Progress is important to owners and industry. From being the first to introduce the centre cockpit with below-decks walkway to master aft cabin, to adapting the wing keel for cruising yacht use within months of its shock win at the 1983 America’s Cup, the company always leads and inspires, generation after generation. When taking the reins as CEO, Arjen Conijn committed his focus to performance and design with absolute comfort… and was first to introduce today’s handsome, sleek, low-rise panoramic coachroof and flush-deck styling.
Styling is what we see on the surface but the Contest Principle demands more than good looks. Integrity is implicit. That’s why the company has formed such close partnerships with suppliers, be it in engineering, electronics or materials supply, from composites, timbers and fabrics to sails, rigging and electronics. Ensuring advancement with compatibility. Learn from and accommodate appropriate innovation from other industries. Develop ideas together. This is what helps deliver a truly successful Contest Yachts design.