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  • Manufacturer: Contessa
  • Location: Dartmouth, Devon
  • Year: 1988
  • LOA: 32'0" (9.75m)
  • Beam: 9' 9'' (2.98m)
  • Berths: 7
  • Draft: 1.65
  • Keel: Long keel
  • ID no.: 171328
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 170 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo
  • Horsepower: 18hp
  • Drive Type:
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 56 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 4.5 knots
  • Top Speed: 6 knots

Broker Remarks

Contessa 32 for sale. The Contessa 32 is a classic cruiser-racer, with a proven combination of speed and seaworthiness.  Designed by David Sadler in 1971, it rapidly became very popular, both as a fast cruiser, and as a one design racing class.

GAUNTLET is a much loved and very worthy example, with impressive history, and was 3rd in class in the 2007 Azores and back race.  She remains the fastest Contessa 32 over both legs in the history of the race.

White GRP hull with teak cockpit. Tiller steering.  Powered by a Volvo Penta 18hp diesel angine, that has been regularly serviced.  Sleeps six in one double and four single berths in two cabins.  Hull epoxied July 2015/

A well cared for example of the Contessa 32 with proven performance.


Accommodation

Sleeps 7 in 1 double and 5 single berths in 2 cabins

  • Curtains
  • Teak interior joinery
  • Cream upholstery

Saloon:

  • Settees to port and starboard, convert to sea berths
  • Dining table
  • Pilot berth
  • Quarter berth
  • Navigation area:
  • Chart table with storage under
  • Seat
  • Control panel

Galley:

  • 2 x burner gas cooker with oven and grill
  • Sink

Forepeak:

  • ‘V’ berth with infill
  • Stowage under

Heads:

  • Jabsco Par marine toilet
  • Handbasin

Mechanical and Rigging

Built in 1988 by M J Slack to a design by David Sadler

  • Hull# LR LWT 802005
  • SSR#26094
  • White GRP hull, deck and superstructure
  • Teak cockpit
  • Fin/ Long keel
  • Skeg mounted rudder
  • Tiller steering
  • Hull stripped and Epoxied  July 2015

Engine:

  • Volvo Penta 18hp 2 cylinder diesel engine (2002)
  • Last serviced July 2015
  • Range 140nm
  • Fuel consumption 2 litres per hour
  • Direct drive
  • Teleflex controls
  • Cruising speed approximately 4.5 knots
  • Maximum speed approximately 6 knots
  • Folding propeller

Electrical:

  • 12v system
  • 2 x batteries (2012, 2013)
  • Inverter
  • Shore power
  • Shore power cable

Water system:

  • Manual and pressurised water system
  • Water heated by engine

Tankage:

  • Fuel capacity 56 litres in 1 x steel tank
  • Fresh water capacity 170 litres in 1 x GRP tanks and 1  x flexible/inflatable tank

Rigging:

  • Bermudan sloop rig
  • Anodised aluminium mast and spars
  • Stainless steel standing rigging (2007)
  • Running rigging (all renewed over ownership)
  • Mainsail slab reefing
  • Harken headsail furling
  • Spinnaker gear
  • Lazy Jacks

Winches:

  • 2 x Meissner self-tailing genoa sheet winches
  • 2 x Meissner Spinnaker sheet winches
  • 2 x halyard winches

Sails:

  • Sanders No1 genoa (1991)
  • System No 2 genoa (1993)
  • Sanders  No3 genoa (1988)
  • System No3 genoa (1994)
  • North small spinnaker (1989)
  • Sanders furling genoa (1997)
  • Sanders mainsail (1991)
  • Sander storm jib (1988)
  • Dart Sails storm trysail (2007

Inventory

Navigation Equipment:

  • Stowe log/speed
  • Stowe depth
  • Stowe wind speed and direction
  • Sea Feather Wind Pilot and ST1000 autopilot (2006)
  • Furuno GPS, plotter
  • Echomax EM23 Radar detector, plus spare
  • VHF (2009)
  • Icom compass

Anchoring and Mooring Equipment:

  • Main anchor
  • 27m x 8mm Chain
  • 30m x 14mm Warp
  • Spare 100m anchor warp
  • Kedge Anchor
  • Fortress anchor
  • Warps
  • Fenders
  • Boat hook
  • Wetland 260 ECO tender
  • Suzuki DF 2.5 outboard
  • Sprayhood
  • Mainsail cover

General Equipment:

  • Clock
  • Barometer
  • Cutlery
  • Crockery
  • Utensils
  • Radio
  • Cockpit speakers (not working)
  • Outboard bracket
  • Swim ladder
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Deck cushions
  • Wetline 260 ECO tender
  • Suzuki DF 2.5 outboard
  • Sprayhood
  • Mainsail cover

Safety Equipment:

  • Masthead light
  • Navigation lights
  • Deck light
  • Steaming light
  • 2 x manual bilge pumps
  • 4 –person life raft (last serviced 2012)
  • Life sling
  • Dan buoy
  • Lifebuoy
  • 4 x lifejackets
  • MOB system
  • Horn
  • Gas detector (not working)
  • EPIRB
  • Flares
  • Pushpit and pulpit
  • Guard wire
  • Fire blanket
  • Drogues
  • Sea anchors
  • Spare tiller

GAUNTLET is fully compliant with ISAF offshore special regulations- category 1 as she has done several offshore passages.

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