Major Price Reduction Now Asking $149,000
Mekeia represents an incredible value for a very capable and well proven blue water cruiser it is not often a boat of this caliber and size being offered in this price range.
Contest is one of the largest and oldest family-run yards in the world, and conducts the whole build process on site – a yard with a rich past and a promising future.
Contest Yachts launched the 43 model in 1990 as their introduction to world cruising sailors. In design and construction the Contest 43 is unquestionably a powerful offshore, even deep-sea yacht. With easily worked decks, a secure cockpit and rig, hydraulic main sail and genoa, plus bowthruster, she is very manageable by a small crew. Her well thought out 2 cabin-2 head layout provides lots of room and storage for family and guests.With only 54 hulls produced, Mekeia, as hull # 53, joins the hallmark short list of those looking for a capable, large family cruiser or a substantial retirement cruising home.
Recent updates include :
A classic handcrafted teak interior, spacious salon, roomy aft cabin and comfortable V berth.
Main Salon: U-shaped settee to starboard with stowage outboard and above. Folding leaf table along centerline with drop leaf. Settee to port, with stowage outboard and above. All salon berths are equipped with lee cloths for comfort and safety on long passages. Generous sizes hatches are in each cabin plus 2 in the salon.
Nav Station: Large Nav station to port provides excellent organization and comfort- forward facing chart table with chart stowage beneath. Space for navigation instruments. Stowage beneath chart seat. Lockers for pilot books and wet hanging locker aft of chart seat.
Aft Cabin: Centerline Queen berth with 2 seats port and starboard. Hanging locker to starboard. Large cupboard with shelving to port & starboard. Extensive stowage in lockers, cupboards, drawers and shelves.
Aft Head: Manual marine head with holding tank. Sink with pressurized hot & cold water supply. Cupboards. Mirror. Dedicated shower cubicle with thermostatic hot & cold water supply. Teak grating.
Forward Cabin: Large v-berth with infill to create comfortable double. Stowage beneath bunks. Large hanging locker, cupboard with shelves and further stowage. Access to ensuite head.
Forward Head: Manual marine head, sink with pressurized hot & cold water supply and pull-out shower head. Teak grating. Cupboard and mirror.
Galley: Large and conveniently located to starboard is the U-shaped galley. Located next to the companionway ladder so you can easily serve the crew in the cockpit. Generously sized white Corian countertops with two stainless steel sinks, one sink to starboard and the other in the island countertop. Pressurized hot and cold water. Gimballed 3 burner gas stove with cover. Top opening deep freezer and front opening fridge. Ample stowage in lockers, cupboards, drawers and shelves. Microwave. All galley ware included.
Standing Rigging replaced 2008
Deck stepped mast