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Contessa 33

Build year:  1984

Southampton, United Kingdom

Sailing boat for sale

32,550 EUR

(28,000 GBP)

  • Network Yacht Brokers Dartmouth
  • Noss Marina
  • TQ6 0EA Devon
  • United Kingdom
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Remarks :Owners description “Wishbone” is a Contessa 33 sailing yacht, designed by Rob Humphreys and built by Contessa Yachts Limited in 1984.  Since 1984, Wishbone has had 3 owners (1984-1988, 1988-2007, 2007-present).  The Contessa 33 is a highly regarded sailing yacht designed for offshore racing and cruising and over the years has earned a reputation for its strong pedigree and performance. Summary Wishbone is a fantastic looking Contessa 33 in excellent condition.  She has been used by her current owners for racing (Round the Island, Solent racing and some JOG races), cruising (including trips to France, Channel Islands, the West Country) and holidays.  She has been well maintained at great expense by the current owners.  Wishbone is ready now to go cruising or racing with her new owner. Accommodation :Interior and accommodation Ash wood interior, red cushions throughout Sleeps 6 (8at a push) (2x double, 4x single (including 2 pilot berths)) Lee cloths Heads compartment with Lavac WC and handbasin Galley with Plastimo 2-burner gas cooker and oven/grill Frying pan, 2 saucepans Plates and mugs Sink Ice box Secure storage for cutlery, crockery and food Assorted equipment Warps (5 x short, 2 x long) Assorted spare lines Bolt cutters Fenders Telescopic boat hook Cockpit dodger K4461 Bosun’s chair Boom preventer Buckets Scrubbing brush (optional extra, inflatable dinghy) DisclaimerThe Company 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 prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Inventory :Navigation, instruments and electronics Garmin GPS 551 B&G Triton multifunction display (2013) – 4 x units located on the coach roof each with full functionality (depth, speed, log, cross-track, wind direction, wind speed etc) Fusion radio/USB player with cockpit and cabin speakers Autohelm – Raymarine Smartpilot X5 Icom M-411 VHF radio with cockpit speaker LED mast lights, pushpit/pulpit navigation lights EPIRB – ACR Rescue me (2019) Illuminated Compass Safety 2 x horseshoe buoys, one with automated light Throwing line Jonbuoy lifting strop Liferaft – 4 person (purchased 2022) Safety lines Wooden bungs Flare box/grab bag Lifelines on deck 2 bilge pumps Deck equipment 25lb CQR anchor, 9 metre chain plus 36m warp 15lb Danforth kedge anchor 2x gas bottles Carbon spinnaker pole (as above) Mechanical :Hull and construction Construction GRP white hull, deck, superstructure and cabin in ash Fin keel Tiller steering to spade rudder (tiller extension) Extra work carried out during current ownership: Keel matrix (2007) Deck gear, including new winches and jammers (2009) (Majority Harken) Transom strengthening for racing (2010) Interior wood lacquer (2011) Chainplate strengthening (2012) New repair of old starboard side damage,( Prior owner) (2013) New epoxy gelcoat of keel and hull below waterline (2016) Significant work including new laminate and gelcoat to the deck and topsides with new foam core to replace in part balsa core. New Genoa track and cars (2019) Engine and systems Engine Volvo 2002 18hp diesel engine last serviced in February 2023 Direct drive to folding propeller Cruising speed c. 5-5.5 knts Fuel capacity = 12 gallons (estimated) Extra work carried out during current ownership: Annual routine maintenance – oil, filters, fan belt etc Cutlass bearing last replaced 2022 Sacrificial anodes replaced annually Head cleaned and reassembled (2022) Inventory and equipment Sails and Rigging Proctor mast, through deck Fractional rig with aluminium spars Stainless wire rigging last renewed 2015 Slab main reefing (3 reefs) Furling headsail (Seldon Furlex) with twin track Harken self-tailing winches 2 x 44 2-speed winches (genoa) 4 x 32 2-speed winches (for use with spinnaker, kicker, cunningham and halyards as required) 1 x Lewmar mast winch Seldon rod kicker Sails: Racing sails (North laminate) which have been well cared for, only used for racing and are in good condition - main, #2. #3 (2012) Cruising sails (Hood Vektron) in good condition - main (2013), #2, #3 (2009) Spinnaker (light 0.75 and heavy 1.5) in good condition, with snuffer for short-handed sailing (2009) Storm main, storm jib – original 1984, never used Spinnaker lines – full (dyneema) and lightweight Mainsail cover 3 x winch handles 1 x carbon spinnaker pole which is a real gem to use


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