Contest 31 HT
This was the most popular Dick Zaal Contest, with more than 200 sold. She was introduced in 1972 and, despite being recognisably part of the modern family of Contests, was sold as an
IOR cruiser-racer, rating as a half-tonner. A cruising version with shallow keel was also offered. The rudder is skeg-hung and she is masthead-rigged. She has a fully-fitted and well-built interior with five or six berths, including a quarterberth and midships heads. The Contest 31 HT now makes a very good, seaworthy family cruiser of her period.
LOA 9.5m (31ft 2in), LWL 7.76m (25ft 5in), beam 3.14m (10ft 4in), draught 1.75m
(5ft 9in), displacement 4,776kg(10,509lb). price guide: £14,000 to £20,000.