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Contest 42CS 'Tessa'

  • Dimensions12.85 x 4.15 x 2.2m
  • Year of build2015
  • DesignerGeorg Nissen
  • CategorySailing yacht
  • LocationMedemblik, NL


Fast and comfortable performance cruiser

The Contest 42CS was introduced in 2013 and by just seeing the first drawings and knowing the craftsman ship of the Dutch, family owned, yard, the frst yachts where sold! This immediate success was followed by her election for "European Yacht of the Year" of 2013/2014 Luxury Cruiser class. "Tessa" is build for speed and luxury cruising at the same time. Her increased performance comes due to her carbon mast, the 3Di sails and a powerfull, furling, Code Zero which is like a secret weapon. Her easy handling is made possible by her in-boom furling, elec. winches and electric head ails furler. Tessa has 3 cabins, 5 beds (can be changed to 6 easily) and 2 heads. Her white washed oak interior makes her extra light. She is the "short handed version" with the central winch for the main sail sheet.


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Boat name


  • Beam
    4.15 metres  
  • Draft
    2.2 metres  
  • L.o.a.
    12.85 metres  


  • Designer
    Georg Nissen  
  • Builder
    Contest Yachts, Medemblik, The Netherlands  
  • Year
  • Hull construction
  • Hull type
    Roundbilged GRP hull in dark blue with silver striping  
  • Superstructure construction
    GRP and teak on raised deck  
  • Deck construction
    Teak on vacuum infused GRP sandwich deck  
  • Keel type
    Fin keel with lead bulb  
  • Displacement
    Approx. 11.000 kg  


  • Fuel
    Diesel with double fuel filters  
  • Horse Power
  • Engine manufacturer
    Yanmar 4JH5 turbo charged  


  • Cabins
    Owners cabin forward, two guest cabins in aft  
  • Berths
  • Toilet

Rig sails

  • Type
    Sloop rigged with ROD rigging  
  • Round wooden rigging
    Seldén mast in carbon  
  • Lieren
    1x Andersen compact main sheet 46ST electric in stainless, 2x Andersen 52ST electric genoa sheets in stainless, 1x Andersen halyard 46ST electric in stainless, 1x Andersen 46ST manual.  
  • Main sail
    Mainsail, in-boom furling, in 3Di, by North Sails  
  • Main sail reefsysteem
    In-boom furling system by Furlerboom.  
  • Genua
    Furling genoa, in 3Di by North Sails  
  • Genua reefsystem
    Electric genoa furling system  
  • Gennaker
    Gennaker with boat logo (incl. snuffer)