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Peterson Contention 33 
1978 - Lead Fin Keel - £17,950 
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Contention 33 - 1978 - £17,950 
A cruiser/racer designed around the 3/4 Ton series by Doug Peterson. In it's day the Contention 33 model collected a good deal of silverware including winner of her class in the 1976 Fastnet race. This particular example currently strikes a good balance between cruising in comfort and the ability to go faster - with her 1.82m draft and lead keel, she stands up to her canvas well and because her lines haven't been distorted to 
accommodate an aft 'cabin', she remains nicely balanced on the helm while doing it! 
Don't confuse this boat with the usual worn out, stripped bare, ex-club racers you may have seen, she is actually in remarkably good cosmetic and mechanical order with a completely replaced modern Selden mast & rig; recent, good quality sails; a replacement Beta Marine engine with less than 950 hrs running time logged and she has been maintained to high standards by her current owner (of 24 years' standing).  
She was professionally stripped, dried and epoxied back in 2000 by Mylor Yacht Harbour and then stripped of antifoulings, back to the epoxy in 2020 before three further coats of epoxy were applied. 
Definitely a very worthy and desirable alternative to Sadler 32; Sigma 33; GK 29-type of boats in 'ready to sail' order. 
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Sails & Rigging 

Double-spreader, keel-stepped mast by Selden 2008, together with dedicated mast partners. 
Selden slab reefing boom 2008. 
Carbon spinnaker pole, with vertical stowage on mast. 
Selden rod kicker. 
Selden Furlex 204s furling system to the for'stay. 
Hydraulic backstay tensioner. 
Lewmar mainsheet track 
All mast control lines led aft to cockpit via turning blocks and rope clutches. 
Secondary, (older) alloy spinnaker pole. 
Mainsail Stackpack-style sail cover in blue fabric with lazyjacks (New in 2014) 
• 2 x Lewmar 44 self-tailing, two speed sheet winches. 
• 4 x Lewmar 25 two speed halyard winches. 
• Fully battened mainsail (by Ullman Sails - 2014). 
• Furling genoa (by Ullman Sails - 2014). 
• Three symmetrical spinnakers - One light weight maximum size, one of medium 
weight and the third being a smaller 'Bullet-proof' heavy-weather sail. 
Mechanical and electrical systems 
Navigation Equipment 
Deck and Safety Equipment 
History and Construction 


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