CONTEST Contest 44 S (1998) for sale in Portsmouth, United States

£132,658 GBP
Listed price $165,000 USD


This Contest 44 S for sale in Portsmouth, United States, is a CE-category Ocean going Lloyds certified 13.41m round bilged sailing yacht. This 1998 model features a Volvo Penta TMD 31L 100hp engine, lead foam noise insulated engine compartment, velomax retractable Thruster and Whitlock wheel steering. Inside, the yacht is fitted with accommodations for two cabins, a U-shaped salon seating area and a well-appointed galley. With a 340L fuel tank, 620L of fresh water and an array of electronics, this yacht is equipped to handle a long voyage. The sails and rigging are all in excellent condition, with a Furling Mainsail and Genoa from 2014 plus staysail, Genaker and Spinnaker pole all from 1998. This yacht is a great choice for those who want to cruise in comfort and style.

General information
CONTEST Contest 44 S
Used sail boat for sale
£132,658 GBP | Listed price $165,000 USD
Name of boat
Length overall
13.41 metres
3.98 metres
Portsmouth, United States

About this CONTEST Contest 44 S



CE-category Ocean going.

Lloyds certified.


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Hull shape round bilged sandwich built hull.
  • Teak laid on GRP deck.
  • Centre cockpit.
  • Fixed windshield.
  • Bathing platform.
  • 4 x Opening Lewmar deck hatches.


Keel & Rudder:

  • Winged keel.
  • Rudder semi-balanced rudder in skeg.
  • Wheel steering.


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • Volvo Penta TMD 31L, 100hp.
  • Fresh water cooling.
  • Turbo charged.
  • Lead foam noise insulated engine compartment.
  • Thrust bearing (Aquadrive type).


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Engine hours approx. 1,500 hours.
  • Cruising speed approx. 7 knots.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Whitlock wheel steering with rod linkages.
  • 3-blade Maxprop.
  • Sleipner 10HP bowthruster.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • 12v ships service.
  • 110v/220 v shore power.
  • Shore power is 110v 30Amp for the US.


Battery Banks:

  • 5 AGM batteries. 3 x service 105ah + 2 ''Blue top'' 100 ah.


Battery Chargers:

  • Victron 12/50 battery charger.
  • 220v to 110v converter.



  • 2 alternators.


Shore Power:

  • Shorepower 110V and 220V.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • Hot water via engine and shorepower.


Bilge Pumps:

  • 2 independently plumbed 3000gph automatic bilge pumps.
  • Manual bilge pump, located in cockpit.



  • Fuel tanks approx. 340L fuel in stainless steel tank.


Fresh Water:

  • Water tank & material Approx. 620 L. 2 plastic tanks.


Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:

  • Wastewater tank holding tanks fore and aft for each toilet.

Navigation Equipment

  • Compass B&G Hydra pack.
  • Log/speed B&G Hydra pack.
  • Depth gauge B&G Hydra pack.
  • Wind gauge B&G Hydra pack.
  • Autopilot B&G autopilot with remote control.
  • Radar Furuno 1821.
  • GPS Philips MK 10 GPS.
  • VHF Sailor VHf with cockpit speaker.
  • Weatherfax/Navtex Navtex Fastnet receiver.
  • Chart plotter B&G Zeus 12 chartplotter integrated to instruments, incl. AIS receiver.
  • Handheld VHF.

Domestic Equipment


  • 2-burner stove with stove and oven electronic remote gas shut-off.
  • One front loader Frigoboat refrigerator/freezer.
  • One top loader Frigoboat water cooled freezer.



  • Toilets 1 x at aft. cabin and 1 x at guest cabin (manual).
  • Separate stall Shower 1 x at aft. cabin and 1 hand held in forward heads.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Webasto cabin heating (2 zones).



  • West Marine AM/FM/CD player with 2 speakers.



  • All LED lighting.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • Aluminum framed windows.
  • Teak interior with light colored upholstery.
  • White/Blue upholstery fitted crew covers for all seats and mattresses.
  • Spacious saloon with U-shaped settee.
  • Large owner’s cabin in aft and guest cabin in front with V-berth.
  • Headroom Approx. 6’6”


Description of layout from forwards:

  • V-berth cabin forward.
  • In fill piece.
  • Ample storage.
  • Enclosed head to starboard.
  • Saloon with U shaped settee to starboard.
  • Straight settee to port.
  • L shaped galley aft of saloon to starboard.
  • Double stainless sink.
  • Chart table to port.
  • Aft cabin with centerline double berth.
  • En-suite owners head with stall shower.

Deck Equipment


  • White painted Aluminum Seldén mast and boom.
  • Hydraulic inmast furling.
  • Manual headsail furling.
  • Boomvang by Proctor.
  • 2 genoa tracks with 2 cars each.
  • Mainsheet traveler.
  • Spinnaker pole on mast with winch.
  • 2 x Spectra running backstays.
  • Mast and deck are set up for inner forestay (forestay does not exist).



  • 2 x Lewmar 54 electric winches, 2 x Lewmar 44ST, 2 x Lewmar halyard winches.



  • Furling mainsail – Spectra laminate with carbon load path fiber with vertical battens. (2014) lightly used.
  • Genoa 135% Spectra laminate with carbon load path fiber (2014) lightly used.
  • Gennaker in sock.
  • Staysail. Dacron 1998.



  • Swimming ladder foldable - swimming ladder in stainless steel.
  • Bow rail, stern rail lifelines - double wired with opening gates at both sides.
  • Stern rail seats.
  • Galley equipment.
  • Tools.
  • Stainless cowl type dorade vents.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • 40 lb plow anchor, 50 m chain.
  • Simpson Lawrence anchor windlass, control switches on deck and in cockpit.
  • Fortress type anchor at stern  approx. 20 pounds.
  • Double stainless anchor roller


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Dodger. White sunbrella.
  • Awning for anchor/harbour use.
  • 2 Small cockpit cushions.
  • Leecloths for each berth.
  • Bedding.
  • Wheel cover.


Tender & Outboard:

  • Mercury Marine 9’ tender. Approx. 5 years old lightly used.
  • 3.5hp Tohatsu engine. Approx. 7 years old.
  • Sternrail outboard engine mount.


Safety Equipment:

  • Radar reflector at masthead.
  • Life jackets.
  • 2 horseshoe buoys in brackets
  • Jacklines on deck, padeyes in cockpit.
  • 3 inflatable lifevests.
  • Coast Guard flares.
  • MOM module.


Fire-fighting equipment:

  • Fire extinguisher (3).
  • Automatic fire suppression system in engine room.

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Cruising speed
13 kph
Number of berths
Broker/Dealer Information

Berthon USA Inc

40 Mary Street
Rhode Island
United States
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