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Contest 48CS 'Blue Twinkle'

  • Dimensions14.75 x 4.25 x 2.1m
  • Year of build2000
  • DesignerGeorg Nissen & Dick Zaal
  • CategorySailing yacht
  • LocationMedemblik, NL


Excellent, very well maintained Blue Water Cruiser

Blue Twinkle is an excellent yacht, very well equipped and in an immaculate condition. She offers good sailing performance (deep fin keel) and easy to handle with two persons due to her hydraulic operated mainsail & genoa, electric winches and electric anchor winch. Her gen-set together with her large diesel and water tank will provide you with a great deal of independence. Her rigging is refitted in 2012, her underwaterbody applied with a gelshield in 2012 and her teakdeck forseen of a new caulking in 2016. In 2020 she has been equipped with a set of new service batteries, all new through hull fittings and service on engine and generator. All done at Contest Yachts, without saving a penny! Pictures may contain items that are not included in the sale.

Preliminary brochure!


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Boat name
    Blue Twinkle


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


  • Designer
    Georg Nissen & Dick Zaal  
  • Builder
    Conyplex - The Netherlands  
  • Year
  • Hull construction
  • Hull type
    Rounbilged hull in dark blue AWL Grip with striping, Epoxy treatment 2012 and new through hull fittings (2021)  
  • Superstructure construction
  • Deck construction
    Teak on GRP  
  • Keel type
    Fin keel with 2.10m draft  
  • Ballast
    Approx. 6.5 tonnes  
  • Displacement
    Approx. 18 tonnes  


  • Fuel
  • Horse Power
  • Engine manufacturer
    Perkins 135HP 6 cylinder  


  • Cabins
    Owners cabin with french berth, side cabin with 2 bunk berths, forward cabin with double v-berth  
  • Berths
  • Toilet

Rig sails

  • Type
    Sloop rigged with cutter stay (all standing rigging replaced in 2012)  
  • Round wooden rigging
    Proctor aluminium mast & boom sprayed painted in white, boom with cockpit light  
  • Lieren
    Lewmar: 4x electric in cockpit and 2x manual on mast  
  • Main sail
    "Hagoort" 2012 (checked by Hagoort in 2019)  
  • Main sail reefsysteem
    Hydraulic in-mast furling system by Reckmann  
  • Genua
    "Hagoort" 2012 (checked by Hagoort in 2019)  
  • Genua reefsystem
    Hydraulic furling genoa by Reckmann  
  • Fok
    Cutter jib "Hagoort" 2012 (checked by hagoort 2019)  
  • Fok reefsysteem
    Manual furling (possible on electric winch)  
  • Gennaker
    Approx. 184m2 gennaker