Perfectly set for distance cruising with the big boat comforts of central cockpit and large, full beam, aft master suite, the Contest 45CS is a familiar sight on the circumnavigator’s circuit. With primarily a two sleeping cabin plan with option of a third bunked cabin or workshop, she presents a very practical living and sailing arrangement. Finish, furnishing and equipping are all to Contest’s customary high standards with optional personalisations to make your boat very much your own.
The cockpit’s central wheel helm station presents a commanding position and excellent forward view with sheets and sail controls within reach for simplified short handing. She sails fast, tracking well with good feedback from the Jefa steering system, and with little heel thanks to good cruising design principles such as big, central, underfloor tanks contributing to form stability.