Contest 46 for sale

Corfu, Greece

Listed price £87,000 GBP

General information
Contest 46
Used sail boat for sale
$114,106 USD | Listed price £87,000 GBP
Dick Zaal
Length overall
Length waterline
16.98 tons (U.S.)
Fin Keel
Corfu, Greece

About this Contest 46


Contest 46, Built 1992. Quality blue water cruiser from the respected Contest brand, designed by Dick Zaal. A well-equipped example with sound service history and a reputation backed up by an impressive cruising record along with the benefits that come from just 3 owners since new (including current). Volvo Penta TMD31B 100hp diesel engine, Regularly serviced in accordance with Volvo guidelines, Fischer Panda 8KVA generator, Sliepner bow thruster, Full set of Harken winches, complete sail wardrobe. B&G navigational equipment, Sleeps up 5 in 2 double cabins plus 1 in saloon. Corfu £87,000 - BIG REDUCTION. price to sell considerably lower than other Contest 46's the price takes into account future work that might be required specifically decks.


Flag blue GRP hull
Teak laid over GRP deck
(yacht is priced to take into account that a future owner may consider removing the decks, they are serviceable. full future replacement is unlikely, a non-slip alternative most) probable with teak cockpit
White centre cockpit GRP superstructure
Iron fin Keel
Skeg mounted rudder
Wheel steering


Volvo Penta TMD31B 100hp diesel engine
Serial No# 2203117536
Approx 5200 hours
Regularly serviced in accordance with Volvo guidelines
Various spares
Shaft drive to 17" 3 blade folding prop
Fischer Panda 8KVA generator
Sliepner bow thruster
Aerogen 4 wind generator
Sea Recover 98ltrs/h (decommissioned for 6 years)


12v DC and 240v AC on-board voltage
4 x Varta professional deep cycle AGM 115Amp/h domestic batteries
Separate engine start battery
Separate generator start battery
Victor Energie 750W inverter
CTECH 300 25amp battery charger
2 x 100w flexible solar panels attached to Bimini
75w rigid attached to deck rail
50amp Marinco shore power

Owners Comments
The solar panels have substantially reduced the dependence on the generator and shore power


2 x Stainless steel fuel tanks (700ltrs total)
2 x Stainless steel water tanks (600ltrs total)
Plastic holding tank

Rig and Sails

Bermudan sloop rig
Aluminium Selden mast and boom
Stainless steel standing rigging inspected and replaced 2002
Alloy spinnaker pole

2 x Harken 66.2 sheet winches cockpit
2 x Harken 42.2 spinnaker winches cockpit
Harken 46 electric winch mainsheet cockpit
Lewmar 43 electric winch aft centre cockpit
Andersen 10 winch spin pole mast
2 x Harken 42 halyard winches mast

White in-mast furling Quay Sails Dacron mainsail 2004
White roller furling Quay Sails Dacron genoa 2001
White Dacron Rolly Tasker Jib 2002
Nylon spinnaker 1994
Dacron Rolly Tasker Storm Jib 2002
Dacron downwind headsail 1994
Nylon cruising chute 1996


Sleeps 5 in 2 cabins plus 1 in saloon sea berth
Forward cabin with double v berth
Forward cabin re-upholstered 2019
Aft master cabin with double berth
Mater cabin re-upholstered 2018
Saloon re-upholstered 2017
All new curtains 2019
2 x Heads with showers and Jabsco W/C's
Eberspacher D5LS 12v cabin heating
2m Average headroom


Techimpex cooker with oven and 2 hobs,
2 x Corian sinks
Seagull fresh water filter
Frigoboat fridge new compressor motor (2013)
Frigoboat water cooled freezer
12v Icebox
Cutlery and crockery
Pots, pans and cooking utensils
Clock and hydrotemp


Simpson Lawrence electric windlass
Windlass rebuilt with new parts and motor 2016/17
Delta primary anchor with 100m/10mm chain
Delta kedge anchor
Fortress spare anchor
Full set of warps
Full set of fenders
Folding pasarelle
Boat hook
Swimming ladder
Swim platform
Deck shower
Spray hood 2018
Bimini 2018
Navigation lights
New deck lights 2018
LED Tricolour and anchor light 2016


Plath Major compass
B&G Hydra speed/log
B&G Hydra 2000 wind indicator
Garmin GPS
Standard Horizon CP300i plotter
B&G depth sounder
B&G autopilot
NASA Weatherman NavTex
Furuno wireless 1st watch radar
Pacific plus windpilot

Owners Commets:
Please note the new owner will require an apple ipad to use the Radar


Fire blanket in galley
4 x Fire extinguisher
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
4 x Life jackets with life lines
Fitted jackstays
2 x Horseshoe buoys with lights
Dan buoy
Emergency tiller
Mini pilot gas alarm
Para drogue
Para anchor

The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.

Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.


Goethe 3.2m tender 2018
Tohatsu 9.8hp outboard serviced 2018
Lifting arm for outboard
Carried on deck (lifted by halyard)

Cruising History and FAQ's

First owner took her with the Tradewinds Rally to Thailand, second owner bought in 1999 and sailed in South-East Asia until 2003 when he sailed to the UK. Current owner bought April 2005 and sailed to the Med, cruised extensively mainly in Europe. Now Berthed in Corfu because Grandchildren will not let us move it from their favourite port.

1 Sails
Headsail 5/10 new sacrificial strip 2016
Mainsail 5/10
Cruising Shute 9/10 hardly used
Downwind sail never used by us looks ok
Spinnaker never used by us looks ok
Storm jib 2002 virtually unused 10/10
Storm trysail 2002 virtually unused 10/10

2 Maintenance
Work on stern gel coat repair 09/09/2019 complete. Now repaired
Couple small scrapes superficial
Sun/ weather damage to internal wood back and saloon hatches
Water stain to wood in galley caused when porthole left open.

3 Insurance database
We have not made any insurance claims whilst we have owned her.
We have not suffered more than incidental scratches.

4 Work undertaken in the last 5 years
Cap shrouds replaced
New bimini and sprayhood 2017
3 solar panels
New batteries
All reupholstered 2017/18/19
New curtains 2019
New dan buoy
100 metres chain
Windless rebuilt new parts and motor
New deck floodlights
New led tricolour and anchor light
New led lights on horse show buoys
New dinghy 2018
New battery charger
Blackwater tank
2019 lift-out, antifouled, hull checked, anodes replaced, by WPS local boat maintenance company.

5 Headlining.
Headlining is a smooth, plastic-coated fabric. Not aware of any water ingress into headlining

6 Additional
Excess Line is a brilliant, safe sea boat. A comfortable classic boat that will take you anywhere. Currently, she is showing our grandchildren how wonderful sailing can be.

Title Documents

Bill of Sale in favour of the current owners
UK Small Ships Registry Certificate (closure on request at completion)
T2L Form
HMCE Repatriation letter (VAT)

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith, in this case we are acting as Brokers only.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Contact Information

Trusted British Yacht Brokers, Established almost 40 years, specialising in Cruising and Blue Water yachts permanent offices in Lefkas Marina, Ionian Greece & Portsmouth, UK. We specialise in live aboard blue water cruisers. Experienced, Professional, Qualified All Brokers are Full Members of ABYA, we work to a code of practice with safe Clients bank Accounts and carry PI Insurance. As Agents for Allures Yachting & Garcia Yachts we represent a respected brands of blue water cruisers with Aluminium hulls, GRP topsides and Centreboard Lifting keels. Experience our Service we sell yachts nothing else. Call us for a chat 00 44 (0)1329 827053

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