Contest 32CS

Introduced in 1978, this beamy, highfreeboard design from Dick Zaal was a pure cruiser available sloop or ketch-rigged, with a centre cockpit. Other options included a cockpit screen or full wheelhouse. Her six or seven berth accommodation features a large aftercabin with a double and single bunk. In the main part of the boat is a large heads but small galley, modest chart table and a dinette-style saloon. There were two more berths in the forecabin. Performance is not sparkling, but she takes bad weather in her stride.

LOA 9.70m (31ft 6in), LWL 7.80m (25ft 8in), beam 3.32m (10ft 11in), draught 1.3m (4ft 3in), displacement 6,604kg (14,560lb). Price guide: £18,000 to £24,000. YM Test Report. July 1978.