Contest 29 for sale

Ramsgate, United Kingdom

Listed price £11,500 GBP

General information
Contest 29
Used sail boat for sale
$14,423 USD | Listed price £11,500 GBP
Name of boat
Sea Spray
Dick Zaal
Length overall
Length waterline
4.26 tons (U.S.)
Full Keel
Ramsgate, United Kingdom

About this Contest 29


1969 Contest 29 £11,500
The Contest 29 is a well built, long-keeled heavy displacement cruiser with good performance and a sea kindly motion.  They are capable offshore cruisers and with their moderate draft, great for creek crawling and shallow water exploration as well.  This excellent example has been maintained to a high standard and continually upgraded (recent new mainsail, furling genoa and covers, engine and is presented for sale in excellent condition.

Viewing by appointment at our Kent Office 01634 571605


The accommodation offers five berths in two cabins.  V berth forward with stowage under.   Full width heads compartment with Jabsco marine toilet with holding tank and washbasin. Hanging locker opposite with drawers.  In saloon, two settee berths with double berth infill. Quarter berth and galley opposite.  Two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven   Stainless steel sink with manually pumped water supply.  140  litres freshwater capacity.  Eberspacher diesel cabin heating. Full cockpit enclosure

Mechanical Systems

Located abaft the companionway, Volvo three cylinder 21hp diesel engine, installed new in 2011/2012 complete with new shaft and three bladed propeller. Shaft drive.  Single lever control.  50 litres fuel capacity in stainless steel tank giving approximately 160 mile range at 5 knots cruising speed.  Maximum speed under power 6.5 knots. 

Electrical Systems

  • 2 x 12-volt batteries in two banks (2017)
  • Alternator charging
  • 240v Battery Charger
  • New electrical panel 2010
  • 240v Shorepower

Sails and Spars

Masthead rigged sloop.  Wooden mast and boom  Stainless steel standing rigging (age unknown)  Terylene running rigging.  Slab reefing mainsail.  Headsail furling system.  Two Harken 16 self tailing sheet winches).  Two Barlow halyard winches.  Barlow reefing winch.

  • Mainsail - condition good
  • Furling Genoa -condition good

Deck Equipment

  • Anchor with chain
  • Manual anchor windlass
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guard wires
  • Mainsail cover,
  • Cockpit spray dodgers
  • Full cockpit enclosure
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder
  • 3 x Warps
  • 6 x Fenders

Navigation Equipment

  • 2 x Contest steering compass
  • Depth Raymarine ST60
  • Wind System Raymarine ST60
  • Speed  Raymarine ST60
  • Autohelm autopilot
  • Chartplotter - Raymarine C120
  • Radar - Raymarine
  • Clock and barometer
  • Masthead and deck level navigation lights

Safety Equipment

  • 3 x Fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Radar reflector
  • Foghorn
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Liferaft - needs a service
  • Two manual bilge pumps


Long keel


Built in 1969 by Conyplex to a design by Dick Zaal.  White painted GRP hull.  White GRP superstructure with painted non-slip to deck.  Long keel with encapsulated ballast.  Keel hung rudder.  Tiller steering.  Aft self draining cockpit. 

Boat Insurance

As one the UK’s largest Brokers with over 220 boats for sale we are able to introduce you to Boat Insurance providers that offer all types of Boat Insurance including insurance for Yachts, Sailing Boats, Motor Cruisers, Narrowboats, Inland Waterway Craft, Barges, Houseboats, Speedboats, Rigid Inflatable Boats, Waterski Boats, Jet Skis, Personal Watercraft, Dinghies, Fishing Boats, Commercial Boats, Boats in Build or Refit.

Just call 01634 571605 or e-mail to request an insurance quote for this boat or your current boat.

RYA Training

Clarke & Carter Kent, through its strategic alliance with Elite Sailing, an accredited RYA training centre, can offer Professional and Leisure qualifications at every level from beginners’ to very experienced for both sail or power. This includes from RYA Day Skipper to RYA Yachtmaster Coastal, Offshore and Ocean qualifications giving you a chance to begin, improve or broaden your knowledge and boat handling skills on its fleet of Jeanneau Yachts and various Motorboats. Elite Sailing are also able to offer RYA DSC VHF Radio, First Aid, and Diesel Maintenance courses as well as one to one own boat tuition.

Please call Elite Sailing on 01634 890512 to discuss your specific training needs. Please quote promotional code CCK1 when calling to receive details of their exclusive offers to Clarke & Carter Customers.   

The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and 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 on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

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1 x Volvo
Fuel capacity
13 gallons (U.S.)
Maximum speed
7 mph
Cruising speed
6 mph
Number of cabins
Number of berths
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Broker/Dealer Information

Clarke & Carter - Kent

Mr Peter Norris
Chatham Maritime Marina Leviathan Way
United Kingdom
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