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Contest 40S 'Confiance'

  • Dimensions12 x 3.85 x 1.7m
  • Year of build1993
  • DesignerDick Zaal
  • CategorySailing yacht
  • LocationMedemblik,NL
  • BuilderContest Yachts, Medemblik, the Netherlands


Well known blue water cruiser with centre cockpit

Confiance is well maintained Contest 40S. She is well known for her combination of comfort, safety and sea going capacities. With her flush deck and dark blue hull she is a classic eye catcher. She comes with all the comfort one may expect from a yacht like this. Amongst her list of option are, renewed navigation equipment, renewed heating system and new batteries. Because her current owner still uses her every now and then, she is in turn key condition. A viewing of this yacht is strongly recommended. 


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Boat name


  • Beam
    3.85 metres  
  • Draft
    1.7 metres  
  • L.o.a.
    12 metres  


  • Designer
    Dick Zaal  
  • Builder
    Contest Yachts, Medemblik, the Netherlands  
  • Year
  • Hull construction
    Polyester sandwich  
  • Hull type
    Roundbilged Sandwich hull in dark blue  
  • Superstructure
  • Deck construction
    Teak on GRP  
  • Keel type
    Wing keel in cast iron  
  • Ballast
    Approx. 4.8 tonnes  
  • Displacement
    Approx. 11 tonnes  


  • Cruising speed
    Approx. 6.5 knots ( under engine)  
  • Max speed
    Approx. 7.5 knots (under engine)  
  • Horse power
  • Engine manufacturer
    Volvo Penta MD-22-L  


  • Cabins
    Double guest cabin forward with ensuite head, Owners cabin aft with centreline berth and ensuite head and shower.  
  • Berths
  • Toilet

Rig sails

  • Type
    Sloop rigged with 2-pair of spreaders  
  • Rig
    Seldén Aluminium mast and boom  
  • Winches
    2 x 58ST Lewmar for genoa, 2 x Lewmar 44ST for halyards lead to cockpit, 3 x 40ST at mast  
  • Sailing material
  • Mainsail
    Quantum Cross Cut (2012)  
  • Mainsail reefing system
    Slab reefing, Harken Batcar system  
  • Genoa
    De Vries genoa 1 and genoal 2, both in good condition  
  • Genua reefing system
    Furlex genoa reefing system