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Where? Salcombe, Devon.

Built Jeremy Rogers 1979. In commission.
Contessa 32 PELAGIC sail number 691, built by Jeremy Rogers in 1979 and previously named Rose of Lancaster by the first 2 owners, is being relinquished after 35 years of family cruising. The Contessa 32 has classic lines everywhere admired and though not as roomy as modern boats provides confidence from her seaworthiness. UK VAT paid, no mortgage.
Some points:
The 3-cylinder Volvo D-1F 19hp engine, fitted in 2018 with only 100 hours use, has been professionally maintained, serviced and winterised giving 5 knots cruising speed and is smooth running.
A calorifier provides hot water pumped from a separate insulated water tank.
Solar panels and two lead-acid batteries; NASA monitor.
DSC/VHF ICOM radio with integral GPS installed 2018, cockpit extension speaker. Garmin GPS with separate aerial. Autohelm depth/log/wind speed and cockpit repeaters. Navtex. Sea-me active radar responder.
Emergency ladder. EPIRB.
Cockpit drain elbows renewed 2015, bilge pumps renewed 2019.
Windows refitted, resealed professionally 2014.
Standing and Running Rigging, renewed in 2019; includes a moveable inner forestay for a second headsail or for emergency use.
Set up for short or single-handed sailing.

Full specification details are provided.

PELAGIC, based in Salcombe, Devon, cruised with much pleasure in the Western Channel, Channel Isles, Isles of Scilly and Brittany, having always looked after her skipper and crew is ready to sail away to life with a new owner who will surely derive as much pleasure as we have.


Sail Number CO 691 SSR no. 01728 Call sign MADH4 Hull SOU 1948 32 79
Builder Jeremy Rogers, Lymington Year built 1979
Displacement 9500lbs/4300kg
Lying Salcombe, Devon

Construction: GRP: hull white with blue lines; deck birch grey; keel: long, fully encapsulated lead ballast; rudder: skeg hung

Volvo D1-20F three-cylinder, 19hp diesel(2018) hours= 110 (2023jan31) electric starter (2018)
s/s fuel tank, capacity 10 gallons/45 litres
cruising speed 5 knots, consumption c2 litres/hour; propeller, two-bladed, fixed (2018)
sacrificial anode (2022)

Headsail, furling (SANDERS)
Headsail, furling (spare) (SANDERS)
No2 jib
Asymmetric, with sock (SANDERS)
Genoa sheets and cars
Spinnaker sheets 1 medium set, 1 heavy set

Rigging: sloop
mast aluminium Kemp, stepped to keel, boom aluminium Z-spars, single-line reefing system (2015) spinnaker pole
standing rigging stainless steel 1×19; forestay 7mm, caps 6mm, lowers 5mm, backstay 6mm (2020);
emergency/secondary inner forestay, Highfield lever (2001);
stanchions, guardrails, pulpit, pushpit
mainsail single-line slab reefing (Z Spars) (2015)
headsail furling system Selden Furlex 200S (2001)
topping lift, mainsail reefing lines led aft to port (2020); main halyard, kicker, pole uphaul led aft to stbd (2020); mainsail lazy jacks (2015)
winches: Lewmar
2 × 46 two-speed, self-tailing: genoa sheets (2007) 2 x C8 spinnaker sheets
1 x C25 two-speed: reefing lines
1 x C8 main halyard, kicker, pole uphaul
1 x C8 spinnaker halyard (on mast)
1 x C8 main outhaul (on mast)
clutches: (2016)
1 x mast mounted -for genoa halyard
2 x cockpit access, saloonhead mounted: -for topping lift, main reefing lines,
-for main halyard, kicker, pole uphaul
backstay tensioner, wheel
steering: tiller, & extension; self-steering, electric, Simrad (2007)

batteries lead-acid 12v: 1 × 80Ah & 1 (2021) x 75Ah (2022) battery isolator switches x 2
battery state monitor NASA (2009)
solar panels 1×20W fixed (2015), 1×10W removable (2015)
Contessa control panel

wooden floor grille
engine controls
locker (port)
separate gas locker draining to outboard gas fittings (all replaced 2014)
locker (aft) with bilge pump (replaced 2023)
cockpit drains x 2 (replaced 2015)
U-bolts for harness lines

Navigation lights:
bi-colour fore & white aft; masthead LED tricolour (2016); masthead LED all-round white (2016)
deck light LED, steaming light LED (2022) cabin lights, chart table light

Accommodation: 6 berths:
fo’c’sle: heads:
1 pilot, 3 saloon, 2 fore Vberth, lockers
Lavac, flush/bilge pump
washbasin, shower head fitting, pumped; mirror
hanging wets locker
double berth/table and settee berth, lockers
freshwater tank

Techimpex gas 2 burner/grill/oven cooker s/s sink, pumped hot and cold,
coolbox, storage bin, lockers

Navigation table and instruments:
AutohelmST50 Wind, cockpit mounted (1996)
AutohelmST50 Echosounder (Tridata)&cockpit repeater (1996) AutohelmST50 Log (impellerTridata) (1996)
Steering compasses: Plastimo Contest bulkhead mounted x2; Handheld compass: Plastimo
DSC/VHF radio with GPS ICOM M423G (2018) with cockpit extension speaker
emergency aerial
GPS 128 Garmin
NASA Navtex BT-3 (bluetooth) with dedicated antenna (2021)
barometer, ships clock

Safety equipment:
EPIRB 121.5 Mhz (JoTron 1E MkII)
dedicated knife for liferaft line horseshoe lifebuoy & light, x 1 jackstays
Danbuoy x 1
fire extinguishers x 3 (of which 1 in the engine compartment), fire blanket
bolt cutters
active radar responder (Sea-me)
passive radar reflector (encapsulated)
anchors: 1 × 25lb CQR:30ft(9m) chain, 60ft(18m) warp,
1 × 30lb Danforth:20ft(6m) chain, 75ft(23m) warp
tripping line and buoy
bilge pumps: Whale x 2 1 cockpit (2019) 1 heads (2018) seacock emergency wood plugs
spare tiller
grab bag
steps, emergency Plastimo

insulated hot water cylinder, calorifier, electric pump Flojet
spray hood; dodgers; awning
headsail cover
mainsail cover
red ensign & pole
lee cloths x 2
flags, various
day signals: steaming & at anchor
mains electric cable and light

winch handles x 3
bosun’s chair lead & line
spare hatchway boards: wood x 1, perspex x 1 spare blocks, shackles
spare bilge pump handle
spare diesel canister: 2 × 20L
freshwater hose reel
first aid kit
crockery & cutlery & cooking pans
safety Gaz lighter
toolbox and tools

Avon Redcrest inflatable, oars, bracket, bag
Tohatsu 2-stroke outboard 2.5hp, reconditioned 2021, fuel can

Steel boat cradle

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