1983 Contest 42 Center Cockpit Ketch

£ 95,506
Panama City, FL
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Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 866-365-0706
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Stunning Center Cockpit

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Panama City, FL
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 119,000 (£ 95,506) 

Almost Completely Refitted Over Past 5 Years.

Loaded With Features and Equipment that

Make "Borne Free" an Ideal Long Range Cruiser.



Be sure to watch the walkthrough video above to see for yourself!


This venerable blue water cruiser was built in Holland by Conyplex Marine and designed by Dick Zaal.  Contest Yachts offer a very high-end build quality, and this center cockpit ketch is no exception.   The builder is well known in Europe for their offshore designs that are perfectly suited for long range cruising.   All Contest Yachts are built to Lloyds standards. 

"Borne Free" is a real head turner with her classic lines and a decadent teak interior.  Her balanced sail plan is easy to manage and comfortable in heavy seas. 

This handsome ketch has undergone an almost complete restoration over the past 5 years.  Her owners have poured their heart and soul into transforming this stunning cruiser into one of the prettiest and best-equipped boats on the market today.  Her teak decks have been removed and recored, all new electronics installed, fresh Awlgrip paint, new fuel tank, bottom paint, and she was re-powered in 2004.   She is neat as a pin, and gleams inside and out.  

If you are unfamiliar with the Contest brand, their level of quality is similar to that of the classic Hallberg Rassy or Hinckley brands.   She is truly a special boat, and deserves a very close look. 

This vessel is loaded with new and upgraded equipment.  See the full specs for the complete details.


Highlights Included:

  • Full Survey Showing "Above Average Condition" Available To Potential Buyers.  Dated 8/2016
  • 200 Gallons of Fresh Water, 90 Gallons Diesel
  • Yanmar Diesel installed in 2004 (1500 hours)
  • All New Raymarine Electronics in 2014! (entire list in full specs)
  • Navy Blue Awlgrip Hull Paint 2012
  • Two Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners (16,000 and 10,000 BTU)
  • Teak Decks Removed, and Re-cored With Structural Foam, Painted with Awlgrip (2014)
  • 2000W/100A Freedom Inverter/ Charger 
  • Gimbaled Main Salon Table
  • High Output Alternator w/ Spares
  • (4) Four 8D House Bank (800AH Total)
  • New 90 Gallon Stainless Fuel Tank
  • Separate Refrigerator and Freezer
  • Bottom Painted Sept 2016
  • New Cutlass Bearing Installed, and stuffing box repacked Sept 2016

Please Contact:

Kevin Barber at (850) 982-0983





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Please contact Kevin Barber at (850) 982-0983

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