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1996 Contest 40S

Sicily, Italy


Contest 40S, Built 1996. Highly sought-after, centre cockpit, blue water cruiser from the long-established Dutch Conyplex boatyard and design boards of Dick Zaal. Well-equipped and ready to take on her next adventure under new ownership. Volvo TMD22 Diesel engine, bow thruster, Duogen wind generator, Raymarine navigational equipment, Lewmar winches including 2 electric primary winches. Sleeps 4 in 2 cabins plus 2 in saloon. Currently berthed in Termini Imerese, Sicily.

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Contest
Model: 40S
Year: 1996
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Conyplex
Designer: Dick Zaal
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Winged Keel


Length: 40'4 ft / 12.29 m
Length Overall: 39'6 ft / 12.04 m
Waterline Length: 30'8 ft / 9.35 m
Beam: 12'6 ft / 3.81 m
Max Draft: 5'3 ft / 1.60 m
Displacement: 25,999.11 lb
Ballast: 10,000.17 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: Penta TMD22
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 59hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 1996
  • Engine Hours: 2500


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Center Cockpit


Jonty Stubbs
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


Williams & Smithells UK
Wicormarine Cranleigh Road, Portchester
Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR


Blue GRP hull
Teak laid over GRP deck
White GRP superstructure
Fin keel with wing
Skeg hung rudder
Wheel steering


Volvo TMD22 diesel engine (original)
Approx. 2,500hrs
Shaft drive to 3 blade prop
Bow thruster
Duogen wind generator


12v and 220v onboard voltage
4 x Domestic batteries 2022
Engine starter battery 2022
Bow thruster and windlass battery
Battery charger/invertor
Shore power


200ltrs Steel fuel tank
444ltrs water capacity in two GRP tanks
Holding tank

Rig and Sails

Selden aluminium spar
Stainless steel standing rigging (original)

2 x Lewmar electric primary winches
2 x Lewmar spinnaker winches
Lewmar main winch

White stack packed mainsail (original)
Roller furling genoa (2002)
Spinnaker (hardly used)
Storm jib


Sleeps 4 in 2 double cabins plus 2 in saloon
Aft master ensuite cabin with double berth
Aft cabin heads with electric flush WC and shower
Starboard side walkthrough L-shaped galley
Navigation station to port
Walkthrough saloon with U-shaped seating to starboard
Bench seating to port
Forward heads with manual WC and shower to starboard
Forward cabin with double V-berth


Cooker with oven and two hobs
Double stainless steel sink
Cutlery and crockery for 6


Simpson Lawrence electric windlass
15kg Bruce anchor with 50m chain
Danforth kedge anchor
8 x Fenders
Deck shower


Binnacle compass
2 x Raymarine chart plotters
B&G depth sounder
Raymarine radar
Raymarine autopilot
SSB Radio


Semi rigid 3-person tender
Mariner 2hp outboard


4-Person life raft serviced 2020
2 x Fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
4 x Life jackets
Radar reflector
Emergency tiller

The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.

Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.

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