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Contest 62CS

The higher the climb through the range, the sleeker the generic Contest styling seems, and the 62CS presents a developed pretty profile with accented, soft angled, low rise, long glazed coachroof topping the powerful hull’s straight run sheerline.  The two cockpit plan, with distinct working and social areas, and twin helm stations, hint at size, further confirmed by the hydraulically folding transom which reveals a tender garage  and creates a full beam bathing and boarding platform.

Below the options for interior plan are many with the large central saloon at the centre of anything from three to five sleeping cabins with a variety of berth configurations from guest doubles and bunks to mirrored aft cabins in place of the usual and popular fully serviced, full-beam master suite.

Space abounds, filled by natural light from the many hatches, hull and panoramic windows®, and ventilation includes air conditioning to all cabins. 


Retaining a simplicity in handling despite size, the Contest 62CS is an owner-driver delight. The three spreader, swept back rig has no need of runners, and split backstays open the transom wide for central stepping down to the bathing platform. Sprayhood and bimini assemblies fold neatly fore and aft and from the twin wheel set-up with dual pedestal navcomms array, the helm has a good clear view of sailplan and targets, while remaining in direct communication with those enjoying the cockpit’s comforts. Customisations include stylish fixed windscreen.


From the broad end-angled step companionway to soft contoured-top cabinetry doubling as handholds for safe passage, the making of this interior is not about serving up simply an apartment like home, it begins with practicality at sea. In Contest’s modern vein, tactile yet resilient marine proof leathers and fabrics are offered as an option for panelling in place of traditional expanses of woodgrain. Small detailing includes concealed latches for the plentiful stowage cupboards and lockers. Big detailing means perhaps the widest cabin plan options in any boat this size. 


sail plan

Continues the theme of small headsail for simple working and Contest’s clear deck philosophy. Genoa tracks adjustable from cockpit.

interior layout

More cabin and berth options than any other of her size to such high standards of finish and detail whether for couple world cruising or skipper assisted chartering.

deck layout

Spacious open deck and cockpit plan highly featured from fixed table with internal chilled locker to fold down bathing platform and transom garage for large tender.

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visit the 62CS

Space abounds and natural light floods the main saloon around which the accommodation plan offers anything from three to five sleeping cabins and a superbly fitted corridor galley

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main specifications
  • main dimensions
    • Length overall 19.18 m 63.9 ft
      Length waterline 16.80 m 55.1 ft
      Maximum beam  5.45 m 17.9 ft
      Displacement 31,100 kg 68,563 lbs.
      Draft standard keel 2.65 m 8.69 ft
      Draft shoal keel 2.20 m 7.22 ft
      Ballast standard keel 11,500 kg 25,353 lbs
      Ballast shoal keel 12,000 kg 26,455 lbs
      Mast height above waterline 29.21 m 95.8 ft
      Main sail 108 m2 1,162 ft2
      Genoa 110% 93 m2 1,001 ft2
      Fuel tank 1,695 ltr 372.86
      Water tank 1,634 ltr 359.44
      Engine, Perkins  138 kW 190 hp
  • polar performance diagram
    • The diagram shows the exceptional upwind and reaching potential of the 62CS.
      Curves from in- to outside are calculated at 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 20 knots true windspeed.

  • stability curve
    • The stability curve shows a high initial stability and great sail carrying capacity. The stability range of more than 130° exceeds the CE norm by a wide margin.


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standard features
  • construction
    • General

      • Hull and deck are made of high quality materials.
      • Several interior arrangements are possible within the structural bulkheads and keel grid. Two separate watertight bulkheads are foreseen in every interior arrangement.


      • Hull in sandwich, vacuum infused composite with the 
      • Conyplex vacuum infusion system®.
      • Laminate consisting of quadraxial and biaxial E-glass for inner and outer skins, infused with vinylester resin.
      • Local unidirectional E-glass reinforcements.
      • Solid laminate in structural areas like the keel area.
      • First layer after gelcoat is a special barrier coat.
      • Structural bulkheads fully laminated to hull and deck.
      • Two year warranty.
      • Hull: gelcoat white.
      • Stripe and waterlines: colour owner's choice.
      • Antifoul: 2 layers.
      • Flush hull windows.


      • Deck in sandwich, vacuum infused composite with the Conyplex vacuum infusion system®.
      • Deck: gelcoat white.
      • Laminate consisting of quadraxial and biaxial E-glass for inner and outer skins.
      • Local unidirectional E-glass reinforcements.
      • Solid laminate in structural areas where deck equipment is fitted.
      • Deck lockers and anchor locker in composite with white gelcoat finish and aluminium hatches.
      • 12 mm hand laid teak deck, toe rail, cockpit seats, cockpit sole and teak detailing around the cockpit.


