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.
Continues the theme of small headsail for simple working and Contest’s clear deck philosophy. Genoa tracks adjustable from cockpit.
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.
|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 imp.gal.|
|Water tank||1,634 ltr||359.44 imp.gal.|
|Engine, Perkins||138 kW||190 hp|
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.
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.
As with all Contest Yachts the interior will be fully made at
our own yard in Medemblik, with great attendance to flexibility and detailing.
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