Contest 46 1988

PRICE £69,900

This is a superb opportunity to purchase a genuine Bluewater cruising yacht with serious pedigree.

The Contest 46 is one of Contest Yachts most popular models with a stunning flush fore deck, safe cockpit, deep toe-rail, cavernous storage and wonderful accommodation, she really is made for comfortable extended cruising.

NO CONTEST was built in 1988, and has been in the current ownership for the past 20 years. Sadly the owner has recently passed away hence the sale of this beautiful yacht. She is priced for a quick sale.

Boat Make: Contest

Boat Model: 46

Boat Length: 14.14 m

Engine Power (hp):

Keel Type: Winged Keel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

  • LOA: 14.14m
  • LWL: 11.85m
  • Beam: 4.20m
  • Draft: 1.75m (Wing-Keel)
  • Displ: 15,400kgs
  • Fuel Capacity: 500L
  • Designer: Dick Zaal
  • Builder: Conyplex (Contest Yachts)
  • Build date: 1988

As expected with a yacht of this calibre NO CONTEST has an impressive interior, it is finished beautifully in teak and benefits from plenty of space and natural light through the hatches, ports and hull windows. There are huge amounts of stowage throughout the cabin as you'd expect from a true Bluewater cruising yacht.

  • 6 berths in 3 cabins, two doubles and one bunk-bed cabin, with the addition of the main saloon
  • Two heads compartments with separate showers, ensuite for owners (aft) cabin.
  • Large galley to port, in the walkway to aft cabin. An abundance of stowage space, stainless steel sinks, corian worktop, gas oven/grill/hob, fridge, freezer, bar!
  • Chart table to starboard, forward facing with easy access to navigation instruments and stowage for books and charts. Wet locker behind.
  • The main-saloon has a drop leaf table with stowage inside, and comfortable seating for 7-8 people.
  • Volvo Penta TMDA31 diesel engine
  • 4 Cylinder, 100 HP
  • Three bladed feathering Max-prop, shaft drive
  • 500 litre diesel tank capacity
  • Engine access achieved through large doors in aft cabin walkway
  • Bow thruster
  • Dolphin generator (we believe this needs some work)
  • Spectra water maker

We believe the sails have been recently replaced and have not been used that much since.  She has both a genoa and staysail as well as the main sail and a cruising chute.

She has aluminium spars, a twin spreader mast, cutter rig (x2 furling headsails), a slab reefing main with a stack-pack and lazy-jacks.

  • Echo-sounder
  • Speed Log
  • Wind instrument
  • Auto-pilot
  • Furuno Radar
  • Chart plotter
  • Compass
  • VHF
  • iCOM hand-held VHF
  • Radar reflector
  • Windex
  • Simpson davits on transome for dinghy
  • Outboard engine davit
  • Life raft, x2 life-buoys, dan-buoy
  • Boarding/swimming ladder (transom and bow)
  • Winter cockpit cover, new cockpit bimini, spray-hood (fixed windscreen)
  • Dinghy/RIB and outboard engine
  • Bow thruster
  • Spectra water maker
  • Windlass anchor winch
  • Electric sheet winches
  • Anchor, chain, rope, fenders, boat hook, buckets etc
  • Numerous spares and parts



"My father owned NO CONTEST for 20 of her 30 years and she only had one owner prior to that. She has done one ARC transatlantic and much sailing on the eastern coast of America and the Caribbean. She then returned to live in the Med which is where she now lies. She is a fabulous cruising / live aboard boat and my father always commented on how comfortable she was in any sea state or weather conditions.


My father had the most amazing adventures on NO CONTEST and generated some fabulous memories for his family and friends, but having lost him suddenly earlier this year we need to sell her for a new adventure with a new owner."

This slightly unusual situation gives someone the opportunity to purchase a proven Bluewater cruising yacht at an incredible price. No one is denying that she needs a lot of tidying up, and most probably a fair bit of work and money to get her up to scratch. However the quality of a Contest yacht is unrivalled, and I am sure under the right ownership this Contest 46 will continue to sail the worlds oceans with grace for years to come.

Parkstone Bay Yachts provides the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information set out in these particulars, and we do not warrant the condition of the vessel. The particulars are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is advised to check the particulars and specifications and where appropriate instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to fully inspect the vessel and/or to have a sea trial of the vessel. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Boat Enquiry

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Like? Share…

Related Boats