      • Vacuum infused composite structural bulkheads in sandwich, using the Conyplex vacuum infusion system®.
      • Vacuum infused composite longitudinals in sandwich, using the Conyplex vacuum infusion system®.


      • Lead performance keel with bulb.
      • Keel bolted through solid laminate using stainless steel bolts.
      • Keel girders in sandwich (PVC foam core), vacuum infused composite with the Conyplex vacuum infusion system®.


      • Fully balanced composite spade rudder.
      • Fibre orientated rudder laminate, vacuum infused composite with the Conyplex vacuum infusion system®.
      • Aluminium rudderpost.
      • JEFA rudder bearings.
      • JEFA steering system.
  • deck layout
    • Cockpit

      • Large separated guest cockpit, suitable for ten people sitting.
      • Fixed cockpit table with stainless steel 316 support for table.
      • Separate aft cockpit, with 2 separate helmsman positions.
      • Winches and sheets situated within reach of helmsman’s position.
      • Free walkway from aft deck to guest cockpit.
      • Pad eyes for safety harnesses mounted in cockpit.

      Hatches and windows

      • Flush deck hatches.
      • Chemical hardened, laminated windows in coach roof.

      Deck hardware and equipment

      • Stainless steel 316 stem head fitting.
      • Stainless steel 316 guardrails 75 cm high with 3 wires.
      • Stainless steel 316 bathing ladder.
      • Stainless steel 316 deck fillers.
      • Stainless steel 316 handrails on cabin roof.
      • Stainless steel 316 anti chafe rails below mooring cleats.
      • Stainless steel 316 gateway stanchions amidships.
      • Stainless steel 316 mooring cleats; two cleats with two fairleads forward, two cleats amidships, two cleats aft and two fairleads on stern.
      • Two seats with stainless support on pushpit.
      • Sprayhood with stainless steel frame fold away in saloon top.
      • Flagpole with stainless steel 316.
      • Aluminium emergency tiller.
      • Boat hook in aluminium stowed on lower shroud.
      • Shower hot/cold at aft ship.
      • Eight fenders with socks and ropes.
      • Six 25 m 18 mm mooring warps.

      Sailing hardware

      • Deck fittings.
      • Stainless steel self tailing winches throughout.
      • Genoa winches are electrical.
      • Foldable chain plate on deck for removable cutter stay.
      • Foldable chain plates on deck for fixing snatch blocks for preventer, gennaker, etc.

      Anchor system

      • Integrated anchor launching system in bow.
      • Electric anchor winch, including remote control.
      • 40 kg Delta anchor with 70 m galvanised 13 mm anchor chain.
      • Anchor chain marked each 10 m.

      Steering system

      • Twin composite steering pedestals with stainless steel twin spoke steering wheels.
      • Compasses.


      • Hydraulic back stay tensioner.
      • Hydraulic boomvang.
      • Combined control panel in cockpit for boomvang and back stay.
      • Hydraulic openable bathing platform.
  • mast, rigging & sails
    • Mast

      • Selden spars, keel stepped, sloop rigged aluminium mast. 
      • Painted white.
      • Swept back spreaders.
      • Slab reefing system.
      • Selden MDS Car system.
      • Spreaders- and boom light.
      • Masthead light 3 colours with anchor light.


      • Removable Kevlar cutter stay with tensioner and running backstays.
      • Standing rigging: Dyform rigging.
      • Genoa furling system, Furlex manual.
      • Main sheet 14 mm, winches situated within reach of the helmsman.
      • Genoa sheets 16 mm, winches situated within reach of the helmsman.


      • Mainsail, fully battened, slab reefing by North Sails.
      • Lazy jacks and main sail cover.
      • Furling genoa by North Sails.
  • interior
    • General

      As with all Contest Yachts the interior will be fully made at
      our own yard in Medemblik, with great attendance to flexibility and detailing.

      Standard features

      • Light oak joinery.
      • Oak floor.
      • Matt varnished.
      • Chrome fittings throughout.
      • White painted teak and matt varnished teak side panelling.
      • Padded headbord in aft cabin.
      • Fixed free standing sofa with book storage.
      • Shower stalls with on handle mixer valves.
      • Teak doors 30 mm with anti-rattle door locks.
      • CORIAN worktops in galley with two sinks.
      • CORIAN tops in each head with washbasins.
      • Design taps.
      • Three-burner cooker with oven and grill fitted on gimbals (stainless steel).
      • Cooker hood with extractor fan in pantry.
      • Quality upholstery, colour to owners’ choice.
      • Quality curtains for portholes; colour to owners’ choice.
      • Roller blinds to all hatches.
      • Lee cloths in all berths.
      • Overhead lights in all cabins with wall switches.
      • Dimmers on overhead lights in saloon.
      • Red navigation light above chart table.
      • Careful noise reduction throughout.
      • Engine room well insulated.
      • Mattresses in all cabins.
      • 48-set (8 persons) of Contest Yachts porcelain crockery stowed in teak fittings.
      • 32-set (8 persons) of drinking glasses and bottle stowage in bar.
      • Light switches.
      • Hotel switches for ceiling lights in aft cabin.
      • 230V sockets.
      • Automatic lighting (30 seconds) when opening companionway hatch.
      • Teak cup and mug holder.
      • Garbage bin in galley.
      • Extensive mirrors in both heads.
  • systems & equipment
    • Engine

