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Contest 40 Ketch

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Boat REF# 210677
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.10m (39'8")
Year 1974
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 50hp, Volvo MD22 (unknown year)
Lying Langkawi


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Extra Details

Designer Uus Van Essen
Builder Conyplex NL
Lying Langkawi
Fuel capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 340.0 ltr (74.8 G) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 50hp
Engine make and model Volvo MD22 (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1:   2600
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.0 ltr (0.9 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Generator output 2.2KVA


LOA 12.10m (39'8")
LWL 8.47m (27'9")
Beam 3.42m (11'3")
Draft Min 2.00m (6'7")
Draft Max 2.00m (6'7")
Airdraft 15.00m (49'3")
Displacement 7,800kg (17,199.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On marina


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Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2005)


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Mainsail Dacron - Slab (2008) 2 Reefs
Headsail Contender - Furling (2012)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Jib (unknown year)
Staysail (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, generator 4 x 120 A/h Trojan wet cell house batteries & 1 x 75 A/h sealed engine start battery, Xantrex Battery management, Two battery chargers, 1000 w Inverter, Generator is a portable gasoline type new 2015


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Long fin with skeg hung rudder.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick
Echo sounder tick

Second Autopilot

Deck Gear

Sun awning tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans 1200 w windlass
5 anchors
(20 KG Rocna / 2 x Kedge / 20 KG Fishermans / 15 KG Brittany)
60.00m (196'10") of chain
Quicksilver dinghy (unknown year)
3.3hp outboard, Mercury 2 Stroke, Short Shaft (unknown year)
Note : O/B engine shown on dinghy is not included.

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick

4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 Electric)

Note : Liferaft requires service & EPIRB a replacement battery.

Broker's Comments

Built at a time when the price of fiberglass resin was not an issue this model of Contest was heavily laid up and has passed the test of time. Whilst she would benefit from some cosmetic upgrading the owner reports that she is sound, all systems are working and she is ready to go. A great boat for cruising sailors on a budget.

U.K. SSR Registered.

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

This Contest 40 Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan of Boatshed Langkawi. 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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