Showing the Judel/Vrolijk designed Contest 67CS and the uniquely styled Contest 52MC together in Hall 16 on Stand C54 of the boot Düsseldorf 2017, Contest Yachts is exhibiting not just the variety within the range but the absolute top quality of these highly personalised, hand crafted, semi-custom built yachts.
Great sailing performance
The powerful hull carries beam well aft into soft chines and flat underwater sections giving good form stability and off wind performance while retaining excellent sea keeping and, sailing flatter, sensibly keeping within the bounds of a single deep rudder for balance and precision. At the bow a narrow but buoyant entry helps her sail fast upwind to a remarkable 22° apparent. With automated hydraulic handling systems, the show boat carries carbon spars and North 3Di sails with Ronstan deck gear and winches by Lewmar.
Pure luxury below decks
Planning, fitting and styling of the variously arranged three, four and five cabin interior, designed in partnership with Wetzels Brown, is completely open to owner choice, which here is in holiday mood with simple yet luxuriously relaxed sand colours in the soft furnishings and leather panelling with highlights of nautical deep blue, and completed with cashmere throws, natural linen and Loro Piana scatter cushions. Soft elegance expressed without edge.