Contest 85CS nears completion

Contest 85CS 'Contest 85CS' earlier in the build process

The 26m flagship 'Contest 85CS' is being prepared for its 2018 launch as builders Contest Yachts fit it out.

Engineering and systems installation are progressing well in the fitting out hall, in line with joinery both on and off the yacht, as base furnishing structure and modules move through the cabinet making department.

Parkstone Bay Yachts, the sole UK agents for Dutch Contest Yachts, said: “It is an exciting time seeing this first of the line taking shape. She’s going to be seriously good fun to sail and also to live on board in such extreme comfort.”

Vacuum infusion

Contest Yachts uses vacuum infusion moulding techniques to build robust but considerably lightweight structures for fast and easy handling. Contest 85CS also includes new approaches to short-handed sail management, such as code sails flying from the carbon Hall rig.

Contest 85CS is a collaboration between Contest Yachts, German naval architects judel / Vrolijk & Co and Dutch interior designers Wetzels Brown Partners.

The hull and deck has a vacuum-infused composite with a Conyplex vacuum infusion system and laminate consisting of quadraxial and biaxial E-glass for inner and outer skins, while the hull is additionally infused with vinylester resin.

It has a hand laid teak deck and teak detailing around the cockpit, plus a fibre-orientated rudder laminate, vacuum-infused composite with the Conyplex vacuum infusion system.

Other features include a Reckmann hydraulic furling system and fully battened, slab reefing by North Sails for the mainsail.

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