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Contest 41 for sale in Oban United Kingdom


Mark Cameron Yachts


Oban United Kingdom




41.01 ft.








Make & Model

Contest 41

Boat type



41.01 ft.


Oban United Kingdom

Tax status

Tax Paid



32.81 ft.

Fresh Water Tanks

600 litres


12.63 ft.

Draft Max

5.91 ft.


The Dutch boat builder Conyplex have been producing yachts under the Contest brand name for more than 55 years. The designer Dick Zall, has enjoyed a long relationship with the Contest brand and has drawn most of the models since the 1970’s. Built in a traditional style the Contest Yachts boast a high quality finish and fine joinery work below decks comparable with the major Scandinavian builders.

With her current owners since 2006 the


Hull Construction:

GRP moulded hull

Balsa sandwich construction

GRP formed internal structural members

Plywood bulkheads laminated to hull

Teak rubbing strake with stainless steel coping

Original off-white gelcoat

Underwater hull epoxy coated winter 1993/94

Underwater hull blasted to remove antifouling in 2006

Underwater hull rubbed back with wet & dry every winter since 2006

Black antifouling below waterline

Deck & Superstructure Construction:

GRP moulded deck incorporating coachroof and self-draining cockpit

Balsa sandwich construction

Non-slip moulded texture to finish coachroof

Laid teak decks to finish sidedecks, foredeck and aft deck

Teak slats to finish cockpit seating and sole

Keel & Rudder:

Cast iron wing keel

Full depth skeg hung rudder


Engine & gearbox:

Volvo Penta MD31A marine diesel engine

60hp @ 2,800rpm

4 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled

Hydraulic reversing marine gearbox

Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:

Recorded running hours, November

Engine last serviced October 2023

Cruising speed 6kts @ 1800rpm

Propulsion & Steering:

Stainless steel prop shaft

Compression type stuffing gland

Brunton Autoprop, 3 blade, bronze feathering prop

3 blade, bronze fixed prop as spare

Lewmar Mamba wheel steering system

Emergency tiller


Fisher Panda 4000S PMS marine diesel generator


Fisher Panda P4 remote control panel

Record running hours at October 2023 – 1377.3hrs


Garmin autopilot system

DSC Lewmar Mamba autopilot drive unit


Hydrovane wind vane system

Bow Thruster:

Sleipner, tunnel mounted 6hp bow thruster

Joystick controller mounted in coaming recess to port side of helm


Voltage Systems:

12VDC onboard power system

230VAC shore/generator power system

Shore Power System:

Extension lead to connect to shore supply

Single connection point

Hardwired RCD protected system

3 Pin UK sockets, battery charger, water heater

Battery Banks:

Engine Battery (powering engine, bow thurster, windlass and furlex) – 1x 12VD, 230Ah AGM battery (2022)

Generator Battery – 1x 12VDC

Domestic Batteries – 4x 12VDC, 105Ah, sealed lead acid (2023)

Battery Charger:

Voltmaster battery charger

230VAC – 12VDC, 50amp


Dual engine mounted alternators

Dedicated alternator for engine battery

Dedicated alternator for domestic batteries

Adverc alternator controller

Merlin AMS alternator Management system

Battery Monitor:


Voltmeter and Ammeter on ships switch panel

Other Electrical:

12VDC charging socket


Fresh Water:

Pressurised hot and cold water system

Mixer tap in galley

Mixer tap in both heads, extending for use as shower head

Hot water provided from calorifier heated by engine cooling water or 230VAC immersion heater

Bilge Pumps:

Manual Bilge Pump

Automatic Bilge Pump

Deck Wash:

Pressurised deck/anchor wash

12VDC pressure pump

Fixed hose with jet-spray nozzle



Single diesel tank

Stainless steel tank construction

Approximate capacity 425ltrs

Fresh Water:

Twin fresh water tanks

Stainless steel tank construction

Approximate capacity 300ltrs each

Approximate total capacity 600ltrs

Holding Tanks:

Single black water tank

Stainless steel tank construction

Approximate capacity 45ltrs


On Deck:

Depth/Speed/Log/Wind – Garmin GMI 10 configurable LCD displays x3

Plotter/Radar – Garmin GPSmap7408 MFD with Garmin radar scanner mounted on mast (2020)

Magnetic Compass – mounted on pedestal

At Chart Table:

GPS Repeater

Communications Equipment:

DSC VHF – Lowrance Link 8 DSC VHF

AIS – Garmin AIS600 Class B transceiver

SSB Radio – Not currently in commission

Navtex – NASA Marine Target NAVTEX PRO



Galley Stove – Nelson gas cooker. 2 burner, oven and grill. Gimbal mounted.

