High quality pre-owned Contest Yachts

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Contest 40S 'Red Fly'

Under Offer
  • Dimensions12 x 3.85 x 1.7m
  • Year of build1996
  • DesignerDick Zaal
  • CategorySailing yacht
  • LocationMedemblik, NL


Elegant blue water cruiser

This Contest 40S is a joy to look at with her Burgondy Red hull (spraypainted in 2014). The yacht is very well kept and is equipped with all the comforts you will need. Due to comfortable sailing performance and high equipment level she is easy to handle with two persons, as well as single-handed. Her spacious interior in teak style provides great comfort and sleeps 4 in both cabins and 2 in saloon. If you are looking for a high quality yacht, this is the opportunity to visit this yacht. Now available at the Contest Brokerage in Medemblik.

Preliminary brochure!


  • Asking price
    EUR 154.500 (VAT Paid)  
  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Boat name
    Red Fly


  • Beam
    3.85 metres  
  • Draft
    1.7 metres  
  • L.o.a.
    12 metres  


  • Designer
    Dick Zaal  
  • Builder
    Contest Yachts, Medemblik, the Netherlands  
  • Year
  • Hull construction
  • Hull type
    Rounbilged Sandwich composite hull wine red (Alexseal) with golden striping, newly spraypainted in 2014  
  • Superstructure construction
  • Deck construction
    Teak on GRP  
  • Keel type
    Wing keel  
  • Ballast
    Aprrox. 5.4 tonnes  
  • Displacement
    Approx. 11.6 tonnes  


  • Fuel
  • Cruising speed
    Approx. 6.5 knots (under engine)  
  • Max speed
    Approx. 8 knots (under engine)  
  • Horse Power
  • Engine manufacturer
    Volvo Penta MD22  


  • Cabins
    Forward guest cabin with V-berth, Owners cabin aft with double centreline berth  
  • Berths
  • Toilet

Rig sails

  • Type
    Sloop rigged, complete rigging checked in 2014  
  • Round wooden rigging
    Sèlden aluminium mast with 2-pairs of spreaders, aluminium boom and spinnaker pole  
  • Lieren
    2 x Lewmar 54ST for genoa, 2 x Lewmar 40ST (one of them electric), 1 x 40ST on mast. 2 x 44ST Halyard  
  • Main sail
    De Vries Laminate with extended leach (2013)  
  • Main sail reefsysteem
    In-mast furling, Furling system serviced in 2014  
  • Genua
    Park & Kay Suffolk, Laminate (2011)  
  • Genua reefsystem
    Furlex genoa reefing system  
  • Fok
    Removable cutterstay with cutter jib