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Contessa 32

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Boat REF# 161766
This boat has been sold
Length 9.75m (32'0")
Year 1976
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 28hp, Volvo 2003 (1992)
Lying South Devon


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Extra Details

Designer David Sadler
Builder Jeremy Rogers
Lying South Devon
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 77.0 ltr (16.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 28hp
Engine make and model Volvo 2003 (1992)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Engine last serviced April 2013


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 9.75m (32'0")
LWL 7.31m (24'0")
Beam 2.89m (9'6")
Draft Min 1.60m (5'3")
Draft Max 1.60m (5'3")
Displacement 4,300kg (9,481.5lbs)
Headroom 1.82m (6'0")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2010)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Crusader - Slab (2007) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Crusader - Furling (2007)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Storm jib (unknown year)
Genoa 1 (unknown year)
Genoa 2 (unknown year)
Spare main (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Furlex 2005
Seldon rod kicker (2005)
2x spinnaker / whisker poles
Lazy jacks & stack pack (2013)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish 2 pack finish

Sea cocks replaced 2010


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Vac flush)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Drapes tick
Manual water system tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
AIS Receiver tick
Depth sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Handheld Plastimo compass included
Emergency VHF aerial

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 anchors
(Rocna & Fortress)
25.00m (82'0") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of rode
Waveco dinghy (2009)
Additional chain and warps

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Fume detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Spare tiller (emergency)
Emergency drogue & sail pick up (2013)

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale an ever popular Contessa 32. The Contessa 32 is a classic 'cruiser-racer' with a tremendous pedigree. First seen at the Boat Show in 1970, over 750 have since been built. Their reputation for seaworthiness is second to none and yet they are still a most beautiful boat to look at. This Contessa 32 is unexpectedly being offered for sale and is being sold very well equipped with a good inventory, good sail wardrobe and very recent new standing rigging. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
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 Paul Singer of Boatshed Dartmouth. 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.