At a size allowing four spacious guest cabins and fully enclosable galley and crew quarters, the Contest 72CS, flagship of the Contest fleet, provides the perfect platform for both owner driver or skipper and crew assisted sailing. And the nature of wide ranging options spans just about every element of this truly semi-custom build, with bulkhead positioning almost the only constraint.
Deliveries to date span full carbon rig with Park Lane boom and 3Di moulded sails to alloy spars and vertically battened Vectra with in-mast furling. With one approach racing, one cruising, one more private with forward galley, one inclusive with aft U-shaped galley, choice and specification is entirely personal.
Beneath this freedom, there lies extensive design engineering pre-empting likelihoods with proven practice and application. This is such a trait of Contest and a powerful differentiator. Scope well considered before the first line is drawn. The Contest 72CS presents a most persuasive case, virtual custom build at fractional cost.
Big sister to the Contest 67CS, mother to the 42CS, this flagship 72CS shares the signature central cockpit winch but underscores top family status with the unique option of reverse or counter stern. The counter extends her aft deck and creates an even bigger lazarette and tender garage. There’s opportunity, too, for a tender-well on the foredeck that further doubles as water filled tub or tabled leisure cockpit for foredeck drinks and dining. Sail control’s finger-tip automated and the helm’s a delight with good feedback.
With anything from two to five sleeping cabins, the interior really is to owner specification and purpose and, whatever the plan, the detailing is to the finest of Dutch modern traditions. Particular attention is paid to noise and vibration control with extensive isolation and insulation techniques applied. Detailing includes custom fashioned fixings and fittings to the hand finished interior, and access to service points is assured be it pipe runs or deck fittings, machinery or the extensive electrics in the dedicated, vented technical room.
Sloop with cutter option or removable inner stay for eased tacking when not flying staysail. Fully carbon rig or stainless rod and alloy spars. Various hydraulic furling systems.
Hand built and finished, panelled and joinered interior to owner specification with extensively personalised accommodation plan from two to five cabins, private or charter.
|Displacement||44,300 kg||97,664 lbs|
|Draft bulb keel||2.80m||9.18ft|
|Ballast bulb keel||16,500 kg||36,376 lbs|
|Mast height above waterline||31,20m||101.1ft|
|Fuel tank||1,700 ltr.||373.9 imp. gal.|
|Water tank||1,018 ltr.||223.9 imp. gal.|
|Optional water tank||200 ltr.||44 imp.gal.|
The diagram shows the exceptional upwind and reaching potential of the 72CS.
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.
20 hp (300 kgf) hydraulic retractable bow thruster.
The boat is CE certificated category A (unlimited ocean voyages).
Lloyd's certification 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 2017/01
Bert Bosman, January 19, 2017 -see article
Charterworld.com, April 20, 2015 -
Dutch shipyard, Contest Yachts, has recently launched their latest Contest 72CS yacht at the yard in Medemblik – the video from launch can be seen here. First...see article
Boat International, June 10, 2013 -
‘I liked the existing Contest 62CS but wanted a small superyacht rather than a large family yacht,’ says the owner. ‘It’s great to build the first of a...see article
The Contest 72CS, is already premier league when it comes to its looks, finish and performance.