Contest 45CS

Contest 45CS for sale. This Cruiser with 5 cabins is built in 2007 and was designed by Georg Nissen & Birgit Schnaase with a CE Category A - Ocean design certification.

Basic Details

  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Type:
    Sail Boat - Cruiser
  • Builder:
  • Year:
  • Condition:
  • Location:
    Wemeldinge, Netherlands
  • Price:
    375,000 EUR


Beautiful and well maintained Contest 45CS. Her custom 2-cabin interior offers equal comfort for owners and guests. She is equipped for easy and comfortable sailing with her electric winches,  hydraulic reefing systems, generator, heating, ....  

She was built in 2007 but only launched in 2009.

Hull and Deck

VE code: A - unlimited ocean going
Hull is blue and silver striping topsidegel coat in white
Antifouling: New April 2018 (blue)
12 mm teak vacuum laid deck, including bathing platform, toe rail capping, cockpit seats, cockpit sole and teak trimming around the cockpit.
Vacuum infused GRP hull and deck
Hull and deck in sandwich with end grain balsawood
Solid laminate in structural areas like the keel area
Toe rail capping with integrated rubbing strake
Structural bulkheads in sandwich foam core GRP fully laminated to hull and deck
Outer hull laminate in isophthalic resin as extra anti osmosis layer
Lead performance keel with bulb
Balanced GRP rudder with aluminium rudderpost and JEFA bearings
Deck lockers and anchor locker in GRP with white gel coat finish and aluminium hatches and drains
6 Scuppers on deck and 3 in cockpit with outlet on waterline to avoid watermarks on hull

JEFA steering pedestal (rack and pinion system) with 900mm steering wheel and leather grip
Compass Suunto including cover
Two alcoves for stowage of sheets, hoses and small deck gear
Stainless steel 316 stem head fitting with two rollers
Stainless steel 316 guardrails 62 cm high with 2 wires
Stainless steel 316 bathing ladder with steps mounted on stern
Stainless steel 316 handrails on cabin roof
Stainless steel 316 anti chafe rails below mooring cleats
Stainless steel 316 mooring cleats; two cleats with two fairleads forward, two cleats amidships, two cleats aft with two fairleads on stern
Lewmar aluminium deck hatches
Gebo port lights and windows in hull. Gebo thermopane windows in coach roof
Harken deck fittings
2 x Lewmar54 electric self tailing winches
2 x Lewmar main sheet winches (German sheeting system)
4 Lewmar winch handles

Lewmar Sprint 1500 electric anchor winch, including up and down switches on deck including emergency control kit
Self bailing gas bottle locker in deck including one camping gas bottle with gas regulator valve
Extra space for second bottle in locker
Flagpole with stainless steel 316 support
2 lifebuoys in stainless steel 316 supports fitted on push pit
Boat hook in aluminium stowed on lower shroud
Emergency tiller in aluminium
Double anchor rollers

Selden Mast, keel stepped, sloop rigged with silver anodised finish
2 sets of spreaders
Standing rigging in stainless steel
Selden backstay tensioner
Hydraulic in mast furling system Reckmann
Hydraulic jib roller system Reckmann
Harken traveller track with end stop and two end controls with cleats
Solid kicker & tackle system
2 Self tailing Lewmar halyard winches on mast
Deck and cockpit light
3 Colour and anchor masthead light
Cockpit light


Modern styling
Light oak floor
Teak joinery with mat varnish
White painted teak and mat varnished teak side panelling
Diagonally sliding salon table for easy access on comfortable lounging and dining
2 x pouf with quick release fittings for easy stowage while sailing

Btichino switches.
Switches for ceiling lights per compartment
Hotel switches for ceiling lights in aft cabin
Btichino 230V sockets
Chrome fittings throughout.
Teak doors 30 mm with chrome fittings and anti-rattle door locks.
Upholstery and curtains beige and light brown Lee cloths in saloon and aft cabin
Lee boards in forward cabin
Automatic lighting (set period) when opening companionway hatch

Chart holder on sliding hatch to enter the companionway
Red navigation light above chart table
Teak pencil and divider holder
Dedicated wash board storage in navigation cupboard and chart storage
Wet locker with drainage for stowage of wet oilskins

Corian Kitchen
Force 10 3-burners gas cooker with oven fitted on gimbals (stainless steel)
Large Refrigerator 115 in stainless steel with front loading, and deep freezer on top
CORIAN colour worktop in galley with 1 stainless steel 316 sink
Small dedicated drawer with cutting board
Complete set of Contest Yachts porcelain crockery stowed in teak fittings
Set of cup and mugs with saucers
24-set of drinking glasses and bottle stowage in bar
Teak cup and mug holder
3 storage containers
Perspex sliding board to prevent cooking splatter
Garbage bin under entrance companionway stairs

