Going Dutch for Blue Water Sailing

by • October 18, 2016 • Breaking News, HomeMosaic, YachtsComments Off742

This model was conceived for easy short-handed operation as well as participation in occasional regattas. At the same time, it was also intended as a vessel that would be easy for two people to handle, yet super comfortable for a larger party.

The 67CS is the first model from this Dutch builder of serious blue water cruising yachts to be launched following the company’s collaboration with the Judel/Vrolijk naval architecture office. “Our goal was to combine the rich construction heritage of our yard with the design and engineering experience of Judel/Vrolijk & Co,” explains Arjen Conijn, managing director of Contest Yachts.

Hull lines are optimised for the moderate displacement of a cruising yacht a nd then made even more performance oriented. The forward sections are sharper and combined with slightly wider and flatter sections aft. A more aggressive forefoot enhances upwind performance, while the aft sections are designed for higher end downwind speeds and improved stability. A moderately deep L-shaped keel with low centre of gravity also helps to maximise stability.

Exterior styling combines a low profile deckhouse with a generous sail plan. A variety of sail combinations are offered, including code sail options flying from and integral bowsprit, and there’s a choice of in-mast or in-boom furling for mainsail.

Built in a semi-custom manner, each new Contest 67CS is individually specified and fitted to the exact personal taste of its owners, with a superb interior crafted by the Amsterdam based Wetzel Brown Partners design house. Suggested layouts include a four cabin, four heads arrangement with versions including master suite either right forward or aft. If desired there’s also provision for a separate skipper or crew cabin. All options share the same impressive full-width saloon and dining area, while considerable attention has been given to sound and vibration deadening. All boats are built under Lloyds’ plan approval and hull certificate,

The first boat to leave the factory was unveiled to the public at the Cannes Festival of Yachting in September this year.

 

  • Length overall 20.30m
  • Length waterline 18.50m
  • Maximum beam 5.65m
  • Displacement 39,500kg
  • Draught 2.95m
  • Mainsail 145sq m
  • Genoa (111 per cent) 108sq m
  • Fuel tank 1,590 litres
  • Water tank 988 litres
  • Engine, Volvo Penta 132kW
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