Network Yacht Brokers Conwy
  • Manufacturer: Contest
  • Price: £64,950
  • Location: Conwy Marina
  • Year: 1985
  • LOA: 37'3" (11.36m)
  • Beam: 12' 0'' (3.66m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.95
  • Keel: Fin Keel
  • ID no.: 073966
  • Cabins: 2
  • Aircon: No
  • Heating: Yes
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 2
  • Watertank Size: 600 Litres
  • Engine Make: Yanmar 4JH5E
  • Horsepower: 54hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 100 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 6
  • Top Speed: 8
  • Engine Hours Starboard: 1230

Broker Remarks

We present 'Harmattan', a Contest 38S Ketch Yacht. Beautiful craftsmanship throughout, the interior of the Contest 38S has a luxurious atmosphere. Ample stowage space and headroom, combined with a smart and effective layout, make her ideal for an owner's couple. Full inventory plus lots of updates to include replacement of the standing rigging. Designed by Dick Zaal. Lying Conwy Marina. Viewing by appointment.


Classic teak interior, saloon, front and aft cabin, 6 berths in 2 Cabins (2 in saloon).
Headroom: approx. 1,90 m.

Cosy saloon with an L-shaped settee on the port side and a settee on the starboard side.
Galley on the port side aft with double stainless steel sink, cooker, and fridge.
Large chart table on the starboard side.
Forward cabin with V-berth.
Large aft cabin with enlarged double berth with mattresses and settee, lots of storage space.
Marine head with sink and shower.
Lots of cupboards and (hanging) lockers throughout the yacht.

Galley Equipment:
Plastimo Neptune 2500 2-Burner, oven, & grill - New gas installation in 2019 with remote shut off in galley.
12v Top opening fridge
Electric freshwater galley pump for hot and cold.

Heads compartment:
Jabsco Marine toilet
Sink and retractable mixer shower
Shower tray sump pump

Pioneer audio system (with Bluetooth connectivity)
Pressurized water system, hot water through boiler (220V/engine).
Diesel hot air heating with remote and timer.
LED lighting throughout.

Mechanical and Rigging

Contest 38S ketch sailing yacht "Harmattan", built-in 1985 by Conyplex B.V. in Medemblik - Holland. Design by Dick Zaal.
Yard no: 34
GRP sandwich hull, GRP superstructure, and GRP deck.
Round bilged of white hull with red stripe
Centre cockpit
Whitlock wheel steering (Removeable)
Iron fin keel with skeg hung rudder

**All thru-hull skin fittings replaced with Tru-Design composite fittings complete with new double clipped hoses
**Teak rubbing strakes replaced August 2021

Yanmar 4JH5E 54hp diesel inboard engine with conventional shaft drive and 3-bladed fixed bronze propellor (Engine last serviced 2020).

Spars and Rigging:
Ketch rigged
Seldon aluminium masts with stainless steel rigging - Replaced 2019
Running rigging 
New boom installed in 2019 with single line reefing
Seldon blocks at the mast base
All lines led aft for single reefing in the cockpit
New deck organiser
2 x Double Spinlock XTS rope clutches under sprayhood
2 x Lewmar 43 winches for main sheets and separate self-tailing winch under sprayhood for the main halyard and reefing the mainsail.

Jeckells fully battened mainsail c/w 2 reefing points in Hydranet cloth - New 2019
Jeckells furling genoa headsail - New 2021
Mizzen sail
Cruising chute and snuffer
Stack pack and layjacks for mainsail cover - New 2020
**Mizzen & genoa sail laundered Spring 2019

Electrical Systems:
6 x Trojan T105 Domestic batteries (675ah in total) - New 2020
1 x Engine starter battery - New 2019
Sterling automatic battery charger
80amp Alternator & VSR charging to engine & domestic battery banks
240v Shore power c/w shore power support cable
Victron AC inverter for 240 VAC
2 x Kyocera 130W solar panels through o Victron MPPT controller with Bluetooth viewing and control
Xantrex battery monitor at chart table
LED lighting throughout

Water Systems:
Pressurised hot and cold water
Water heated via engine calorifier and 240v immersion 

Fresh Water Capacity - 600L - Stainless steel tank
Fuel Capacity - 100L - Stainless steel tank


Deck Equipment:
Spade S100 anchor with 50m chain
Electric anchor windlass - controls on foredeck and remote in cockpit
Spare Delta anchor
Stainless steel bow protector
Teak cockpit seats
Teak grating on cockpit sole
Mooring warps
Custom made s/s cockpit frame
Transom mounted swim platform 
Cockpit shower
Swim ladder
Sprayhood - New 2020
Bimini & cockpit enclosure - New 2019
Cockpit cushions - New 2020
All hatches ad ports re-glazed in 2019
Outboard engine bracket
LED Navigation lights and deck lighting

Navigation Equipment:
2 x Compass
Raymarine ES128 Chartplotter - New 2019
Raymarine Tru-Vision sounder module - New 2019
Raymarine Quantum 2 Doppler radar - New 2019
Raymarine ST60 Wind, Speed, & Depth
Amec Class B AIS Transceiver with switchable transmit or receive only.
Iridium Go Satellite Communication with external aerial
Standard horizon DSC VHF radio with PA function for marine sound signals linked to PA speaker on mizzen. 
Remote RAM mike in cockpit with integrated AIS display seperate to main AIS system
Entel submersible marine handheld VHF radio
New aerials on main and mizzen masts together with new cables. Mizzen aerial for AIS but can be used as a back up for the VHF.
Navman G-3100 hydraulic autopilot (Working but not display)

Safety Equipment:
3 x Fire extinguishers
2 x Fireangel smoke/carbon monoxide alarms
Pushpit mounted man over board recovery module
Manual and electric bilge pumps
Electric bilge pump switchable from shower sump
Plastimo 4-Man liferaft in valise - Requires service.
Emergency tiller

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