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43' Contest 43

  • Year: 1996
  • Current Price: US$ 139,000
  • Located in Deale, MD
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type:
  • YW# 1893-3124700

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Other photos: Port Hull Dockside, Photo 2, Nav Station, Photo 4, Photo 5, Salon dining, Salon looking forward, Salon Settee Starboard, Salon cabin sole, Looking aft, Forward V berth with inset, Forward V berth, Forward Head Compartment, Forward Head Compartment, Galley looking forward, Double sinks- Corian Countertops, Galley looking forward, Galley, Galley walkthrough to aft cabin, Galley glassware storage, Double berth Aft Cabin, Aft Head Compartment, Wind Generator, Solar Panel, Stable Wing Keel, Transom- Custom Swim Platform, Swim Platform, Photo 28, Photo 29, Companionway, Cockpit teak, Photo 32, Backstay tensioner.

                                        Major Price Reduction Now Asking $139,000    


Mekeia is a high quality yacht widely recognized through Europe and represents an incredible value for a very capable and well proven blue water cruiser. It is not often a boat of this caliber and size is being offered in this price range. She is the only one for sale in the US and sisterships listed for sale in Europe are priced substantially higher.


Contest is one of the largest and oldest family-run yards in the world, and conducts the whole build process on site – a yard with a rich past and a promising future.

Contest Yachts launched the 43 model in 1990 as their introduction to world cruising sailors. In design and construction the Contest 43 is unquestionably a powerful offshore, even deep-sea yacht.  With easily worked decks, a secure cockpit and rig, hydraulic main sail and genoa, plus bowthruster, she is very manageable by a small crew. Her well thought out  2 cabin-2 head layout provides lots of room and storage for family and guests.With only 54 hulls produced, Mekeia, as hull # 53, joins the hallmark short list of those looking for a capable, large family cruiser or a substantial retirement cruising home.



Some of her highlights include :

  •  S/S frame Bimini and cockpit enclosure

  • Raymarine AIS650 transceiver integrated with Raymarine E7 Chartplotter

  • Garmin 545 Chartplotter

  • Freshly varnished cabin sole
  • Re upholstered ceiling panels
  • All seacocks and thru hulls upgraded from brass to bronze
  • Hydraulic furling main and genoa
  • Bow thruster
  • Balmar 110 Amp High output alternator
  • Watermaker
  • Custom made folding swim platform
  • G-Fix Pro Gps
  • Hydrovane mechanical self-steering
  • Silent Wind generator
  • Feathering Max prop
  • Inverter/charger
  • SSB Radio
  • Generator


Specializing in Quality Cruising Yachts

Please contact Roger Johansson at 1-800-871-1333 or 410-867-9022

Contact Free State Yachts.

Dock Office: Herrington Harbour N. Marina
385 Deale Rd.
Tracys Landing, MD 20779 United States
Tel 1-800-871-1333 or 410-867-9022
Fax 410-867-8908
Email Us


Free State Yachts

Dock Office: Herrington Harbour N. Marina
385 Deale Rd.
Tracys Landing, MD 20779, United States

Tel 1-800-871-1333 or 410-867-9022
Fax 410-867-8908
Email Us

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