Contest Yachts the Contest 85CS

Contest Yachts deliver first Contest 85CS – Polina Star IV

Contest Yachts are pleased to announce the completed delivery of the first of this renowned Dutch shipyard’s exciting new 26-metre, judel/vrolijk designed, Contest 85CS to her world cruising owner.

With both owner and skipper having extensive deep ocean experience and very specific regard to safety, the new Polina Star IV perfectly demonstrates the extreme degrees to which Contest Yachts is able to extend semi-custom yacht construction.

Amid the high comforts of superyachting, the design and development teams have incorporated extraordinary measures in detail design and engineering to boost onboard safety and aid the ease of sailing and operation with a crew of just two while all but eradicating the chance of downtime through systems failure. And all without impinging on the sizzling performance expected of a judel/vrolijk design.

Every aspect from the smallest of plumbed items to the single-handed management of the towering three-spreader, slab-reefed and cutter carbon rig, nothing is left to chance. Through past experience, owner and skipper have learned the secrets of survival in extremes. In Polina Star IV they have secured a safe future and the chance to complete an interrupted circumnavigation.

The interior plan incorporates much different thinking with space allocated more by working function than simple convention. Three suites, two aft one midships, provide for the owner’s family and friends up to seven, and the crew of two then have an unusually large space forward with navigation office, workshop, laundry and huge sail locker. While the galley is back aft, the owner enjoying cuisine in equal part to sailing.

Spars are Hall, sails are North Sails 3Di, winches are mostly Lewmar, and one of that maker’s largest ever orders for a yacht this size, thanks to the skipper’s insistence on a rig he can single-hand if so needed.

Polina Star IV – an extraordinary project. We call it ‘building dreams together‘.

For further information on the Contest 85CS, please follow this link: Contest 85CS

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Parkstone Bay Yachts are an independent yacht brokerage based in Poole, Dorset, and are the sole UK agents for Contest Yachts, RM Yachts, Nordship Yachts and Wauquiez Yachts.