Contest 72CS


  • Contest 72CS
  • Contest 72CS
  • Contest 72CS
  • Contest 72CS
  • Contest 72CS
  • Contest 72CS
  • Contest 72CS
  • Contest 72CS
  • Contest 72CS
  • Contest 72CS
  • Contest 72CS
  • Contest 72CS
  • Contest 72CS
  • Contest 72CS
  • Contest 72CS
  • Contest 72CS

Boat Make: Contest

Boat Model: 72CS

Boat Length: 21.8 m

Engine Power (hp): 216

Keel Type: Fin

Hull Material: GRP, Vacuum infusion

Synthesising our more than 50 years of experience and craftsmanship with the very latest engineering and technology, the 72CS is the phenomenal new flagship of the Contest fleet. Sensually sleek, magnificently designed, its go-anywhere cruising potential is equally open to an adventurous couple as a party of ten.

If you are seeking the crème de la crème of performance and comfort combined in a yacht that exudes class, the 72CS will meet and then surpass your expectations. This is the life. This is the style. This is lifestyle sailing..


  • Hull and deck are made of high quality materials.
  • Several interior arrangements are possible within the structural bulkheads and keel grid. Two separate watertight bulkheads are foreseen in every interior arrangement.


  • Hull in sandwich, vacuum infused composite with the Conyplex vacuum infusion system®.
  • Laminate consisting of quadraxial and biaxial E-glass for inner and outer skins.
  • Local unidirectional E-glass reinforcements.
  • Solid laminate in structural areas like the keel area.
  • First layar after gelcoat is a special barrier coat.
  • Two year warranty.
  • Hull: gelcoat white.
  • Stripe and waterlines: dark blue.
  • Name and homeport on stern.
  • 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.
  • Deck lockers and anchor locker in composite with white gelcoat finish and aluminium hatches.
  • 12 mm hand laid teak deck, toe rail, cockpit seats, cockpit sole and teak detailing around the cockpit.


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


  • Performance keel with lead bulb.
  • Keel bolted through solid laminate using stainless steel bolts.
  • Keel girders, vacuum infused composite with the Conyplex vacuum infusion system®.


  • Fully balanced composite spade rudder.
  • Fibre orientated rudder laminate, vacuum infused composite with the Conyplex vacuum infusion system®.
  • Stainless steel rudderpost.
  • JEFA rudder bearings.
  • JEFA steering system.


  • Large separated guest cockpit, suitable for twelve people sitting.
  • Two cockpit tables with stainless steel 316 support for table and canvas cover.
  • Separate aft cockpit, with 2 separate helmsman positions.
  • Winches and sheets situated within reach of helmsman?s position.
  • Free walkway from aft deck to guest cockpit.

Hatches and windows

  • Flush deck hatches.
  • Chemical hardened, laminated windows in coach roof.

Deck hardware and equipment

  • Stainless steel 316 stem head fitting.
  • Stainless steel 316 guardrails 75 cm high with 3 wires.
  • Stainless steel 316 bathing ladder.
  • Stainless steel 316 fillers.
  • Stainless steel 316 handrails on cabin roof.
  • Stainless steel 316 anti chafe rails below mooring cleats.
  • Stainless steel 316 gateway stanchions amidships.
  • Stainless steel 316 mooring cleats; two cleats with two fairleads forward, two cleats amidships, two cleats aft and two fairleads on stern.
  • Seats with stainless support on pushpit.
  • Sprayhood with stainless steel frame.
  • Flagpole with stainless steel 316 support and flag.
  • Aluminium emergency tiller.
  • Shower hot/cold at aft ship.
  • Eight fenders with socks and ropes.
  • Four 20 m 16 mm mooring warps.
  • Four 25 m 18 mm mooring warps.

Sailing hardware

  • Deck fittings.
  • Stainless steel self tailing winches throughout.
  • Primary winches electrical.
  • Main sheet winch electrical.
  • Mast winches mounted on deck manual.
  • Foldable chain plate on deck for removable cutter stay.
  • Foldable chain plates on deck for fixing snatch blocks for preventer, gennaker, etc.

Anchor system

  • Integrated anchor launching system in bow.
  • Electric anchor winch, including remote control.
  • 55 kg Delta anchor with 100 m galvanised 13 mm anchor chain.
  • Anchor chain marked each 10 m.

Steering system

  • Twin composite steering pedestals with carbon spoke steering wheels.
  • Canvas pedestal/wheel cover for UV-protection.
  • Compasses.


  • Hydraulic back stay tensioner.
  • Hydraulic boomvang.
  • Combined control panel in cockpit for boomvang and back stay.
  • Hydraulic openable bathing platform with access to garage.


  • Custom made aluminium spars keel stepped mast. Painted in white.
  • Swept back spreaders.
  • Slab reefing system.
  • BAT Car system.
  • All navigation lights LED.
  • Spreaders- and boom light.
  • Masthead light 3 colours with anchor light.


  • Removable Kevlar cutter stay with tensioner and running backstays.
  • Standing rigging: Rod rigging.
  • Genoa hydraulic furling system.
  • Main sheet 14 mm, winches situated within reach of the helmsman.
  • Genoa sheets 16 mm, winches situated within reach of the helmsman.


  • Mainsail, fully battened, slab reefing by North Sails.
  • Lazy jacks and main sail cover.
  • Furling genoa by North Sails.


