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Contessa 32

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Boat REF# 75017
This boat has been sold
Length 9.75m (32'0")
Year 1978
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 12hp, Petter 12445 (1978)
Lying Central Algarve


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Extra Details

Designer David Sadler
Builder J C Rogers, Lymington
Lying Central Algarve
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Engine 1 x diesel 12hp
Engine make and model Petter 12445 (1978)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Fuel consumption (approx) 10.0 ltr (2.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Petter Marine Diesel, engine no 12445, manufactured in Hamble, part of Hawker Siddeley.


Length 9.75m (32'0")
LWL 8.75m (28'8")
Beam 2.98m (9'9")
Draft Min 1.68m (5'6")
Draft Max 1.68m (5'6")
Displacement 7,910kg (17,441.6lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged D M Proctor Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

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


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Lloyd register (Hull Moulding Release Note) shows 29/3/1978 with a works no of 318


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick

1 halyard winches
6 sheet winches
1 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.

All the other comments I have read say Classic Racing/Cruiser so why should I be any different.

The the yard still operates and refurbs these boats in Lymington, which is testiment to the test of time for both design and build.

Not the best example on the market but surely with potential, one of the previous owners has passed away and this vessel needs to go to a new home. Engine will require a complete overhaul, (I would splash out on a new one), good sail covers, sails look nice but have not been replaced for sometime, rigging looks okay but will need checking, inside looks original.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Contessa 32 has been personally photographed and viewed by Russ of Boatshed Algarve. 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.