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Contest 45CS 'Caruso'

  • Dimensions13.7 x 4.1 x 1.95m
  • Year of build2008
  • DesignerGeorg Nissen, interior by Birgit Schnaase
  • CategorySailing yacht
  • LocationOn request


Centre cockpit blue water cruiser

A rare opportunity to acquire a very well kept Contest 45CS. She is lightly used with only 7.450 miles on her log, approx 1.100 hours on the engine and her generator run around 77 hours. Her spacious interior by Birgit Schnaase makes it a joy to stay on board, her stiff, vacuum infused built hull secures the ultimate feeling of safety and the design of Georg Nissen maks sure you have a powerful yacht with comfortable behavior at sea. Her equipment list is almost endless with i.e. hydraulic in-mast furling, 4 electric winches, generator, airconditioning, extensive navigation package, fixed windscreen, davits and so on. We are happy to send you the extensive specs of this turn key yacht! Please note this brochure is preliminary & items on pictures van be excluded from the sale.


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Boat name


  • Beam
    4.1 metres  
  • Draft
    1.95 metres  
  • L.o.a.
    13.7 metres  


  • Designer
    Georg Nissen, interior by Birgit Schnaase  
  • Builder
    Contest Yachts, Medemblik, The Netherlands  
  • Year
  • Hull construction
  • Hull type
    Rounbilged hull in Majestic Blue (Awl Grip), hull with vacuum infusion, silver striping  
  • Superstructure construction
    GRP in white with double glazing  
  • Deck construction
    Teak on GRP, teak in cockpit sole and seats  
  • Keel type
    Fin keel with bulb (lead)  
  • Ballast
    Approx. 5.1 tonnes  
  • Displacement
    Approx. 13.5 tonnes  


  • Fuel
  • Cruising speed
    Approx. 7.5 Knots  
  • Max speed
    Approx. 8.5 Knots  
  • Horse Power
  • Engine manufacturer
    Yanmar 4-cylinder  


  • Cabins
    Ownerscabin with centreline French berth and guestcabin with V-shaped berth  
  • Berths
  • Toilet

Rig sails

  • Type
    Fractional rigged with Seldén throat stepped aluminum mast with 2 pairs of spreaders  
  • Round wooden rigging
    Seldén aluminum mast and boom  
  • Lieren
    3x electric Lewmar winches for genoa and mainsheet, Halyard winches on mast (1 electric)  
  • Sail material
    North Sails 3-DL  
  • Main sail
    North Sails 3-DL  
  • Main sail reefsysteem
    Hydraulic in mast furling (operated from steering pedestal)  
  • Genua
    North Sails 3-DL with UV-ply  
  • Genua reefsystem
    Hydraulic furling (operated from steering pedestal)  
  • Gennaker
    Northsails gennaker 131 sqm.