High quality pre-owned Contest Yachts

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Contest 55CS 'Wigwas'

  • Dimensions16.75 x 4.65 x 1.95m
  • Year of build1999
  • DesignerDoug Peterson and Georg Nissen
  • CategorySailing yacht
  • LocationMedemblik, The Netherlands


High quality blue water cruiser

"Wig wax" is a good example of a well built, sturdy, blue water cruiser. She comes with a wing throat, bowthruster, classic teak interior, 3 cabins and saloon with 7 berths, 2 bathrooms, galley with 3 burner stove, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, aircon, heating, hydraulic inmast mainsail system, hydraulic Genoa furling system, manual cutter system, electric winches, hull sprayed in '15, new North Sails in '11/'12 (only 5 years used), fixed hydraulic gangway, etc, etc, etc. In 2013/2014 she had a complete check/refit at the Contest yard (i.e. new sea cocks, deck refitted, interior partly varnsihed, etc) and after that she is maintained accordinghly. Fresh on the market and ready to impress you!

Preliminary information.


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Boat name


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


  • Designer
    Doug Peterson and Georg Nissen  
  • Builder
    Contest Yachts, the Netherlands  
  • Year
  • Hull construction
    Polyester sandwich  
  • Hull type
    Roundbilged hull in dark blue (sprayed in october 2015)  
  • Superstructure construction
  • Deck construction
    Teak on GRP  
  • Keel type
    Wing throat  
  • Ballast
    8,870 Kg  
  • Displacement
    26 tonnes  


  • Fuel
  • Cruising speed
    8 Club  
  • Max speed
    9.5 Club  
  • Horse Power
    135 HP  
  • Engine manufacturer
    Perkins, 6-cylinder  


  • Cabins
    Forward cabin (V-berth), starboard side cabin (Bunk berths) and owners cabin with double berth  
  • Berths
  • Toilet

Rig sails

  • Type
    Proctor aluminium mast in Oyster white (Awl grip)  
  • Round wooden rigging
    Stainless steel and dyform rigging  
  • Lieren
    6x "Andersen" electric winches, halyard winches on mast  
  • Main sail reefsysteem
    Proctor hydraulic mainsail furling.  
  • Genua reefsystem
    Reckmann hydraulic genoa furling system  
  • Fok reefsysteem
    Reckmann manual furling cutter