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Contessa 32

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Boat REF# 71627
removed from sale
Length 9.75m (32'0")
Year 1976
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 18hp, Volvo Penta 2002 (1985)
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 90.0 ltr (19.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 90.0 ltr (19.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta 2002 (1985)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

The engine was fully overhauled in 1995 and regulary serviced since - receipts available.
The boat was rewired throughout in 2004.
Batteries new 2007.


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Length 9.75m (32'0")
LWL 7.32m (24'0")
Beam 2.90m (9'6")
Draft Min 1.68m (5'6")
Draft Max 1.68m (5'6")
Displacement 4,310kg (9,503.6lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1976) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1995)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Banks - Slab (1991)
Headsail - Furling (2002)
Other sails Genoa (1995)
No3 Genoa (1995)
Spinnaker (1989)
Storm Jib (1985)
Spinnaker gear tick

New Boom 1997.
Genoa in almost new condition. Main good.
Various other sails all in good to servicable condition.
Fixed and Telescopic Spinnaker Poles.
Running Rigging all led aft to Cockpit.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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

In 1992 the boat was refurbished by the builder, Jeremy Rogers Ltd, to include a new galley and chart table
New rudder bearings in 2002.
Teak cockpit seating new 1998.
Deck hatches new in 1997.
Qtr Berth hatch new 1998.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Drapes tick
Pressurised water system tick

Cooker new 1997 with 1998 corgi certificate.
Upholstery new in 1997.
New water tank 1998.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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

Plastimo Contest Compass.
2x Lowrance Global Map 3500c Colour Chart Plotters with maps for Europe, one located in the cockpit the other at the nav station. New 2007 & 2008.
Vertex VM3500E VHF DSC.
Cockpit Instrument display contains: Simrad IS15 Wind, Tack, Speed/Log and Depth all new 2003.
Nav Station has Simrad Multi Repeater - new 2008, NASA Navtex, Philips GPS.
Raymarine ST2000+ Autopilot.

Deck Gear

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

4 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
10.00m (32'10") of chain
40.00m (131'3") of rode
Sprayhood with grab bar.
Zip Sail cover with lazy jacks.
Boat Cradle - galvanised steel folding cradle new in 2001.

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Swim ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Radar Reflector.
2 Fire Extinguishers.
Fire Blanket

Broker's Comments

The Contessa 32 needs no introduction they really are a classic with beautiful lines matched by their seaworthy handling.
This boat has been well maintianed and upgraded at regular intervals. The engine has been overhauled as have the sails, rigging and instrumentation.
She has just gone back in the water ready for the new season.

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.