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  • Manufacturer: Contessa
  • Location: France
  • Year: 1979
  • LOA: 32'0" (9.75m)
  • Beam: 9' 6'' (2.90m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.68
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 1011171
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: Webasto
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 81 Litres
  • Engine Make: Beta Mariine
  • Horsepower: 25hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 54 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 5 Knots
  • Top Speed: 7 Knots
  • Engine Hours Port: 25

Broker Remarks

This Contessa 32 is undoubtedly the best option currently available on the market today, she has been in refit since 2011 and was only launched in November 2016.
This Contessa 32 is certainly one of a kind, the current owner has refitted her with no expense spared, almost everything on this yacht has been replaced.
The gel coat is original on the topsides and on deck, the condition of the gel is excellent considering her age.
All of the teak brightwork on deck has been completely renewed with over specified thick teak as a replacement, this includes the toe rail, cockpit seating and the coachroof custom teak.
There has been new deck gear throughout which includes Lewmar winches, Spinlock rope clutches, Lewmar mainsheet traveller, Gebo coachroof portlights, Gebo deck hatches and a Jeremy Rodgers bow roller.
The engine is a Beta Marine B-25HE  3 cylinder 25hp diesel engine with TMC 40P gearbox, this was new in 2012 and has just 25 running hours on recorded May 2017.The sails were new in 2006 but have hardily been used, they are in very good order! there is also a comprehensive Canvas package with this yacht that is also in like new condition having only been made and not used over the past three years.
The standing rigging was replaced in 2009 by Ocean rigging Lymington, but the boat has been on the hard standing since 2011 due to refit work, so there is 5 years of no stress or use to the rigging! The running rigging was replaced in October 2016 with dynema and cruising dynema.
The list goes on and on for upgrades to this yacht, if you browse through the pictures you can see the quality that this boat delivers in abundance.
The boat is currently located in Cap d'Agde, South of France, now flights are readily available and from as little as £15 per flight into Bezier airport, if you are serious enough about getting your hands on the best Contessa 32 around, a short break in the sun should be no problem at all.
There is a marina berth that is available with this boat and included in the asking price, this is available up until January 2018!
To purchase a yacht like this new from Jeremy Rodgers Ltd the starting price is £189,000 + VAT! To have one refitted to this spec would easily cost £100,000!
To arrange a viewing on this fantastic yacht contact our sales team today, she is one not to be missed!

Owner Remarks:
I purchased Salacia in 2009 and spent a few seasons getting to know her, in 2011 I put her ashore and spent the next 5 years completely refitting her to a very high spec. It is a passion of mine to restore my boats to a like new condition, I previously restored a Sparkeman & Stephens She 36 which was sold through Network Yacht Brokers Plymouth and the quality of Salacia is better than that I achieved on the She 36. (
I have currently got the boat berthed in Cap d'Agde and I am including a free berth there until January 2018. Cap d'Agde is a fantastic place to visit and flights there are very reasonable so viewing this boat should not be an issue for serious buyers.


Sleeps 6 in the forepeak cabin & the saloon
Double V berth in the forepeak
Heads between the forepeak & the saloon
Single settee berth in the saloon to starboard
Convertible double berth to port with cushion infill
Jeremy Rogers saloon table
L-shaped galley to port
Forward facing chart table to starboard
Teak and holly style flooring (completely renewed in 2014)
Solid teak interior joinery (all replaced from 2013 to 2016)
Corian galley work top (new 2015)
Upholstery & cushion foam completely replaced & re covered with microfibre cloth in 2016
Webasto diesel heating system – Airtop 2000 ST (new 2014)
Gas system overhauled & certified professionally November 2016

Double V berth (hull lined with yellow cedar)
Under berth stowage
Opening Gebo deck hatch
Jeremy Rogers Contessa fixed portlights x 2 (new 2014)

Lavac sea water toilet (new 2015 & unused)
Hot & cold pressurised water via mixer tap & shower head (new 2015)
Blakes sea cocks (new 2010)
Gebo opening portlights x 2 (new 2014)

C-shaped settee seating to port which converts with cushion infill to create a double berth
Single settee seating to starboard
Solid teak cupboard joinery above seating to port & starboard with new gas struts on all cupboards (new 2013)
Behind & under berth stowage
Brushed stainless steel reading lights (new 2015)
Chrome ships clock & barometer (new 2015)
Jeremy Rodgers saloon table
Gebo fixed portlights x 2 (new 2014)

Chart Table:
Full size forward facing chart table with chart stowage
Custom instrument panel above chart table
Custom 12v & 240 electrical switchboard (new 2012)
240v plug sockets x 2
Drawer storage under chart table
Gebo opening portlight (new 2014)
Single quarter berth aft of the chart table (hull lined with yellow cedar)

C-shaped galley to port
Eno 3 burner gas hob, grill & oven (new 2015)
Custom fitted one piece Corian work surface (new 2015)
Isotherm water cooled refrigerator (new 2015) 
Single stainless steel sink
Hot & cold pressurised water through mixer tap
Cupboard stowage
Gebo opening portlight

Mechanical and Rigging

Built by Jeremy Rodgers Ltd in 1979
Designed by David Sadler
GRP hull deck and superstructure (all original gelcoat on the topsides and decks, all in excellent condition)
Dark blue hull with white superstructure & grey-blue deck
Built to Lloyds approved standards
Encapsulated lead fin keel 4500 lb ballast
Skeg hung rudder (rudder bearings replaced 2012)
Tiller steering
Underwater profile peeled & epoxied in 2010
followed by  5 coats coppercoat antifoul in 2010 & further 3 coats 2015
New teak cockpit grating 2012
New teak toe & taff rail in substantially thicker teak 2010
New teak cockpit lockers lids and seating area (solid teak) 2015
New teak grab rails on coachroof 2010
New Blakes seacocks 2010
Cabin sole replaced 2014
New solid teak cupboard doors throughout with gas struts 2013

