I am horribly offended and shocked (not really) that anyone would think of Contest Yachts as anything less than the premier blue-water sailing craft or, at the very least, openly covet and talk of the boats in hushed tones.
Our 30-year old Contest has over 40,000 miles under her keel
since we've owned it and even though she isn't the fastest filly in the fleet, she can still cover a respectable distance in a day and do so with a high level of comfort and confidence for her owners. She is on the hard
right now and there isn't a single
blister on her aging hull
. Her bilges stay bone dry and even though her interior
is showing some 'character', we still get compliments on her appearance. The attention to detail during her construction is nothing short of remarkable. If we were wealthy and looking for a new boat, I know that Contest would be at the top of my list.
Fair winds and calm seas.