1971 Contest 33 for Sale


General Information

Make and Model Contest 33
Year 1971
Length Overall 32.33 feet (9.85 m)
Length to Water Line 25.92 feet (7.90 m)
Beam 10.4 feet (3.17 m)
Draft 4.11 feet (1.25 m)

Hull Fibreglass
Engine(s) Volvo 2003
Engine Power 28 hp
Fuel Type Diesel
Heads 1
Location Portland, United Kingdom


The Contest 33 is well mannered, easy on the helm and a quick yacht for her vintage. Designed by the well known Dutch designer Uus Van Essen.  She is a very suitable seaworthy fast cruiser and a well equipped sailing yacht representing good value for money. with a traditional encapsualted keel and skeg hung rudder she can be taken offshore in comfort. Should you prefer a more sedate cruise in the French canals, her easily lowered mast will also make life simpler. 


White paintedGRP hull with rubbing strakes
White GRP coach roof
Non skid decks
Encapsulated ballast in fin keel
Expoxy resin applied to hull in 1994
Skeg hung rudder

Mechanical and Electricals

VOLVO 2003 DIESEL INBOARD ENGINE 28HP (fitted new 1991)
Sea water cooled
Stern drive
Three blade propeller

Three 12v batteries recharged via engine alternator
Two electric bilge pumps


SLEEPS SIX IN TWO CABINS PLUS SALOON with excellent head room

Large V-berth
Hanging wardrobe

Large single berth

Mahogany interior
L-shaped seating with dinette area
Valiant gas heater
Radio cassette player

Two burner gas hob
Gas oven & grill
Stainless steel sink
Catalytic gas heater
Various crockery items included
Cutlery included
Fresh water tank

Marine toilet
Wash basin
Fresh water tank

Deck Equipment

Bruce anchor with 30m chain
Danforth kedge anchor
Stainless steel safety rails & guard rail
Manual windlass
Mainsail cover
Blue spray hood
Cockpit dodgers
Various mooring warps
Six fenders
Stainless steel ladder
Gas cylinder

Navigation equipment

Raymarine autohelm, hybrid autopilot system
Sestrel Moore compass
Lowrance colour chart plotter
Wet/dry thermometer
Deck level navigation lights
Clipper log
VHF Radio
Chart table

Safety Equipment

Avon 4-man lift raft
2 x Fire extinguishers
2 x Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
Stainless steel emergency tiller


Masthead Bermudan sloop rig
Anodised aluminium mast and boom
Stainless steel standing rigging
Terylene running rigging
Rotostat headsail furling system
Spinnaker pole and booming out pole
Main sail slab reefing
Mainsail cover
Storm jib


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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