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Contessa 32 for sale in United Kingdom for £38,500

9.8 m
2.7 m
Tax Status
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Fin keel
Hull Material
Engine Make
Beta Marine B-20
Boat Type
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About this Contessa 32

Remarks :

Owners Remarks:
Poppy has been in the family for 22 years. Giving great service and a lot of fun. She was bought as a safe family cruiser, although not fast by modern-day standards, a hull speed of approx. 6.5Knts; she is kind and forgiving and a joy to sail I was quite happy to let my children take the helm in most conditions. With little freeboard, she can be wet in heavy conditions but she will always come up for breath.

We acquired her from Suffolk Yacht Harbour in 2000 and she was moored on a pontoon in Burnham Yacht Harbour. So she cruised extensively up and down the East coast from Lowestoft to Ramsgate along the South coast to the Solent and the North coast of France. In 2016 we sailed her to Cornwall where she was moored in Pendennis Marina and we took part in the Cogs offshore Series and out to the Scillys. In 2021 we bought her to Plymouth where she now lies. 

She has been lifted out and antifouled every year in 2018 she was stripped below the waterline and re epoxied. General maintenance has been carried out as required. The standing rigging has been replaced twice since we have had her a deck ring fitted and the original Aluminium Spinnaker pole has been replaced with a carbon fibre one.  The original glass stern tube has been bored out and replaced with a stainless steel tube she has a Feather stream prop to facilitate her going astern, a new engine and gearbox has been fitted and all of the navigation equipment has been replaced over time. A fuel gauge has been fitted in the main locker in the cockpit. The bronze tiller bearings have been replaced and the original Aluminium tiller block replaced with a Stainless steel one. The windows were replaced and resealed. Towed genoa cars have been fitted. Invoices are Dates for this work are available in the broker's inventory and sight of invoices can be had from the brokers.

Accommodation :

Sleeps 6 in total, 2 in the forepeak & 4 the saloon
Double V berth in the forepeak
Heads between the forepeak & the saloon
Single settee berth in the saloon to starboard
Convertible double berth to port with cushion infill
Jeremy Rogers saloon table
C-shaped galley to port
Forward-facing chart table to starboard
Upholstery & cushion foam replaced & recovered in 2019
Diesel-fired cabin heating system 
(Not in use; it was inherited in present state when we acquired the boat, it is a Mikuni system and we have the rest still in its box, I believe spares are still available. It was never completed because of the space the ducts would take up.)

Mikuni Model no. MY30CFD-2

Double V berth
Under berth stowage
Opening deck hatch

Lavac seawater toilet
Manual cold

C-shaped settee seating to port which converts with cushion infill to create a double berth
Single settee seating to starboard
Solid teak cupboard joinery above seating to port & starboard 
Behind & under berth stowage
Ships clock & barometer
Jeremy Rodgers saloon table

Chart Table:
Full-size forward-facing chart table with chart stowage
Custom instrument panel above chart table
12v & 240 electrical switchboard 2015
240v plug socket
Drawer storage under chart table
Single quarter berth aft of the chart table

C-shaped galley to port
Taylors two-burner gas hob, grill & oven
Coolbox x two 
Single stainless steel sink
Manual foot operated cold
Cupboard stowage

Inventory :

Navigation Aids:
At The Chart Table;
Raymarine AIS 650 class B transceiver (NEW 2014)
Raymarine AIS active splitter 100 (NEW 2014)
Easy Navtex (NEW 2015)
Raymarine ST60+ graphic display (NEW 2011)
Navman 7100 DSC, VHF radio
Icom hand held VHF radio

In The Cockpit;
Raymarine C120 WIDESCREEN MULTI DISPLAY/chartplotter/radar (NEW 2011)
Raymarine RD418D 4KW Raydome which is mast-mounted (NEW 2011)
Raymarine ST60+ close-hauled wind (NEW 2011)
Raymarine ST60+wind speed & direction (NEW 2010)
Raymarine ST60+ tridata (NEW 2010)
Raymarine ST6002 autopilot controller
Raymarine ST4000 S1 tiller drive unit tillerpilot (NEW 2013)
Raymarine smartpilot X5  
Two x steering compasses
VTronix cockpit speaker

