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The Constes 38 S is designed by Dick Zaal as a high quality sea going yacht with comfortable living accommodations. The Contest 38 S is both efficient at sea and comfortable in port. This Beautiful maintained Contest 38 S has a luxurious atmosphere, ample stowage space and headroom, combined with a smart and effective layout. This makes the Contest 38 S ideal for an owners couple.

Hans Visser
Yacht Broker


Dimensions   11,36 x 3,65 x 1,65 (m)
Material   grp
Built   1990
Engine(s)   1 x YANMAR 4JH2E diesel
HP/Kw   50 (hp), 36,8 (kw)
Lying   at sales office
Sales information   De Valk Hindeloopen
Status   for sale
Vat   paid
Asking price   € 79.000

General - CONTEST 38S

Model   CONTEST 38S  
Type   sailing yacht  
LOA (m)   11,36
LWL (m)   9,30
Beam (m)   3,65
Draft (m)   1,65
Year built   1990
Launched   1990
Builder   conyplex
Country   The Netherlands  
Designer   Dick Zaal
Displacement (t)   8,5
Ballast (tonnes)   cast iron  3,5
Gross tonnage   13,41
CE norm   NA
Hull material   GRP  
Hull colour   white  Blue striping
Hull shape   round-bilged  
Keel type   wing keel  
Superstructure material   GRP  
Rubbing strake   stainless steel  
Deck material   GRP  
Deck finish   teak  needs some work
Superstructure deck finish   teak  needs some work
Cockpit deck finish   teak  needs some work
Antifouling (year)   2024 (pending)
Dorades   2 x
Window frame   aluminium  
Window material   polycarbonate  
Deckhatch   3 x
Portholes   aluminium  8 x
Fuel tank (litre)   stainless steel  240
Level indicator (fuel tank)   yes
Freshwater tank (litre)   stainless steel  360
Level indicator (freshwater)   yes
Wheel steering   mechanical  Whitlock
Outside helm position   mechanical  
Emergency tiller   yes


Cabins   2
Berths   6
Interior   teak  upholstry replaced 2000
Layout   private
Floor   teak and holly  
Saloon   yes
Headroom saloon (m)   1,90
Heating   diesel ducted hot air  Webasto Airtop 40 Evo 2021
Chart table   yes
Aft Cabin   yes
Convertible berth   yes
Sliding door to cockpit   yes
Galley   L shaped
Countertop   wood  
Sink   stainless steel  
Cooker   calor gas  3 burner Techimpex
Oven   integrated
Fridge   yes
Hot water system   220V + engine  Sigma marine 20 l
Water pressure system   yes
Owners cabin   yes
Bed length (m)   2,00 x 1,60
Wardrobe   hanging and shelves  
Bathroom   separate  
Toilet   separate  
Toilet system   manual  
Wash basin   in the bathroom  
Shower   separate  
Guest cabin 1   double bed  
Bed length (m)   2,00 x 1,50
Wardrobe   hanging and shelves  
Bathroom   shared  
Toilet   shared  
Shower   shared  


No of engines   1
Type   4JH2E
HP   50
kW   36.80
Fuel   diesel  
Year installed   1990
Maximum speed (kn)   8
Cruising speed (kn)   6,5
Consumption (l/hr)   2,1
Engine hours   5000
Engine cooling system   freshwater heat exchanger  
Drive   shaft  
Shaft seal   yes
Engine controls   mechanical  
Gearbox   mechanical  
Propeller type   fixed  
Propeller blades   3
Propeller shaft material   stainless steel  
Shaft lubrication   water  
Manual bilge pump   yes
Electric bilge pump   2 x
Electrical installation   12 V DC and 220 V AC
Batteries   4 x
Start battery   1 x 80 Ah 12 V 10-2020
Service battery   2 x 100 AH 12 V platinum marine 10-2020
Battery monitor   yes
Battery charger   (2003)
Shorepower   with cable  
Extra info   Enginehours is based on calculation not on actual hours
Extra info   engine maintenance available for years


Compass   pedestal
Electric compass   Raymarine
Multi control display   yes
Depth sounder   Raymarine I50 2017
Log   Raymarine I50 2017
Windset   Raymarine I50 2017
Repeater   Raymarine I50 multi inside 2017
VHF   Sailor 2042 with speaker (2017)
Autopilot   Raymarine dual P70R station (2017)
Rudder angle indicator   Raymarine on autopilot
Radar   Furuno
GPS   Raymarine & Garmin & furuno GP32 Waas (2017)
Plotter   yes
Plotter/GPS   Raymarine hybrid Touch E75 2017
Navtex   Weatherfax (needs service)
Navigation lights   yes


Fixed windscreen   yes
Sprayhood   2021 Sudersee Makkum admiral blue
Cockpit cover   Sudersee Makkum 2021 admiral blue
Winter cover   yes
Cockpit table   yes
Boarding ladder   yes
Anchor   yes
Anchor chain   yes
Windlass   yes
Sea railing   yes
Grab rail (superstructure)   yes
Pushpit   yes
Pulpit   yes
Life raft   needs service
Lifejackets   yes
Fenders   yes
Tools   yes
Radio-cd player   (2020)
Speakers in salon   yes
Clock - barometer   yes
Fire extinguisher   yes


Rigging   sloop  
Standing rigging   wire  
Brand mast   Seldén  
Material mast   aluminium  
Spreaders   2 sets
Mainsail cover   yes
Fully battened mainsail   De Vries Makkum 2005 with dutchman system
Cutterstay   removable
Genoa I   furling Doyle 1998
Genoa III   37 m2 cruising offshore UK-Halsey de Vries 2009
Genoa furler   Furlex
Yankee   yes
Trysail   yes
Stormjib   yes
Reefing System   slabreefing  3 x
Boomvang   yes
Primary sheet winch   2 x Enkes 28 ASC
Halyard winches   2 x
Isolated backstay   yes
Extra info   P:12, E:4,10, J:4,46,


These particulars are given in good faith as supplied but cannot be guaranteed and cannot be used for contracts.

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