World Premiere - All NEW Contest 55CS


Contest Yachts is delighted to announce that the Dusseldorf show will host the World Premiere for the yard’s brand new 17 metre Contest 55CS  – a strikingly good looking, modern, performance, bluewater cruiser.

With stunning lines both above and below the waterline from acclaimed German designers and long term partners Judel/Vrolijk & Co, the Contest 55CS looks set to be a real-game changer in this exciting couples and family and friends sector.  Contest operate with full Lloyd’s Register oversight and certification for each and every individual yacht built.

The Contest 55CS is full of new thinking. Admire her swept and lipped superstructure styling.  See the modern sea-going hull form with buoyant plumb bow and tapered forward sections, flaring aft into a wide stern with well balanced underbody and foils for comfort in big seas.  She’ll point high and be fast in light winds just as she will revel in heavier conditions.  For downwind sails a seamlessly integrated A-frame at the bow, designed to be strong without the support of a bobstay to leave the stem area clear for anchoring.

Add to this the Lloyd’s tested and approved introduction of carbon fibre into key structural elements of the single shot vacuum injection moulding process, further increasing the strength for weight.  This contributes also to reducing the size of some structural componentry, in turn opening more outboard space for increased accommodation.  This brings deeper seating, a pull-out lounger and even wider floors without the loss of any of Contest’s well-regarded sea safety featuring. Handholds abound, making passage through the boat always secure.   Luxury touches include a dedicated coffee bar.

Newly conceived interior styling now features an even bigger flowing corner radius to the exquisitely finished timber work – craftsmanship of a kind not practised, other than by the finest superyacht yards.  Indirect lighting is to similar high standards and daylight floods in through increased overhead hatches and glazed panelling.  There are also now more optional hull windows in up to four positions along the yacht’s length.

A further showstopper is the innovative panoramic rear viewing window set in the master suite’s aft bulkhead. With reveal-panel slid open and transom garage door lowered, occupants are given a simply fabulous wide-angle seascape view straight through the transom.

Together, this all so clearly presents a whole new take on home from home, whether marina based or ocean bound, and that’s the key to Contest yachting. You really can have what you want. Come and see us and meet the future at Boot Dusseldorf, Hall16, Stand C54.

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.