Ground tackle:
15lb. Plough chain and warp
Manual anchor windlass
Stainless steel bow roller
Stowaway System folding fortress, kedge anchor
Chain & warp for kedge anchor with a Marinetech stainless steel swivel

Deck Gear:
Lewmar #44 self-tailing, two-speed primary winches
Lewmar #8 single speed secondary winches
Lewmar #30, two-speed coachroof halyard winch
Lewmar #8 single speed coachroof mounted control line winch
8 x Spinlock rope clutches
Lewmar mainsheet traveller & mainsheet block system
Lewmar genoa tracks with adjustable cars
Harken blocks
Webbing gaurdwires around the cockpit (NEW 2015)
Aluminium mooring cleats forward, amidships & aft
Stainless steel fairleads forward, amidships & aft
Stainless steel chaffe plates on the aft quarter capping rail to port & starboard, as well as the cockpit coaming for protection from the genoa sheets
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions & boarding ladder

Safety Equipment:
All Safety equipment listed is included in the sale but the vendor offers no warranties
The purchaser must service the safety equipment and ensure that it is appropriate for their purposes, check expiry and service dates on all items!
4 person container liferaft
Kannad Marine EPIRB
Horseshore lifebuoy with light
Floating lifebuoy light (NEW 2021)
Danbuoywith stainless steel cradle/mounting bracket
Rescue rope
Offshore flare pack
Electric automatic bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
Motoring cone & anchor ball set
Emergency navigation lights
Wooden bung set
First aid kit
Fire extinguishers
Fire blanket

Honda 2hp four stroke outboard engine
Inflatable dinghy
Canvas sprayhood with Strataglass windows (NEW 2014)
Canvas full cockpit enclosure, with zipped side panels (NEW 2014)
Stainless steel sprayhood frame with a leather-covered grab bar (LEATHER NEW 2014)
Cockpit cushions
Weathermax canvas hatch covers (NEW 2020)
Canvas tiller cover
Various Warps & fenders (WARPS NEW 2021)
Sidermarine wire shock absorbers (NEW 2021)
Harken winch handles
Clarion XMD1 marine radio/CD player with Panasonic T501 speakers
Spinlock EA/900S tiller extension 
Perspex washboard
HandyDuck mooring hook
Boathooks x 2

Mechanical :

Built by Jeremy Rodgers Ltd in 1985
Designed by David Sadler
GRP hull deck and superstructure
Built to Lloyds approved standards
Encapsulated lead fin keel 4500 lb ballast
Skeg hung rudder
Tiller steering
Blakes seacocks throughout
Underwater profile Stripped & epoxy coated in 2018
Professionally spray painted with Awlgrip epoxy primer & Awlcraft 2000 paint (COMPLETED IN 2014)
Teak cockpit seating
Teak interior joinery
Forward, mid & aft windows replaced in 2021

VAT paid with evidence

Beta Marine B-20, 20hp diesel engine (NEW 2015)
Single lever morse engine control (NEW 2014)
Shaft driven
FeatherStream, Varifold three-blade feathering bronze propeller
Original glass stern tube replaced with stainless steel (REPLACED 2017)

Two x 12v 88ah batteries
Charging from Waeco Perfect Charge IU2512 mains powered battery charger
Charging from the engine alternator
Solar panel 
Galvanic isolator
12v & 240 electrical switchboard (NEW 2015)
Battery gauge 
240v shorepower system with breaker

Fuel capacity 54 litres in a single stainless steel tank (Access panel added, tank emptied, cleaned, new sender unit & fuel gauge fitted in 2017)
Fresh Water capacity 70 litres in a single GRP tank/keel void

Water System:
Manual cold water

Aluminium spars
Keel stepped, single spreader mast 
Selden carbon spinnaker pole (NEW 2016)
Stainless steel standing rigging (REPLACED 2016)
Terylene running rigging
Kemp rod kicker
Harken MKIII genoa furling system
Single line reefing 

Fully battened mainsail by Parker Kay Suffolk Yacht harbour 
Cruising furling Genoa foam luff by Parker Kay Suffolk yacht harbour
Full suite of Hood racing genoas plus oversize no one genoa

All sails are serviceable regularly Laundered & serviced


Engine Horse Power20


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