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Contest 52MC Fastlane

A stand out boat in so many ways, the Contest 52MC Fastlane is a spectacularly successful design – especially so as she is Contest Yachts’ first ever motor boat in this league. The press can’t get enough of her, loving her looks and her handling which they say astounds, her innovative, half-planing hull riding as though on rails, tracking straight and staying flat right through the tightest of turns. With power options from twin 350hp to 550hp diesels she’s equally comfortable at 8 or 28 knots, and soft rides through the nastiest chop. And she’s a dry boat, her pronounced spray rails cascading the breaking water away. 

The joint creation of longstanding design partner Georg Nissen, the well known boat engineering and designer company Vripack and the yard’s own in-house design team, the 52MC is also an unusually versatile performance platform, available in Flybridge and Open Sport eas well as Fastlane f versions. Interior layouts are customisable, too, building out of a raised saloon and two heads, three sleeping cabin standard plan.



Complementing the secure ride, the 52MC Fastlane’s extra wide walk-around decks and high bulwarks with sturdy handrails reinforce the design intent of absolute seaworthiness. Add in to that the deftly integrated side boarding gates to either side and the cantilevering pilot’s deck door, and it’s a beguiling aesthetic. So, too, is the exquisitely contoured moulding leading to and around the enclosable aft cockpit lounging and dining area where, beneath, there’s a tender garage opening onto the bathing/boarding platform.


With a sense of the mini superyacht, there are so many options to finish and interior layout, with immediately eight different arrangements for the two to three sleeping cabins and suites, a galley also up or down, and helm station port or starboard.  Central to all, with its wraparound glazing, the raised saloon provides an exceptional outlook for helm and guests with comfortable dinette and observation seating forward. Adding to relaxation, extensive sound engineering ensures the 52MC is unusually quiet when running.



The look is long and lean with the extended coachroof top accentuating the large extent of glazing. The flybridge options continue this sleek expression.

interior layout

High standard of fitting to individual specification. Plentiful practical stowage. Extensive protection against noise and vibration. Commanding helm position.

deck layout

Purposeful, practical design. Secure comfortable social areas. Safe working platform. Neatly engineered and equipped. Large deck lockers making good use of space. 

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Inside and out the Contest 52MC motor cruiser presents a completely fresh vision that has equally excited press and new owners from both motor boating and sailing circles

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main specifications
  • main dimensions
    • Length overall 15.93 m 52.26 ft
      Length waterline 14.60 m 47.9 ft
      Maximum beam 4.60 m 15,09 ft
      Draft 0.85 2,79 ft
      Displacement 16,600 kg 35,596 lbs
      Fuel tank 1,800 ltr 395,95 imp. gal
      Water tank 700 ltr 153,98 imp. gal
      Optional water tank 400 ltr. 88 imp. gal.
      Engine, Cummins  2 x 225 kW 2 x 305 hp

      Maximum height above waterline:

      52MC Fastlane



      2.88 m




      9.45 ft


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standard features
  • construction
    • General

      • Hull and deck are made of high quality materials.
      • Several interior arrangements are available within the structural bulkheads and keel grid.


      • Hull in sandwich, vacuum infused composite with the Conyplex vacuum infusion system®.
      • Laminate consisting of quadraxial and biaxial E-glass for inner and outer skins, infused with vinylester resin.
      • Local unidirectional E-glass reinforcements.
      • Solid laminate in structural areas like the keel area.
      • First layer after gelcoat is a special barrier coat.
      • Structural bulkheads fully bonded to hull and deck.
      • Teak toe rail capping, integrated rubbing strake.
      • Two year warranty.
      • Hull: gelcoat white.
      • Stripe and waterlines: colour owner's choice.
      • Antifouling: two layers.


      • Deck in sandwich, vacuum infused composite with the Conyplex vacuum infusion system®.
      • Deck: gelcoat white.
      • Laminate consisting of quadraxial and biaxial E-glass for inner and outer skins.
      • Local unidirectional E-glass reinforcements.
      • Solid laminate in structural areas where deck equipment is fitted.


      • Vacuum infused composite structural bulkheads in sandwich, using the Conyplex vacuum infusion system®.
      • Vacuum infused composite longitudinals in sandwich, using the Conyplex vacuum infusion system®.


      • Two stainless steel rudders.
      • Stainless steel rudder axe.
  • deck layout
    • Cockpit

      • Large aft cockpit.
      • Fixed varnished cockpit table with stainless steel 316 support for table and canvas cover for UV protection.
      • Two alcoves for storage of small deck gear.
      • Garage below the cockpit floor. Reachable from the cockpit and transom.
      • Transom door with remote control.

      Hatches and windows

      • Four flush hull windows.
      • Chemical hardened, laminated panoramic windows in saloon.
      • Opening flush skylight hatch.
      • Opening port lights in superstructure.
      • Flush teak covered aluminium deck hatches.
      • Windscreen wiper system incl. windscreen washing system.

      Deck hardware and equipment

      • Stainless steel 316 guardrails 40 cm high.
      • Stainless steel 316 bathing ladder.
      • Stainless steel 316 fillers.
      • Stainless steel 316 anti-chafe rails below mooring cleats.
      • Stainless steel 316 mooring cleats: two cleats forward, two cleats amidships and two cleats aft.
      • Flagpole with stainless steel 316 support.
      • Boat hook in aluminium.
      • Six fenders with socks and ropes.
      • Six 25 m 18 mm mooring warps.

