|After three glorious years sailing in the Mediterranean we have finally, reluctantly, decided not to sail Isabella home to Australia but to sell her in Europe. A difficult decision but someone is going to benefit from all the gear we have added to ready her for the trip. We started off from a pretty good base since she was already well equipped for the ocean. So if you want to buy a lightly used, superbly maintained, excellently equipped Contest 43 (1993) then you've come to the right place.
The Contest 43 is an outstanding cruising yacht, built to the highest standards and equipped to go anywhere in comfort and safety.
||42' 8" - 13.00m|
|Keel / Ballast
||Winged keel and skeg hung rudder provides strength and comfortable motion.|
||Teak over fibreglass|
||Volvo Penta 100hp
Excellent condition with 2500 hours.
||HFL diesel 4.5kw|
||New dinghy with inflateable floor and keel|
||New 5hp honda|
||Full covers, bimini and dodger|
||The interior of beautifully crafted teak is in excellent condition and the accommodation includes a V-berth cabin and a large, luxurious aft cabin with an island queen size bed - both cabins with ensuite bathrooms. The settees in the saloon are both comfortable berths with lee cloths.|
||2 showers in bathrooms and a deck shower|
||2 manual jabsco with holding tank on forward toilet|
||Webasto ducted central heating system|
||The well-equipped galley includes a three burner stove with oven and microwave and an excellent, well-thought out storage system, hot and cold pressure water system as well as manual pumps for fresh and sea water.
The are 2 fridges - one sea water cooled. Both fridges have freezer compartments.
||She comes with a water maker (64 lt per hour) and ducted central heating by Webasto|
|Hot Water System
||She has three anchors - an excellent Delta with 80 mts of new 10mm chain, a CQR with 60 mts of 10mm chain and a Danforth with 10 mts of 10mm chain and 40 mts of rode, which is also for the drogue.|
||She has all appropriate saftey gear. Her life raft was new in 2012 and she has a new EPIRB in a self release case mounted with the liferaft.|
||Electric and Manual|
||Yes new 2012|
||3 Fire Extinguishers and fire blanket|
||HLF 4.5 Kwt diesel generator, 1500 watt inverter, new house and start batteries and generator start battery as well as new smart regulator and alternator. She also has an Ampair 100 tow/wind generator.|
|Navigation equipment includes a touchscreen Watchmate AIS (2014), a new Raymarine C80 chart plotter and a new Garmin fishfinder/depth sounder as well as a Phillips Navigator GPS, a Network repeater of the B&G instruments at the nav station and a Furuno 24 mile radar. Communications include VHF and SSB radios.|
||She is cutter rigged with the genoa and the staysail both on furlers. The main has a Selden in-mast furling system for absolute ease of handling. Her rigging was replaced in 2013 when the cutter rig was added. The main is only a few years old and the previous one is in good condition as a spare. The genoa and staysail are in good condition and she has a gennaker in excellent condition.|
|Mast / Rigging
||Selden Mast with in-mast furling and spinnaker pole mounted on the mast|
||In addition to her Monitor windvane steering she has two separate autohelms - a raymarine new in 2013 and an older B&G which needs a repair to the head unit but is otherwise sound.|
||Contest builds beautiful yachts and the Contest 43 was designed for long distance cruising in comfort, stablility and safety. This is a solid boat built to last and a joy to sail and a pleasure to be aboard at sea or at anchor.|