Your Local Broker, Internationally

Berthon UK
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)

Sue Grant
sue.grant@berthon.co.uk
0044 (0)1590 679 222

Berthon France
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)

Bruno Kairet
bruno.kairet@berthonfrance.fr
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80

Berthon Scandinavia
(Henån, Sweden)

Magnus Kullberg
magnus.kullberg@berthonscandinavia.se
0046 304 694 000

Berthon Spain
(Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Simon Turner
simon.turner@berthoninternational.com
0034 639 701 234

Berthon USA
(Rhode Island, USA)

Jennifer Stewart
jennifer.stewart@berthonusa.com
001 401 846 8404

Broker’s Comments

The Contest 48CS is a robust and capable cruising yacht built by Holland’s finest – Conyplex BV. MATILDA is hull number 62 of 64 built over 8 years and she was the last to leave the factory. Still in her original ownership, she has been used for Mediterranean cruising having been collected from the factory by her owners and sailed down. She has been carefully maintained throughout her life and always professionally maintained and cared for. She was very highly spec’d from the factory and comes with a push button rig as her primary purpose was and is to be cruised by a couple.

Her wing keel means her draft is incredibly manageable for a 48 ft yacht, yet without losing any sailing performance. Built with the view to cross oceans – she hasn’t done it yet but is ready and eager to go.

Owner’s Comments

When we ordered MATILDA in 2001, we always thought that this was probably going to be the last boat that we would purchase. We therefore had a very full specification. We had kept our old boat, a Nicholson 40, in the Med and knew what was required for cruising in a hot climate. We also wanted the boat to be easy to handle for 2 people, to sail her in all conditions and it to be comfortable living on her for 3 months a year. MATILDA has excellent ground tackle so we anchored most of the time, making our own water and using the Avon Rib which fits well on the davits and is an excellent addition.

Initially my wife and I, plus daughter, sailed her from Holland to La Coruna, Spain via Lymington and Camaret, North Brittany. It took about 3 days going across the Biscay in very strong winds and the boat behaved beautifully. So we knew that the praise everyone had said about a Contest 48CS was correct.

When we bought the boat it was our intention to sail her to the East Coast of USA where we used to live and I in fact sailed our Nicholson 35 back across the pond to Lymington, so I knew what spec the boat needed for crossing an ocean. Unfortunately, in 2006, I became very seriously ill and ocean sailing had to be put to one side.

We kept the boat in Palma for 6 years and happily cruised the Balearics, plus going to Corsica and Sardinia, where there is always wind, sometimes too much when the Mistral blows. We decided to move her permanently to Sardinia because of guaranteed wind and also the wonderful anchorages in Sardinia, Corsica and Elba. Sailing across the Bonifacio Straits in strong winds is not a problem for MATILDA.


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Yacht Details
  1. Builder: Contest Yachts
  2. Model: Contest 48CS
  3. Name: MATILDA
  4. Hull Designer: Dick Zaal & Georg Nissan
  5. Year Built: 2002
  6. LOA: 48’5” / 14.75m
  7. LWL: 40’8” / 12.40m
  8. Beam: 13’11” / 4.25m
  9. Min / Max Draft: 5’11” / 1.80m
  10. Displacement: 18,300kg / 40,345lb
  11. Accommodation: 6 berths in 3 cabin(s) / 2 head/WC(s)
  12. Engine: 1 Yanmar 4JH3-HTE (100hp) Diesel
  13. Location: Sardinia, Italy
  14. Price: £285,000, VAT paid
Contact Details
sophie-kemp-2019, Berthon Brokerage

Sophie Kemp
Berthon Yacht Sales
Tel: 0044 (0)1590 679 222
E-Mail: sophie.kemp@berthon.co.uk
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Your Local Broker, Internationally

Berthon UK
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)

Sue Grant
sue.grant@berthon.co.uk
0044 (0)1590 679 222

Berthon France
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)

Bruno Kairet
bruno.kairet@berthonfrance.fr
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80

Berthon Scandinavia
(Henån, Sweden)

Magnus Kullberg
magnus.kullberg@berthonscandinavia.se
0046 304 694 000

Berthon Spain
(Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Simon Turner
simon.turner@berthonspain.com
0034 639 701 234

Berthon USA
(Rhode Island, USA)

Jennifer Stewart
jennifer.stewart@berthonusa.com
001 401 846 8404


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