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Contessa 32

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Boat REF# 173126
removed from sale
Length 9.75m (32'0")
Year 1975
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 19hp, Volvo MD2020 (2002)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Designer David Sadler
Builder Jeremy Rogers Ltd
Lying Essex
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 54.5 ltr (12.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 81.8 ltr (18.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 19hp
Engine make and model Volvo MD2020 (2002)
Engine Hours engine1:   157.5
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3-Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

The Volvo Engine was manufactured in 2002 but fitted "as new" with zero hours in 2010; since then it has run for circa 158 hours and had two oil and filter changes the most recent in 2013.
Darglow FeatherStream 3- Blade Folding Prop - New 2010.
New Electrical Panel with built in circuit breakers fitted in 2014.
Space and wiring for two batteries - only one currently fitted.


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Length 9.75m (32'0")
LWL 7.31m (24'0")
Beam 2.90m (9'6")
Draft Min 1.68m (5'6")
Draft Max 1.68m (5'6")
Displacement 4,317kg (9,519.0lbs)
Headroom 1.82m (6'0")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1975) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2010)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Dolphin - Slab (2013)
Headsail Dolphin - Furling (2013)
Other sails Tri-radial Spinnaker (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)

Running rigging replaced - 2010.
Sails valeted & serviced - 2013.
Sacrificial Strip on Genoa new in 2013.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


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

Hull below the water line treated by Foxes Ipswich in 2000.
Hull topsides professionally resprayed by foxes in 2000.
Chain Plates & U-Bolts replaced in 2010 with manufacturer's original parts.
Rudder Bushes, Fore Hatch and Mast Gaiter replaced with new original manufacturers supplied spares in 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
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Carpet tick
Manual water system tick

FWD cabin door available.
Saloon Berths have Lee Cloths.

2 burner spirit Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Navman 5600 Chart Plotter (New 2010)
Navman 7200 VHF DSC (New 2010).
Plastimo Contest Compass x 2.
Autopilot AH800
Navman Speed, Depth & Wind Instruments.
Navman Repeater at Nav. Station.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR 25lb & Danforth)
30.48m (100'0") of chain
Avon Redcrest dinghy (1988)
2hp outboard, Yamaha, Short shaft (1988)
Sprayhood, Dodgers & Sail Covers - New 2010.
Backstay Tensioner.

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

2 x Lifebouy's with lights
2 x Fire Extinguishers - New 2010
Fire Blanket
Whale Gusher 10 Manual Bilge Pump - New 2010.

Broker's Comments

This Contessa 32 had a major update/upgrade between 2010 -2013. This included new Standing Rigging, Sprayhood, Dodgers and the Chain Plates plus U-bolts for the Shrouds. The engine was replaced in 2002 and has completed less than 200 hours use. The hull below the waterline was treated and the topsides re-sprayed professionally in 2000. This boat is in commission and ready for the new 2015 season
The current owner is willing to deliver the boat by sea for the new owner - this offer is for UK delivery and up to a reasonable distance of no more than around 100 miles – it would get her to the Solent for example!
There is an active Owner Association for the Contessa 32 and the original renowned builder is still building new CO32's. Jeremy Rogers Ltd still carries out refurbishment work and supply parts for boats built in the 1970's.
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 Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. 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.