Contessa 32 - USD 18,000


These renowned yachts have a big following and are well known for their sea keeping abilities. They are a real blue-water cruiser, whose formidable reputation for seaworthiness has been tried and tested by some of the most rugged of long-distance sailors.

When Jeremy Rogers and David Sadler created their first sketches of a modest, affordable, sailing boat, little did they suspect that their offspring would, almost half a century later, still be turning heads, and sailing around the world, let alone still being produced. Their design, like so many great designs, proves the axiom: if it looks right, it probably is right...... Contessa 32 Association

Good looks, rugged strength, and excellent sailing qualities co-exist in the Contessa as in few other yachts before or since. Few other craft have ever inspired such affection amongst past and present owners and crew.

This yacht left Norway twelve years ago and is now offered for sale with all essential cruising kit.

The hull had a full epoxy job back in 1997 and has been in good condition since. Just placed ashore here in Langkawi, the owner has painted the topsides and hopes he has left the yacht in best condition for her next owner.



Inspection by appointment with YBC.


Location: Langkawi
Year Launched: 1972
Designer: David Sadler Builder: Jeremy Rogers
Displacement:4309 kg Keel: Long fin and skeg
Engine: Yanmar 2GM 1994
Engine hrs: 2500

Windvane: Hydrovane

Steering: Tiller Autopilot: Simrad TP32

Hull: GRP
Deck: GRP

Fuel: 40 litres (stainless)
80 litres (grp)
Length : 9.75m
Beam:  2.90m
Draft:   1.68m
Speed u/power: 5 kts
Propeller: 3 blade fixed

Two burner alcohol stove.

Manual JABSCO (no holding tank)

Batteries & Electrics:

  • Two deep cycle house batteries totaling 160 amps
  • OPTIMA 75 amp start battery
  • 18 amp battery charger
  • Three inverters.. 150w, 300w and 400w
  • 80 watt solar panel

Shore power inlet needs replacing.

Electronics & Navigation:
  • COBRA 7 inch chartplotter
  • Satphone c/w docking station
  • Wireless internet, REDPORT optimizer and XGate software for weather downloads
  • JRC 24nm radar
  • TARGET HF receiver
  • NAVMAN 7100 VHF radio
  • CLIPPER wind instrument

Sounder and log not functioning.

Sail inventory:

  • Fully battened mainsail c/w lazy jacks and stackpack (2010)
  • Genoa on ROTOSTAY furling gear (new UV strip)

Mast and Rigging :
Gold anodised masthead rig. New shrouds in 2015 and forestay and backstay were new in 2005.

Ground Tackle:
  • Manual LOFRANS windlass (2010)
  • 15 lb ROCNA
  • 10 lb BRUCE
  • 12 lb FISHERMAN
  • 55m of 8mm chain (2014)
  • Extra 30m of 6mm chain
  • 60m rode on roll

Safety Gear :

  • 6 person life raft (2014)
  • 4 CREWSAVER life jackets
  • 2 harnesses
  • Life Sling
  • Flarepack (ood)

Dinghy and Outboard:
OCEANIC 2.8m inflatable (2014). YAMAHA 2hp outboard.


YBC offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to being sold at any time, price change or withdrawal from sale without notice.