Spacious owner's cabin aft with own head including separate shower cabin and 1 hanging Rheinstrom electric-flush toilet
In front 2 guests cabin with forward head and 1 manual-flush seawater toilet
Corian colour tops in each head


Fuel tank 286 liters
Water tank capacity 430 l
2 holding tanks
Pressurised hot & cold water system
Electric tank level meter is fitted on the main switch panel
Boiler stainless steel 316, 40 litres with double exchanger to engine and 230V element
Mixer taps in galley and showers
Waste water tank 45 litres for aft head
Grey water system with collection tank and automatic discharge
Two electric shower drainage pumps without filter
Shower cabins with electric drainage pump without pump
Electric bilge pump in keel sump with manual switch
Hose to connect on bilge pump to remove water from every location on ship

Engines - Electrical systems

Spacious engine room with easy access
Motor Yanmar 4JH4TE - Power 75 hp (approximately 1950 hours)
Engine room insulated with combined drone- and sound absorbing insulation
Engine room ventilation by electric ventilator
Laminated outlet manifold to reduce number of seacock
Automatic fire extinguisher in engine compartment
Single lever gears throttle control on steering pedestal
Engine panel fitted in cockpit with rev. counter, oil pressure- water temperature- and charge alarm
SEPAR water separator and fuel filter
Water-cooled exhaust with double water lock
By use of separate main switch service battery can be used as starter battery

Yanmar sail drive
3-bladed flexofold folding propeller (New 2018)
12V/80A and 24V/75A heavy duty alternator

Sleipner 10 hp bow thruster
Mastervolt 3.5 kW generator
2 separate Webasto 3500 Airtop heating systems (one portside and one starboard side)

24V system on board
6 x service batteries; Gell 85 Ah
1 x Starter battery: Gell 54 Ah, 830A Cold Crank Capacity.
230V shore power connection, including cable 25m with CE connector, earth trip switch and socket in galley
24-12V inverter
2 foam fire extinguishers 2 kg


Main sail Elvstrom EPEX Vectran / Technora, 5 vertical slats + 3 short slats top (New 2017)
Furling Genoa 2 Elvstrom EPEX Vectran / Technora with UV protection and 4 vertical slats (New 2017)
North gennaker 131 m2 with snuffer
Main sail and furling jib North spectra (original)

Electronics and Navigation

Raymarine ST60 log/speed
Raymarine ST60 depth
Raymarine ST60 wind
Raymarine ST7001 autopilot
Raymarine E120 radar/chartplotter , E80 slave in cockpit
Navtex ICS 6a
Chart plotter for navigation inside and E80 outside
Raymarine 240E DSC class D VHF with outdoor station
AIS transponder (send and receive)


CE – A class build specifications
Radio-CD player
Exterior waterproof speakers
Rollo/musquito under all deck hatches
Safe in mastercabine
Sleipner 10 hp bow thruster
Mastervolt 3.5 kW generator
Insulators on backstay
R & R Biscay antenna
Delta anchor 25kg with electric windlass with 50 m galvanized 10 mm anchor chain
(anchor chain marked each 10 m)
4 x fender with lines
4 x 20 m 16 mm mooring lines
2 x 25 m 18 mm mooring lines
Sprayhood light grey
Bimini light grey
Swimming ladder
Nemo rear gangway
Outboard engine Yamaha 2,5hp + engine mount + Novalift hoist system to turn on and off
Simpson stainless steel davits for dinghy
Modula 6 person liferaft + mounting tail
Automatic fire extinguishing station in engine compartment
Covers for all deck hatches + mosquito netting
Novalift for hoisting outboard engine
Modula Avon – 6 pax liferaft ( tested in 2016)
2 folding teak seats on pushpits
Detachable forward boarding ladder


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  • Hull material:
    GRP - sandwich
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Energy and propulsion

  • Engine manufacturer:
    Yanmar 4JH4TE
  • Engine power:
    75 Hp / 56 kW (hp)
  • Fuel type:
  • Fuel tank size:
    286 l
  • Bow thruster:
  • Battery:
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  • Inverter:
  • Generator:
  • Shore connection power:


  • Salons:
  • Cabins:
  • Toilets:


  • Rigging type:
  • Mast material:
  • Main sail:
    Elvstrom EPEX Vectran / Technora, 5 vertical slats + 3 short slats top (New 2017)
  • Genuas:
    Genoa 2 Elvstrom EPEX Vectran / Technora with UV protection and 4 vertical slats (New 2017)
  • Gennaker:
    North Sails gennaker 131 m2 with snuffer

Other specifications

  • CE Certification:
    Category A - Ocean
  • Designer:
    Georg Nissen & Birgit Schnaase