Mark Cameron Yachts

Contessa 32


Seriously for sale. Afloat and ready to view.



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelContessa 32
NameCoruisk Mhor
DesignerDavid Sadler
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with full encapsulated fin keel.
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineBeta Marine Beta 20 (2014). 20hp @ 3600RPM, 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled marine engine. TMC mechanical gearbox.
Fuel Capacity45l


Drinking Water Capacity100l


The Contessa 32 is one of the most admired yacht designs ever mass produced. Designed by David Sadler and built by Jeremy Rogers the design has been in production from its inception in 1970 until the current day. Having proved itself in the most arduous conditions during the infamous 1979 Fastnet with a Contessa 32 being the smallest boat to complete the race. Examples of the design can be found cruising in the four corners of the world, drawing admiring glances where ever they go.
CORUISK MHOR is currently wintering ashore, offered with a cruising inventory, highlights include:

Recently fitted Beta Marine 20hp Marine Engine

Recently fitted stainless steel fuel tank.
Standard Horizon DSC VHF fitted new 2018.
Upholstery replaced throughout during current ownership.

Now afloat and in commission for the 2019 season she is lying on the Clyde. Viewing is by prior arrangement.

Built in the early period of GRP mass production boat building the hull and decks of the Contessa 32 are constructed of heavy weight, hand consolidated GRP laminates.
Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Long fin keel with encapsulated lead ballast.
Skeg hung rudder.
Underwater hull finished in blue antifouling.
Topsides finished in white two-pack paint.
Single piece GRP moulding incorporating coachroof and cockpit.
Moulding non-slip pattern panels on decks.
Alloy framed portlights in coachroof sides.
Self-draining, moulded cockpit

The masthead sloop rig of the Contessa 32 has proven to be a perfect match with the hull design, providing rewarding performance in all weathers driving the hull well in lighter airs while being sufficiently robust for the rigours of blue water ocean sailing.
Keel stepped, masthead sloop rig
Proctor Spars, gold anodised alloy mast.
Z-Spars silver anodised alloy boom.
Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel wire. Replaced 2014.
Facnor roller reefing system fitted new 2015.
Mechanical backstay adjuster.
Inner forestay rigged to chainplate aft of anchor locker.
Alloy Spinnaker pole.
Spinlock deck organisers leading lines and halyards aft to cockpit.
Spinlock Clutches for Lines Lead Aft
Lazyjacks for stackpack.

Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 40, two-speed.
Spinnaker Winches – 2x Lewmar 8, single speed.
Halyard Winch – 2x Lewmar 25, single speed.

Mainsail – White dacron, slab reefing. Owen Sails.
Roller Reefing Genoa – White dacron with blue UV Strip. Owen Sails.
Racing Genoa – Not used in current ownership. Not cut for roller furling.
#3 Jib – High cut, hank-on for inner forestay.
Spinnaker #1 – Large, full bodied symmetrical type.
Spinnaker #2 – Smaller close reaching type.

Mainsail Cover – Stackpack type cover with mast boot.
Hatch covers
Tiller cover.

The classic design of the Contessa 32 results in a boat which by modern standards is narrow in the ends with a classic aft cockpit deck layout.
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails.
Deck mounted stainless steel stanchions supporting stainless steel guardwires.
Single stemhead roller.
Alloy mooring cleats forward, midships and aft.
Panama style fairleads forward.
Moulded toerail running the length of the deck outboard.
Solid teak capping rail.
Moulded non-slip texture panels on side decks and coachroof.
Solid teak grabrails running the length of the coachroof outboard.
High moulded coamings protecting cockpit.
Primary and spinnaker winches mounted on coamings.
Cave lockers within cockpit coamings.
Deep, self-draining cockpit with bench seating around all edges.
Cockpit lockers under seating to port and aft.

Main Anchor – CQR anchor on 55m chain rode.
Kedge anchor.
Manual Anchor Windlass - Simpson Lawrence Hyspeed
Mooring Warps - Selection
Fenders - Selection

Depth - Raymarine ST50 Tri-data display.
Wind - Raymarine ST50
GPS - Garmin 152 at chart table
VHF – Standard Horizon DSCVHF. (2017)
Autopilot - Raymarine tiller pilot.

Water System - Manual cold water faucets in galley and heads
Cooker - Plastimo gas cooker with 2 burners, grill and oven.
Shore Power System – Hardwired, RCD protected.
Heads - Jabsco manual marine toilet, discharging overboard. (2014)

Below decks the accommodation layout is typical of any British built cruiser of that era. Joinery work constructed of solid teak and teak veneered plywood, finished with a gloss varnish. The upholstery was replaced throughout in 2012.
V-berth in the traditional layout with central in-fill section creating a double V-bunk when required.
Hull lined outboard with carpet covered panels.
Shelves above bunks running the full length outboard.
Bin lockers beneath the bunks.
Spanning the full width of the boat forward of saloon.
Walk through heads compartment providing access to forepeak.
Manual Jabsco Marine Toilet outboard to port with moulded wash hand basin forward, vanity unit outboard.
Full depth hanging locker outboard to starboard.
Folding timber door separating the heads compartment from the forecabin.
Solid teak fold table is mounted on the centreline
U-shaped settee to port and bench type settee to starboard.
The table drops down to allow use of the port side saloon settee berth as a double.
Starboard saloon berth converting to a full length single berth.
Storage is provided around the saloon with locker space behind the back of the settees and in overhead lockers outboard.
To port of the companionway
Gas cooker, two burner, grill and oven.
Top loading coolbox below worktop.
Single stainless steel sink with manual pump cold water faucet
Good selection of storage lockers
Navigation Station:
Forward facing navigators seat on forward end of quarter berth.
Forward looking chart table with storage for charts within table.
Bosuns drawers beneath table.
Ships switch panel outboard.
Sizable quarter berth extends under the starboard cockpit seating.

Manual Bilge Pump
Electric Bilge Pump
Tender – Inflatable dinghy
Battery Charger – Hi-tec 240V switch mode charger.

Beta Marine Beta 20. 20hp @ 3600RPM (2014)
3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled marine engine.
TMC mechanical gearbox.
Shaft type stern gear with greaser type stern gland.
Fixed two blade, bronze prop.
45lts Stainless steel fuel tank.
Engine accessed by removing the companionway steps which create a sound insulated box, good access provided for routine maintenance purposes.

Domestic Batteries - 1 off 110ah Lead acid type. (2019)
Engine Battery - 1 off 85ah Lead acid type.
Battery Monitor – BEP display showing battery voltage and condition for both banks.
The batteries are wired with a link switch to allow use of the domestic batteries for engine starting in emergencies. There is a smart alternator controller system aboard the boat which has not been reconnected since replacement of the engine.

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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