No contest

Contest Yachts newest 17-metre performance bluewater cruiser the 55CS will make its world premiere at Boot Dusseldorf 2020.

05 December 2019


Dutch specialist, semi-custom constructor Contest Yachts has announce that the Dusseldorf show will be the world premiere for the yard’s brand new 17-metre Contest 55CS.

With stunning lines both above and below water from German designers Judel/Vrolijk & Co, and with full Lloyd’s Register oversight and certification for each and every individual yacht built, the Contest 55CS looks set to be an exciting entry.

Her modern sea-going hull form, with buoyant plumb bow and tapered forward sections flaring aft into a widened stern with underbody and foils, are well balanced for big sea comfort. So she’ll point high and be fast in light winds just as she will revel in heavier conditions gales. The integral, seamless A-frame forward for flying asymmetrics that has no bobstay makes for easy anchoring.

Add into this the Lloyd’s tested and approved introduction of carbon fibre into key structural elements in the single shot vacuum injection moulding process that so increases strength for weight.


This contributes also to reducing size of some structural componentry, opening more outboard space for increased accommodation. This brings deeper seating, a pull-out lounger and even wider floors without the loss of any of Contest’s well-regarded sea safety featuring. Handholds abound, making passage through the boat secure.

A newly conceived interior styling now features an even bigger flowing corner radius to the timber work – craftsmanship of a kind not practised by other than the finest superyacht yards. Indirect lighting is to similar high standards and daylight floods in through increased overhead hatches and glazed panelling.

There are also now more optional hull windows in up to four stations along the yacht’s length.

The innovative panoramic rear viewing window are set in the master suite’s aft bulkhead. With reveal-panel slid open and transom garage door lowered, this gives a wide-angle seascape view straight through.


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