Contention 33

£11,995.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  273063
  • Length  ·  10.00m
  • Year  ·  1978
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Beta Marine (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Lancashire
Boatshed Lancashire
Boatshed Lancashire
Paul Diffin

Extra Details

Designer Doug Peterson
Builder Hull - Southern Ocean Shipyard,Poole,UK.
Lying Lancashire
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 227.3 ltr (50.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 01/07/2020


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Beta Marine (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 Blade Folding Prop
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)
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1978) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2009)


Reefing mainsail Hood - Slab (2009) 2 Reefs
Headsail Saturn - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spinnaker x 3 100%, 70%, 100% (unknown year)
No.1 (1990)
No.2 (1990)
No.3 (1990)
Roller Genoa - Crusader (unknown year)
Spare Main / Storm Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Running rigging in storage along with the sails
Furlex Genoa roller reefing system with removable drum
Easyblock 2/6 main sheet system
Hydraulic backstay tensioner

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

2 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Instrument Covers

4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(25kg CQR / 10kg Bruce)
40.00m of chain
50.00m of rode
Achilles dinghy (unknown year)

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Auto Helm 2000
Icom C1995 VHF
Stower echo sounder/log/wind speed and direction
Hand bearing compass
2 x steering compasses

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The well trusted Contention 33 was 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 boat has had 3 owners and this owner has had the boat for 35 years. All the running riffing comes back to the cockpit for single hand use, the engine was serviced 2 years ago and she has just had a survey (July 2020) which is available for a prospective purchaser.

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 of Boatshed Lancashire. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

35 years

Why are you selling her?


Where have you sailed her?


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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