1983 Contest 42 Center Cockpit Ketch

US$ 84,995
Panama City, FL
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Stunning Center Cockpit

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Panama City, FL
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 84,995 

Beautiful Classic Lines, Solid Construction, Loaded With Cruising Equipment

Major Refit 2012-2014


Be sure to watch the walkthrough video above to see for yourself!


This venerable blue water cruiser was designed by Dick Zaal and built in Holland by Conyplex Marine (Contest Yachts).  Contest still builds iconic and sought-after sailing yachts today.  All Contest Yachts are built to Lloyds standards and are comparable in quality to any domestic high-end boutique builder.  Contest's of this era are very similar to many Hallberg Rassy designs. 

"Borne Free" is a real beauty with her classic lines and decadent high gloss teak interior.  Her balanced sail plan and powerful hull shape are easy to manage and comfortable in heavy seas. 

This handsome ketch has undergone an almost complete restoration over the past 5 years.  Her owners have poured their heart and soul into transforming this stunning cruiser into one of the prettiest and best-equipped boats on the market today.  

Her teak decks have been removed and recored with foam and epoxy.  She has all new electronics, new electrical, fresh Awlgrip paint, new fuel tank, and was re-powered in 2004.   She is neat as a pin, and gleams inside and out.  

This vessel is loaded with new and upgraded equipment.  Take a close look at the full specs to get a complete understanding of everything this cruiser has to offer. 


Highlights Included:

  • 200 Gallons of Fresh Water, 90 Gallons Diesel
  • Yanmar Diesel installed in 2004 (1500 hours)
  • All New Raymarine Electronics in 2014! (entire list in full specs)
  • New Corian Counters
  • Navy Blue Awlgrip Hull Paint 2012
  • Two Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners (16,000 and 10,000 BTU)
  • Teak Decks Removed, and Re-cored With Structural Foam, Painted with Awlgrip (2014)
  • 2000W/100A Freedom Inverter/ Charger 
  • Gimbaled Main Salon Table
  • High Output Alternator w/ Spares
  • (4) Four 8D House Bank (800AH Total)
  • New 90 Gallon Stainless Fuel Tank
  • Separate 12V Refrigerator and Freezer
  • Bottom Painted Sept 2016
  • New Cutlass Bearing and Drive Shaft 2017

Please Contact:

Kevin Barber at (850) 982-0983





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Please contact Kevin Barber at (850) 982-0983

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