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Famous Four






  • Make Contest
  • Model 42CS
  • Length (LOA) 12.85m
  • Beam 4.15m
  • Year built 2014
  • Engine(s) Yanmar 4JH5 turbo charged
  • Lying Medemblik, NL NL
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Fast, single handed blue water cruiser

The 42CS is the latest yacht from the Contest range. Winning the 2014 "Yacht of the year" award her versatility, quality and speed are internationally recognised. She is sailed easily single handed due to her electric reefing for mainsail and genoa. Her 5 electric winches will ensure easy handling under all circumstances. Important features are double laminated panoramic window, handcrafted oak joinery, 3-cabins, large galley with large fridges, generator, folding transom/bathing platform. The owner has decided to purchase a larger Contest and therefore, this 2014 yacht is up for sale.


Shape: Sandwich,vacuum infused, roundbilged hull in Majestic Blue, Underwatership in epoxy.
Rudder: Balanced spade rudder
Steering system: Rack & pinion steering system by JEFA
Windows: Double, laminated privacy glass, flush deck hatches, rollo's under all deck hatches
Load displacement (kg): Approx. 11 tonnes
Vertical clearance (m): Approx. 23 metres (including antenna)
Build Nr.: 42204
CE code: CE-A, unlimited ocean going voyages
Other: Construction is to the highest Dutch standards with each yacht combining hand finished craftsmanship with modern technologies including five-axis CNC cutting, vacuum resin infusion of balsa cored composite hulls and vacuum bonding of teak decks. Combined, this assures accuracy, consistency and optimised integrity for a stronger, lighter, more durable yacht.


Material, colours: Spacious handcrafted interior in Oak (matt satin whitewash finish)
Upholstery, curtains: Warm beige cloth upholstery
Saloons: Spacious saloon with ample daylight through panoramic window
Cabins: Owners cabin forward, two guest cabins aft
Berths: double berths in all cabins
Headroom: Approx. 2.05m.
TV: Samsung 32" flatscreen mounted on main bulkhead
Cooking device: Three burner stove with oven

Underneath the flush deck a crew of six can be accommodated in the high end, hand made, interior of which the Contest yard is famous. The interior is in oak with a white wash varnish. Light oak floor boards, leather panels at the bulkheads and the sophisticated upholstery finishes her cosy atmosphere.

Engine, electrics, water

Power: 54 HP
Year built: 2014
Fuel tank: 230L + 88L daytank (both in PE)
Cooling system: Indirect cooling system
Propulsion: Saildrive with 3-bladed folding propellor
Measuring instruments: RPM, acoustic alarm for oil pressure, temperature and charging current
Voltage: 12V/230V
Operating panel: Mastervolt touch screen (BUS system)
Alternator: 125A
Water pressure system: Electric water pressure system
Warm water: Boiler (on engine and 220V
Water tank: Approx. 325 ltr
Holding tank: Waste water tanks for both heads
Shore power: Yes, with circuit breaker
Tachometer: Yes
Water tank gauge: Yes
Fuelmeter: Yes
Other: This yacht is equipped with the high-speed CANbus electric wiring technology of Mastervolt. The intelligent, one-cable MasterBus network simplifies wiring, saving valuable space and weight. Additionally, the system can be automated and customized to meet all requirements of the user. The wide range of interfaces and modules can connect any equipment to the MasterBus system and can be managed, monitored or operated locally or centrally, multiple 230V sockets, isolation transformer.

Rig and sails

Type: Fractionally rigged with 2 pairs of swept back spreaders
Spars, stays: Seldèn aluminium mast and boom
Winches: Electric winches for main sheet, genoa sheets, 1 x electric outhaul main/halyard, 1 x manual halyard
Genoa: North Sails Soft Norlam with battens
Genoa reefing system: Electric genoa furling system

Seldén aluminium mast and boom,deck stepped, sloop, mast with 2 swept back spreaders. The non-overlapping head sail, in combination with the electric winches enables quick and easy tacking, especially for a small crew. The hydraulic back stay tensioner and boom-vang can be operated from the cockpit. Electric winches for main sail and genoa sheets are within reach of the helmsman, adjustable fairleads from cockpit.

Navigation and electronics

Rudder indicator: On autopilot
Other: AIS transceiver Simrad NAIS 400, Wifi yachtrouter + WLAN AC marine incl. hotspot, etc. The zeus plotter has a wifi signal and can be intergrated with the Ipad-app of B&G. This can be displayed on the LCD tv in the saloon through AppleTV.


Windlass: Electric windlass, up and down
Fenders, lines: Full set of fenders and warps
Exterior cushions: Full set of cockpit cushions
Swimming ladder: Mounted on folding transom
Swimming platform: Folding transom with teak, hot and cold shower at transom
Sea rails, pushpit, pullpit: 2 wires in 316 stainless steel
Other: Foldable cockpit table, full set of luxury cockpit cushions,


CE certification: CE-A, Unlimited ocean going voyages
Gas bottle locker: Yes
Other: Alarms for running bilge pump, water in fuel, battery level and black water tanks.

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