£ 40,717
listed price: 47.500 €

Contest 42

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Category:Sailing Boats
Mooring Country:Greece
Year built:1979
Sales status:Sold
LOA:12.95 m/42 ft
Length:12.8 m/42 ft
Width:3.99 m/13 ft
KW:90.0 hp

Contest 42 - Ketch Built 1979 to Dick Zaal design. New Teak decks 2009/10. Strong blue water cruiser with long keel.  90hp Volvo, 8kw portable genset,  Accom for 7/9 in 2 cabins, passage berths and saloon.  Equipped for long term cruising. Numerous upgrades 2015. Has been stored ashore and worked on since winter 2012 approx. Sold to the current owner by Williams & Smithells, previous long term German owners prior to that. Substantial price reduction to €47,500


White GRP hull with teak decks
Teak deck replaced 2009/10
¾ cast iron fin keel
Wheel steering


Volvo MD 40A 90hp 1979
2780 hours approx. Aug 2015 (engine has been run whilst ashore during 2015 to check working condition)
New watercooled prop, soft bearing, new propeller 2014. (old prop as spare)
Replaced fuel, oil filters and impeller. 2014


12v & 220v systems
4 x Bosch T5077 batteries (May 2010)
Charging from alternator and SBC quick charger 40A
Shore power
Portable/Handy generator 220v


Fuel:    1 x stainless steel tank total capacity 425 ltr
Water: 4 x stainless steel tanks total capacity 1000ltr

Rig and Sails

Ketch rig
Aluminium spar with stainless steel rigging
Main in boom reefing
Furling headsail
White Hood mainsail (1994)
White Hood genoa (1994)
X2 Spinnakers
Additional Hood sail (unused but old)
Main, genoa and mizzen had running repairs 2014/15.

2 x Lewmar sheet winches
2 x Lewmar halyard winches


Sleeps 7 in 2 cabins plus 2 in saloon
Double aft cabin with ensuite plus single
Aft passageway with 2 pilot berth
Double forward cabin
No. Berths 9
No. Cabins 2
Teak interior joinery
1,95m headroom
2 x Jabsco toilets
2 x Shower
Hot/cold pressurised water system
220v calorifier


Frigoboat 12v fridge (2011)
Frigoboat 12v/200v freezer
Gas cooker with 3 x burners and oven (OLD)
Cooking Utensils
Radio/Cassette with 4 Speakers


CQR with 50m/10mm chain
Auxiliary plough anchor
Lofrans electric windlass
Spray hood
Cockpit cover, sun cover
Boarding ladder
Davits (2005)
Nav lights


Sestrel compass
Raymarine Autohelm log
Raymarine Autohelm 7000 wind instruments
Raymarine Autohelm Echo Sounder
Raymarine Autohelm autopilot
Furuno colour radar
Nav Trac Timble Navigation GPS
Nagrafax Navtex
Nav Star 2000D chart plotter


Zodiac 2.40m carried on davits
Mercury outboard 3.3hp (2009)


Avon 6 person life raft (Not Serviced)
4/6 x Life Jackets
2 x Life buoy
Jack Stays
2 x Fire extinguisher
Flares (out of date)
Radar reflector

Work/Improvements in January 2016

Serviced the engine, new propeller (old as spare), new rubbers for diesel , new cutlass bearing on prop shaft, + 100 Litres fuel in tanks with antibacterial additive.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith, in this case we are acting as Brokers only.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Trusted British Yacht Brokers, Established almost 40 years, permanent offices in Lefkas, Ionian Greece & Portsmouth, UK. We specialise in live aboard blue water cruisers. Experienced, Professional, Qualified All Brokers are Full Members of ABYA, we work to a code of practice with safe Clients bank Accounts and carry PI Insurance. As Agents for Allures Yachting we represent a blue water brand of cruiser, Aluminium hulls, GRP topsides and Lifting keels. Experience our Service we sell yachts nothing else. Call us for a chat 00 44 (0)1329 827053


Model42Max Draft6.42 feet
Waterline length32.67 feetModelmd 40a
Model Year1979
Williams and Smithells Ltd
Williams and Smithells Ltd
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