The Contest 29 is a well built, long-keeled heavy displacement cruiser with good performance and a sea kindly motion. They are capable offshore cruisers and with their moderate draft, great for creek crawling and shallow water exploration as well. This excellent example has been maintained to a high standard and continually upgraded and is presented for sale in excellent condition.
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The accommodation offers five berths in two cabins. V berth forward with stowage under. Full width heads compartment with Jabsco marine toilet (2011) and washbasin. Hanging locker opposite with drawers. In saloon, two settee berths with double berth infill. Quarter berth and galley opposite. Neptune two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven (2016). Stainless steel sink with manually pumped water supply. 140 litres freshwater capacity. Refleks diesel cabin heater.
Located abaft the companionway, Nanni 3.21 three cylinder 21hp diesel engine, installed new in 2011 complete with new shaft and three bladed propeller. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive. Single lever control. 50 litres fuel capacity in stainless steel tank giving approximately 160 mile range at 5 knots cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 6.5 knots. The engine has only completed 180 hours running time since new.
Masthead rigged sloop. Anodised aluminium mast and boom by Z Spars (1991). Stainless steel standing rigging (1987). Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail. Sailspar headsail furling system. Two Harken 16 self tailing sheet winches (2000). Two Barlow halyard winches. Barlow reefing winch. Spinnaker pole.
Built in 1969 by Conyplex to a design by Dick Zaal. White painted GRP hull. White GRP superstructure with painted non-slip to deck (re-painted 2013). Long keel with encapsulated ballast. Keel hung rudder. Tiller steering. Aft self draining cockpit. New seacocks 2004. Good recent survey.
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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.