      • YANMAR 6BY3-160 117kW (160hp) 2800 rpm 6 cylinders in line diesel engine.
      • Indirect cooling.
      • Hurth ZF63A Hydraulic gearbox.
      • 1x 12V/15A and 1x 24V/80A alternator (one for starter bank and one for service bank).
      • Separate main switch to enable service batteries to be used as starter battery.
      • Single lever gears throttle control on starboard steering pedestal.
      • Engine panel fitted in cockpit including rev. counter, oil pressure- temperature- and charge alarm, start and stop buttons and fuel gauge.
      • Water cooled exhaust with water lock and water separator.
      • Stainless steel propeller shaft with thrust bearing and flexible coupling.
      • Stern tube with water lubricated bearings and water seal.
      • 4-bladed propeller in bronze.
      • Engine room insulated with combined drone- and sound absorbing insulation.
      • Engine room ventilation by electric ventilator and via double natural ventilation grills.

      Bow thruster

      • Electrical bow thruster.

      Fuel system

      • Sump on fuel tank with drain pump.
      • SEPAR water separator and fuel filter. Acoustic and visual “water in fuel”-alarm.
      • Electric tank level gauge.

      Fresh water system

      • Pressurized hot & cold water system; tank capacity water tank 1700 ltr.
      • Hot water tank in stainless steel 316 with double heat-exchanger to engine and 230V element.
      • Mixer taps in galley and washbasins.
      • Electric tank level gauge.

      Bilge system

      • Electric bilge pump in keel sump, with automatic switch and manual backup.
      • Electric bilge pump in engine room with manual backup.
      • Electric bilge pump in storage room with automatic switch and manual backup.
      • Electric bilge pump in forward cabin with manual backup.

      Black & Grey water system

      • Two electric flush seawater toilets.
      • One manual flush seawater toilet.
      • Two black water tanks.
      • Indicator on black water tank.
      • Three shower stalls with automatic drain.
      • Grey water system.
      • Flexible hose for connection to bilge pump to remove water from any location of the boat.

      Refrigeration system

      • Refrigerator in stainless steel with front door.

      Ventilation system

      • Forced ventilation system on engine room.

      Safety equipment

      • Gas valve electric and manual.
      • Four foam fire extinguishers 2 kg.
      • Fire blanket.
      • Automatic fire extinguish system.
  • electrical equipement
    • AC/DC systems

      • 24V and 230V system on board.
      • Generator 8kW.
      • Mass Combi (inverter/charger) Ultra 24V/3500-100.
      • 600Ah service batteries (gel).
      • Starter battery: AGM (Gel), 70Ah.
      • Separate navigation battery pack 24V 140Ah (gel).
      • Bow thruster battery 24V 320Ah AGM (gel).
      • Emergency engine start on service batteries.
      • Dedicated technical area next to aft shower area for switches and fuses.
      • 230V shore power connection:
      •       Shore power socket for 230V shore power
      •       Shore power isolation transformer 3.5 kW (16A).
      • Cable 25 m with CE connector and earth trip switch.
      • Battery monitor, with Voltage – Running Amps – Amp. Hours – Capacity Ah – Adjustable optical alarm for capacity 230V socket in each cabin/ compartment.
      • All sea cocks under waterline are grounded.

      Main switchboard

      • All main switches situated at the switchboard.
      • All navigation lights with control LED’s operated from the switchboard.
      • Tank level gauges situated at the switchboard.


      • Alarms for:
      •       Running bilge pump
      •       Fire extinguish system engine room
      •       Water in fuel
      •       Battery level
      •       Black water tanks.
      • Switch for navigation lights on engine/sailing.
      • Indication lights for function of navigation lights.



      The boat is CE certificated category A (unlimited ocean voyages). 
      Lloyds certificate on hull. 
      The information contained in this specification is subject to change without prior notification.
      Extra equipment may influence the standard specification.
      Specifications may be altered at any time without prior notice.

      Contest Yachts, September, 2015/01



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