Contest 43

Launched in 1990, this yacht spearheaded the company’s move into larger yachts aimed at serious world-cruising sailors. She is an elegant creation of Dick Zaal, with a large rig to drive her substantial displacement. Below decks she is similar to the 40S (see A-Z, October 2008), but more spacious.

LOA 12.98m (42ft 7in), LWL 11.02m (36ft 2in), beam 4.01m (13ft 2in), draught 1.75m (5ft 9in),
displacement 5,863kg (12,900lb).