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Contest 46 / 48 'Spirit'

  • Dimensions14.75 x 4.2 x 1.95m
  • Year of build1991
  • DesignerDick Zaal
  • CategorySailing yacht
  • LocationPortimao, Portugal


Blue water cruiser

Contest 46 "Spirit" is a true example of a classic blue water cruiser. Build to Lloyds specifications, she is ready to sail the world's oceans. Due to her spacious interior layout with 3 cabins, large heads, she offers a comfortable stay on board for 6 persons. She is easily sailed single handed from the cockpit. "Spirit" is ready for some new adventures with her new owner.

A well kept classic from Contest yachts!

Please contact us for further information. Preliminary brochure! Inspection possible in Portugal.


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
    46 / 48  
  • Boat name


  • Beam
    4.2 metres  
  • Draft
    1.95 metres  
  • L.o.a.
    14.75 metres  


  • Designer
    Dick Zaal  
  • Builder
    Conyplex, Medemblik, The Netherlands  
  • Year
  • Hull construction
  • Hull type
    Roundbildged hull in "Flag Blue" (sprayed in 2021)  
  • Superstructure construction
  • Deck construction
    Teak on GRP  
  • Keel type
    Fin keel with bulb  
  • Ballast
    Approx. 6.200 kg  
  • Displacement
    Approx. 15.400 kg  


  • Horse Power
    Approx. 100 HP  
  • Engine manufacturer
    Volvo Penta TMD31B 4 cyl. diesel  


  • Cabins
    Owners cabin in aft with double bed, forward double V bed cabin and 2 bunk beds in guest cabin.  
  • Berths
  • Toilet

Rig sails

  • Type
    Sloop rigged  
  • Lieren
    10 Enkes winches in cockpit (1 electric) and 2 on the mast.  
  • Main sail
    UK-de Vries 45 m2 (2012), in-mast furling, operated from cockpit + spare sail.  
  • Genua
    UK-de Vries 48 m2 (2012), Harken furling system + spare sail.  
  • Fok
    UKde Vries Staysail 15 m2(2012), Harken furling system + spare sail.