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Contest 40S 'Red Fly'

  • Dimensions12 x 3.85 x 1.7m
  • Year of build1996
  • DesignerDick Zaal
  • CategorySailing yacht
  • LocationMedemblik - NL
  • BuilderContest Yachts, Medemblik, the Netherlands


Centre cockpit blue water cruiser

This Contest 40/42S is a joy to look at with her Burgondy Red hull (spraypainted in 2014). The yacht is very well kept and many items have been renwed (navigation equipment, upholstery, line etc.. Due to comfortable sailing performance and high equipment level she is easy to handle with two persons. Her spacious interior in teak style provides great comfort and sleeps 4 in both cabins and 2 in saloon. If you are looking for a high quality yacht with many upgrades, this is the yacht you should come and visit. Now available at the Contest yard in Medemblik. More pictures will follow soon.


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Boat name
    Red Fly


  • Beam
    3.85 metres  
  • Draft
    1.7 metres  
  • L.o.a.
    12 metres  


  • Designer
    Dick Zaal  
  • Builder
    Contest Yachts, Medemblik, the Netherlands  
  • Year
  • Hull construction
    Polyester sandwich  
  • Hull type
    Rounbilged Sandwich composite hull wine red (Alexseal) with golden striping, newly spraypainted in 2014  
  • Superstructure
  • Deck construction
    Teak on GRP  
  • Keel type
    Wing keel  
  • Ballast
    Aprrox. 5.4 tonnes  
  • Displacement
    Approx. 11.6 tonnes  


  • Fuel
  • Cruising speed
    Approx. 6.5 knots (under engine)  
  • Max speed
    Approx. 8 knots (under engine)  
  • Horse power
  • Engine manufacturer
    Volvo Penta MD22  


  • Cabins
    Forward guest cabin with V-berth, Owners cabin aft with double centreline berth  
  • Berths
  • Toilet

Rig sails

  • Type
    Sloop rigged, complete rigging checked in 2014  
  • Rig
    Sèlden aluminium mast with 2-pairs of spreaders, aluminium boom and spinnaker pole  
  • Winches
    2 x Lewmar 54ST for genoa, 2 x Lewmar 40ST ( one of them electric), 1 x 40ST on mast. 2 x 44ST Halyard  
  • Mainsail
    De Vries Laminate with extended leach (2013)  
  • Mainsail reefing system
    In mast furling, Furling system serviced in 2014  
  • Genoa
    Park & Kay Suffolk, Laminate (2011)  
  • Genua reefing system
    Furlex genoa reefing system