|Builder||Mike Slack, Great Yarmouth|
|Engine||1 x diesel 20hp|
|Engine make and model||Beta Marine BD20 (2003)|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed|
|Cruising speed (approx)||5 knots|
|Max speed (approx)||6 knots|
The Darglow Feathering prop was only fitted in 2018
The boat does not have a permanently wired 240 volt system. The current owner uses a shore power lead and portable battery charger to keep house and engine batteries charged when alongside. These items are old and need replacing and will not included with the boat
Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1989) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2013)
|Reefing mainsail||Sanders - Slab (2002) Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs|
|Headsail||Sanders No.2 Genoa - Furling (2002)|
|Other sails||Sanders No. 1 Racing Genoa (2002)|
|Sanders No. 3 Working Jib (1989)|
|Storm Jib ()|
The standing rigging and headsail furler were replaced in 2013 and included an emergency inner forestay and stainless steel Highfield lever
The No1 Racing Genoa has rarely been used. It needs some minor alteration to fit the replacement headsail furler that was fitted in 2013
Owner thinks the Spinnaker probably dates to around 2000 and has been used only 3 or 4 times by the current owner
The inventory includes a spinnaker pole and a jockey pole with associated lines and blocks
The Genoa winches are self tailing and also port and stbd sided which is not common.
Headsails are roller reefing. Main is slab reefing controlled at the mast. Sail has 3 reefing points but there are only 2 lines so have to rig 1&2 or 2&3. Can be changed without dropping the sail.
Only lines currently run back to cockpit are Genoa halyards x 2, topping lift, main outhaul, vang and spinnaker x 2
12 volt battery, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power
Full osmosis treatment in 2016 by Advanced Osmosis Technologies Southampton
|Total # of berths||6|
|No. of double berths||2|
|No. of single berths||2|
|Heads||1 heads (Manual)|
2 burner propane Stove
|Manual water system|
2 burner propane Stove
4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lewmar windlass
(Delta 10 Kg, Delta 7kg)
Wetline dinghy ()
3.3hp outboard, Mariner, Short shaft ()
Delta 10 Kg plus 40m chain
Delta 7kg plus 5m chain
The electric windlass was fitted in 2022 so has only been lightly used for 2 seasons
The outboard motor for the dinghy has not been used in the last 3 years and will need a full service before use.
|VHF DSC radio|
3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 electric)
A very pretty and what appears to be a very well maintained and cared for Contessa 32. The Contessa 32 was designed with seaworthiness and fast cruising in mind and she succeeded in providing this to her owners. Towards the early 80's the Jeremy Rogers built yacht began to become uneconomical and so during the 80's and 90's there were a small number built mainly by Mike Slack and this yacht is one of those.
She looks to be a great example with good condition throughout. She has an electric windlass and has had her saloon windows replaced recently. She also boasts a 2003 engine with a Darglow Feathering prop fitted in 2018 and electric windlass fitted in 2022.
The standing rigging and headsail furler were replaced in 2013 and included an emergency inner forestay and stainless steel Highfield lever.
Full osmosis treatment in 2016 by Advanced Osmosis Technologies Southampton.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.
How long have you owned the boat for?
Why are you selling her?
Where have you sailed her?
UK South Coast, Channel Islands, Normandy, Brittany