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Open House @ Contest Yachts


When will you get the chance to take a look behind the scenes of one of the most renowned Dutch shipyards and elegant line of performance bluewater adventure yachts? In two weeks’ time, that’s when!

Celebrating the yard’s 60th Anniversary, Contest Yachts extend this open-doors opportunity to all sailors and watersports enthusiasts on Saturday 13 April.  As well as yard and yacht tours and inspections, there is also a variety of talks, presentations and demonstrations to enjoy throughout your visit. And Contest are delighted to announce special guest speaker Volvo Ocean Race and future America’s Cup skipper Simeon Tienpont who will be presenting the DutchSail 36 plans for Holland’s very ever America’s Cup syndicate,  challenging for the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland, 2021.

You can register for the Open Day on, and the Medemblik shipyard opens its doors for all sail and power enthusiasts from 10am-4pm Saturday 13 April 2019.


The day’s programme includes guided tours of the yard and the following talks, presentations and demonstrations:

SIMEON TIENPONT, DUTCHSAIL 36 - First Dutch syndicate in the America’s Cup

Why this initiative? What does America’s Cup racing entail? What is involved with participation? What does the Netherlands bring? What innovations can we expect? Simeon also shares his personal experiences and beautiful images from the latest Volvo Ocean Race from aboard AkzoNobel..

HANS VAN VEEN, ROBWINK WATERMAKERS - Reverse osmosis drinking water systems

What is reverse osmosis (RO)? Who is an RO system suitable for? What does RO filter from water (salt, bacteria, medicine residues, drugs, microplastics)? Impact of an RO system on electrical systems and power management on board? Maintenance, tips and latest developments.

WOUTER KOLLMANN, NORTH SAILS - Latest developments and applications of sails

Recent development and applications within competitive sailing. Beneficial effect of this quality and technology on bluewater cruisers. What kind of sail for which yacht? Which sailing wardrobe for my purpose?

DENNIS DE BEER, MASTERVOLT - energy management on board

Insight into the latest developments. Which system best suits your yacht? Various tips and tricks.

For the above programme-components you can register now at


In addition, you can attend various demonstrations throughout the day, including the vacuum injection moulding method, woodworking, and laying teak decks. Various suppliers of, among other things, navigation equipment, deck fittings, safety materials, electrical installations, watermakers, lines and rigging, and insurance are available all day to provide you with expert advice.

CONTEST BROKERAGE AND MYS (Medemblik Yacht Service)

The yacht brokers at Contest Brokerage will be pleased to show you around and onboard their selection of used yachts from all over the world. Are you considering selling your yacht? Then you’re in the right place for an informal conversation.

The Open House also offers the opportunity to become acquainted with MYS’s extensive covered and heated winter and summer storage facilities and sheltered, open hard-standing and berthing. MYS yacht care specialists will also be on hand, happy to discuss what they can do and how they can help you with questions about repair, maintenance or complete refits of yachts.


“We cordially invite all watersports enthusiasts to come and visit our Open House in this, our special,  60th anniversary year. We not only want to show you how our yachts are designed and built, but we also want to inspire you to get even more pleasure and confidence in your own sailing or motor boating,” says director Arjen Conijn. “Many people who sail want to just stretch their limits a little or a lot more with dream destinations still on their wish list, but often do not know how or with which style or size of yacht to best achieve this. We hope to contribute with this enjoyable day together at our yard with like-minded guests, exchanging experiences and fired-up by the enthusiastic talks and stories of professionals and other sailors!”

For more information and registration for the Open House:

Open House Contest Yachts
Overleek 5
1671 GD Medemblik

Saturday 13 April 2019
10am - 4pm  

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