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1980 Contest 38s “Mariette Of Meon”

€34 990

Contest 38s 1980

Fuel type
Hull material
Nidri, Greece

Capable long distance cruiser

Built in Holland to Lloyds standards the Contest 38s is a solid and proven off shore centre cockpit cruiser and very capable of handling long passages. Ketch rigged with a good sail wardrobe including cruising chute and a water maker it wouldn’t take too much work to make her ready to cross oceans in the future.

Her current owners sailed her from the UK down in to the Med and have enjoyed 23 years of sailing but now in their eighties it is time to reluctantly sell and pass her on to new owners for new adventures.

  • 1 Head
  • 2 Cabins


LOA: 11.35m

Beam: 3.66m

Max Draft 1.96m

Displacement Approx 8.5 tons

Ballast 3.5 tons


Builder: Conyplex Of Holland

Year Built 1980

GRP built to Lloyds Specification

Skeg hung rudder


Engine Brand: Volvo MD17c

3 cylinder

Engine HP: 36hp

Rebuilt 2002

Shaft Drive

3 blade prop


Diesel- 240 L New tank in 2006 

Water- 360 L Plastic TEK tank

1x water tank has been removed but could be added back in 


Shore power with RCD

Solar panels x2 50w each

Mains battery charger 25amp

Solar controller

House batteries 2x 120ah

Engine start battery 1x 90ah

600w inverter

Sails and Rig

Stainless standing rigging NEW main rig 2006 mizzen rig original 

Slab reefing main & mizzen sail

Furling Genoa

Genoa furling gear replaced in 2005

Storm Jib

Cruising Chute

Deck Equipment

SL Seawolf Electric windlass

Rocna anchor with 75m chain

Swim ladder and boarding platform

Kedge anchor on stern with reel 8m of chain 40m of rope

Salt water deck wash pump

Navigation Equipment

Autohelm ST4000

Prosser digital barometer

SSB HF Radio Kenwood Trio TS50

Navman Log/Depth

Navman wind ( needs new mast instrument )

Ratheon R10 radar

Garmin 120 GPS

Garmin 128 GPS

VHF Quasar ME780

Clipper Navtex

Weatherman ( not working )



6/8 Berth in 2 cabins plus the main saloon

Head with shower and electric pump out

NEW 3 burner gas cooker

12v Fridge 

Fully equipped galley

PUR Survivor 35 water maker ( decommissioned )

2x 12v fans in aft cabin

1x 12v fan in saloon




Large sun awning

Fully enclosed cockpit tent


8x life jackets

Safety harnesses

Horse shoe buoy

Flares run out 2021

Auto bilge pump

Manual bilge pump

Contact Information

  • Preveza, Greece
  • +44 7446 836776
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM Saturday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM Sunday: By Appointment
Matt Grant
+44 7446 836776