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Contest 48CS 'Reality'

  • Dimensions14.75 x 4.25 x 1.8m
  • Year of build2001
  • DesignerGeorg Nissen and Dick Zaal
  • CategorySailing yacht
  • LocationOn request


Extremely well kept blue water cruiser

"Reality" is without any doubt the best maintained 48CS on the market. Her custom 2-cabin interior offers equal comfort for owners and guests. 2 heads with seperate shower cabins. She is equipped for easy sailing with her electric winches and hydraulic reefing system for both genoa and mainsail, her generator will insure indepence from shore power. With her stainless steel davits, airconditioning, heating throughout and hydraulic gangway she is ideal for both the Nordic region as well as the Mediterranean. In 2008 all brass parts were replaced by stainless steel one's. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Boat name


  • Beam
    4.25 metres  
  • Draft
    1.8 metres  
  • L.o.a.
    14.75 metres  


  • Designer
    Georg Nissen and Dick Zaal  
  • Builder
    Contest Yachts, Medemblik, The Netherlands  
  • Year
  • Hull construction
  • Hull type
    Roundbilged GRP hull in gelcoat white with dark blue striping  
  • Superstructure construction
    GRP superstructure  
  • Deck construction
    Teak on GRP (recaulked 2016)  
  • Keel type
    Wing keel  
  • Ballast
    Approx. 6.5 tonnes  
  • Displacement
    Approx. 18.3 tonnes  


  • Fuel
  • Cruising speed
    Approx. 7.5 knots (under engine)  
  • Max speed
    Approx. 8.5 knots (under engine)  
  • Horse Power
  • Engine manufacturer
    Yanmar 4JH3-THE  
  • Cooling system


  • Cabins
    Owners cabin with French berth in aft and large double bed in forward guestcabin  
  • Berths
  • Toilet

Rig sails

  • Type
    Sloop rigged with 2 pairs of spreaders  
  • Round wooden rigging
    Proctor hydraulic mast painted in AWL-grip white  
  • Lieren
    2x Lewmar 44AST and 2x electric Lewmar 58AEST  
  • Main sail
    De Vries Touring Spectra mainsail  
  • Main sail reefsysteem
    Proctor hydraulic in-mast reefing system  
  • Genua
    De Vries Dyneema genua with UV ply and rocon  
  • Genua reefsystem
    Reckmann hydraulic reefing genoa  
  • Fok
    Cutterjib in Dacron 19,9 m2 (for removable cutterstay)