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The new must-have Contest 63CS - smart sailing made simple

by Contest Yachts 6 Sep 2023 12:11 UTC
Contest 63CS © Contest Yachts

Contest Yachts of the Netherlands is pleased to reveal the yacht that everyone will want! Big, beautiful and so easily self-managed, the new must-have is the 19-metre luxury performance cruising Contest 63CS.

Designed by judel/vrolijk & co for hassle-free high performance in the lightest to heaviest of weathers, the Contest 63CS is the most elegant and practical new 'super' yacht for 2024, offering exceptional choice in cabin arrangements to suit individual preferences in accommodation onboard. There's choice in the rig and sail plan, too.

  • First launch to be in Spring 2024
  • Optimised for family and friends sailing, yet with option for crew also
  • Option of three or four double cabins - aft owner's suite, two or three guest suites forward
  • For younger families guest suite can be bunk-bedded
  • Three cabin version also offers option for crew cabin forward
  • Simple but sophisticated short-handed sailing systems
  • In-boom or in-mast reefing, additional option of self-tacking (inner)jib
  • All lines including halyards led aft for pedestal control
  • High performance in all conditions, from light airs to heavy
  • Finest Dutch engineering and outfitting
  • Composite structures single-shot vacuum infused
  • Full Lloyd's Register inspection and certification
  • A combination unique in semi-custom sector

The new Contest 63CS is a certain head turner! Sailing into the bay, drop-dead gorgeous, the boat everyone lusts for. Graceful, well-set, balanced lines of top pedigree naval architects judel/vrolijk & co draw the eye; then there's the Contest guarantee of the highest standards in composite construction and contemporary outfitting; the interior styled by Wetzels Brown Partners. And of great significance, full Lloyd's Register inspection and certification.

Cabin plan options

Forward of the saloon, owners are given wide options in cabin arrangements to exactly match individual requirements and intended use:

  • Four spacious double-bedded suites, or
  • Three spacious double-bedded suites + enormous sail locker/workshop forward, or
  • Three spacious double-bedded suites + crew cabin and ample sail locker forward
  • Option of bunked guest cabin in all versions

Rig options

To match sailing style and intentions, owners are given wide options also in rig and sail plan.

  • Carbon or aluminium spars
  • In-mast or in-boom furling
  • Code 0/Helix furling integrated in bowsprit
  • Removable inner forestay and twin underdeck-furling headsails
  • Option to have self-tacking jib

Sweet spot

At 19m/63ft, with these wide-ranging options and this being the first yacht in sector of this length to feature identical VIP guest cabins forward and having the possibility of a separated crew cabin, this is the new sweet spot. A newly opened decision point for owners wanting optimum interior volume and cabin plan in a yacht that can still be handled without needing to have paid crew aboard. Unless of course that's wanted, too! With interior volume as never before, this is big boat sailing made easy.

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