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Contessa 32

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Boat REF# 124076
This boat has been sold
Length 9.75m (32'0")
Year 1981
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 20hp, Beta 20 (2006)
Lying Plymouth


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Extra Details

Designer David Sadler
Builder JJ Taylor & Sons, Canada
Lying Plymouth
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 70.0 ltr (15.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 15/03/2006


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Beta 20 (2006)
Engine Hours engine1:   250
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Generator output 0KVA

Rutland 913 wind generator


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 9.75m (32'0")
LWL 7.30m (23'11")
Beam 2.90m (9'6")
Draft Min 1.68m (5'6")
Draft Max 1.68m (5'6")
Displacement 4,309kg (9,501.3lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1981) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2006)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Hood - Slab (2009)
Headsail - Furling (2009)
Other sails Unused cruising shute (unknown year)
Spare main (unknown year)
Spare genoa (unknown year)
Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Standing rigging all replaced between 2006 - 2010
New furler 2005
Spinnaker pole 2008
Hood headssail 2009
Lazyjacks and stackpack

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power Inverter


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

Mikuni cabin heating
New upholstery 2007

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Masthead fitted TV aerial
Voyager windvane steering system
Twin cockpit mounted compasses.
Clipper Navtex
Raymarine C80 GPS chartplotter radar
Raymarine Speed, Wind, Depth, Log
Raymarine ST4000+ autopilot
Simrad TP30 Tiller pilot
ICOM IC-M421 DSC VHF radio

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric windlass
2 anchors
(Delta and Bruce)
50.00m (164'1") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of rode

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Fire blanket
Raymarine Lifetag system

Broker's Comments

The legendary David Sadler designed Contessa 32 is renowned for her comfortable cruising capabilities. This vessel was built in Canada and was sailed accross the pond by its 85 year old previous owner! Since then she has been extensively upgraded including the new engine in 2006, new sails in 2009, new standing rigging, new upholstery in 2007, excellent navigation equipment and much much more. Now presented for sale with all these benefits due to the current owners living overseas.

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 Stephen Grimshaw of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.