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Contest 50CS

For 2021 we have a totally new Contest 50CS. This size has always been the pumping heart of Contest Yachts, with each model over the years most popular for the perfect balance of sailing ease, performance and onboard comforts. Two super suites and a third cabin option, yet still a yacht that can be sailed single-handed. A yacht for all occasions, crossing oceans or leisurely lunching in an idyllic bay. And this new design from judel/vrolijk opens even more opportunity.

Fair to say, the new Contest 50CS resets the yard’s own gold standard at this length. How so? The advanced hull form optimises each of the three most key modern targets: performance up and down wind, stability for low angles of heel, and huge accommodation. This is all achieved in the most sea-safe and comfortable manner expected of a Contest, and with deck and cabin plans introducing for the first time at this size so much more of our larger yacht thinking. It is the perfect balance and looking to sustainability is offered with the option of electric propulsion, integrated photovoltaic solar panels and an alternative synthetic teak-style decking.


sail plan

interior layout

deck layout


main dimensions

Length overall 15.46m 50.72ft
Maximum beam  4.90m 16.10ft
Displacement 21,500 kg 47,400 lbs
Draft standard keel 2,35m 7.71ft
Mast height above waterline 24.60m 80.71ft
Main sail 73m2 758ft2
Genoa 106% 60m2 645ft2
Fuel tank 700 ltr. 185 US gal.
Water tank 700 ltr. 185 US gal.
Engine, Yanmar 81kW 110hp

stability curve

The stability curve shows a high initial stability and great sail carrying capacity. 

stability curve

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