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  • Manufacturer: Contessa
  • Location: Chatham
  • Year: 1979
  • LOA: 32'0" (9.75m)
  • Beam: 9' 6'' (2.90m)
  • Berths: 4
  • Draft: 1.68
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 38170
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: Yes
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 50 Litres
  • Engine Make: Yanmar 2GM20
  • Horsepower: 18hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 50 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 5
  • Top Speed: 7

Broker Remarks

1979 launched 1985 Contessa 32 £19,950
The Contessa 32 is a well-proven and enduring design and these elegant cruising yachts are easy to handle and fun to sail. †Their sea keeping qualities are legendary and they are just as happy being used as coastal cruisers as they are crossing oceans. †This excellent example has been well looked after and continually upgraded and we highly recommend viewing. The vessel has had only two previous owners and was last surveyed in 2005


The Contessa 32 offers 4 Berths in 2 cabins with 1.75m maximum headroom. The Forepeak has two single vee berths accessed via a solid door.

The Heads compartment, with marine toilet and hand basin with manually pumped cold water supply, is to port with a hanging locker opposite to starboard.

The Saloon consists of a dinette to port with a table with drop leaves. There is a single settee berth to Port and a settee berth opposite. The saloon upholstery is gold velvet.

The Galley is aft and to port comprising of a Flavel B700C gas cooker with 2-burners, grill and oven, stainless steel sink with manually pumped cold water supply (50 litres), 12V fridge and ample storage including space for crockery and wine glasses. The Gas system was last tested in 2005.

Chart table to starboard with navigation instrumentation, FM Radio and further stowage and quarter berth are aft. The saloon benefits from a Mikuni MY30 diesel cabin heating system.

Mechanical and Rigging

Sails and Spars

Masthead Bermudan rigged sloop. Silver anodized aluminum Z Spars keel stepped mast and boom. Adjustable backstay. Stainless steel standing rigging 2009. Spectra running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail with Lazyjacks and Stackpack. Rotostay headsail furling system.  2 x Spinnaker poles.


  • 4 x Sheet winches -¬† 2 x Lewmar 42 twin speed and 2 Lewmar 30 twin speed
  • 4 x Halyard winches - 2 x Lewmar 30 twin speed and 2 x Lewmar 8 twin speed on the mast


  • Mainsail, Dacron. 2001, condition good
  • Furling Genoa, Dacron, 1988, condition good
  • Tri-radial spinnaker 1991, condition good
  • No 1 Genoa, 1993 condition good
  • No 2 Genoa, 1984 condition good
  • No 3 Jib, 1984 condition good
  • No 4 Jib, 1984 condition good
  • Storm Jib,1984 condition good
Mechanical Systems

Located under the companionway, Yanmar 2GM20 18HP 2 cylinder diesel engine last serviced by the owner March 2017, indirectly cooled. Morse type single lever controls with electric start. Shaft drive to a fixed 3-bladed fixed propeller. Stainless steel 50 litre fuel tank. Crusing speed under engne of 5 knots and maximum speed of 6 knots. Cutlass bearing and anodes were last changed in 2017 and the seal replaced with a PSS packless seal.

Electrical Systems

1 x 12-volt 75AH domestic battery 2013, 1 x 12-volt 75AH engine battery 2013, charging from the engine alternator.


Deck Equipment
  • 1 x Anchor 10KG Bruce with 40m chain
  • kedge anchor 7.5 KG bruce Chain 10m/Warp 40m
  • Mainsail cover
  • Sprayhood (2018)
  • Full cockpit enclosure
  • Boarding ladder
  • 7 x Fenders
  • 10 x Warps
  • Winter cradle available by separate negotiation
  • Avon inflatable dinghy - soft-tail
  • Outboard - Yamaha 2 HP 2 Stroke
Navigation Equipment
  • Compasses - 2 x Plastimo
  • B&G Electronic Compass
  • Depth - B&G Network
  • Speed/Log - B&G Network
  • GPS - B&G Network
  • Standard Horizon CP300i Chartplotter 2
  • VHF Standard Horizon GX1700
  • AIS receiver
  • Electronic charts
  • Navigation lights - LED
  • Clock & Barometer
Safety Equipment
  • 2 x Jackstays
  • 3 x Cockpit harness points
  • 2 x Bilge pumps (manual)
  • 1 x Bilge pump (electric)
  • Radar Reflector

Full long keel.

Title Documents

The following documents have been seen when listing this yacht:

  • SSR
  • Proof of Age
  • Bill of sale in owner¬ís name
  • Previous bills of sale
History and Construction

Built in 1979 by Jeremy Rogers to a design by David Sadler.She was finished internally by the first owner to ahigh standard. White  GRP hull with cove line. Teak toe rail. Blue GRP superstructure with moulded non-slip to deck.  Fin keel with encapsulated ballast. Skeg hung rudder. Tiller steering. Aft self-draining cockpit. Last out of the water in 2017 when she was antifouled, anodes changed  and the shaft seal was replaced.

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