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  315534
  • Length  ·  9.75m
  • Year  ·  1974
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 18hp, Yanmar 2GM20F (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  River Hamble
Boatshed Hamble
Boatshed Hamble
Nic Parton

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer David Sadler
Builder Jeremy Rogers
Lying River Hamble
Last survey 10/07/2021

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2GM20F (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Dimensions

Length 9.75m
LWL 7.31m
Beam 2.90m
Draft Min 1.68m
Draft Max 1.68m
Displacement 4,317kg (9,519.0lbs)
Storage In water

Rig

Sloop rigged Seldon Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2021)

Sails

Reefing mainsail Crusader Sails - Slab (2015) 3 Reefs
Headsail Crusader Sails - Furling (2015)
Other sails cruising chute (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Sprayhood and sail cover new in 2015 (C&J Marine)

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Accommodation

Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Vac flush)

2 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Cooler
Manual water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Sprayhood
Rode
Fenders
Boathook
Instrument Covers

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR and kedge)
dinghy (unknown year)
(Inflatable)

Nav Equipment

Compass
Speed
Log
Wind
Radar
VHF
VHF DSC radio
Autopilot
Clock
Barometer
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life buoys

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

The Contessa 32 is probably one of the best known and best loved offshore cruising boats there is and possibly the best cruiser racer of all time. Designed by David Sadler and built by Jeremy Rogers (they are still in build now), they have an iconic quality that is rightly earned. The Contessa 32 was first designed in 1970 and has proven itself for both racing and seaworthiness in all conditions. It was a Contessa 32 that was the only yacht in the small boat class to finish the disastrous 1979 Fastnet race.

They sail well, have fantastic seakeeping qualities and just look beautiful. Down below they are laid out traditionally; everything is in the right place for being at sea making them a safe and practical cruising boat for single-handers and families alike. She'll look after you all.

With berths for six, including two doubles, a full sized forward facing Nav station with quarter berth, a good sized galley and an attractive saloon area, this vessel is practical and homely with a traditional feel.

With pretty lines, a furling headsail and a slab reefing mainsail, the deck is easy to move around and she has a deep, safe cockpit. This one is looking for some TLC from a new owner.

A trustworthy & versatile yacht for offshore or local sailing in all seasons, come rain or shine, calm or rough seas.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Contessa 32 has been personally photographed and viewed by Nic Parton of Boatshed Hamble. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

Since October 2021

Why are you selling her?

looking for a larger vessel

Where have you sailed her?

East and South Coast UK and Solent

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments 1

Please note this comments section is public. Please do not post your personal details here. To enquire about purchasing this boat, please contact the broker directly at nic@boatshedhamble.com Please read our commenting guidelines before posting.

Anyone buying a Contessa probably knows their reputation, history and characteristics. Wht not say something about this particular boat? Have you actually viewed it?

Christopher W2022-10-22 20:09:21
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