      Anchor system

      • Integrated anchor launching system in bow.
      • 20 kg Delta anchor with 50 m galvanised 10 mm anchor chain.
      • Anchor chain marked each 10 m.

      Steering system

      • Power assisted hydraulic steering system.
      • Compass.
  • interior
    • General

      As with all Contest Yachts the interior will be fully made at our own yard in Medemblik, with great attendance to flexibility and detailing.

      Standard features

      • Light oak joinery.
      • Oak floor.
      • Matt varnished.
      • Chrome fittings throughout.
      • Padded side panelling.
      • Padded sections throughout the boat.
      • Shower stalls with thermostatic mixer.
      • Doors with anti-rattle door locks.
      • Corian worktops in galley.
      • Corian tops in each head with washbasins.
      • Design taps.
      • Two zone induction hob.
      • Quality curtain blinds for portholes and skylight hatches.
      • Quality curtain blinds for portholes.
      • Quality curtain blinds behind padded panels for hull windows.
      • Sprung slats owner´s cabin.
      • Overhead lights in all cabins.
      • Dimmers on overhead lights in saloon.
      • LED ceiling lights.
      • Careful noise reduction throughout.
      • Engine room well insulated.
      • Comfortable mattresses in all cabins.
      • 36-set (6 persons) of Contest Yachts porcelain crockery.
      • Waste bin in galley.
      • Extensive mirrors in heads.
  • systems & equipment
    • Engine

      • Spacious engine room with easy access from top side.
      • 2x Cummins QSB6.7 224kW (305hp) 2600 rpm 6 cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine.
      • Indirect cooling.
      • Hurth ZF 85A hydraulic gearbox.
      • Cummins dual lever control fitted in dashboard.
      • Cummins inboard joystick docking system, joystick fitted in dashboard.
      • VesselView 7" engine information display fitted in dashboard including rev. counter, oil pressure- temperature, charge alarm, runtime and trolling.
      • Water cooled exhaust with water lock.
      • Stern tubes with water lubricated bearings and water seal.
      • V-bracket propeller shafts.
      • Stainless steel propeller shafts with thrust bearing and
      • flexible coupling.
      • Five bladed propeller in bronze.
      • Engine room insulated with combined drone- and sound absorbing insulation.
      • Engine room ventilation by double electric ventilators and natural ventilation grills.
      • Automatic engine room fire extinguish system.

      Additional propulsion systems

      • 9.4 hp (160 kgf) electric bow thruster.
      • Trim tabs.

      Fuel system

      • Fuel tank capacity 1,800 litres.
      • Sump on fuel day tank with drain pump.
      • Double fuel filter with water separator. Acoustic and visual “water in fuel” alarm.
      • Diesel tank level gauge on switch panel.

      Fresh water system

      • Pressurized hot & cold water system.
      • Water tank capacity 700 litres.
      • Water heater 40 litres with heat exchanger to engine and 750 W immersion heating element.
      • Thermostat taps in galley and heads.
      • Water tank level gauge on switch panel.
      • Stern shower.

      Bilge system

      • Electric bilge pump in sump, with automatic switch and manual backup.
      • Electric bilge pump in engine room, with automatic switch and manual backup.
      • Electric bilge pump in storage room with automatic switch and manual backup.
      • Grey water pump equipped with flexible hose for water discharge in any compartment.

      Black & Grey water system

      • Two electric flush fresh water toilets.
      • Waste water tank.
      • Indicator on black water tank indicating full or empty.
      • Shower stalls with automatic drain.
      • Grey water system with collection tank and automatic discharge.

      Refrigeration system

      • Refrigerator in galley.

      Safety equipment

      • Three foam fire extinguishers 2 kg.
      • Fire blanket.
      • Automatic fire extinguish system in engine room.
  • electrical equipment
    • AC/DC systems

      • 24 VDC and 230 VAC system on board.
        Dedicated technical area (electrical room) for switches and fuses.
        Standard energy pack:
        ○   Service batteries 400 Ah | 24 VDC
        ○   Start battery engine 2 x 100 Ah | 12 VDC
        ○   Combined inverter/charger, 1.800 W inverter, 35 A | 24 VDC battery charger
        ○   Battery charger start batteries 12 A |  24 VDC
        ○   Monitoring/control display batteries and combined inverter/charger
        ○   Alternator 70 A | 24 VDC start batteries engines
        ○   Alternator 140 A | 24 VDC service batteries group
        ○   230V - 50 Hz shore power connection:
        ◦   Shore power 16 A
        ◦   Shore power isolation transformer 3.5 kW | 16 A
        ◦   Shore power socket for 230 VAC | 50 Hz shore power
        ◦   Cable 25 m with 3-pole CEE 16 A connector
        230V socket in each cabin/compartment.
        All sea cocks under waterline are grounded.

      Main switchboard

      • Touch screen mounted at central position in ship.
        All main switches operated from the touch screen.
        Tank level gauges integrated in the touch screen.
        Easy power equipment monitoring.
        Indication light "shore power present"
        Alarms on touch screen (overriding all pages) for:
        ○   Running bilge pump
        ○   Fire extinguish system engine room
        ○   Water in fuel
        ○   Battery level
        ○   Black water tanks

      Owners manual


      The boat is CE certificated category A (unlimited ocean voyages).

      The information contained in this specification is subject to change without prior notification.
      Extra equipment may influence the standard specification.

      Contest Yachts, September, January 2017/1

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Contest 52MC Fastlane
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Lean mean cruising machine. She's real head turner.


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