Contest 55CS ‘Wigwas’
Boat Make: Contest
Boat Model: 55CS
Boat Length: 16.75 m
Engine Power (hp):
Keel Type: Wing keel
Hull Material: Polyester sandwich
High quality blue water cruiser
"Wigwas" is a good example of a well built, sturdy, blue water cruiser. She comes with a wingkeel, bowthruster, classic teak interior, 3 cabins and saloon with 7 berths, 2 bathrooms, galley with 3 burner stove, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, aircon, heating, hydraulic inmast mainsail system, hydraulic Genoa furling system, manual cutter system, electric winches, hull sprayed in '15, new North Sails in '11/'12 (only 5 years used), fixed hydraulic gangway, etc, etc. In 2013/2014 she had a complete check/refit at the Contest yard (i.e. new sea cocks, deck refitted, interior partly varnsihed, etc) and after that she is maintained accordinghly. Fresh on the market and ready to impress you!! Preliminary information.
Hull shape: Roundbilged hull in dark blue (sprayed in october 2015)
Rudder: Rudder in skeg (bearings renewed in +/- 2017)
Steering system: Withlock wheel steering
Windows: Thermopane in superstructure, perspex in aluminium frames in hull
Displacement: 26 tonnes
Ballast: 8.870 Kg
Vertical clearance: Approx 25 metres
Hull number: 55003
Hull in sandwich, vacuum infused with the Conyplex vacuum infusion system®, underwaterbody sanded to gelcoat and epoxy shield applied in (+/-) 2016, new seacocks in '13/'14.
Material, colours: Classic teak interior
Curtains: Striped upholstery in white and blue
Saloons: Saloon with U-shaped settee
Cabins: Forward cabin (V-berth), starboard side cabin (Bunk berths) and owners cabin with double berth
Berths: 6 + 1
Headroom: Approx. 2.00 mtr.
Cooker & fuel: Force 10 2 burner stove with oven
Galley with corian worktops and 2 s.s. sinks, 9 220V sockets throughout te yacht, sprung slats in owners cabin with new mattress by "Neptune" in +/- 2016, rollo's under hatches, sun protection on outside of decksaloon, original "Contest" crockery, floor boards varnished recently, etc.
Engine, electrics, water
Power: 135 HP
Fuel tanks: 950L in s.s. tank
Cooling system: Indirect
Propulsion: Stainless steel propeller shaft with 3-bladed Maxprop and spare 3-bladed propeller
Fuel consumption: 6L/h at cruising speed
Measuring instruments: Charging, RPM and temperature
Voltage: 12V/24V/220V (shorepower with Hubble connection)
Control panel: Professional control panel
Dynamo: Standard + Perkins 105A Alternator
Water system: Electric water pressure system
Hot water: Boiler
Water tank & material: Approx. 1000L in stainless steel tanks
Waste water tank: 2 x 45L
Water maker: 2007, 4 hours (to be checked)
Extra buttons for winches on steering pedestal, etc.
Rig and sails
Sailplan type: Proctor aluminium mast in Oyster white (Awl grip)
Spars, stays: Stainless steel and dyform rigging
Winches: 6x "Andersen" electric winches, halyard winches on mast
Genoa reefing system: Reckmann hydraulic genoa furling system
Furling foresail: Reckmann manual furling cutter
Mainsail : North Sails ('11/'12) Cutter : 2006 Genoa : North sails ('11/'12) Halfwinder : Yes, with snuffer, very little used, "Lewmar" ocean racing mainsheet block, ball bearing "Lemar" sheet blocks, "Navtec" hydraulic backstayadjuster, "Proctor" heavy duty boomvang, stainless Steel bow sprit for genaker, etc. Push button sailing from the cockpit!
Navigation and electronics
Rudder position indicator: On autopilot
Weatherfax/Navtex: NAV-4 Navtex
Other: Sailor SP4164/24V satcom (Talking/data/fax)
R & R Pacific Combi antenna (GSM/VHF/TV/ AM and FM etc)
Anchor windlass: Lewmar electric with remote control
Fenders, lines: Yes
Outdoor cushions: Yes
Swimming ladder: Stainless steel with teak steps
Swimming platform: Yes, with teak
Sea rails, pushpit, pullpit: Yes
Davits: Simpson, manual with 100kg swl.
Deckwashpump Hot/cold shower at stern, Lewmar chainstopper, Cockpittable, Outboard bracket, Hydraulic gangway (Besenzoni), 2 x dorade for ventilation, etc.
Radar reflector: Cyclops
Flares: Yes (to be checked)
Gas bottle locker with drain: Yes (latest check unknown)