Based on the ever popular Contessa 32 the Contessa 38 offers the same elegant lines with a longer waterline and increased accommodation. Designed by David Alan Williams she is a solid sea boat with excellent upwind abilities.
This yacht has been very well maintained by her current owner and presents in excellent condition. She also benefits from new standing rigging in 2013.
Located ashore in Wales over the winter - call us for more details or to arrange a viewing.
Built in 1983 by Contessa Yachts Limited – Lloyds 100A.
Registered – Port of London – No 705460
Designed by David Alan –Williams
White Hull with 2 navy lines above the waterline, cream decks and coachroof top.
Teak laid cockpit and teak sole.
Original gelcoat in excellent condition.
Hull epoxied under water.
Volvo D130 30 hp with 110 amp alternator. (New 2009)
Fresh water cooled with calorifier fitted with shorepower immersion heater.
2 bladed Volvo propeller.
(Also Darglow Featherstream feathering propeller.)
V drive Volvo gearbox. (New 2009)
Conventional shaft with stern gland greaser.
20 gallon stainless diesel tank with primary water separator and filter.
Dedicated engine battery
Whitlock Cobra wheel steering. Direct coupling to rudder.
New standing rigging 2013
Cutter rig, with removable baby stay with Wichard tensioner.
Dyneema running backstays.
John Powell mast with double spreader rig
Spinnaker pole and sheets and guys
All Hood sails:
In mast furling main
Furling Yankee with Furlex 300S.
Staysail on hanks.
Cruising chute with snuffer
B&G Hornet wind speed, wind direction, close-hauled, and boatspeed.
Raymarine echo sounder.
Raymarine AIS receiver.
DSC ICOM VHF.
Binnacle Plastimo compass, with 2 Plastimo bulkhead compasses.
Hand held Sestral compass.
Chartable ½ admiralty and chart stowage under.
LED masthead light
Nav lights on pushpit and pulpit.
Steaming light and decklights on lower spreaders.
Leather covered 36inch wheel. (New 2002)
Original laminated wood tiller.
All over tailored cockpit cover
35 lb CQR Anchor
200 feet of 5/16 galvanised chain.
7 berths, Double in aft cabin, 2 V berths in forward cabin, 1 double and 1 single in main saloon.
Nelson 2 burner stove with oven and grill.
Pumped fresh water system.
Separate electric salt water pump.
Gas locker in cockpit with 2 gas bottles with vent.
Mains electricity points throughout.
Shore power lead.
Dry store food locker
1 stainless sink
Sea cocks to all through hull fittings.
2 - 110amp hour service batteries.
CD player and radio.
“Smart” battery charger.
Lavac WC with sink, shower and shower pump
70 gallon fresh water tank under cabin sole aft of encapsulated keel.
McMurdo 406 EPIRB
6 man Lifeguard liferaft in valise – Stowed in dedicated cockpit locker – currently not in service.
2 fire extinguishers and fire blanket.
Danbuoy with light
1x horse shoe life buoy
Socket for searchlight in cockpit cave locker.
Aqua signal searchlight
2 Whale bilge pumps, 1 in lazarette, 1 under main saloon bunk near mast