Part 1 registered
VAT paid with evidence

Beta Marine B-25HE  3 cylinder 25 hp diesel engine with TMC 40P Gearbox (new 2012)
Hours Run to date – 25 hours (May 2017)
Shaft driven S/Steel (new 2012)
New cutlass bearing (new 2012)
Full Service August 2016 By Main Beta Agent
Darglow three blade feathering bronze propeller (new 2012)
Single lever morse control (new 2012)

3 x 12V AGM batteries - 1 Engine 75ah & 2 Domestic 110ah each (new Nov 2016)
Victron BMV-702 Battery Monitor (Nov 2016)
Voltage Sensitive Charge Relay (Nov 2016)
Mains battery charging
Sterling Advanced Alternator Digital Regulator (Nov 2016)
Charging from Uprated engine alternator (70 amp)
LED lighting throughout - All interior new & switchable Red or White light (2014 – 2015)
New custom switchboard panel 12v & 240v (2012)

Fresh water capacity 81 litres (18 gallons)
Fuel capacity 54 litres (12 gallons) in stainless steel, this has been emptied and cleaned in 2012 – Tank Gauge fitted

Water System:
Pressurised water system – New Pump Whale Fresh IC freshwater pump (new 2015)
Hot water from calorifier & immersion heater – 240 volt (new 2015)
All water pipes & Taps (hot & cold) replaced (new 2015)


Kemp aluminium spars including spinnaker pole
Jeremy Rodgers (Selden) mast deck ring for blocks (new 2010)
Stainless steel standing rigging -  Ocean Rigging, Lymington (new 2009)
Selden Gas Rod Kicker (new 2010)
Running rigging replaced with dynema/cruising dynema (new Oct 2016)
Chain plates/U Bolts renewed in 2009 - Jeremy Rodgers
Furlex 206 genoa furling system (new 2001)
Slab reefing mainsail
Harken ball bearing cars & mast track – AA Car System (new 2010)
Lazyjacks (2016) & stackpack (new 2014)
Tri-Lens Radar Reflector (new 2012)
Scanstrut Self levelling radar antenna mount (new 2012)

Fully battened mainsail by Saunders (new 2006 & still like new)
No 1 genoa by Sanders Sails (new 2006 & still like new)
No 2 jib by Sanders Sails good condition 
Working jib - Dutch good condition 


Navigation Aids:
Chart Table:
Raymarine C90/W chartplotter/multifunction display (new 2012)
Raymarine HD Digital radar antenna (On Mast) (new 2012)
ICOM M603 DSC, VHF radio (new 2012)
ICOM MA-500TR AIS transponder integrated with chart plotter and VHF radio (new 2012)
Yeoman chart plotter (Serviced and updated Oct 2016 by Charity & Taylor)
Furuno navtex NX-300 (new 2012)
Furuno GPS GP32 (new 2012)
Echomax active XS dual band radar reflector (new 2012)
Raymarine ST70+ multi (new 2012)
Radio & Media Player (Domestic) ‘Aquatic AV’ (In Locker) (Oct 2016)

Raymarine ST60+ wind & wind speed (new 2012)
Raymarine ST60+ close hauled wind (new 2012)
Raymarine ST60+ speed (new 2012)
Raymarine ST60+ depth (new 2012)
Raymarine X-5 Smart Pilot with ST6002 Controller autopilot with fluxgate compass (new 2012)
ICOM HM-162E remote command microphone in cockpit locker (new 2012)
Autohelm 2000 Autopilot (Spare) Overhauled/Serviced by Raymarine (new 2010)
2 Bulkhead compasses – Contest 101 (new Nov 2016)
4 new speakers in cockpit (new Nov 2016)

Ground Tackle:
Electric anchor windlass with capstan – South Pacific VS PRO 1000CC –S/Steel (new 2012)
Stainless steel ‘Manson Supreme’ anchor (new 2012)
50m of 8mm stainless steel calibrated chain (new 2012)
Jeremy Rodgers stainless steel double bow roller (Fitted 2010)

Deck Gear:
Lewmar #45 EVO self-tailing genoa winches x 2 (new 2014)
Lewmar #15 EVO self-tailing spinnaker sheet winches x 2 (new 2014)
Lewmar #30 EVO self-tailing halyard winches x 2 (new 2014)
Spinlock XTS rope clutches x 6 (new 2014)
Lewmar mainsheet traveller (new 2014)
2 x Lewmar winches on mast - Original
Gebo deck hatches (new 2003)
Gebo portlights x 6 including 4 x opening (new Nov 2014) 
2 x Jeremy Rodgers fixed portlights (new Nov 2014)

Safety Equipment:
Liferaft (2012) – Seago Self Righting 4 man ISO Offshore liferaft – serviced August 2016
2 x Horseshoe Lifebuoys with Apollo Lifebuoy lights (new 2016) & Drogues
Jonbuoy Inflatable Danbuoy with Light (new 2016)
Kim Man Overboard Rescue Sling (new 2016)
Rescue Throwing Line (new 2016)
Heavy duty Jackstays new (new 2016)
Manual bilge pump positioned in the cockpit
Whale Supersub smart 1000 automatic electric bilge pump

Canvas sprayhood with stainless steel frame (new 2014)
Canvas stackpack (new 2014)
Canvas dodgers (new 2014)

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