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Contest 57CS

A step up in size, the Contest 57CS is the first in line with double cockpit for helm and guests, a labour saving mainsheet and optional fold-down stern bathing platform. There’s a true sense of the big boat yet she sails with the natural touch for which Contest Yachts are so renowned. Sound design, sound engineering, together delivering enviable performance, designed by Georg Nissen. 

To suit wide ranging sailing intent, this nimble bluewater design offers various interior plans with two heads and two, three and even four sleeping cabins. Pretty much anything can be changed. She was the first Contest fully 3D modelled and the spatial study has optimised systems and stowage throughout allowing this flexible configuration.

A full beam lazarette and standing headroom sail locker in the bow serve the distance cruiser well and, beyond this, weight has been kept out of the ends with technical gear focused towards the centre of the boat. Good for stability and for service. Also for noise and vibration control, including a generator mounted atop the engine. 

The Contest 57CS is also the first in line to have a cabin plan suited to permanent crew should the wish list include additional help or the potential to charter.



Wide, open deck space with inset hatches set the look and also make for sensible, safe working with minimised trip and snagging points for feet or lines yet having handholds always within reach. Stanchions and rails are sturdy and stylish and there’s excellent access in and out of the cockpit with a neat open-backed walkway between the twin helm stations.

Featuring includes pushpit corner seating, all sheet winches within reach of the helm, prepared positions for removable inner forestay and prodder for asymmetric, and the possibility of hydraulic bathing platform and integrated gangway. 


There’s an accommodation plan for every purpose be it cruising couple or family and friends. So many choices: master suite forward or aft, twin cabins aft, then the additional cabins, double or bunked, the size of shower and heads, preferred saloon settee or dining arrangement.

The corridor galley reflects the detail engineering design throughout with secure, well ventilated working space with quality appliances and safe, sturdy, practical stowage. The Contest panoramic windows®, deck hatches and large, long hull ports fill the interior with bright daylight highlighting the exquisite craftsmanship in the cabinetry and soft furnishing.


sail plan

Simply managed rig with power winch options controlled in easy reach from twin helm stations with good eye line to tell-tales. Deck preconfigured for inner forestay and prodder/bowsprit.

interior layout

Multiple options from timber grain and colourways to fabrics, panelling and style of fittings and fixings right through to arrangement and number of sleeping cabins.

deck layout

Choice of scoop or hydraulic bathing platform and integral, stowed gangplank. Neat aft cockpit access. 

virtual tour

visit the 57CS

With an accommodation plan to suit every use from cruising couple to family and friends, the Contest 57CS demonstrates not just great standards of craftsmanship but versatility also

virtual tour


main dimensions

Length overall 17.23m 56.5ft
Length waterline 15.55m 51.0ft
Maximum beam 5.12m 16.8ft
Displacement 27,900 kg 61,508 lbs
Draft bulb keel 2.49m 8.17ft
Ballast bulb keel 10,900 kg 24,030 lbs
Mast height above waterline 27.31m 89.6ft
Main sail 101m2 1,087ft2
Genoa 112% 84m2 904ft2
Fuel tank 931 ltr. 204.8 imp. gal.
Water tank 903 ltr. 198.6 imp. gal.
Engine, Perkins 110kW 150hp

polar performance diagram

The diagram shows the exceptional upwind and reaching potential of the 57CS.
Curves from in- to outside are calculated at 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 20 knots true windspeed.

polar performance diagram

stability curve

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


stability curve

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