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  • Make Contest
  • Model 42CS
  • Length (LOA) 12.85m
  • Beam 4.15m
  • Year built 2015
  • Engine(s) Yanmar 4JH5 turbo geladen
  • Lying In verkoophaven NL
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Fast and comfortable performance cruiser

The Contest 42CS was introduced in 2013 and by just seeing the first drawings and knowing the craftsman ship of the Dutch, family owned, yard, the frst yachts where sold! This immediate success was followed by her election for "European Yacht of the Year" of 2013/2014 Luxury Cruiser class. "Tessa" is build for speed and luxury cruising at the same time. Her increased performance comes due to her carbon mast, the 3Di sails and a powerfull, furling, Code Zero which is like a secret weapon. Her easy handling is made possible by her in-boom furling, elec. winches and electric head ails furler. Tessa has 3 cabins, 5 beds (can be changed to 6 easily) and 2 heads. Her white washed oak interior makes her extra light. She is the "short handed version" with the central winch for the main sail sheet. 



Hull shape: Roundbilged GRP hull in dark blue with silver striping
Rudder: Balanced spade rudder
Steering system: Carbon wheels with stainless steel grap bars at the helm
Windows: Double, laminated privacy glass, flush deck hatches, rollo's under all deck hatches
Displacement: Approx. 11.000 kg
Vertical clearance: Approx. 22.10 m.
Hull number: 42207
CE-category: CE-A, unlimited ocean voyages, plus a LIoyd's certificate

Construction is to the highest Dutch standards with each yacht combining hand finished craftsmanship with modern technologies including five-axis CNC cutting, vacuum resin infusion of balsa cored composite hulls and vacuum bonding of teak decks. Combined, this assures accuracy, consistency and optimised integrity for a stronger, lighter, more durable yacht.


Material, colours: Modern whitewash oak interior with dark grey upholstery
Saloons: Spacious saloon with ample daylight through panoramic window
Cabins: Owners cabin forward, two guest cabins in aft
Berths: Double berths in foward and port aft cabin, single bed on starboard side cabin. All with extra high quality mattresses.
Headroom: Approx 2.10 m.
Television: Television LCD Samsung 32" with lift and Apple Television extension for salon (connected to plotter)
Cooker & fuel: ENO 3-burner stove with oven

Underneath the flush deck a crew of 5/6 can be accommodated in the high end, hand made, interior of which the Contest yard is famous. All the hatches are fitted with blinds / insect screen rollo's. The interior is fitted with light oak and dark grey upholstery. The starboard side aft cabin is now a single bed, but can easily be changed to a double bed. 

Engine, electrics, water

Power: 54HP
Year: 2015
Fuel tanks: 230L + 88L day tank
Cooling system: Indirect cooling system
Propulsion: Saildrive with bronze 3-bladed folding propellor
Measuring instruments: RPM, acoustic alarm for oil pressure, temperature and charging current
Voltage: 12V/220V
Control panel: Mastervolt touch screen (BUS system)
Dynamo: Altenator 125A
Water system: Pressurized water system
Hot water: Through boiler
Water tank & material: Approx. 380 liter
Waste water tank: Yes
Water tank gauge: Yes
Fuel tank gauge: Yes

Total electric isolation system to prevent electrical drainage, huge amount of spare filters and engine parts.

Rig and sails

Sailplan type: Sloop rigged with ROD rigging
Spars, stays: Seldén mast in carbon
Winches: 1x Andersen compact main sheet 46ST electric in stainless, 2x Andersen 52ST electric genoa sheets in stainless, 1x Andersen halyard 46ST electric in stainless, 1x Andersen 46ST manual.
Genoa: Furling genoa, in 3Di by North Sails
Genoa reefing system: Electric genoa furling system
Gennaker: Gennaker with boat logo (incl. snuffer)

Special furling Code Zero by North Sails (powerfull, easy to handle!). Adjustable genoa tracks, genoa sheet barberhaulers, hydraulic back stay tensioner and boom-vang pack; can be operated from the cockpit. Extendable carbon fiber bowsprit for gennaker.

Navigation and electronics

Rudder position indicator: On autopilot

SIMRAD NAIS 400 transceiver, really nice looking black round Whempe barometer & clock instruments on the port side front bulkheads, WiFi booster, the zeus plotter has a wifi signal and can be connected to a phone / tablet. With the app of B&G you can navigate from your mobile device. If you wish, this can be displayed on the LCD tv in the saloon through an AppleTV device(not on board). B&G Triton digital display multi-data repeater in galley.


Anchor windlass: Electric windlass by Maxwell
Fenders, lines: Full set of fenders and mooring lines. Extra mooring equipment suitable for Baltic water marina's
Boat cover: Winter cover over whole yacht
Swimming ladder: Mounted on folding transom in 316 stainless steel
Swimming platform: Extra large folding bathing transom covered with teak, hot and cold shower
Sea rails, pushpit, pullpit: 2 wires in 316 stainless steel and 62 cm high
Outboard engine: Outboard engine bracket

Foldable cockpit table with extension, rear / spare anchor with anchor line plus several other useful extras / spare parts.


CE-standard: CE - A, oOceaan waardig. Plus LIoyd's certificaat
Flares: Set of safety flares (dates to be checked)

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