A step up in size, the Contest 57CS is the first in line with double cockpit for helm and guests, a labour saving mainsheet and optional fold-down stern bathing platform. There’s a true sense of the big boat yet she sails with the natural touch for which Contest Yachts are so renowned. Sound design, sound engineering, together delivering enviable performance, designed by Georg Nissen.
To suit wide ranging sailing intent, this nimble bluewater design offers various interior plans with two heads and two, three and even four sleeping cabins. Pretty much anything can be changed. She was the first Contest fully 3D modelled and the spatial study has optimised systems and stowage throughout allowing this flexible configuration.
A full beam lazarette and standing headroom sail locker in the bow serve the distance cruiser well and, beyond this, weight has been kept out of the ends with technical gear focused towards the centre of the boat. Good for stability and for service. Also for noise and vibration control, including a generator mounted atop the engine.
The Contest 57CS is also the first in line to have a cabin plan suited to permanent crew should the wish list include additional help or the potential to charter.
Wide, open deck space with inset hatches set the look and also make for sensible, safe working with minimised trip and snagging points for feet or lines yet having handholds always within reach. Stanchions and rails are sturdy and stylish and there’s excellent access in and out of the cockpit with a neat open-backed walkway between the twin helm stations.
Featuring includes pushpit corner seating, all sheet winches within reach of the helm, prepared positions for removable inner forestay and prodder for asymmetric, and the possibility of hydraulic bathing platform and integrated gangplank.
There’s an accommodation plan for every purpose be it cruising couple or family and friends. So many choices: master suite forward or aft, twin cabins aft, then the additional cabins, double or bunked, the size of shower and heads, preferred saloon settee or dining arrangement.
The corridor galley reflects the detail engineering design throughout with secure, well ventilated working space with quality appliances and safe, sturdy, practical stowage. The Contest panoramic windows®, deck hatches and large, long hull ports fill the interior with bright daylight highlighting the exquisite craftsmanship in the cabinetry and soft furnishing.
Simply managed rig with power winch options controlled in easy reach from twin helm stations with good eye line to tell-tales. Deck preconfigured for inner forestay and prodder/bowsprit.
Multiple options from timber grain and colourways to fabrics, panelling and style of fittings and fixings right through to arrangement and number of sleeping cabins.
|Displacement||27,900 kg||61,508 lbs|
|Draft bulb keel||2.49m||8.17ft|
|Ballast bulb keel||10,900 kg||24,030 lbs|
|Mast height above waterline||27.31m||89.6ft|
|Fuel tank||931 ltr.||204.8 imp. gal.|
|Water tank||903 ltr.||198.6 imp. gal.|
The diagram shows the exceptional upwind and reaching potential of the 57CS.
Curves from in- to outside are calculated at 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 20 knots true windspeed.
The stability curve shows a high initial stability and great sail carrying capacity.
As with all Contest Yachts the interior will be fully made at our own yard in Medemblik, with great attendance to flexibility and detailing.
Refrigerator in stainless steel with front door.
The boat is CE certificated category A (unlimited ocean voyages).
The information contained in this specification is subject to change without prior notification.
Extra equipment may influence the standard specification.
Contest Yachts, January 2017/01
Bert Bosman, January 19, 2017 -see article
Segeln Magazine, February 06, 2013 -
In uber 50 Jahren Werfgeschichte wuchsen die Contest-Yachten von 25 bis auf 72 Fuss.see article
Die Yacht, June 09, 2011 -see article
Luxus und Leistung im Einklang.