Contest 33

One of the last and largest of the van Essen Contests, she enjoyed some success in this country. Rated a fast cruising yacht rather than a cruiser-racer, she is well mannered, easy on the helm and reasonably quick. Fine ends and a modest beam mean comparatively small accommodation, laid out in typical early 1970s style. The galley is cramped and the original cooker inadequate, while the gas locker was hazardous.

LOA 32ft 4in (9.83m), LWL 25ft 11 in (7.90m), beam 10ft 4in (3.15m), draught 4ft 11
in (1.5Dm), displacement 9,3691b (4,250kg). Price guide: £14,000 to £22,000. YM Test Report February 1972.