The newest in the fleet, and now preparing for a World Premiere at the Yachting Festival de Cannes, the Contest 67CS marks the first steps in a fresh, long term collaboration with German design team judel/vrolijk & co, renowned for powerful yachts, both racing and cruising, offshore and ocean. That combined experience results in easily driven, sea kindly, handsome yachts, which neatly defines our new bluewater performance cruiser, the Contest 67CS.
“We are delighted to start this ground breaking relationship with a design that offers owners maximum sailing pleasure and cruising comfort,” Rolf Vrolijk explains. “Performance is always a must for our designs and the Contest 67CS is no exception.”
This way hull lines have been refreshed, newly optimised for moderate displacement cruising with sharper forward sections for enhanced upwind performance, combined with slightly wider, flatter aft sections for more stability and improved downwind characteristics, so assisting autopilot ocean passage. Weight is lower for boat speed and CoG and a new L-shaped keel contributes on all points.
Evolved styling retains a timeless low deckhouse profile with a generous sailplan on a rig which offers a variety of sail combinations with code sail options flying from integral bowsprit, and with in-mast or boom furling for mainsail. The soft chine aft is new, as is, for this size of Contest, a central cockpit winch between the twin helm stations for main sheet control. Long horizontal hull windows provide a visual balance for tall topsides that create in the interior good headroom and underfloor space for technical equipment.
The interior plan is based around three double suites, with a fourth bunked cabin, in a variety of conformations and a choice of two galley arrangements, corridor or u-shaped. Among the differences with the latter, an already very sizeable master suite aft is further enlarged with even more space given to bathroom and wardrobes. Below floor technical space is considerable and noise and vibration experts Van Capellen are involved in design engineering quietness into the accommodation. Interior design is by wetzels brown partners and open to full owner personalisation.
Sloop rig with carbon option and wide ranging sail combination from triangle to flat top. Integral carbon sprit for flying code sails. Central, cockpit mainsheet winching.
Four principle arrangements around variously placed and spaced three double suites and fourth bunked cabin. Wood grain, materials, fittings and equipment all owner specific.
|Displacement||39,500 kg||87,081 lbs|
|Draft bulb keel||2.95m||9.67ft|
|Fuel tank||1,590 ltr.||349.8 imp. gal.|
|Water tank||988 ltr.||217.3 imp. gal.|
|Engine, Volvo Penta||132kW||180hp|
The diagram shows the exceptional upwind and reaching potential of the 67CS.
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.
15hp (240 kgf) electric bow thruster.
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.
Contest Yachts, January 2016/01