Contest 52MC


  • Contest 52MC
  • Contest 52MC
  • Contest 52MC
  • Contest 52MC
  • Contest 52MC
  • Contest 52MC
  • Contest 52MC
  • Contest 52MC
  • Contest 52MC
  • Contest 52MC
  • Contest 52MC
  • Contest 52MC

Boat Make: Contest

Boat Model: 52MC

Boat Length: 14.6

Fuel Tank Capacity: 1800 L

Water Tank Capacity: 700 L

Engine Power (hp): 305

Keel Type:

Hull Material: GRP, Vacuum infusion

For the first time in its 55-plus years of success, Contest Yachts has built a motoryacht. The Contest 52MC was designed by the leading Dutch yard in cooperation with Georg Nissen.

Engineering is by Vripack and the interior from the boards of Wetzels Brown Partners. The synthesis of these renowned names and Contest?s rich experience will ensure an impressive introduction to the seagoing motoryacht segment.


  • Hull and deck are made of high quality materials.
  • Several interior arrangements are available within the structural bulkheads and keel grid.


  • Hull in sandwich, vacuum infused composite with the Conyplex vacuum infusion system®.
  • Laminate consisting of quadrax and biaxial
  • E-glass for inner and outer skins, infused with vinylester resin.
  • Local unidirectional E-glass reinforcements.
  • Solid laminate in structural areas like the engine and shaft area.
  • First layer after gelcoat is a special barrier coat.
  • Structural bulkheads fully laminated to hull and deck.
  • Teak toe rail capping, integrated rubbing strake.
  • Two year warranty.
  • Hull: gelcoat white.
  • Stripe and waterlines: dark blue.
  • Antifoul: 2 layers.
  • Flush hull windows.


  • Deck in sandwich, vacuum infused composite with the Conyplex vacuum infusion system®.
  • Deck: gelcoat white.
  • Laminate consisting of quadraxial and biaxial E-glass for inner and outer skins.
  • Local unidirectional E-glass reinforcements.
  • Solid laminate in structural areas where deck equipment is fitted.


  • Vacuum infused composite structural bulkheads in sandwich, using the Conyplex vacuum infusion system®.
  • Vacuum infused composite several longitudinals in sandwich, using the Conyplex vacuum infusion system®.


  • Stainless steel rudder.
  • Stainless steel rudder axe.


  • Large aft cockpit.
  • Garage below the cockpit floor. Reachable from the cockpit and transom.

Hatches and windows

  • Flush deck hatch.
  • Flush port lights.
  • Glass chemical hardened, laminated windows in superstructure.
  • Screen wipers on windows in superstructure.

Deck hardware and equipment

  • Stainless steel 316 stem head fitting.
  • Stainless steel 316 guard rails.
  • Stainless steel 316 bathing ladder.
  • Stainless steel 316 deck fillers.
  • Stainless steel 316 anti chafe rails below mooring cleats.
  • Stainless steel 316 mooring cleats; two cleats with two fairleads forward, two cleats amidships, two cleats aft and two fairleads on stern.
  • Flagpole with stainless steel 316 support and flag.
  • One yellow lifebuoy in stainless steel 316 supports fitted in deck locker.
  • Two teak cockpit tables with stainless steel 316 support and canvas cover.
  • Boat hook in aluminium.
  • Six fenders with socks and ropes.
  • Six 25 m 18 mm mooring warps.

Anchor system

  • Electric anchor winch, including remote control.
  • 20 kg Delta anchor with 50 m galvanised 10 mm anchor chain.
  • Anchor chain marked each 10 m.

Steering system

  • Hydraulic dual cylinder power steering system.
  • Compass.


As with all Contest Yachts, the interior will be fully made at our own yard in Medemblik with great attendance to flexibility and detailing.

