The allure and performance of Contest yachts fit perfectly within this philosophy, which is why Contest’s motto is Life. Style. Sailing.
Contest Yachts, formerly known as Conyplex BV, is a family run business in its third generation. They have been building sailing yachts in Holland since 1965. It all started with modest, but very popular cruising yachts like the Contest 25 of which 400 were built. Conyplex went on to establish a reputation for strongly built offshore boats such as the 35, 37 and 41 that sail well and have excellent interior layouts and superlative finish. The 1990's saw the launch of the sleek but rugged CS range which proved a huge success with owners. The current Georg Nissen designed models from the 45CS, launched in 2006, through to the all new 72CS signal the introduction of significantly faster, and closer winded, infusion moulded hull forms offering lighter weight but increased structural stiffness. Under the skin too Contest are known for their exemplary quality and attention to detail. They are now firmly in the top echelon of high specification, blue-water cruising boat builders with a range spanning 45 to 72 feet. Added to the range in 2013 was the all new aft cockpit Contest 42CS as well as the 52MC motor boat, launched to much acclaim in December 2012.
Newly announced in Autumn 2014 is the all new Contest 67CS, designed by Judel Vrolijk in the style of the CS range with a fresh eye on achieving ever higher levels of comfort and performance.
The boats are semi-custom built to the highest standards with in-house capability in all key manufacturing processes. Conyplex have a modern moulding, fit-out, painting and maintenance facility on the Ijselmeer at Medemblik, about an hour north of Amsterdam. The breadth of in-house resources enables the yard to offer, not only a very wide range of customisation possibilities, but also a complete refit, refurbishment and winter storage facility which trades as Medemblik Yacht Services (MYS). Prospective buyers are very welcome to visit the yard and see the quality that is built-in to these fine boats, built to easily exceed the Cat A Ocean standard of the CE recreational craft directive.
Parkstone Bay Yachts is the sole agent for Contest in the UK and Ireland.