The Contest 33 offers 5 berths in 2 cabins with 6' 1" headroom. Two berths forward with v-berth infill. Heads to port with marine toilet, drawers and hanging cupboard opposite. Saloon with settee berths to port and starboard, folding dining table and stowage outboard. Galley to starboard aft with gas cooker with two burners, stainless steel sink with pressurised fresh water system and a coolbox/fridge. Chart table to port aft with instrumentation, electrical panel and quarter berth. Green coloured cushions Curtains to windows. 120 litre water tank.
The Contest 33 is powered by a single 1984 Volvo Penta twin cylinder 23hp inboard diesel engine, shaft drive to a fixed two bladed propeller. 75 litre steel fuel tank. 5 knots cruising speed and approx. 6 knots max speed under engine.
2 x 12-volt batteries (2018) charging from the engine alternator.
Sails and Spars
Sails and Spars
Masthead Bermudan sloop. Silver anodised aluminium mast by anodised boom. Stainless steel standing rigging (all new 2012) Terylene running rigging. Single line slab reefing to mainsail. Plastimo headsail reefing system.
2 x Sheet winches (Harken)
1 x Halyard winch
1 x Mainsail (2006 good condition, last valeted 2012)
1 x Genoa No1 (2006 good condition, last valeted 2012)
1 x Genoa No2 (2006 good condition, last valeted 2012)
1 x Storm Jib (2006 good condition, last valeted 2012)
1 x Spinnaker (2006 good condition, last valeted 2012)
5 x Fire extinguishers
Engine room extinguisher
Cockpit harness points
2 x lifejackets
XM Liferaft (last serviced 2018)
Bilge pumps (manual & electric)
First aid kit
SSB radio transceiver
1 x Anchor (Plough)
6 x Fenders
6 x Mooring warps
Table leg for cockpit
Fin Keel. Wheel Steering.
History and Construction
Contest 33 built by Conyplex NV in 1974. White painted GRP hull with white moulded non-slip decks. Long fin keel with skeg hung rudder and wheel steering. Self-draining aft cockpit. Teak laid decks.