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Contest 50CS 'Freewheel III'

  • Dimensions14.99 x 4.58 x 2.15m
  • Year of build2006
  • DesignerGeorg Nissen
  • CategorySailing yacht
  • LocationMedemblik - The Netherlands


Very well equipped blue water cruiser

hydraulic operated genoa and mainsail (both furling & outhaul), electric wiches for genoa and main, generator, climate control, North Sails spectra (both 2014), carbon spinnaker boom, removeable gennaker pole, gennaker, new upholstery 2014, New Simpson davits & fixed windscreen with new sprayhood and cockpit tent(resp. 2014 & 2019). The raised cockpit floor enables a clear view around! Please contact for more details or to arrange a visit! Preliminary brochure.


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Boat name
    Freewheel III


  • 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
    Polyester sandwich  
  • Hull type
    Roundbilged hull in Majestic Blue metallic and white / red striping, GRP vacuum infused sandwich hull (resprayed 2014).  
  • Superstructure construction
  • Deck construction
    Teak on GRP  
  • Keel type
    Fin keel  
  • Ballast
    Approx. 6.1 tonnes  
  • Displacement
    Approx. 17.5 tonnes  


  • Fuel
  • Cruising speed
    Approx. 7.5 Knots  
  • Max speed
    Aprpox. 8.5 Knots  
  • Horse Power
    Yanmar 110HP  
  • Engine manufacturer


  • Cabins
    French berth in owners cabin aft, double V-berth in forward cabin, 2 bunk berths in sb cabin forward  
  • Berths
  • Toilet

Rig sails

  • Type
    Fractionally rigged mast with 3-pairs of spreaders (rig check 2018)  
  • Round wooden rigging
    Hall aluminium mast and boom sprayed in Oyster White  
  • Lieren
    4x Lewmar electric winches for mainsheet, genoa sheet and 2x Lewmar manual winches for halyards  
  • Sail material
    North Sails Spectra  
  • Main sail
    North Sails Spectra (2014)  
  • Main sail reefsysteem
    Hydraulic in mast reefing system (serviced 2019)  
  • Genua
    North Sails Spectra (2014) with UV-Ply  
  • Genua reefsystem
    Hydraulic genoa furling system  
  • Gennaker
    North Sails gennaker (175 M2) with snuffer, sheets and blocks