Standard features

  • Teak joinery.
  • Light oak floor.
  • Matt varnished.
  • White painted teak and matt varnished teak side panelling.
  • Padded panels in fore cabin.
  • Rollo's at all hatches.
  • Chrome fittings throughout.
  • Shower stalls with on handle mixer valves.
  • Teak doors 30 mm with anti-rattle door locks.
  • CORIAN colou, Linen worktops in galley with 2 moulded CORIAN washbasins.
  • CORIAN colour Linen tops in each head with moulded CORIAN washbasins.
  • Design taps.
  • Four zone 60 cm ceramic hob (two zones available on inverter, four zones on shore power) including microwave/oven.
  • Quality upholstery, colour to owners? choice.
  • Quality curtains for portholes and skylight hatches.
  • Overhead lights in all cabins with wall switches.
  • 230V sockets.
  • Dimmers on overhead lights in saloon.
  • Radio/CD player in saloon.
  • Careful noise reduction throughout.
  • Engine room well insulated.
  • Sprung slats in master cabin.
  • 7-zone latex mattresses in all cabins.
  • 36-set (6 persons) of Contest Yachts porcelain crockery stowed in teak fittings.
  • 24-set (6 persons) of drinking glasses and bottle stowage in bar.
  • Teak cup and mug holder.
  • Garbage bin.
  • Extensive mirrors in both heads.
  • Sliding door to aft cockpit.


  • 2 x Cummins QSB5.9 305HP.
  • Indirect cooling.
  • Hurtz ZF 85A hydraulic gearbox.
  • 2x24V/80A (starter battery, service batteries and bow thruster batteries).
  • Engine panel fitted in dashboard including rev. counter, oil pressure- temperature- and charge alarm, start and stop buttons.
  • Sump on fuel tanks with drain pump.
  • Water-cooled exhaust.
  • Stainless steel propeller shafts with thrust bearing and homokinetic coupling.
  • Fixed propellors.
  • Engine room insulated with combined drone- and sound absorbing insulation.
  • Engine room ventilation by electric ventilator.
  • Air intakes/ ventilation grills on the deck for engine compartment cooling.

Additional propulsion systems

  • Electric bow thruster.
  • Trim tabs.

Fuel system

  • Fuel tanks total capacity 1.800 litres
  • Sump on fuel tanks with drain pump
  • SEPAR water separators and fuel filters. Acoustic and visual water in fuel-alarm.
  • Electric tank level gauge.

Fresh water system

  • Pressurized hot & cold water system; tank capacity 700 litres.
  • Mixer taps in galley and showers.
  • Transom shower.
  • Boiler stainless steel 316 1 x 40 litres with double exchanger to engine and heater (optional) and 230V element.
  • Electric tank level gauge.

Bilge system

  • Electric bilge pump in sump, with automatic switch and manual backup.
  • Electric bilge pump in engine room with manual backup.
  • Electric bilge pump in storage room with automatic switch and manual backup.
  • Electric bilge pump in forward cabin with manual backup.

Black & Grey water system

  • Two electric flush seawater toilet.
  • Waste water tank.
  • Indicator on black water tank.
  • Two shower stalls with automatic drain.
  • Grey water system with collection tank and automatic discharge.

Refrigeration system

  • Refrigerator.

Safety equipment

  • Three foam fire extinguishers 2 kg.
  • Fire blanket.
  • Fire extinguish system in engine room.

AC/DC systems

  • 24VDC and 230VAC system on board.
  • Dedicated technical area for switches and fuses.
  • 4 x 200Ah gel service batteries; total capacity
  • 400Ah @ 24VDC.
  • 4 x 50Ah starter batteries; total capacity 2 x 100Ah @ 24VDC.
  • 4 x 90Ah AGM bow thruster batteries; total capacity
  • 90Ah @ 24VDC.
  • 2 x starter battery chargers.
  • 2 x power battery chargers.
  • Combi inverter/charger 24VDC-230VAC/4000W/120A.
  • Inverters 24VDC-12VDC.
  • 230VAC shore power connection, including cable 25 m with CE connector.
  • Shore power isolation transformer 7.0 kW (32A) and earth trip switch.
  • 10 x 230VAC sockets.
  • All seacocks under the waterline are grounded.

Main switchboard

  • 10.4" touch screen system monitoring.
  • All main switches situated at the touch screen.
  • All navigation lights operated from the touch screen.
  • Tank level gauges situated at the touch screen.
  • Alarms on touch screen and secondary for:
  • Running bilge pump
  • Water in fuel
  • Battery level
  • Black water

Navigation instruments

  • Raymarine I70+ multifunction display.
  • Raymarine I70+ speed and depth transducers.
  • Raymarine VHF Radio Ray240E DSC class D.



The boat is CE certificated category A (unlimited ocean voyages).

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