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Contention 33

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Boat REF# 235317
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 10.00m (32'10")
Year 1977
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 10hp, Bukh (1977)
Lying Neyland Pembrokeshire


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Extra Details

Designer Doug Peterson
Builder Hull - Southern Ocean Shipyard,Poole,UK.
Lying Neyland Pembrokeshire
Fuel capacity 60.0 ltr (13.2 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 05/04/2002


Engine 1 x Diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Bukh (1977)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Generator output 70KVA


LOA 10.00m (32'10")
LWL 8.68m (28'6")
Beam 3.20m (10'6")
Draft Min 1.83m (6'0")
Draft Max 1.83m (6'0")
Displacement 4,572kg (10,081.7lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged John Powell Aluminium spars (1977) with stainless steel standing rigging (2014)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Crusader - Slab (2002) 2 Reefs
Headsail Crusader - Furling (2002)
Other sails Heavy Genoa (1977)
Light Genoa (1977)
Sobstad Genisis No 2 Genoa (1993)
Triradial 3/4oz Spinnaker (1977)
1.5oz Spinnaker (1977)
Assymetric with snuffer (2002)
Spinnaker gear tick

Older Racing Sail Wardrobe
Backstay Hydraulic Tensioner by Seaway
Bill from Ratsey's for re-rig available.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator 2 battery chargers fro 240v shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of single berths 6
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Manual water system tick

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
AIS Receiver tick

Autohelm fluxgate compass.
Autohelm ST 4000 tiller pilot

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick

4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
10.00m (32'10") of chain
35.00m (114'10") of warp
Sea Go 260 dinghy (unknown year)
2.5hp outboard, Suzuki 4 st, Short Shaft (2007)
1 25lb bower & 1 15lb kedge anchor

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The very first review of the Contention 33 by Yachting World magazine back in 1976, described her as a "3/4 Tonner of just the right size for a racing boat which can be made into a sensible cruiser". A well found sea boat from the highly respected Doug Peterson and strongly built by Southern Ocean Shipyard she was at the forefront of 3/4 ton design and led the field into Contessa 34 OOD and others. A regular winner in Haven races back in her day (and that of her long time owner) Lipstick, for such is her name, was built in 1977 and was soon to be tested, as she is a survivor of the infamous '79 Fastnet race. Her present owner has raced her locally (not around the Fastnet as far as we know!) and has owned her for over 25 years. She is now comfortably equipped for cruising, is clean and dry below decks and it would appear that that has been her recent life; although she could still hold her own I'm sure, if club racing is your sport. To win races a crew must drive hard and sheet trimmers are as equally important as the helmsman but as Yachting World reported at the time of launch "cruising demands on speed are only as great as the crew wants, and the Contention 33 is a sweet boat to sail" and our Cardiff broker, Keith Doust, reports that "she goes to windward like a witch" - however they do it!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Contention 33 has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan Coy of Boatshed Wales. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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