The 72CS is the flagship of the Contest fleet, a premium class cruising yacht from a yard that has always had a big-boat attitude to production-size yachts.
Dutch yard Contest have always approached building production-size boast with a can-do attitude. A family-run yard on the Ijsselmeer, now in the third generation, they are a low-volume, high-quality outfit building premium class cruising yachts using innovative techniques and top-drawer suppliers. Over the years the yard have honed an ‘anything you want’ attitude to boatbuilding.
Never has this been more evident than with their largest yacht to date, the 72CS. “we make sailing accessible for smaller numbers on bigger boats”, says Arjen Conijn, grandson of Contest founder Ed Conijn. You see it in our cockpit and deck lay-outs – how the winches and trimming is organizes.”