Contessa 32 (1978) for sale in Spain

Summary

This is a beautifully upgraded and re-fitted 1978 Contessa 32 sailboat, ideally suited for both short-handed local sailing and longer cruising trips. With no expense spared, it comes with extras such as a Rutland wind generator, Windpilot foil self-steering, additional water tank, top-spec Viking life raft, first class Garmin instrumentation and electronics, third independent plotter/GPS, spare sails, second electronic autopilot, spare full sized teak tiller, etc. It has a new Beta 25hp engine (2019) with 398 hours, new prop shaft and prop, new electric windlass (Quick) with remote controls, new 35lbs Manson anchor and 50m chain, new cranked stanchions and lazy jacks, new jackstays, new chainplates, new gooseneck and standing rigging, new dyneema main halyard, spinnaker halyard and outhaul, new genoa furling line, and new anodes (hull, engine, prop, seacocks). New Solar panel for new auto bilge pump, sprayhood (2021), Simrad TP32 autohelm, full new navigation and instruments package, 2 removable mid ship cleats fitting on genoa tracks, and much more. With recent improvements from the previous owner (including new Sanders main sail and furling genoa, mainsail cover, ICOM IC-M323 radio, Spinlock cleats and clutches, new windows, new winches, Windpilot self steering, etc.), this yacht is ready to go. Overall length is 9.75 metres, beam 2.90 metres, and it is based in Alicante, Spain. VAT has been paid. For sale by the owner in excellent condition for £86,500.

General information
Make/model
Contessa 32
Category
Sail boat for sale
Price
Year
1978
Length overall
9.75 metres
Beam
2.90 metres
Draft
1.68 metres
Hull
GRP
Keel
Fin Keel
Location
Spain

About this Contessa 32

English

1978 yacht fully re-fitted and substantially upgraded by Jeremy Rogers in 2017-18 with expenditure of around £120k (plus boat purchase £25k in 2017).

No expense spared on this excellent and proven British registered go-anywhere yacht.

Ideally suited for both short-handed local sailing, with many practical and “comfort” improvements, as well as for longer cruising trips with such extras as Rutland wind generator, Windpilot foil self-steering, additional water tank, top-spec. Viking life raft, first class Garmin instrumentation and electronics (which in addition to two plotters, GPS, AIS, radar even includes sonar) and numerous “back up” items: third independent plotter/GPS, spare sails, second electronic autopilot, spare full sized teak tiller etc .

Sailed by owner to the Med in 2018 and presently based in Alicante, Spain. Just been lifted ashore for the winter months.

For sale by the owner in excellent condition for £86,500, VAT paid.

(Please note all photos except first 4 -at restoration-and last 4 -under sail- taken Nov 2023)

Jeremy Rogers refit 2017-18 - and subsequent improvements - include:

• New Beta 25hp engine (2019) with 398 hours (11/23)

• New prop shaft and prop

• New water inlet seacock and other 6 (Blakes) re-serviced 2022

• New electric windlass (Quick) with remote controls, new 35lbs Manson anchor and 50m chain

• New bow roller

• New cranked stanchions (2)

• New lazy jacks

• New jackstays

• New chainplates

• New gooseneck and standing rigging

• New dyneema main halyard, spinnaker halyard and outhaul

• New genoa furling line

• Anodes (hull, engine, prop, seacocks) replaced 2023

• New Solar panel for new auto bilge pump

• New sprayhood (2021)

• New Simrad TP32 autohelm (with previous Autohelm ST2000 as back-up)

• Full new navigation and instruments package -all Garmin incl GMR Fantom 18/24 radar, AIS 600, Panoptix Sonar, 9 Axis Heading Sensor, GMI 20 and GNX instruments, GND 10, 2 x GPS MAP 722XS plotters in cabin and cockpit, g wind, GPS antenna (plus previous Garmin GPS 451 as back up)

• 2 removable mid ship cleats fitting on genoa tracks

• New teak cockpit seats, cockpit floor grate, cabin top handrails, toe rails

• New backstay adjuster

• New Rutland 1200 wind generator incl remote control panel (2022)

• New D2 Eberspacher diesel heater

• New BD twin round air 200 dinghy

• New interior LED (with red night function) and ext nav lights + chart table light

• New water pipes and re-wired

• New gas pipes, solenoid switch and alarms

• Refurbished interior teak work and some new matched panels

• Repaint inside lockers and all “hidden” areas

• New teak and cherry floor

• New Formica throughout galley

• New fridge/cold box plate unit and compressor

• New Neptune4500 2 burner, grill and oven

• New Blakes/Lavac WC

• New USB points (3) and AC/inverter sockets (2)

• New Victron energy inverter, battery monitor and digital multi control

• New batteries: 2 “house” and 1 engine start (replaced 2023 – Optima AGM 815A CCA)

• New shore power connection and galvanic isolator

• New (Sanders of Lymington) V38 firm foam matresses and cushions throughout in Aquanova

• New lee cloths (2)

• New Oceanair blinds throughout

• New Fusion MS AV 750 stereo system with Bluetooth and remote control. 2 int speakers + bass woofer and 2 ext speakers

• New 3 fire extinguishers (incl auto in engine bay) + fire blankets

• New 75lts stainless steel main water tank (in keel)

• New Plastimo collapsible 120 ltr reserve water tank under front bunks

• New 55 ltr stainless steel diesel tank

• New fuel and water gauges

• New Sanders Code S with Selden Furler

• New Sanders storm gib

• New attachable inner forestay

• Existing Hood gib adapted by Sanders with piston hanks (as with storm gib) to set on inner forestay

• Spare mainsail (converted 2017 to be used on recent Tidesmarine slides)

• New Sanders custom made cockpit awning, washboards bag and windvane (for Windpilot) bag

• New Forespar whisker pole

• New Viking Rescu You Pro cannister 4 man liferaft (Iso 9650 spec with Iso 1 pack) and integral deck fitting

The boat also comes with recent improvements undertaken by previous owner in 2016-17:

• Sanders main sail and furling genoa (2016)

• Mainsail cover

• Spare full sized teak tiller

• ICOM IC-M323 radio

• Spinlock cleats and clutches with all lines led aft along cabin roof

• New windows throughout (supplied by Jeremy Rogers)

• New winches for genoa sheets (2 x Lewmar 44s) and cabin top lead-back halyard/line controls (2 x Lewmar 30s)

• Windpilot self steering

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Propulsion
Engine
Beta 25
Engine hours
398
Fuel
Diesel
Accommodation
Number of berths
6
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