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  • Manufacturer: Contest
  • Price: £18,900
    Part Exchange Considered
  • Location: Swansea
  • Year: 1971
  • LOA: 32'3" (9.83m)
  • Berths: 5
  • Draft in M: Max: 1.4 Min: 1.40
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 05920
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 167 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo D1-30
  • Horsepower: 30hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 83 Litres

Broker Remarks

The Dick Zaal designed Contest 33 is a well known and sought after cruiser. She can be easily handled by two persons while having the advantage of being a sturdy and sea-kindly boat well thought of by sailors everywhere. The interior layout has been designed to give the interior a light and airy feel, while making the most of the space. 

This particular example has been very well looked after and upgraded by the current owner with a extensive list of works completed and part renewed in the last few seasons - she'll make a good investment for her next owners. 

Wanderbird has had many upgrades since the current owner has has her.
New standing rigging - 2018
Volvo D1-30 Diesel engine - reconditioned in 2016 
Running rigging replaced  
Sails re-cut in - 2017 
New batteries - 2016 
Cockpit cushions - 2016
Sprayhood - 2016
Stack pack  - 2016
Hatch covers  - 2016 
Hull painted - 2016 
Upholstery  - replaced in 2016 


5 berths within 2 cabins 
Upholstery  - replaced in 2016

Forward cabin

V berth with infill and stowage underneath 
Memory foam mat
Full width heads compartment with new sea toilet  and washbasin


Settee berths
Fixed table with drop leaves
Chart table with quarter berth behind
Ample storage


2 burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven - 2016 (never been used)
Stainless steel sink with manually pumped water
Cool box

Mechanical and Rigging

Volvo D1-30 Diesel engine - reconditioned in 2016
Hours: Approx 90
Electric start
Sea water cooled
Single lever control 
Shaft drive
Wheel steering
Average speed: 6 knots
Top speed: 7.5 knots

Serviced in 2016
Anode changed 2015
Antifouled in 2018
Gel shield - 2011


Fuel - 15 gallons
Water - 30 gallons
New water tanks and all pipework 


GRP superstructure, hull and decks
Moulded non lisp decks
Spade rudder
Aft self draining cockpit 

Sails & Spars

Stainless steel rigging (2018)
Running rigging replaced 
Backstay adjuster
2 Lewmar Genoa sheet winches
2 Lewmar halyard winches
Reefing winch
Slab reefing to mainsail with stack pack
Sails re-cut in 2017


All the electric including fuse board replaced
New batteries 2016
LED lighting


Deck Equipment 

Anchor, chain & warp
Stainless steel pulpit, stanchions and guard wires
Stainless steel boarding ladder attached to transom step
Various warps and fenders
Cockpit cushions - 2016
Sprayhood - 2016
Stack pack  - 2016
Hatch covers  - 2016
Hull painted - 2016
Removable wheel 


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Disclaimer : 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.