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Contessa 32

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Boat REF# 33073
removed from sale
Length 9.75m (32'0")
Year 1974
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 20hp, BETA BD722 (2002)


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Extra Details

Designer David Sadler
Builder Jeremy Rogers
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 54.5 ltr (12.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 45.5 ltr (10.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 00/00/2005


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model BETA BD722 (2002)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Darglow 3 blade feathering (NEW 2002)
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 9.75m (32'0")
LWL 7.30m (23'11")
Beam 2.95m (9'8")
Draft Min 1.68m (5'6")
Draft Max 1.68m (5'6")
Displacement 4,300kg (9,481.5lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Southern Spars Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2000)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Maxi Roach - Inmast (2000)
Headsail - Furling (1997)
Other sails trisail (unknown year)
jib (unknown year)
spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

The mast is not the original but has been current at least since 1991.

The Maxi Roach™ Sail System incorporates full-length vertical battens with full intermediates that create optimum sail area under all conditions providing higher speeds in lighter winds than other furling main sails - and perfect shape in stiff winds.

Electrical Systems

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


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

Fuel tank was NEW 2001
Recomendations from the recent survey have been completed.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Drapes tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

saloon converts into extra large double.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
1 anchors
(Plough swivel)
25.00m (82'0") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Fume detector tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Swim ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

BERTH available with boat.

The ever strong Contessa name provides boat owners and enthusiasts with the confidence from experience and proven design.

A racer or ocean cruiser they can be put high in both classes, with this one being setup as the first a few small adjustments like to make the fwd cabin a double and you would instantly have a more comfortable livaboard.

She has also been re-engined in 2002 and had a full hull respray 2005


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 Josh Flavell 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.