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Contest 55CS 'Meerlust'

  • Dimensions16.75 x 4.65 x 1.95m
  • Year of build2002
  • DesignerGeorg Nissen and Doug Peterson
  • CategorySailing yacht
  • LocationMedemblik, NL
  • BuilderContest Yachts, Medemblik, the Netherlands


High quality independent blue water cruiser

"Meerlust" is in the hands of her second experienced owner, Her beautiful and spacious interior make it a joy to stay below deck. With full hydraulics, electrics winches and extensive power supply she is ideal for a small crew to set sail for remote and idyllic area's. She is lying at the Contest Yard so personal demands can be made before heading off to new adventures. Please contact us for more details.


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Boat name


  • Beam
    4.65 metres  
  • Draft
    1.95 metres  
  • L.o.a.
    16.75 metres  


  • Designer
    Georg Nissen and Doug Peterson  
  • Builder
    Contest Yachts, Medemblik, the Netherlands  
  • Year
  • Hull construction
    Polyester sandwich  
  • Hull type
    Vacuum infused GRP Hull in gelcoat white with blue striping  
  • Superstructure
  • Deck construction
    Teak on vacuum infused GRP deck  
  • Keel type
    Wing keel  
  • Ballast
    Approx. 8.9 tonnes  
  • Displacement
    Approx. 25 tonnes  


  • Fuel
  • Cruising speed
    Approx. 7.5 knots (under engine)  
  • Max speed
    Approx. 8.5 knots (under engine)  
  • Horse power
    135 HP 6-cylinder  
  • Engine manufacturer
  • Cooling system


  • Cabins
    Forward guest cabin with double berth, 2 bunk berths in starboard cabin, ownerscabin with large centreline berth  
  • Berths
  • Toilet

Rig sails

  • Type
    Masttop with cutter, (spreaders painted in 2015)  
  • Rig
    Hall Spars aluminum mast & boom in white  
  • Winches
    2x Andersen 68 ST 2-speed electric winches, 4x Andersen 46ST 2-speed electric winches, 2 x 52ST on mast for halyards  
  • Mainsail
    North Sails (2012)  
  • Mainsail reefing system
    Reckmann hydraulic in mast furling sytem  
  • Genoa
    North Sails (2012) with UV-ply  
  • Genua reefing system
    Reckmann hydraulic genoa furling system  
  • Fok
    North Sails (2012) UV-ply  
  • Fok reefsysteem
    Reckmann RS2000 manual furling genoa system  
  • Halvewinder bollejan
    North Sails Code zero 145 sqm. (2014)