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  • Manufacturer: Contessa
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Year: 1981
  • LOA: 32'0" (9.75m)
  • Beam: 9' 6'' (2.90m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.68
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 1011281
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: Mikuni
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 70 Litres
  • Engine Make: Beta Marine
  • Horsepower: 20hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 45 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 6 Knots
  • Top Speed: 7 Knots
  • Range: 2 ltr per hour

Broker Remarks

The Contessa 32 was a very popular yacht when first launched and still is to this day; there were lots of these yachts sold since its launch in 1970. The boat is well balanced and offers excellent performance.
This Contessa 32 has some excellent equipment; she has been updated throughout the years. She had new sails in 2009 which have been very lightly used (like new condition!), she has had the original instrumentation replaced with Raymarine ST60 instruments and a Raymarine C80 Chartplotter and radar. She has a Rutland wind generator with Marlec charge controller, a small inverter and a Sterling Power Products mains battery charger. The mainsheet system has been replaced with a Harken traveller and mainsheet block system, there are two sets of Lewmar sheet and halyard winches and coachroof mounted rope clutches which allows control lines to be adjusted from the cockpit. The engine has also had a replacement engine in 2006 with a new Beta Marine 20hp diesel engine.
Please feel free to contact the office to discuss this yacht in more detail or to arrange a viewing.


Sleeps six in two cabins which include the saloon
Double V berth in the forepeak
Heads aft of the forepeak 
Port and starboard settee seating in the saloon
Convertible port side double berth 
Starboard side single berth
C-shaped galley to port (recent Smev three-burner gas hob grill and oven as well as a top-loading refrigerator)
Forward-facing full-size chart table to starboard
Aft quarter berth to starboard

Mikuni diesel fired cabin heating
Upholstery renewed in 2007

Mechanical and Rigging

Built in 1981
Designed by David Sadler
GRP hull deck and superstructure
Encapsulated lead fin keel 4500 lb ballast
Skeg hung rudder
Tiller steering

HIN No: ZJTO20270281
SSR: 125417

Beta Marine 20hp diesel engine (replaced in 2006)
Shaft driven
Three-blade fixed-pitch bronze propellor
Mikuni diesel fired cabin heating

Rutland 913 wind generator
Marlec charge controller
Sterling power products mains battery charger
Charging from the engine alternator
240V mains shorepower system with breaker
240V plug sockets
Sterling Power Products 350W invertor

Fuel capacity 45 litres
Freshwater capacity 70 litres
Holding tank capacity 50 litres

Water System:
Pressurised water 
Inline Jabsco Aqua filter

Stainless steel standing rigging (replaced in 2006)
Aluminium spars
Z Spars spinnaker pole (new 2008)
Harken roller furling system (new 2005)
Harken carbo block kicker
Slab reefing
All lines led to the cockpit
Lewmar #8 mast mounted winch

Offshore Vaktron mainsail by Hood Sails (new 2009 and largely unused!)
Offshore Vektron furling genoa by Hood Sails  (new 2009 and largely unused!)
Spare Quantum mainsail (new 2005)
Spare Quantum genoa (new 2005) 


Navigation Aids:
In The Cockpit;
Raymarine ST60 wind speed and direction
Raymarine ST60 speed
Raymarine Speed
Raymarine ST60 depth and log 

Raymarine ST4000+ autopilot 
Simrad TP30 Tiller pilot 
Voyager windvane self steering system 
Plastimo steering compasses x two

At The Chart Table;
Raymarine C80 chartplotter and radar
Clipper navtex
I-Com IC-M421 DSC VHF radio

Ground Tackle:
Lewmar electric windlass
Delta anchor
Spare 10lbs sowester anchor
Spare Fishermans anchor
50 meters chain
50 meters warp

Deck Gear:
Two x Lewmar #40 self-tailing sheet winches
Lewmar #8 spinnaker sheet winches
Lewmar #30 coachroof halyard winch
Lewmar #8 coachroof halyard winch
Four x spinlock rope clutches
Harken mainsheet traveller and mainsheet system
Genoa tracks and adjustable cars
Jib tracks
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and stanchions
Stainless steel liferaft cradle
Two x Lewmar opening deck hatches

Safety Equipment:
All Safety equipment listed is included in the sale but the vendor offers no warranties
The purchaser must service the safety equipment & ensure that it is appropriate for their purposes
Raymarine Lifetag system
Lifebuoy lights x three
Radar reflector
Various buoyancy aids
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Fire blanket

Full canvas cockpit enclosure with stainless steel frame
Canvas sprayhood (windows need replacing)
Canvas cockpit dodgers
Cockpit cushions
Mosquito net companionway insert
Teak companionway inserts
Perspex companionway insert
Masthead fitted TV aerial
Radio/CD player
TV aerial 

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Disclaimer : Network Yacht Brokers (Southwest) Ltd t/a Network Yacht Brokers Plymouth offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.