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Contest 50CS 'Ithaka'

  • Dimensions14.99 x 4.58 x 2.15m
  • Year of build2005
  • DesignerGeorg Nissen
  • CategorySailing yacht
  • LocationMedemblik, The Netherlands


Very well equipped blue water cruiser

This Contest 50CS is a 3 cabin version which is fully equipped for blue water crusing with equipment such as watermaker, heating, air conditioning, SSB radio, storm sail on furler, genaker, Code-0 and Hydrogenerator. She is very well maintained and has undergone a complete refit during the recent years. As such she has a new standing rig, new B&G navigation electronics, new charger/inverter, new Gori Propeller, new cutlass bearing and rudder bearings, new sprayhood plus extension and a newly re-caulked teak deck. Her light upholstery makes her interior fresh and warm at the same time. She sails 2-6 persons in great comfort and ease, due to her hydraulic operated sails and electrical winsches. With her large generator she is independent form shore power wihch enables you to anchor in idyllic areas. If you are looking for a very well equipped and perfectly maintained "Blue water cruiser", you should have a look at Ithaka.


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Boat name


  • Beam
    4.58 metres  
  • Draft
    2.15 metres  
  • L.o.a.
    14.99 metres  


  • Designer
    Georg Nissen  
  • Builder
    Contest Yachts, The Netherlands  
  • Year
  • Hull construction
  • Hull type
    Roundbilged hull in Vacuum infused GRP, sprayed in AWL grip dark blue  
  • Superstructure construction
    Vacuum infused GRP  
  • Deck construction
    Teak on GRP, recaulked in 2019!  
  • Keel type
    Fin throat with bulb  
  • Ballast
    6,100 Kg  
  • Displacement
    18.9 tons  


  • Fuel
  • Cruising speed
    7.5 club  
  • Max speed
    9 mace  
  • Horse Power
  • Engine manufacturer


  • Cabins
    3 cabins with 2 double beds and 2 bunk beds  
  • Berths
  • Toilet

Rig sails

  • Type
    Fractional rigging, aluminum Hall mast in white  
  • Lieren
    2 x 48ST elec. (mainsheet), 2 x 65ST elec. (genoa) 3 x ST halyard, all Lewmar  
  • Main sail
    Doyle (2014). "Stratis Technora" with double tafetta.  
  • Main sail reefsysteem
    Hydraulic in mast furling (outhaul hydraulic as well)  
  • Genua
    Doyle (2016). "Stratis carbon/Technora" with double tafetta  
  • Genua reefsystem
    Reckmann hydraulic furling  
  • Stormfok
    Storm jib with reinfored material "Stratis technora" on manual pro-furl furler system  
  • Gennaker
    North Sails with snuffer