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Contest 48CS 'Blue Drifter'

  • Dimensions14.75 x 4.25 x 1.8m
  • Year of build2000
  • DesignerGeorg Nissen and Dick Zaal
  • CategorySailing yacht
  • LocationMedemblik, NL


Immaculately maintained blue water cruiser for a small crew due to hydr. furling sails

"Blue Drifter" is an excellent yacht, very well equipped and in an impeccable condition. She offers good sailing performance both in- and offshore, easy to handle with two persons due to her hydraulic operated mainsail & genoa, electric winches and electric anchor winch. She has a recent set of sails from "Hagoort", her hull has been sprayed in 2017 and her upholstery is replaced in 2017. She comes with chrome (instead of brass) door handles and light fittings and has the new-model thicker, sandwich, doors, which gives her an extra luxurious look / feeling. Stored inside almost every winter, sailed by a gentleman and ready for her new owner! This "must see" is now available at the Contest yard in Medemblik.

Pictures may contain items that are not included in the sale. Preliminary brochure.


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Boat name
    Blue Drifter


  • 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 AWL-Grip in a special dark blue colour with oyster white striping (sprayed in 2017)  
  • Superstructure construction
  • Deck construction
    Teak on GRP  
  • Keel type
    Wing keel  
  • Ballast
    Approx. 6.5 tonnes  
  • Displacement
    Approx. 18.3 tonnes  


  • Cruising speed
    Approx. 7.0 knots (under engine)  
  • Max speed
    Approx. 8.0 knots (under engine)  
  • Engine manufacturer
    Perkins M135 6 cyl. diesel  


  • Cabins
    Owners cabin with French berth in aft, large double v-bed in forward guestcabin and bunk beds on star board.  
  • Berths
  • Toilet

Rig sails

  • Type
    Sloop rigged with 2 pairs of spreaders  
  • Round wooden rigging
    Mast painted in AWL-grip white with Dyform standing rigging  
  • Lieren
    2x Lewmar 58 AEST electric and 2x Lewmar 44AEST electric  
  • Sail material
  • Main sail
    "Hagoort" furling mainsail in "Flex pen cruise" with short vertical battens (2017)  
  • Main sail reefsysteem
    Hydraulic in-mast furling inluding hydraulic outhaul  
  • Genua
    "Hagoort" furling genoa in "Flen pen cruise" with UV ply (2017)