Fridge – Built-in top loading

Freezer – Built-in top loading

Double stainless steel sinks

Mixer tap


Heads - 2x Jabsco manual marine toilets

Holding Tank – Forward head discharging overboard or to holding tank

Wash hand basin x2

Mixer taps, extending for use as a shower x2

Heating & Ventilation:

Webasto diesel fired, blown air heating system

Thermostatic cabin controller

6 outlets


Overhead lighting throughout

LED light units fitted in galley

Reading lights over bunks in cabin

Reading lights in way of saloon seating

Gimballed oil lamp mounted in saloon x2

Lighting in engine space


Pioneer radio/CD head unit

Pioneer 12 stack CD player

Speakers in saloon and cockpit


Summary of Accommodation:

Double cabin forward with ensuite heads access

Forward heads



Nav Station

Master cabin aft with ensuite heads

Accommodation Finish:

Joinery work of teak veneered plywood with solid teak trims

Joinery work finished in satin varnish

Teak and holly veneered soleboards

Vinyl covered panels with teak trims to finish head linings

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Two single berths in V-layout.

Infill section to create double berth

Shelves outboard of bunks overhead to port and starboard

Standing room between bunks and aft.

Dresser unit outboard to port aft with storage locker beneath and above.

En-suite access to head on starboard side aft

Forward Heads:

Located within forward cabin to starboard

Inboard facing manual marine toilet mounted outboard aft

Counter top forward with inset wash hand basin

Vanity lockers outboard and below countertop


Bench seating down port side

L-shaped saloon seating down starboard side

Both saloon settees converting to occasional single berths with lee cloths

Saloon table mounted on central pole with fold leaf to port side

Lockers above settee backs outboard with countertop above

Storage lockers outboard of settee back rests and below settee bases


Located to port side of companionway

U-shaped galley

Double stainless steel sinks forward, inboard

Worktop outboard with top loading fridge located below

Gimbal mounted cooker outboard centrally

Worktop aft with top loading freezer located below outboard section of worktop

Selection of lockers beneath worktop

Selection of lockers above worktop outboard and aft

Nav Station:

Forward facing chart table to starboard of companionway

Forward facing navigators seat

Chart storage within table top, locker beneath table top forward

Ships switch panel outboard of navigators seating

Master Aft Cabin:

Accessed to starboard side aft of nav station

Two single berths outboard to port and starboard with standing room between

Infill section creates a large double berth spanning full width of cabin

Lockers with counter top above running the length of the bunk outboard

Dresser unit running forward of berth to starboard with countertop, lockers above and below

En-suite heads located forward to port

Aft Heads:

En-suite heads for aft cabin

Counter top with inset wash hand basin located outboard aft

Vanity locker outboard and below counter top

Manual marine toilet mounted outboard forward.

Teak slat seat folding down over head to provide shower seat



Deck stepped, masthead sloop rig

Mast and spars of silver anodised alloy, manufactured by Selden

Stainless steel standing rigging – date of last replacement?

Furlex 300E electric roller reefing system mounted on forestay

Removable inner forestay for flying hank-on staysail

In-mast roller reefing mainsail

Selden rod kicker

Spinnaker pole

Running backstays for use with inner forestay

Backstay tensioner

Selden detachable bow sprit for flying cruising chute

Lewmar mainsheet track and car system (2021)

Lewmar genoa track and car system


Primary Winches – 2x Andersen 54, electric, two-speed, self-tailing

Mainsail Contol Lines Winch – 1x Lewmar 40, two-speed, self-tailing

Mainsheet Winch - 1x Enkes 22ASC, single-speed, self-tailing

Mast Mounted Halyard Winch – 1x Enkes 26, two-speed


Mainsail – In-mast roller reefing, vertical battens. North Sails 3D Nordac (2018)

Genoa – Roller reefing. 150%. North Sails Nordac (2018)

#3 Jib – White Dacron, hank-on. Rigged on inner forestay as staysail

Cruising Chute – Fitted with snuffer

Canvas Work:

Sprayhood – Owen Sails 2021

Cockpit Tent – Owen Sails 2021

Pedestal Cover

Winter Cockpit Cover

Anchoring & Mooring:

Bower Anchor – 25kg Rocna anchor on 80m, 10mm chain rode

Kedge Anchor – CQR anchor on chain/warp rode

Electric Windlass – Lewmar electric windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum. Remote control and secondary control in cockpit

Mooring Warps – Selection

Fenders – Selection including fender step

Fender Board


Double stainless steel bow roller

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails

Deck mounted stainless steel stanchions supporting double tier stainless steel guard rails

Guardwire gates to port and starboard

Deck mounted mooring cleats forward, midships and aft

Deck mounted electric windlass

Under deck storage locker aft of windlass

Lines run aft from mast along starboard side of coachroof

Fixed, alloy framed lower windscreen section

Moulded cockpit coaming wrapping around cockpit with short section of coachroof aft of cockpit

U-shaped cockpit seating wrapping wrapping around pedestal at aft end of cockpit

Lazarette lockers beneath aft deck to port and starboard

Outboard storage bracket mounted on port aft rail

Transom gate to access transom mounted swimming ladder


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:

Masthead tricolour and anchor light – LED

Steaming light

Deck flood light

Low level navigation lights

Life saving:

Horseshoe buoy with light

Danbuoy with light

Throwing line


Gas Alarm – Pilot alarm system

Carbon monoxide alarm

Smoke alarm


In this case we are acting as brokers only.

The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their 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


Engine Horse Power


Propeller Type

3 Blade MaxProp

Engine Hours


Engine Tankage

425 litres

Engine Count



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