Contention 33

Absolute Bargain !!
£12,995.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  256613
  • Length  ·  10.00m
  • Year  ·  1977
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Beta Marine (2008)
  • Lying  ·  Lancashire
Boatshed Lancashire
Boatshed Lancashire
Paul Diffin

Extra Details

Designer Doug Peterson
Builder Hull - Southern Ocean Shipyard,Poole,UK.
Lying Lancashire
Fuel capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Beta Marine (2008)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1000
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Folding 2 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


Length 10.00m
LWL 8.68m
Beam 3.20m
Draft Min 1.83m
Draft Max 1.83m
Displacement 4,572kg (10,081.7lbs)
Headroom 1.80m
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (2010) with Dyform standing rigging (2010)


Reefing mainsail Kemp in Vectron - Other (2015) Fully Battened, 3 Reefs
Headsail Sanders No.2 in Vectron - Furling (2015)
Other sails Kemp racing spinnaker (2014)
No.1 Kemp in Laminate (2014)
Spare Kemp Laminate Main (unknown year)
Older Practice Spinnaker (2008)
Heavy Weather Spinnaker (unknown year)
Isometric Spinnaker (2014)
Spinnaker gear

Mainsail Single Line Reefing
Blooper Sail - Original

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

New plastic fuel and waters tanks in 2016
New cabin sole in 2015
Internal LED lighting throughout
New windows 2015


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Wallace diesel air heating with timer

2 burner diesel Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system

Wallace diesel air heating with timer

2 burner diesel Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Tonneau cover
Instrument Covers

4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
1 anchors
30.00m of chain
50.00m of rode
Also a small self tailing winch used for headsail furling

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Fairly new laptop with Seapro Performance Sailing Software
Lowrance Elite 5 Plotter
2 x Raymarine ST2000+ autotillers

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

The heads can also be used as a bilge pump as they have a diverter fitted.

Broker's Comments

A loveley example of the well trusted Contention 33 originally reviewed by Yachting World magazine back in 1976, describing her as a "3/4 Tonner of just the right size for a racing boat which can be made into a sensible cruiser". A well found sea boat from the highly respected Doug Peterson and very well built by Southern Ocean Shipyard she was at the forefront of 3/4 ton design and led the field into Contessa 34 OOD and others.

This particular boat has been raced extensively with many successes and this summer she went across Biscay to Portugal and back. The owners have now bought a larger boat, hence the sale.

She has been very well maintained and has a great level of equipment and sail wardobe. There has been no expense spared on this boat. The collapsible boat cradle is included in the sale.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Contention 33 has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul Diffin of Boatshed Lancashire. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

10 Years

Why are you selling her?

Bought a larger boat

Where have you sailed her?

Raced/Cruised in Irish Sea. Trip to Portugal and back 2018

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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