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

  • Oak joinery.
  • Light oak floor.
  • Matt varnished.
  • Padded side panelling.
  • Padded headbord in aft cabin.
  • Rollo's at all hatches.
  • Shower stalls with on handle mixer valves.
  • Doors 30 mm with anti-rattle door locks.
  • CORIAN worktops in galley with moulded washbasins.
  • CORIAN tops in each head with moulded CORIAN washbasins.
  • Four-burner cooker, with oven and grill fitted on gimbals (stainless steel).
  • Microwave stainless steel in pantry.
  • Cooker hood with extractor fan in pantry.
  • Combined washer-dryer in front ship.
  • Quality upholstery, colour to owners choice.
  • Quality curtain blinds behind padded panels for hull windows and portholes.
  • Lee cloths in all berths.
  • Overhead lights in all cabins with wall switches.
  • Dimmers on overhead lights in saloon.
  • Automatic lighting (30 seconds) when opening companionway hatch.
  • Wet locker with drainage for stowage of wet oilskins.
  • Red navigation light above chart table.
  • Careful noise reduction throughout.
  • Engine room well insulated.
  • 7-zone latex mattresses in all cabins.
  • 60-set (12 persons) of Contest Yachts porcelain crockery stowed in fittings.
  • 40-set (12 persons) of drinking glasses and bottle stowage in bar.
  • Extensive mirrors in both heads.


  • PERKINS M216 161 kW (216hp) 2100 rpm 6 cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine.
  • Indirect cooling.
  • Hurth ZF63A hydraulic gearbox.
  • 1 x 24V/40A and 1 x 24V/75A alternator (1 for service battery bank and 1 for heavy duty battery bank).
  • Single lever gears throttle control on starboard steering pedestal.
  • Engine panel fitted in cockpit including rev. counter, oil pressure- temperature- and charge alarm, start and
  • stop buttons and fuel gauge.
  • Water cooled exhaust with water lock and water separator.
  • Stainless steel propeller shaft with thrust bearing and flexible coupling.
  • Stern tube with water lubricated bearings and water seal.
  • 4-bladed folding propeller in bronze.
  • Engine room insulated with combined drone- and sound absorbing insulation.
  • Engine room ventilation by electric ventilator and via double natural ventilation grills.
  • Automatic engine room fire-extinguish system.

Bow thruster

  • Electrical bow thruster.

Fuel system

  • Sump on fuel tank with drain pump.
  • SEPAR water separator and fuel filter. Acoustic and visual ?water in fuel?-alarm.
  • Electric tank level gauge.

Fresh water system

  • 2 x hot water tank in stainless steel 316 with double exchanger to engine and heater with 220V heating element.
  • Mixer taps in galley and washbasins.
  • Deckwash midships.
  • Pressurized hot & colt water.
  • Electric tank level gauge.

Bilge system

  • Electric bilge pump in keel sump, with automatic switch and manual backup.
  • Electric bilge pump in engine room with manual back up.
  • 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 in aft head.
  • Two manual flush seawater toilets.
  • Seperate black water system.
  • Indicator on black water tanks, indicating full or empty.
  • Three shower stalls with automatic drain.
  • Seperate grey water system.

Refrigeration system

  • Refrigerator in stainless steel with front door.
  • Top opening freezer in galley work top.
  • Top opening coolbox in cockpit.

Ventilation system

  • Forced ventilation system in engine room.
  • Natural ventilation in galley.
  • Cooker hood with extractor fan in pantry.

Safety equipment

  • Gas valve electric and manual.
  • Four foam fire extinguishers 2kg.
  • Fire blanket.
  • Fire extinguish system Firepro in engine room.

AC/DC systems

  • 24VDC and 230VAC system on board.
  • Service batteries 320Ah@24VDC Lithium-Ion (LI 24-160).
  • Heavy duty batteries 320Ah@24VDC
  • Lithium-Ion (LI 24-160).
  • Start batteries engine 70Ah@24VDC AGM
  • 12-70.
  • Start battery generator 70Ah@12VDC AGM 12-70.
  • Energypack 230V 50Hz:
  • Generator, 8kW, 230VAC 50Hz, low RPM
  • Battery charger heavy duty batteries 24/80-3
  • Battery charger service batteries 24/100-3
  • Inverter 1x 24/5000W/230V
  • Alternator 60 Ah start battery engine group
  • Alternator 75 Ah service battery group
  • 230V shore power connection:
  • Shore power socket for 110V/220V, 50Hz/60Hz shore power
  • Shore isolation transformer, GI 7.0 kVA/32A
  • Cable 25 m with CE connector and earth trip switch.
  • Battery monitor with Voltage, Running Amps, Amp. Hours, Capacity Ah.
  • 230V socket in each cabin/compartment.
  • Emergency engine start on service batteries.
  • All sea cocks under waterline are grounded.
  • Main switchpanel

    • Touch screen mounted near the chart table.
    • All main switches operated from the touch screen.
    • All navigation lights with fault indication operated from the touch screen.
    • Tank level gauges integrated in the touch screen.
    • Easy power equipment monitoring.
    • Alarms on touch screen (overriding all pages) for:


    The boat is CE certificated category A (unlimited ocean voyages).
    Lloyds certificate on hull.

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