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Contest Contest 37 Boat for Sale

  • Manufacturer: Contest
  • Location: Conwy Marina
  • Year: 1997
  • LOA: 37'8" (11.48m)
  • Beam: 12' 0'' (3.65m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.55
  • Keel: Fin/Wing
  • ID no.: 073213
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: Webasto
  • Heads: 2
  • Showers: 2
  • Watertank Size: 300 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo Penta MD22L
  • Horsepower: 50hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 150 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 6
  • Top Speed: 7.5
  • Engine Hours Port: 1600

Broker Remarks

'Evening Star', a Contest 37 buit in 1997 by Conyplex Shipyard, Holland. She has mainly been sailed in the Irish Sea in recent years and has been maticuloulsy looked after and maintained. She is Part III registered. The Contest 37 has an excellent sailing performance and is easy to handle. Lying Conwy Marina, North Wales


A classic teak interior with two double cabins plus saloon (4 + 2).

Saloon with U-shaped settee with bench settee opposite and dining table between.  6'6" headroom.

Two separate heads/showers, pressurised hot/cold water, calorifier and shorepower. 

Traditional 'L' Shaped galley to starboard with double sink, refrigerator, 2 burner gas cooker with oven.

Large and fully functional chart table to port.

Forward cabin with ensuite shower-toilet and aftcabin with double berth with ensuite shower-toilet. Headroom: 1,97 mtr.

Webasto Airtop diesel ducted hot air heating throughout.

Mechanical and Rigging

Built by Conyplex BV, Holland in 1997 to a Dick Zaal design
GRP hull, deck and superstructure, teak deck & cockpit
Wing keel
Wheel steering
Osmosis preventive treatment carried out by Yacht Systems Conwy in 2009
Cat 'A' Ocean Cruiser

Volvo Penta MD22 50 hp (36kW) diesel eingine, installed in 1997, approx. 1600 running hours, indirect cooling system, Volvo Penta MS2A mechanical gearbox, conventional stainless prop shaft to a 3-bladed MAX PROP folding propellor.
Rope cutter.
Single lever morse control
Service history - Last serviced July 2012.

Electrical System:
12v / 240v system
3 x 12v Batteries (2 x 140ah Domestic gel batteries + engine starter)
Batteries charged via engine alternator or 240v battery charger
240v Shore power & shore line cable

Water Systems:
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Water heated via 240v shore power and calorifier
Sea water supply via foot pump in galley

Spars and Rigging:
Sloop-rigged, Seldén aluminium stoway mast & boom
Rodkicker boomvang
Mechanical backstay adjuster
Stainless steel standing rigging - Replaced 2009
Polyester running rigging
Slab reefed mainsail with sail bag and lazyjacks
Furling genoa complete with UV protection
Seldon spinnaker pole
2 x Lewmar 2-speed self tailing electric winches for genoa
2 x Lewmar 2-speed self tailing primary winches on coachroof

Sail Wardrobe:
Mainsail - 1997 by Hood
Genoa - 2010 by Mouse Sails
Spinnaker - 2000
Cruising chute - 2005
2nd Genoa - 1997 by Hood


Deck Equipment:
Delta anchor, chain and warp (approx 35m)
Manual anchor windlass
Kedge anchor
Stainless steel bow guard
Mooring kit to include 8 fenders and various mooring warps
Aluminium windscreen with sprayhood
Cockpit cover
Boarding ladder on transom
Cockpit table

Safety Equipment:
Manual and electric bilge pumps
Gas detector
XM liferaft - Serviced 2012
2 x Lifebuoys
Fire blanket
3 x Fire extinguishers
McMurdo EPIRB - 2005
Emergancy tiller
Teak cockpit floor, seating and deck

Navigation Equipment:
Autohelm Speed - 1997
Autohelm Wind system - 1997
Autohelm Depth - 1997
Autohelm log - 1997
Furuno GPS Chartplotter - 2002
Furno radar (Mast mounted) - 2002
Sailor VHF radio complete masthead antenna - 1997
ICS Nav6 - 2005
Clock and Barometer
Navigation lights

Disclaimer : The company 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.