Contest Yachts BV

Overleek 5, 1671 GD Medemblik

Telephone +31 227 543644
Fax +31 227 543648


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boot 2017 hall map (Hall 16): stand C54

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boot 2017 fairground map: Hall 16

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Boats and Yachts
  • 01.01  Sailing Boats & Yachts
  • 01.01.03  Sailing Yachts/Cabin Boats (Sail)

Sailing Yachts/Cabin Boats (Sail)

Our products

Product category: Sailing Yachts/Cabin Boats (Sail)

Contest 67CS

The newest in the fleet, and now preparing for a World Premiere indoor boatshow at BOOT Düsseldorf, the Contest 67CS marks the first steps in a fresh, long term collaboration with German design team judel/vrolijk & co, renowned for powerful yachts, both racing and cruising, offshore and ocean. That combined experience results in easily driven, sea kindly, handsome yachts, which neatly defines our new bluewater performance cruiser, the Contest 67CS.

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Product category: Sailing Yachts/Cabin Boats (Sail)

Contest 42CS

Instantly good looking… and with so much more to her than first meets the eye. It’s not just the clever detailing in design, build and plan. The aft cockpit Contest 42CS permits owners a virtual custom build… simply unique at this size.

The options are so many. There are four different saloon plans, three cabin arrangements for both bow and stern, five different cockpits, carbon or aluminium spars, and multiple sail handling systems. In all, that means a remarkable number of different versions of the interior and cockpit. The result? A personalised Contest 42CS to suit everyone from family cruiser or bluewater couple to racing enthusiast.

The Contest 42CS is the first yacht of this size ever to offer such personalised customisation. Then to top it all, she’s a delight to sail, both easily managed and fast. And individually hand built, she shares the same hallmark high standards seen across the range, right through to the flagship Contest 72CS.

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Company news




Dec 5, 2016


Contest Yachts of Holland is delighted to announce the Dusseldorf premiere of the newly launched 20-metre Contest 67CS performance bluewater sailing yacht and also the flybridge version of the highly acclaimed 16-metre motor cruising Contest 52MC, next to the prize-winning European Yacht of the Year, the Contest 42CS.

Showing the judel/vrolijk designed Contest 67CS and the uniquely styled Contest 52MC together in Hall 16 on Stand C54, 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.

The Contest 67CS on show is the second in the line and presents a powerful view of the future of high comfort, high performance bluewater cruising. With this new yacht the first collaboration between Contest Yachts and leading design studio judel/vrolijk, the Contest 67CS introduces a new, even sleeker dynamic to the Dutch builder’s trademark flush decks and low deckhouse with browed and swept wraparound glazing, while creating even greater interior space.

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.

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.  

The Contest 52MC motor cruiser with sedan styling beneath a long extravagant flybridge cuts a dash even indoors! But it’s out on the water that this similarly comfortably and individually specified yacht truly shows her strengths. Conceived as a motor yacht to appeal to both dedicated power boaters and sailors converting to motor, the Contest 52MC is an extraordinarily capable sea boat, easily managing big seaways at speeds up to 28 knots with twin 550hp (410kW) Cummins engines, yet with her innovative semi-planing hull she is equally at home slowly cruising Europe’s inland waterways.

Excellent security aboard is ensured with high bulwarks surrounding wide side decks and good safe working areas in the bow and large aft cockpit where the high levels of engineering and composite skills are made evident in the sweet shaping of the moulded laminations and the provision of such stylish, strong and well placed line handling and ground tackle systems.

The versatile, customisable interior, again to Wetzels Brown design, revolves around a spacious, extensively glazed deck saloon with helm station and option of main or lower deck galley and two or three ensuite sleeping cabins. The flybridge above again offers optional layouts with, of course, a duplicate helm station for that wind in the hair experience and masterful view for docking as well as play. Thrusters are available bow and stern, as is a Seakeeper stabiliser.

The Contest 67CS, the 52MC and the 42CS can be viewed in Hall 16 Stand C54 (16C54).

For more details about the Contest Yachts on show and in the range please visit

Visit Contest Yachts at boot Dusseldorf 21 -29 January 2017 in Hall 16 on Stand C54 (16C54)

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About us

Company details

The Contest Principle
Building dreams together

At Contest Yachts we see sailing as a way of determining, expressing your own dreams and ambitions. Which is why we build not just high quality yachts. We build them with each owner’s highly personalised input. Performance yachts well set to sail the world’s oceans and fulfil personal dreams, ambitions, comfortably, safely.

Our yachts are built to enjoy equally coastal, offshore and bluewater exploration. In our half century history we have learned well the responsibilities and requirements of successful long-stay sailing. Using the best of materials, hand crafting and innovative technology, we work closely with each and every owner to design, build and deliver well sorted, strong, light, seakindly, easily handled, performance distance cruisers.

Yachts to let you adventure, to fulfil your dreams.

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