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Contessa 34 'C' layout

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Boat REF# 126276
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 10.26m (33'8")
Year 1983
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 28hp, Volvo Penta D1-30 (2009)
Lying South Devon


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Extra Details

Designer Doug Petersen
Builder Jeremy Rogers, Contessa Yachts
Lying South Devon
Fuel capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 227.2 ltr (50.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 28hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta D1-30 (2009)
Engine Hours engine1:   300
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) 3 bladed folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

Re-wired 2003
Sterling 30amp charger
Immersion heater to calorifier
(Engine hours are approx)


LOA 10.26m (33'8")
LWL 8.54m (28'0")
Beam 3.38m (11'1")
Draft Min 1.79m (5'10")
Draft Max 1.79m (5'10")
Displacement 4,082kg (9,000.8lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Seldon Aluminium spars (2001) with stainless steel standing rigging (2009)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Hood - Slab (1998)
Headsail - Furling (1999)
Other sails Spinnaker (1997)
Semi battened main (unknown year)
P Kay No1 genoa (1996)
Sanders 1, 2, 3 genoas (unknown year)
Tri sail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

2x 44ST sheet winches
2x 30 spinnaker sheet winches
3x 16 halyard winches
1x 19 reefing winch
Fully battened main
Kemp gas rod kicker
Spinnaker pole
Split back stay with adjuster
Terylene braid running rigging
Genoa and main halyards renewed 2009
Profurl R35 headsail furling with dual grove foil (1995)
Mainsail: 19.23 sqm
No1 Genoa: 31.21 sqm
Spinnaker: 79.99 sqm

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power 240v shore power


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

Hull and balsa core deck built under Lloyds supervision
Hull epoxied 1991
Skeg hung rudder


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Varnished teak interior
Coolbox fitted with Isotherm ASU SP fridge unit with icemaker (2004)
Wallas 3kw hot air heating (2003)

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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

2x Plastimo Contest compasses
B&G Hornet log/speed, B&G Hercules depth both at chart table with analogue repeaters to cockpit
ICOM 505 VHF/DSC with cockpit mike
Siewa 15" chart plotter with radar interfaced to Autohelm 4000 autopilot
C-Map Max wide chart for UK and N Europe (2009)

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(35lb CQR, Bruce Kedge)
10.00m (32'10") of chain
40.00m (131'3") of warp
Zodiac dinghy (unknown year)
2hp outboard, Yamaha, Long Shaft (unknown year)
Stainless steel radar arch

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

Seago 6 person liferaft (dated to 2013)
Blakes seacocks
Loud hailer / foghorn integrated with ICOM VHF
2x dry powder fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
Offshore flare pack

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale this superb Contessa 34. The Contessa 34 is the cruising version of the very successful Contessa 34OOD, but with a longer and shallower keel and skeg hung rudder which makes for a fast comfortable cruser/racer. There were three accommodation options, this one being the ‘C’ layout option having a practical boatswain’s walk-in locker to port aft accessed via the galley area. I was impressed by the overall presentation of this yacht – it was clear that the owner has carried out many improvements to a high standard and good quality equipment. Of particular note is the new Volvo engine installed in 2009 (with a new sail drive) and the new standing rigging in 2009. The navigation equipment is very impressive with the 15” screen with radar overlay on the charts and linked to the Autohelm. If you are looking for a fully equipped, comfortable 34 footer then this is the boat for you. Only about twenty of the cruiser configuration were built so they rarely come on the market and go quickly so do not hesitate to book your appointment to view her with Boatshed Dartmouth broker, Paul Singer.

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

This Contessa 34 'C' layout has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul Singer of Boatshed Dartmouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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