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Contessa 32

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Boat REF# 11511
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.80m (32'2")
Year 1978
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 20hp, Beta Marine 722 (2000)
Lying Cornwall


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Extra Details

Designer David Sadler
Builder Jeremy Rogers
Lying Cornwall
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 02/04/2002


Engine 1 x Diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Beta Marine 722 (2000)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade fixed.
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

50a alternator. Engine instruments, fuel line, prop shaft, stern bearing, rope cutter all new 2000. Stainless steel fuel tank. Batteries are deep cycle ( 95 and 65ah)


LOA 9.80m (32'2")
Beam 2.90m (9'6")
Draft Min 1.70m (5'7")
Draft Max 1.70m (5'7")
Displacement 7,910kg (17,441.6lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (1999)


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Mainsail Team Racing Sails - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails second Mainsail (unknown year)
one x no. 1 genoa (unknown year)
one x no. 2 genoa (unknown year)
one x no. 3 genoa (unknown year)
one x storm jib (unknown year)
two x spinnakers (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Lewmar winches
Two spinnaker poles
One jockey pole
Bottle screws new 1999
Mast overhaul 1999
Jackstays. New forestay 2002 with Z spar roller reefing system

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Epoxied below the water line as a preventative measure. New foredeck hatch 2003. New teak decking for cockpit seating 2001


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick

Neptune cooker was new in 2004
Cabin windows were new in 2003
Webasto hot air cabin heating installed 2002

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Furuno FR1720 Radar
Furuno 30 GPS,
Simrad RT1400 VHF Radio,
Stowe Navigator sailing instruments (Speed/log, Wind speed & Direction, Close Haul running, Depth),
Navico Tillerpilot, Nav lights ( Tricolour and foredeck light)

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

1 halyard winches
6 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR & Bruce)
50.00m (164'1") of chain
Avon Redcrest dinghy (unknown year)
Collapsible, galvanised steel cradle by The Yacht & Cable co.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

Firdell radar reflector fitted to mast. Six man life raft ( out of date, needs servicing)

Broker's Comments

This boat has been viewed and photographed by Steven of Boatshed Falmouth. Register or log in to see 41 more photos of this boat. A Contessa 32 that has never been raced !! (Read: Thrashed ) Until three years ago, this boat was owned from new by a "Cruising Dentist" She is a fully equipped Contessa 32 and well set up for extended voyages. Much money spent recently, in particular on the standing rigging engine replacement, cabin heating, foredeck hatch, cabin windows and cooker. The boat has also recently had a new rudder fitted and the original rudder is with the boat as a spare. It appears that, correctly, the important parts have been replaced and now it is a case of some cosmetic interior tidying. This would include some varnishing inside. The upholstery was new in 1996 and is perfectly servicable but if this was renewed it would make a massive difference the feel of the interior. The topsides are original unpainted. She is wintered ashore every year. These boat details are subject to contract. Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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.

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