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Contessa 34 OOD

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Boat REF# 135426
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 10.26m (33'8")
Year 1979
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 30hp, Ford Seapanther (unknown year)
Lying Cardiff


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Extra Details

Designer Doug Peterson
Builder Jeremy Rogers
Lying Cardiff
Fuel capacity 45.5 ltr (10.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 113.6 ltr (25.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 30hp
Engine make and model Ford Seapanther (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
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 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Engine spares tick

An overhauled engine was fitted in 2008. There is also a spare engine included.
The boat was rewired in 2010 and fitted with an ISO cable custom switch panel


LOA 10.26m (33'8")
LWL 8.53m (28'0")
Beam 3.38m (11'1")
Draft Min 1.93m (6'4")
Draft Max 1.93m (6'4")
Displacement 3,651kg (8,050.0lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged k Aluminium spars (1996) with stainless steel standing rigging (2007)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Mitchel - Slab (2003)
Headsail - Other (unknown year)
Other sails Racing genoa 1 & 2 Kevlar Mitchel (2003)
Cruising 1,2,3 & hood (unknown year)
Spinnaker Mitchell (2003)
Spinnaker Banks (1994)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Storm Trysail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Head sail reefing is Tuff Luff.
Spinnaker Pole and Jockey Pole

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power Prodigital 40 amp charger.


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


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Cabin heating is Taylors Diesel Cabin Heater.
New cooker fitted

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

B & G Hercules 690

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick

4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
1 anchors
20.00m (65'7") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 Electric)

MOB recovery device

Broker's Comments

The Contessa 34 was designed as an Offshore One Design by Doug Petersen. I have sailed this boat and I think that she is one of the best of her generation. Even today her windward performance is impressive, especially in a blow.
This boat was initially owned by the owners of Brookes and Gatehouse and she had many racing successes.
Contessa's have a good reputation for being well made and designed.
This one has been well cared for and carefully refurbished by her owner. The keel has been removed, keel bolts inspected, resealed and rebedded. The hull has been taken back and antifouled, keel taken back and painted. She has had new deck paint plus a completely new electrical system and over hauled engine. Her mast was replaced in 1996 and the rigging replaced in 2007.
The interior is comfortable and she has a comprehensive sail wardrobe. She fulfils the gap of a comfortable cruiser with racing capabilities, often out performing many modern yachts.
Realistically priced, therefore well worth viewing.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Contessa 34 OOD has been personally photographed and viewed by Keith on 07968 375172 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 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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